Ventilation

From commissioning fans to meeting ASHRAE standards, a repository of insights and projects.

ARTICLES

Cool Air Commodity UFAD Systems In High-Density Trading Floors

Here, the pressures on the occupants are exceeded only by the weight of the cooling loads. However, underfloor air proves to be a good fit for an unusual setting. Take stock of the requirements, then look for designs that can pay dividends.
By Maureen Kozel, P.E., LEED AP and Saahil Tumber, P.E., HBDP, LEED AP
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In this digital age, open outcry trading floors have all but been replaced with electronic trading platforms
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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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Energy system helps school win Battle of the Buildings

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Claiborne Elementary School in Baton Rouge, LA, was the winner of the Energy Star National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings
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COMMISSIONING

Beware Of Single-Mode Balancing Reports

System success depends on a well-rounded TAB procedure.
By Rebecca Thatcher Ellis, P.E.
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Proper air and water balancing is critical to HVAC system performance.
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Managing Your Hospital Building Can Save Patient Lives

The history of our battle against infections and airborne disease is fascinating. Expand your knowledge and then sharpen your process for evaluating product options to craft better strategies for reducing these health risks.
By Stephanie H. Taylor, M.D.
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Hospitalization per se is now the third-leading cause of death in the U.S. How did this happen?
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Centre for Sustainability takes innovative HVAC, IAQ approach

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The Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS) definitely lives up to its name
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Opportunities For Energy Conservation In Existing Hospitals

Confiscated elevator shafts are your first hint that this isn’t the typical hospital retrofit.
By Joseph Dussault, CEM and Jack Nelson, P.E
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Located in the South End of Boston, Boston Medical Center (BMC) is composed of over 2.5 million sq ft of inpatient, ambulatory care, and medical office space.
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VSD Retrofit For Lab Fume Hood Exhaust System

When you’re a student working with toxic chemicals, jarring alarms are not exactly a desired part of your process.
By Justin Blanchfield
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Control recommissioning in existing buildings presents an excellent opportunity to not only save energy, but to fix operational deficiencies and work with the building’s occupants to reduce complaints.
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Energy recovery helps condo towers solve humidity, energy concerns

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The Seagate Towers in Delray Beach, FL, is a twin-tower condominium complex built in 1970, offering unobstructed views of the Atlantic Ocean.
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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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EVENTS

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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ES Gallery: Snapshots & Systems

Check out highlights from projects featured in our magazine this year!
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.

Engineered Systems Magazine

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2014 September

Check out the September 2014 issue of Engineered Systems, with features on radiant panels, refrigerant flow systems, and much more!

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