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Tomorrow’s Environment

Third-Party Troubleshooting Review - Part 2

Mapping out the system and walking to conclusions will go a long way in solving mechanical errors.
By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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Continuing on with Part 2 of the discussion on troubleshooting problematic HVAC systems and buildings, I want to get a little more detailed with how to grasp the big picture when starting out with problem solving an installation.
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Case In Point

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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Case In Point

BMS keeps health facility’s HVAC components in check

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A tough economy and scrutinized energy consumption created an ambitious plan to enlarge a mental health facility near Allentown, PA.
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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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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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Trust But Verify

After 40 years and other engineering studies, a large university building still suffered from humidity problems. Our intrepid author dug into the data and the dark corners of the building in pursuit of the culprit — or culprits?
By Douglas Lucht, P.E.
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Sebesta Blomberg was commissioned to study a humidity problem for a 400,000–sq-ft library at a university in the Midwest a few years ago.
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Case In Point

Successful piping solution helps beer go from brew room to tap

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The owners of Aardwolf Brewery in Jacksonville, FL, are not taking any chances when it comes to their up-and-coming business. That attitude is what led them to select Aquatherm as an important component for their brewing room.
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Back 2 Basics

B2B: Energy Retro-Cx

Month 2 - The Energy Conservation Opportunity: Process Heating for an Industrial Building Application — Air & Water Readings and Solution Plan
By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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Last month, we tested readers on commissioning three of the many automatic temperature control (ATC) sequences of operation associated with the secondary hot water process heating system for an industrial building application.
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Energy Retro-Cx

Based on Cx-3 ATC/FPT software 2
By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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The Energy Conservation Opportunity: Primary-Secondary Heating at an Industrial Building Application - Air & Water Readings and Solution Plan
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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

Multimedia

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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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This series from longtime columnist and chronic forward-thinker Howard McKew covers a lot of ground -- from retrocommissioning to systems training, on toward checklists for drawings and tips for meeting minutes. Click HERE to be taken to the podcast page!

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