K-12 HVAC

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Schools, manufacturing facility benefit from plastic cooling towers

When Joe Matthews, vice president of construction at Vista Air Services in Houston, was considering a self-contained, water-cooled HVAC system for a customer near Galveston Bay, he primarily had system efficiencies on his mind.
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Iowa gallery restores HVAC to museum quality

The 114,000-sq-ft Figge Art Museum in Davenport, IA, houses a unique collection of international art.
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Pre-school satisfies codes and comfort with hydronic radiant system

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

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

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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Florida schools raise efficiency grades with ice bank technology

The St. Lucie County School District (SLCSD) in Florida was receiving failing grades when it came to energy efficiency.
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BACK 2 BASICS

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

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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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
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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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.
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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Hybrid HVAC design earns high marks at KY school

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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2015 AHR EXPO

1/26/15
McCormick Place Convention Center
Chicago, IL
United States
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2015 National HVACR Educators / Trainers Conference and Policy Forum

3/15/15
Florida Hotel and Conference Center
Orlando, FL
United States

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