K-12 HVAC

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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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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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Florida schools raise efficiency grades with ice bank technology

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The St. Lucie County School District (SLCSD) in Florida was receiving failing grades when it came to energy efficiency.
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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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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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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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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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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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Energy recovery earns high marks at RI career academy

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Designing a new high school to be 40% more efficient than ASHRAE 90.1 – 2001 energy requirements is a lofty goal.
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EVENTS

37th World Energy Engineering Congress

10/1/14
Washington Convention Center, Hall A
801 Mount Vernon Place, NW
Washington, DC
United States
Contact: Brian Douglas
We invite you to be a part of the nation's largest, most active buying venue for end user energy products and services – the World Energy Engineering Congress (WEEC). Read More

2014 Munters Technology Training

10/7/14
San Antonio, TX
United States

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

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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