HVAC Retrofits

IAQ: Florida's Teachable Moment

An engineer with the 9th-largest school district in the United States writes about the IAQ testing and final report that his district commissioned. From offices to classrooms to cafeterias and restrooms, the monitoring was extensive. Read the results and some author comments about acceptable IAQ in schools, the possibility of overdoing fresh air, and the associated costs.
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Avoid Hydronics Headaches

From checking out valve chatter to maintaining optimal condenser water flow, consider a few quick reminders from the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance for a proactive, preventive O&M strategy to keep your water distribution system quiet and efficient.
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Temporary HVAC: Homework Pays Off

School districts have known for quite some time that temporary equipment can assist in passing the tests of renovations or the pop quizzes of unexpected equipment failure. The lesser-known lesson is that having the plan in place can save significant time and money on top of the equipment’s basic benefits.
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Fan, BAS spread a warm feeling to start Alaska schooldays

A 12-ft diameter low-speed fan provides destratification to cut the morning temperature recovery for this elementary school down to 15 to 20 min.Designing a landmark school in the unforgiving Alaskan
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Welcome to Boston!

Smaller in size but big on style and service, this Boston hotel looked to compete with bigger brands by cutting costs behind the scenes. A chiller overhaul led the list of improvements, which included lighting and controls retrofits, and allowing rooms to recirculate air when unoccupied.
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Tomorrow's Environment: Do You Have a Corporate Sustainability Plan

Like the emergence of Quality Control, it’s better business to get out ahead of this wave.
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Commissioning: Missing Operations & Maintenance Participation

Results will underwhelm without O&M on board.
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Building Automation: Set It And Forget It?

With so many potential circumstances requiring attention, the chance of that scenario is, “Forget it.”
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Tomorrow's Environment: My Next Great Adventure

In strategic business planning, the focus is on profit driven by technical proficiency and adaptability.
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Boiler Safety On The Front Burner

Between the limits of enforcement and the potential sources of trouble, there’s a lot of room for something to go wrong with a boiler system. Consider the options for regular inspections, testing, and training to steer your facility clear of extra costs, outages, or much worse.
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