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Modular Central Utility Plants: A Different Approach

November 9, 2012
Done right, going modular can be a good fit for hospitals in search of efficiency. From design to specification to pre-shipment, the process demands engineering attention to the right details at the right times. Get a designer’s notes from experience and learn how to take advantage of what a modular central plant can offer.
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Less Capacity Is The Coolest

October 31, 2012
Sometimes, what seems like a need for more cooling capacity could be the need to take a hard look and fine-tune the existing chiller plant. With a hospital expansion coming up, the team on this UMass Memorial Health Care project avoided adding up to 120 tons of capacity with tactics that included attacking inefficiencies in piping, valves, cooling towers, and controls.
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The Importance Of Facility Air Balance

October 31, 2012
Brush up on the environmental factors that can throw things out of, well, balance, and note how space pressure problems can create assorted complications.
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Energy-Efficient Dehumidification In Health Care Facilities

October 31, 2012
With a wide spectrum of specialized spaces and particular outside air requirements, a hospital’s en-ergy-efficiency efforts start when arranging which areas go where. From there, the author leaves no technology unturned — chilled beams, geothermal, DOAS, VRF, etc. — in evaluating which ap-proaches might best contribute proper ventilation and humidity in which environments, with an eye on minimizing facility energy consumption.
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Wireless Pneumatic Thermostats Deliver Smoother Upgrade

October 31, 2012
Follow the engineer at a large hospital complex in Phoenix as he pursues less disruptive and less expensive ways to boost BAS performance and budget wellness, all in the name of patient comfort.
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Commissioning

Documenting Integrated HVAC Controls

November 9, 2012
When it comes to manual labor, the buck needs to stop somewhere.
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Editor's Note

Does The Building Industry Have A Tip For Democracy?

November 1, 2012
And sure, a quick non-political poll to round out the season.
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Building Automation

Tipping Point For Fault Detection And Diagnostics?

November 1, 2012
California may be sowing the seeds of improved troubleshooting.
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Tomorrow’s Environment

Company Of One, Cont'd Consider A Mentor

November 1, 2012
You’re never too old for practical words of experience.
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Case In Point

Compressor upgrade makes budget more hospitable for Ocean City hotel

November 9, 2012
Today, commercial property owners and facility managers are constantly looking for ways to reduce their utility bills. An often over-looked opportunity arises when it is time to replace old, inefficient compressors in HVAC systems.
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