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Selecting & Installing Fire And Smoke Dampers To Ensure Code Compliance

The dizzying array of circumstances, conditional possibilities, and equipment facing today’s HVAC designer is a lot to take in at the beginning of such a critical task. Review some damper and configuration options — some familiar, some perhaps not — to create a system where the specifications, placement, control sequences can work together in life-protecting harmony.
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IAQ: A PHYSICIAN'S VIEW

Construction Zone: No Breathing

Make sure your building plan does not include future infections.
Renovating an existing commercial building often makes great financial sense. Prior to the 1970s, many mechanical systems were designed according to the type of building rather than to the IAQ needs of occupants or to optimize energy consumption.
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BUILDING AUTOMATION

Lab Hood Control

From temperature to efficiency, the requirements and risks demand a lot of both the system and designer.
The use of chemical and biological agents often requires a laboratory fume hood for conducting experiments and storage of dangerous materials.
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Humidification Options For Commercial Buildings

Environmental factors, IAQ-related codes and standards, even architectural building materials … a lot of factors combine to create a moving target for designers of good humidification systems. That’s not even considering the potential hiccups lurking in the construction process or resulting from an inattentive project team member. From the humidity basics to equipment placement to post-occupancy maintenance that can thwart lawsuits, pursue the path to appropriate humidity and minimal risk.
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CASE IN POINT

UV eases hospital's IAQ concerns

Treasure Coast Hospice has successfully reduced its HVAC maintenance costs, increased unit efficiencies, and extended equipment lifecycles while simultaneously increasing patient IAQ.
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BUILDING AUTOMATION

Demand-Controlled Ventilation

The right design strategy can lead to safe, more efficient environments.
One of the challenges we have with commercial buildings is the fine line between providing a safe and healthy indoor environment and maximizing energy efficiency.
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2015 March

Check out the March issue of ES with the cover story: High-Rise Overhaul, and features: Selecting & Installing Fire And Smoke Dampers To Ensure Code Compliance; Energy Optimization In Existing Buildings; and The Skinny On Reactors For VFDs.
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