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Mar 2018
Hospital Controls Pathogen Growth with Cooling Towers
The Arkansas Surgical Hospital needed to replace its air cooled chiller and it was recommended that it not only install an updated chiller but pair it with an advanced cooling tower that could control pathogen growth.
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Feb 2018
A Homeowner's Guide to the Basics
It is not unusual for HVACR technicians to be inundated with questions from homeowners about basic maintenance and troubleshooting for furnaces, air conditioners and all sorts of household appliances. It makes good business and public relations sense to provide customers with basic information that keeps their HVACR systems and appliances running well, and let them know when it is a good idea to call an HVACR professional. This guide was put together by John Curth, CM, a retired Member of the Central Arizona Chapter.
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Dec 2017
Hotel Energizes Efficiency with Chillers
The Verizon Hotel of Basking Ridge, NJ was experiencing inadequate comfort cooling from two existing air-cooled chillers and escalating service costs. The hotel is a 130,000 sq ft hotel and conference facility with 171 guest rooms, 21,000 sq ft of meeting space, a restaurant and bar. The property is located directly across the street from the Verizon headquarters in Basking Ridge, NJ.
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Sep 2017
Brooklyn Apartment Complex Creates Comfort for Tenants with VRF
The 101 Bedford apartment complex in Brooklyn, NY is a 340,000-square-foot facility with 351 luxury apartments. From an HVAC perspective, this situation presents the challenge of finding a high-end cooling and heating system that enables energy allocation.
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Jul 2017
Campus Conservation Project to Reduce Carbon Footprint
The Milwaukee, WI-based Samford University has begun a campus-wide infrastructure and conservation project that’s expected to generate $51 million in savings over 20 years while also reducing the school’s overall carbon footprint, energy usage and water consumption.
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Feb 2016
Infrared Heaters Melt Garage Ramps in Chicago Hotel
Situated on the corner of Jefferson and Jackson streets, the JeffJack building features an open air, naturally ventilated two-level parking garage. One side of the garage features a chain link fence wall that opens the space to the elements.
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Nov 2015
Chicago Condo Replaces Decades Old Boiler in Tight Space
A luxury condo in the Gold Coast of Chicago was looking to replace a boiler that had been in use since the mid-1960s. Unfortunately, the boiler took up 75% of the mechanical room making it very difficult for the installation to take place. The old boiler was massive, but only had an output of 6 million BTU’s with 80% efficiency.
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Aug 2015
Ice-Storage Tech Reduces Energy Costs at Texas High School
The Alamo Heights Independent School District in San Antonio, TX installed ice-based energy storage systems to cool more than 325,000 sq. ft. across five buildings on its high school campus.
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Apr 2015
Cooling Towers Minimize Noise in Symphony Hall
The Symphony Hall at the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta, GA had a noise problem. The building’s cooling towers were making a loud, rushing noise that was becoming a problem for patrons attending concerts at the venue. It was said that the sound was similar to that of a jet aircraft passing over the building where the symphony performs.
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Aug 2014
HVAC Upgrades Leads to LEED Gold Certification
The Bank of America Plaza in Columbia, SC is a 17-story office complex housing 302, 340 sq feet of Class A+ commercial office space. The structure has gone a series of HVAC service improvements since it changed ownership in 1989.
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