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The HVAC Factor: Variable Refrigerant Flow

This heating and cooling strategy enables facility managers to implement tighter control on energy use and occupant... ...Read More...

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The HVAC Factor: Energy Recovery Ventilation

By installing this type of equipment, facility managers can meet (or exceed) required outdoor air ventilation rates without increasing energy... ...Read More...

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The HVAC Factor: How Does That Sound?

In education facilities, acoustical considerations can impact... ...Read More...

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The HVAC Factor: Reducing Water Consumption

Changes to cooling tower operation and maintenance are one way to conserve this... ...Read More...

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The HVAC Factor: Solar Hot Air

This technology reduces the energy other facility systems must expend for space... ...Read More...

The HVAC Factor: Greening Schools, One HVAC Step At A Time

School districts in Illinois are beginning to embrace the benefits of retrofitting and building new facilities with the most energy efficient HVAC... ...Read More...

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The HVAC Factor: Heading Off Trouble With Technology

Facility management staff can detect HVAC equipment problems sooner using automated tools. Here are five options to... ...Read More...

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The HVAC Factor: Preventing Legionella

An upcoming ASHRAE Standard will require facilities to create an HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point)... ...Read More...

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The HVAC Factor: High Volume, Low Speed Fans

Throughout the year, this ceiling mounted equipment can take a load off a facility's other mechanical... ...Read More...

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The HVAC Factor: Preventing Equipment Failure

A predictive maintenance program continuously monitors HVAC systems with the goal of avoiding costly... ...Read More...