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Protecting Those Who Served: Ventilation At Walter Reed

At Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the mission was an air handling overhaul without interrupting the usual delivery of care. The project team delivered a safer, upgraded environment via a new desiccant system, air handlers, increased flexibility in the surgical suites, and more.
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ASHRAE 170 Update: Standard Operating Procedure

Air changes in some but not all spaces, duct liner here but not necessarily there, rooftop unit requirements … do the rounds and get a feel for the current condition of ASHRAE Standard 170, Ventilation of Health Care Facilities.
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Texas bank cashes in with VRF system retrofit

As VRF systems gain popularity in the U.S., some designers are customizing them to outperform other HVAC technologies in energy efficiency and function.
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Upgrading VAV Boxes

DDC benefits are beyond question, although “repair vs. replace” is a judgment call.
VAV terminal units have been widely used for space comfort conditioning over the last 30 plus years.
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Cool Air Commodity UFAD Systems In High-Density Trading Floors

Here, the pressures on the occupants are exceeded only by the weight of the cooling loads. However, underfloor air proves to be a good fit for an unusual setting. Take stock of the requirements, then look for designs that can pay dividends.
In this digital age, open outcry trading floors have all but been replaced with electronic trading platforms
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Managing Your Hospital Building Can Save Patient Lives

The history of our battle against infections and airborne disease is fascinating. Expand your knowledge and then sharpen your process for evaluating product options to craft better strategies for reducing these health risks.
Hospitalization per se is now the third-leading cause of death in the U.S. How did this happen?
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Opportunities For Energy Conservation In Existing Hospitals

Confiscated elevator shafts are your first hint that this isn’t the typical hospital retrofit.
Located in the South End of Boston, Boston Medical Center (BMC) is composed of over 2.5 million sq ft of inpatient, ambulatory care, and medical office space.
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Energy recovery helps condo towers solve humidity, energy concerns

The Seagate Towers in Delray Beach, FL, is a twin-tower condominium complex built in 1970, offering unobstructed views of the Atlantic Ocean.
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Contingency plan keeps school in session during HVAC outage

Afternoon temperatures in Virginia can reach uncomfortable highs on late summer days.
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Lab Results: Big (And Sometimes Fewer) Changes

When you have to individually go verify whether 128 air curtains meant to ensure air balance in the original design’s branch ductwork are still there or not, you’re not having an easy time of it.
One of the worst-performing buildings I’ve had the pleasure to study was a 375,000-sq-ft laboratory building at a Midwest university.
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