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    How to Manage Operating Room HVAC for Efficiency

    Hospitals demand high energy use from HVAC systems, operating rooms in particular. The ANSI/ASHRAE/ASHE codes that govern...


    Tags: Healthcare, Energy Efficiency, HVAC/Mechanical

    4 Key Takeaways for Midwest HVAC Energy Efficiency

    After years of working on Midwest HVAC systems, sometimes it’s good for facility managers to remember two basic truths...


    Tags: Energy Efficiency, HVAC/Mechanical, Chicago

    3 Steps for a Successful Boiler Replacement Project

    Commercial and industrial boilers are not replaced often (once every 15-50 years, depending on the size of the boiler)....


    Tags: Thought Leadership, Energy Efficiency, HVAC/Mechanical

    HVAC Overview Part III: Pumps

    While no two HVAC efficiency projects are the same, energy optimizations often encounter the same four, primary mechanical...


    Tags: Thought Leadership, Energy Efficiency, HVAC/Mechanical

    HVAC Overview Part II: Efficient Air Conditioning with RTUs and AHUs

    Heating and cooling buildings (excluding electric heating) usually involves a fluid (liquid or gas) flowing through ducts or...


    Tags: Thought Leadership, Energy Efficiency, HVAC/Mechanical

    HVAC Overview Part I: Back to Basics with Heating and Cooling

    Ever explain HVAC systems to someone and watch their eyes glaze over? Ever try to wrap your head around HVAC and what makes it...


    Tags: Fairbanks Energy, Energy Efficiency, HVAC/Mechanical

    No Crane, No Problem: Rooftop Retrofit Projects in Manhattan

    Live here, work here, been here, you know how it is: there’s no space in Manhattan. This makes major building equipment...


    Tags: New York City, Energy Efficiency, HVAC/Mechanical

    The Impact of Oxygen In Your Office

    Sitting in your office in the winter, do you ever feel a little sleepy?  Ever think to yourself, "why am I tired at work?"...


    Tags: Energy Efficiency, HVAC/Mechanical, Property Management

    Sleeping with the Fan On: the Case for Fan Refurbishment

    Sleeping with the fan on ensures the movement of air, in your bedroom and on your rooftops. But how do you know the fans in...


    Tags: Energy Efficiency, HVAC/Mechanical, Energy Services

    3 Important Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) HVAC Locations

    The humble Variable Frequency Drive, or “VFD” is an operations team’s best friend. Fundamentally, the VFD HVAC solution allows...


    Tags: Building Management Systems, HVAC/Mechanical, Energy Services

    Are You in Hot Water [Boilers]?

    A custom-engineered hot water boiler upgrade is saving one of our Cambridge, MA-based customers over $140,000 annually. Energy...


    Tags: Energy Efficiency, HVAC/Mechanical, Energy Services

    Importance of Updating HVAC in Pharma + Biotech

    The ability to control and automate building systems, including HVAC, is an obvious gain for a facility manager. HVAC systems...


    Tags: Energy Efficiency, HVAC/Mechanical, Biotechnology,