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Take Control Of Your System With Differential Pressure Control

By Bjarne Andreasen
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Effective hydronics, like many things in life, is about maintaining balance. Learn more about achieving the three key conditions necessary for giving your modern controller a fighting chance to do its job.
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Doing Your Homework To Avert A Catastrophe

By Robert Long
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A learning environment adds extra meaning to the risks of “run to fail” mode, which can have the same effect on the budget as it does on the equipment. Covering everything from specification to installation and operation, schools need a permanent plan on hand for the moment when temporary HVAC becomes necessary.
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Innovation in Renovation: A Hunt for Gold

By Zuhair Hasan P.E., LEED
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What does a full-scale modernization on a 90-yr-old federal building and courthouse look like when it aims for federal energy goals and LEED status? Chiller plant and hot water/boiler overhauls are just the start. Aggressive lighting and water treatment/conservation strategies also contribute to the GSA’s effort to throw the book at this Alabama retrofit.
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Single-Zone AHU Trend Analysis – Cooling

By Rebecca Thatcher Ellis, P.E.
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How would you know if you were getting the right result via the wrong sequence of events?
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BiQ’S Better Buildings

By Robert Beverly
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CABA spots building smarts in Philly, Toronto, and Ottawa.
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Commitment Is A Lifetime Journey

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Cracking the 80% barrier often means beating these four excuses.
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VAV Box Flow Settings

By Paul Ehrlich, P.E. and Ira Goldschmidt P.E.
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The idea behind those minimums and maximums.
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Case In Point

Apartment complex quits phoning in life safety

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A number of luxury apartment complexes in Wilmington, NC were looking to save money while streamlining fire safety operations.
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Library earns LEED, foils complaints with UFAD

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Patrick Baldwin-McCurdy fields daily indoor air temperature requests from employees and students, but Seattle University’s (SU) lead buildings control technician rarely hears HVAC complaints from the college’s new library addition featuring under floor air distribution (UFAD).
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Energy recovery system earns top marks at Rhode Island school

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Designing a new high school to be 40% more efficient than ASHRAE 90.1 – 2001 energy requirements is a feat in itself. To achieve this degree of efficiency on a very limited capital budget while designing a state-of-the-art, energy-demanding technical high school is an even greater feat.
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