Advanced heating technologies for VRF

Cold temperatures and disruptive precipitation create problems every year. When it comes to heating spaces, the challenge tends to be how to do 
it effectively and efficiently. Historically, maintaining a desirable indoor environment in cold climates has put industry professionals to the test.
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Ensuring effective custom HVAC assemblies

As many designers can attest, selecting the most appropriate HVAC system involves more than an off-the-shelf purchase. Designing a mechanical system for maximum energy efficiency, reliability, serviceability, and sustainability—while meeting the varying usage needs of the customer—requires broad expertise and a thorough understanding of key considerations in system design.
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Water-loop heat pumps and net-zero

Designing net-zero-energy buildings for new construction or renovation presents many challenges. It requires analyzing the unique energy use of the entire facility and then designing a system that can reduce the net-energy footprint without sacrificing functionality or comfort. As energy consumption is reduced, onsite renewable energy plays a larger...
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Controlling mechanical system noise

A typical urban and suburban environment has numerous sources contributing to the exterior ambient noise. Among these are the environmental sounds from a building’s heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning equipment. How can design professionals help mitigate the distraction caused by HVAC?
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Tuning into sound masking technology

From their early uses in commercial offices to relatively newer applications such as patient rooms in hospitals, sound masking systems are becoming a more common component of interior design. This technology distributes an engineered background sound throughout a facility, raising its ambient level in a controlled fashion.
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