HVAC Retrofits

Iowa State Laboratory Humidification Yields Results

Effective building envelope and air handling designs took comfort most of the way from theory to reality in ISU’s Hach Hall. An existing in-house deionized water supply and a new fogging system finished the task and saved an estimated 22% in humidification costs.
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Thank You, Steve Jobs

The hard part was more about presentation and persuasion than waiting on technology.
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ENERGY CONSERVATION IN EXISTING BUILDINGS

The building design and construction industry has been guided and encouraged by Federal legislation and private programs to reduce energy consumption in new buildings and major renovations with initiatives such as EPACT 2005 and USGBC’s LEED®. But what about existing buildings not slated for significant capital improvements?
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The Green Pages

Where do health care facilities looking to up their sustainability profile start? Here, we shine a light on expected sites and some lesser-known resources. Archived video from conferences, toolkits for benchmarking, assessing a facility for CHP, general design guides, and even primers for executives looking to get the ball rolling … ideas and tips for good design and operations run a lot deeper than LEED®.
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Mass Retrofit At MassMutual

A solar array contributed to putting this insurance headquarters in hot water — in a good way. See how those systems teamed with chiller plant improvements to maintain occupant and computer room productivity.
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Energy efficiency loan financing proving to be a stable, low-risk investment

Energy efficiency loan financing is proving to be a stable, low risk investment with low default rates and large-scale potential,
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December BIM event coming to Washington

The National BIM Conference is concurrent with Ecobuild America and hosts a wide assortment of sessions.
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Case in Point

Campus unclogs coils, frees up funds

“Too warm.” “Too stuffy.” “Not enough airflow.” These were just a few of the countless complaints that facilities managers of the Basic Medical Science Building at the University of New Mexico were receiving on a regular basis.
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Calculating Life-Cycle Cost

Detailed calculations can unearth hidden savings.
Whether at work or in our personal lives, we all try to be smart shoppers. We’ll go that extra mile to save a few percent on upfront purchase costs but every so often miss the big picture by not taking total cost of ownership (TCO) into account.
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Case in Point

Plastic cooling tower prevents tenant meltdown during heat wave

Last September, on what would normally have been a mild autumn day, Southern California was blasted by a record-breaking heat wave with temperatures spiraling upwards to 116°F in the Los Angeles basin. The heat was far above the normal highs, which would typically be in the mid-70s.
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Key Issues in Selecting Emergency Back-up Generators

Join us for this webinar on key issues for selecting back-up generators, as well as the related critical components in the power chain of emergency power systems.

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Check out the October 2014 issue of Engineered Systems, with features on economizers, pump operations, and much more!

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