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Sep 2011
University of Texas Arlington secures stimulus funding to replace chillers with new high-efficiency units
Thanks to stimulus funding, The University of Texas Arlington has commissioned two new high-efficiency chillers that will serve the main campus cooling loop and provide annual energy savings of nearly $200,000. The University opted to replace two 3,000 TR chillers, which were charged with HCFC-22 refrigerant, in order to meet the reliability requirements of the research facilities.
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Aug 2011
Solar air heating helps aircraft manufacturer soar to new green heights
Wall-mounted solar air heater greatly reduces research and development facility’s natural-gas costs and cuts its CO2 emissions by 16 tons annually.
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Jul 2011
City takes first step in unique geothermal utility project
Forty-eight structures in Wyandotte, MI, to feature geothermal heating and cooling.
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May 2011
Healthcare acoustic environments a concern for HVAC technicians
Many sounds are present in hospital environments, including those from beepers, alarms, machines, rolling carts, conversations, and HVAC systems, among other sources. These can be severely irritating and at times harmful to patients, depending on their current conditions. Acoustics in healthcare environments are complex and require a careful, strategic design.
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Apr 2011
Tuning up cooling systems
As the cooling season creeps closer, technicians will be performing more A/C system tune-ups; a good place to start is with a list of check points and values.
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Mar 2011
On-board Compressor Technology Leads to Smarter Compressors
A new “smart compressor” features electronics platform that senses and interprets information found inside the compressor to provide new levels of diagnostics, protection and communication.
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Feb 2011
Modular/Field-Adjustable HVAC Fabric Duct Saves Costs
Sometimes, plan/spec fabric duct is not practical and metal can be significantly costlier with small projects. Modular/Field-Adjustable fabric duct offers an alternative to metal duct because of its lower installation costs and numerous other inherent advantages.
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Jan 2011
Dallas Convention Center earns LEED Certification
In an effort to improve the environment of the 2.2-million-sq-ft facility and participate in the city’s green buildings initiative, the Dallas Convention Center commissioned a large-scale renovation of the building, including an aggressive adjustment to operational procedures that earned it a USGBC LEED Existing Building Silver Certification (verified by the Green Building Certification Institute).
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Dec 2010
Restaurant Design Keeps Open Doorways from “Wastin’ Away” Energy
Green energy-saving efforts at the Glendale, AZ-based Margaritaville restaurant utilizes air curtains that enables them to open dozens of linear feet of retractable wall space to the great outdoors without sacrificing energy.
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Nov 2010
Using Frigid North Sea Water to Heat a City
Winters in Norway can be bitterly cold, with average air temperatures below freezing throughout much of the season and the waters of the North Sea dipping as low as 43°F. Despite these frosty conditions, when the city of Drammen, a community of 60,000 people located on the Drammen Fjord near the capital city of Oslo, needed hot water at 194°F for a new district heating system serving local residents and businesses, it turned to the frigid North Sea as a renewable energy source.
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