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Like motors/drives, articles addressing an unusual potential for savings through retrofits or smart design.

ARTICLES

Seawater Warms Up Marine College Building

“Think Globally, Design Locally” could’ve been the slogan for this opportunistic design on the Maine coast.
February 1, 2014
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?
January 25, 2014
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

January 25, 2014
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
November 1, 2013
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
October 11, 2013
The Energy Conservation Opportunity: Primary-Secondary Heating at an Industrial Building Application - Air & Water Readings and Solution Plan
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VRF Heat Pumps In The Real World

Wide temperature swings, submetering deficiencies, bloated carbon footprint … these are but three of the problems tackled in two contrasting projects in the Northwest.
September 1, 2013
How is variable refrigerant flow (VRF) working for you? We asked a number of people that question and summarized the findings from two typical facilities here.
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AHRI releases heat pump standards

August 1, 2013

The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute has published two new standards covering commercial heat pumps.


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Back 2 Basics

Energy Retro-Cx

Based on Cx-3 ATC/FPT and TAB-3 software
July 1, 2013
MONTH 1- The Energy Conservation Opportunity: Primary-Secondary Heating at an Industrial Building Application
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Cover Story

Building On A Swedish Tradition

The American Swedish Institute looked homeward to plan for its future, using geothermal technology to achieve high-performance energy solutions in an urban setting.
April 26, 2013
Reflecting a long-established Swedish commitment to environmental stewardship, the Nelson Cultural Center addition at the American Swedish Institute (ASI) in Minneapolis integrates several technically advanced sustainable features, including a high-efficiency geothermal heating and cooling system that reduces energy consumption by nearly 30 percent (based on an ASHRAE 90.1 baseline) while supporting the Institute’s diverse community programming.
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Case In Point

Green design model retrofit uses boilers in effort to LEED by example

Electricity and natural gas costs were reduced at the Environmental Way building, thanks to hydronic boilers.
February 28, 2013
For David Bowles, a former IBM corporate facility in Charlotte, NC was much more than an abandoned eyesore.
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EVENTS

ASHRAE 2014 Annual Conference

6/28/14
Seattle, WA
United States
The Conference addresses broad topics in the application of technology to practice, specific applications in ground source heat pumps, O&M and indoor environmental quality, as well as new reports on research taking place worldwide. Read More

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

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3/27/14 11:00 am EST

How to Calculate Backup Power Supply Requirements for Your Facility

On-Demand This webinar reviews how to determine power requirements of facility loads; electrical characteristics and impact of different types of loads such as large motors and UPS systems on power supply sizing; acceptable power sources and other constraints applied by building codes; and how software tools can be used to simplify the process of calculating backup power requirements.  

THE MAGAZINE

Engineered Systems Magazine

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2014 April

Check out the April 2014 issue of Engineered Systems, with features on backup power supply requirements, cyberattacks, and much more!

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