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2014 May

Check out the May 2014 issue of Engineered Systems, with features on classroom ventilation applications, HVAC design, and much more!

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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Shopping In Utah's Great (Semi-) Out-doors

In-slab radiant heating and cooling, cooling towers, and a serious array of pumps and tubing create just the right retail environment in this 20-acre downtown complex.
By John Vastyan
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There’s a new and shimmering upscale tourism and retail destination in the heart of Salt Lake City that has won the attention of city planners worldwide.
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HRVs and ERVs For Classroom Ventilation Applications

Recovering sensible or total heat, wheels or cubes, optional add-ons like fans and filters and assorted sensors ... it takes some homework to specify the right energy-saving recovery ventilator for your school application.
By Steven G. Liescheidt, P.E., CSI-CCS, CCPR
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It doesn’t get much more sensitive in HVAC design than designing ventilation systems for the schools that our youth occupy during their learning years.
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Just Because You Can, Doesn’t Mean You Should

Complex HVAC systems only stand a chance when endusers have the interest and ability for a long-term commitment.
By Rebecca Thatcher Ellis, P.E.
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HVAC systems can do amazing things these days — things that were unthinkable even 20 years ago.
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EDITOR’S NOTE

Big-Picture BAS For Critical Facilities

Not that all facilities aren’t special in their own ways, but … well, you know.
By Robert Beverly
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Right here at the top, I want to tell you that this issue is sporting one of the better collections of columns that I can recall in ES
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BACK 2 BASICS

Building Program To Basis Of Design For A New K-Middle School Building Project

By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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At some point in time, most school building committees are given the responsibility to establish building programs to expand their city or town school systems by adding new school buildings
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TOMORROW’S ENVIRONMENT

More On Doing The Right Thing

Advice for the jobsite, including don’t play “the blame game.”
By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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To follow up last month’s discussion on doing the right thing when it comes to addressing another person/company’s problem(s), let’s look at a few scenarios, problems, pitfalls, and approaches to correcting an error.
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BUILDING AUTOMATION

Spring Tune-Up For Your BAS?

Chances are good your control system is not working to its potential. Here are some ways to fix that.
By Paul Ehrlich, P.E.
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Each month in this column, we talk about the benefits of control systems and BAS.
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CASE IN POINT

Hybrid HVAC design earns high marks at KY school

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The new $60-million George Rogers Clark High School in Winchester, KY, is saving 35% each month in utility costs, thanks to its green design.
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CASE IN POINT

Contingency plan keeps school in session during HVAC outage

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Afternoon temperatures in Virginia can reach uncomfortable highs on late summer days.
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