HVAC Retrofits

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Renovating HVAC systems at Air Force Base achieves energy goals

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Two energy recovery units saved this Air Force Base hangar $24,500 in heat recovery costs. United States Air Force personnel sought a solution to renovate the makeup air and exhaust
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Low-Hanging Fruit In The Data Center Orchard

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Forget high-tech or high-expense fixes for a minute. Have you tried to bump efficiency by looking for the  next aisle over, deploying a Trim and Respond strategy, or trying the soon-to-be-famous Paper On A Stick approach? Some of the biggest names in the data center universe think that you plant the seeds of real savings with some mighty simple steps.
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Solving Indoor Airborne Disease Transmission Problems

By Steven Welty LEED® ap,
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The author describes how toilet flushes aerosolize germs sending them airborne to soar around and infect their next victim(s) because bathrooms are designed backwards. Learn novel ways to control and clean bathroom air to help control airborne disease transmission problems. So feel free to hold your nose as you learn about how you can help protect people’s health within your client’s buildings.
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Better Project Delivery: Health Care Infrastructure Projects

By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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Here, our long-time forward-thinking columnist uses a common hospital scenario to walk you through the shift from Design-Bid-Build to an Integrated Project Delivery approach. See how the job can get done with similar personnel on a considerably shorter schedule, resulting in a greater team investment in the project’s success and yet more time to get on to other work.
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Editor's Note: Sharp Ideas

By Robert Beverly
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Getting an acceptable ROI from this event is like finding a needle in a needlestack.
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Engineered Systems High-Performance Buildings / Building Automation: Proactive BAS Alarming for High-Performance Buildings

By Angela Lewis P.E., LEED
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How can data help you and the facility staff through the transition?
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Resort receives pool heater as an early Christmas present

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A high-efficiency boiler was used to heat this year-round outdoor pool, resulting in less maintenance and lower Btu. In November 2009, the original pool heater at the L’Arbre Croche resort
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A Boiler Plant Upgrade's Tough College Course

By Michael J. Murphy
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Here’s a task: bridge the new mechanical room to the utility connection in the old space - located in an adjacent building in Chicago’s South Loop. Room for equipment is frequently tight, but in the case of this steam pipe, the room for error was less than one inch. The kind of planning that navigated that challenge accounted for (almost) everything in this tricky retrofit.
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Eight is enough: Team meets CA residence hall loads and installation questions with tankless strategy

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Tankless water heaters saved California State University Northridge money in energy costs. Beverly Watson can easily laugh about the idea today, now that her recent tankless water heater retrofit project
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VRF points to improved comfort, LEED® standard at NC college

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A VRF system installed in Guilford College’s Archdale Hall not only met architectural challenges but also provided high A/C performance.Established by the Quakers in 1837, Guilford College is the
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