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Building Program To Basis Of Design For A Corporate Central Plant Expansion Project

By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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At some point in time, many major corporations with central chilled water plants will make the decision to increase their chiller plant to accommodate their building campus expansion.
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Trane to present energy efficiency award to TN medical center

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Trane is set to present its Energy Efficiency Leader Award to Hardin Medical Center in Savannah, TN.


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Danfoss hosts Florida Congressman to discuss energy efficiency, local economy

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Danfoss recently welcomed Florida Congressman Steve Southerland (R – 2nd District) to its facility in Tallahassee, FL, to discuss how the advancement of energy-efficient technologies can impact the industry, the economy, jobs, and local communities.


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Countdown To Netzero

The federal push toward break-even building energy is real, and the clock is ticking. The public sector will be flocking toward forward-thinking designs (and designers) like never before — prepare to rule more of the roost, or lay an egg.
By Kevin Dickens, P.E.
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Chickens. I have been thinking a lot about them recently.
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Third-Party Troubleshooting Review - Part 2

Mapping out the system and walking to conclusions will go a long way in solving mechanical errors.
By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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Continuing on with Part 2 of the discussion on troubleshooting problematic HVAC systems and buildings, I want to get a little more detailed with how to grasp the big picture when starting out with problem solving an installation.
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Energy system helps school win Battle of the Buildings

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Claiborne Elementary School in Baton Rouge, LA, was the winner of the Energy Star National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings
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ASHRAE bEQ program now qualifies as Florida energy rating system

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ASHRAE has announced that its building energy rating and labeling program known as Building Energy Quotient (bEQ) now qualifies as an energy rating option for buildings in the state of Florida.


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VRF System: LG Electronics USA Commercial Air Conditioning

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LG Electronics USA has announced the U.S. availability of the LG Multi V Water IV water source unit, a new VRF HVAC system that comes in two configurations: heat pump and heat recovery. Both systems can accommodate up to 64 thermal zones with technology that allows the user to pipe farther, reaching distant areas of a building.


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VSD Retrofit For Lab Fume Hood Exhaust System

When you’re a student working with toxic chemicals, jarring alarms are not exactly a desired part of your process.
By Justin Blanchfield
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Control recommissioning in existing buildings presents an excellent opportunity to not only save energy, but to fix operational deficiencies and work with the building’s occupants to reduce complaints.
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Boilers Outside The Box

O&M and upgrade tactics can make a real difference for those who decide to focus on improvements short of purchasing a new unit.
By Ray Wohlfarth
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When I was young, I used to love watching magicians and was amazed how they would pull something out of what appeared to be an empty hat.
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