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Modular Heating Water Boilers

Modular boilers have come a long way in the past few years, along with load-matching strategies. Improving efficiencies, navigating critical tight spaces, and allowing for future growth are three reasons this option is heating up.
By Steven G. Liescheidt, P.E., CSI-CCS, CCPR
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Modular boilers were reportedly first introduced in the 1960s.
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ERVs, radiant system supply warmth, fresh air to NY utility

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If the little town of Massena, NY, were any further north, it would be in Canada – and it has the climate to prove it.
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Chiller Retrofits In Health Care Facilities

One of the worst things you can do is note the capacity and replace the chiller. Have the building loads and usage changed? What about motors and cooling towers? Consider these and your part-load realities to create real long-term improvements.
By Gary Hamilton P.E.
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The replacement of chillers for hospitals and other health care facilities are often done out of absolute necessity, and it is often avoided for as long as possible.
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Centre for Sustainability takes innovative HVAC, IAQ approach

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The Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS) definitely lives up to its name
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Florida schools raise efficiency grades with ice bank technology

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The St. Lucie County School District (SLCSD) in Florida was receiving failing grades when it came to energy efficiency.
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Building Program To Basis Of Design For A Treatment Clinic Within An Existing Hospital Building Project

By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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At some point in time, most healthcare system building committees are given the responsibility to establish a building upgrade program to enhance their healthcare services and to contribute to the local community needing convenient health care treatment.
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BMS keeps health facility’s HVAC components in check

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A tough economy and scrutinized energy consumption created an ambitious plan to enlarge a mental health facility near Allentown, PA.
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From Awards To Pink Slips

Some late notes of interest from the inbox run the gamut of outcomes.
By Robert Beverly
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As we were putting this issue together, I got a follow-up email from Joseph Dussault, who co-wrote the feature about the big ventilation/ductwork retrofit at Yawkey Boston Medical Center.
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Vacant high-rise finds new life with LEED design

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In 1967, a 15-story high-rise was built in the heart of downtown Towson, MD.
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Chill Out: A Mechanical Study And Chiller Upgrades Revive School Infrastructure

Heating and cooling upgrades for a preparatory boarding school nestled among the trees in Pottstown, PA, wove together the best of 1950s innovation with today’s energy standards
By Amy Meadows, CPSM and George “Gig” Settle, Jr., P.E., LEED® AP, C.E.M., C.M.
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The Hill School, referred to as Hill, was founded in 1851 as The Family Boarding School for Boys and Young Men.
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