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High-Rise Overhaul

125 South Wacker, a 31-story Chicago high-rise that is halfway through a five-year master plan, represents a massive undertaking both in volume and scope of equip-ment. Simulations and smart project sequencing drive design decisions and funding viability as the work moves through the chiller plant, boilers, BAS, VAV, and conversions for everything from drives and valves to lighting and cooling tower configurations. See how the strategy is boosting performance and tenant flexibility.
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Radiant Panels On Campus

This law school design story moves on from rationales for early decisions to the specific next-phase design challenges. Team effort combines with DOAS, radiant ceiling panels, DCV, and setpoint fine-tuning to maintain this case’s appeal.
Perhaps the U.S.’s largest to-date Dedicated Outdoor Air System (DOAS) coupled with radiant ceiling panel (RCP) cooling and heating mechanical system is currently under construction at the Washington College of Law at American University (Washington).
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Pharma Warehouses: Two Degrees Of Separation

In pharma warehousing, two degrees can be the difference between life and death. Tailor the HVAC to the specifics of the space with the help of CFD, and pave the way to a smooth “last mile” to the user in this critical distribution chain.
“Mission Critical.” The term conjures up images of data centers populated with rows and rows of black boxes churning away, generating heat, and consuming power at an alarming rate.
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Integration Of Fire Alarm And Automatic Suppression Design In Hospital Renovation Projects — An Overview

On the mechanical side, a life safety key is providing proper dampers and detection devices for ductwork passing through fire- or smoke-barrier partitions. But that’s just one element in good renovation design.
Today’s hospitals and specialized care facilities integrate a slew of building technologies to ensure all systems function as intended to provide state-of-the-art care for patients.
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BUILDING AUTOMATION

Controls & Occupancy

Existing sensor strategies and newer lighting tech continue the battle against wasteful energy use.
Much of the energy usage in a commercial building can be attributed to systems that are operating under the assumption that the building is “occupied.”
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