Heating & Boilers

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ARTICLES

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Pre-school satisfies codes and comfort with hydronic radiant system

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Little People’s Landing is a pre-school learning center in Roxborough, CO, and the building is keeping children warm and healthy with a system that is virtually invisible.
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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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Boilers Outside The Box

O&M and upgrade tactics can make a real difference for those who decide to focus on improvements short of purchasing a new unit.
By Ray Wohlfarth
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When I was young, I used to love watching magicians and was amazed how they would pull something out of what appeared to be an empty hat.
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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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Boilers: The Front-Loading Lowdown

The forward march of progress in terms of basic equipment and controls sophistication has made the combination of condensing and non-condensing boilers more attractive than ever. Still, you can’t just grab one of each and expect miracles.
By David A. George
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Front-end loading is gaining momentum as a boiler system design strategy, as higher-efficiency condensing boilers replace older boiler technology and system control intelligence continues to improve
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Seawater Warms Up Marine College Building

“Think Globally, Design Locally” could’ve been the slogan for this opportunistic design on the Maine coast.
By Rob Klinedinst, AIA, LEED BD&C and David Reinheimer, P.E
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Geothermal and VRF components, along with a key design revision and even an underwater heat exchanger, buoyed this project as it sailed toward a flexible and sustainable finish.
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Basic Steam Boiler Operator training course coming to South Carolina in April

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Spirax Sarco is excited to announce their latest training event: Basic Steam Boiler Operator Training.
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New lighting, ventilation help ice arena skate to savings

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Ice arenas represent some of the most energy-intensive buildings a city can own.
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Biomass CHP Serves Ohio Veterans Well

Sure, it was an award-winning first biomass design for the VA. And yes, it’s a big efficiency improvement.
By Thomas Sucher
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Just as interesting, though, were the judicious choices along the way to maneuver tricky valve logistics, use CAD to pre-empt other problems, and occasionally recondition instead of replace. These moves reduced first cost, saved installation time, and freed up valuable floor space on top of the project’s long-term savings.
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Connecting New Boilers To Old Pipes

Combustion air, ventilation, piping, expansion tanks … with these and other factors affecting performance and safety, the boiler swap is not exactly a plug-and-play situation.
By Ray Wohlfarth
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Designing a commercial boiler replacement where you were not the original designer or installer might have some hidden dangers that could haunt you for years.
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EVENTS

ISH Shanghai & CIHE 2014

9/3/14
Shanghai New International Expo Centre
2345 Longyang Road
Shanghai
China
Contact: John Jiang
Backed by the success of ISH China & CIHE – Asia’s leading HVAC and sanitation event, ISH Shanghai & CIHE continues to play an important role in introducing individual heating solutions to China’s East and Central regions. Read More

2015 AHR EXPO

1/26/15
McCormick Place Convention Center
Chicago, IL
United States
The world’s largest trade show exclusively for the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration industry Read More

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9/25/14 2:00 pm EDT

Test Anxiety? Learn How and When to Test Your Standby Generator

This webinar will discuss generator reliability, testing, and troubleshooting from a practical perspective and make recommendations for a comprehensive inspection and testing program.

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