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Calculated With Care: Ventilation in Health Care Systems

A Mississippi clinic needed above-average design on a budget. The equipment was nothing unusual. However, creativity and attention to detail uncovered opportunities to fine-tune the design and exceed ventilation benchmarks for less.
November 1, 2013
Engineers’ daily challenges include calculations for outside air, supply air, and return or exhaust air flows — all while balancing mandated code requirements with owners’ expectations for performance, equipment first-cost, and future energy costs.
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Open for public comment: proposed revisions for existing buildings standard

October 28, 2013

Public input is being sought into revision of an ASHRAE/IES standard that addresses retrofit of existing residential and commercial buildings to achieve greater energy efficiency.


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Standard Fare At Last?

August 28, 2012
After many years, it appears commissioning has finally outgrown its Guideline.
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Standard 189.1 deemed compliance option for IGCC; ICC announces new green code

May 12, 2012

The building industry now has greater flexibility in the design of high-performance buildings through a change impacting application of the green building standard from ASHRAE, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) included in the International Green Construction Code (IgCC).


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Better connected: ASHRAE 189.1 update improves ties to key standards

March 18, 2012

Changes to help make buildings and systems more sustainable are part of the newly published version of the high-performance green building standard from ASHRAE, the USGBC, and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES).


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Congress extends regulatory limbo

November 7, 2011
The U. S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2250, the "EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011,'' last month by a vote of 275 to 142 (not enough to override an expected Presidential veto) — and then they went home for a week of campaigning.
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Steam Injection

Energy-Efficient Ultra Low-NOx Burners for California OTSG
November 4, 2011
Injection of steam in the oil field is extensively used for thermal enhancement of oil recovery in California.
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Are Your Boiler Drum Level Instruments Measuring Up to the Latest ASME Code Requirements?

November 4, 2011
Over the past 20 years, there have been a number of significant revisions to Section 1 of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code relating to water level instrumentation.
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What You Need to Know About The EPA’s New Boiler Rules

November 4, 2011
On March 21, 2011, the EPA published three rules regarding air emissions standards in the Federal Register.
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62.1 Too Complicated?

Alternative to ASHRAE Standard 62.1 ventilation rate procedure proposed

Public comment sought on a proposed additional default value for the IAQ standard.
October 3, 2011
Public comment sought on a proposed additional default value for the IAQ standard.
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How to Calculate Backup Power Supply Requirements for Your Facility

On-Demand This webinar reviews how to determine power requirements of facility loads; electrical characteristics and impact of different types of loads such as large motors and UPS systems on power supply sizing; acceptable power sources and other constraints applied by building codes; and how software tools can be used to simplify the process of calculating backup power requirements.  

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