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Articles by Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.

Back 2 Basics

Back 2 Basics

Based on Cx-3 ATC/FPT and TAB-3 software

Last month, we tested readers on commissioning three of the many automatic temperature control (ATC) sequences of operation associated with outdoor air ventilation, space cooling, and also no mechanical heating or cooling required.  


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Tomorrow's Environment

Make Your Meetings Work

Why not have the subcontractors run the weekly coordination meetings?
When I have sat in on trade contractor field coordination meetings over the years, the prime contract (either a general contractor or construction manager) will have his project manager and/or mechanical and electrical coordinator facilitate these weekly meetings.
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Less Capacity Is The Coolest

Sometimes, what seems like a need for more cooling capacity could be the need to take a hard look and fine-tune the existing chiller plant. With a hospital expansion coming up, the team on this UMass Memorial Health Care project avoided adding up to 120 tons of capacity with tactics that included attacking inefficiencies in piping, valves, cooling towers, and controls.
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Check out the May issue of ES with the cover story: VRF with Heat Recovery Ventilation In PreK-12 Schools.

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