HVAC Retrofits

Getting the most from what you've got, and upgrading to get even more.

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Case In Point

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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Chiller Retrofits In Health Care Facilities

One of the worst things you can do is note the capacity and replace the chiller. Have the building loads and usage changed? What about motors and cooling towers? Consider these and your part-load realities to create real long-term improvements.
By Gary Hamilton P.E.
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The replacement of chillers for hospitals and other health care facilities are often done out of absolute necessity, and it is often avoided for as long as possible.
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CASE IN POINT

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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Boilers Outside The Box

O&M and upgrade tactics can make a real difference for those who decide to focus on improvements short of purchasing a new unit.
By Ray Wohlfarth
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When I was young, I used to love watching magicians and was amazed how they would pull something out of what appeared to be an empty hat.
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Case In Point

Vacant high-rise finds new life with LEED design

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In 1967, a 15-story high-rise was built in the heart of downtown Towson, MD.
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Lab Results: Big (And Sometimes Fewer) Changes

When you have to individually go verify whether 128 air curtains meant to ensure air balance in the original design’s branch ductwork are still there or not, you’re not having an easy time of it.
By Douglas Lucht, P.E.
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One of the worst-performing buildings I’ve had the pleasure to study was a 375,000-sq-ft laboratory building at a Midwest university.
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Department store finds savings up on the roof

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When the Dillard’s department store in Naples, FL, reached the point where its rooftop HVAC equipment was in need of replacement, company officials decided to put energy savings as the primary goal.
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Hospital Retrofits For Energy Efficiency

How many health care facilities are limping along in terms of mechanical performance but could be running better than ever with one committed round of treatment?
By Paul Ehrlich, P.E.
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Our BAS columnist makes a house call to prescribe one method of applying retrofit expertise, including the success story of a hospital with mysteries or maladies that required attention in VAV and chillers, air handling strategies, OR ventilation, and beyond.
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Filtration helps efficiency to soar at Denver Airport

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At 35,000 acres, Denver International Airport (DIA) is the largest airport site in North America, and the second largest in the world. More than 53 million passengers travel through the airport annually.
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New lighting, ventilation help ice arena skate to savings

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Ice arenas represent some of the most energy-intensive buildings a city can own.
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EVENTS

Improving Cooling and PUE in Existing Data Centers

3/25/14
Online

On-Demand This webinar will provide cost-effective practical tips and feasible retrofit solutions that can be implemented in operational data centers to address some cooling issues and improve energy efficiency.

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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

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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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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Check out the August 2014 issue of Engineered Systems, with features on UFAD systems, cloud services, and much more!

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