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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Library takes a page from LEED’s book

Design features incorporated in the Highland Hills library in Dallas, Texas, are allowing it to enjoy lower energy and water costs. The 1812-m2 (19,500-sf) building is one of seven Dallas libraries certified under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.
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Hiding HVAC in plain sight

What do you do when there’s no room to retrofit an HVAC exhaust air system inside a building? Take it outside and hide it behind architectural accoutrement. That’s the solution implemented at Saint Thomas West Hospital in Nashville.
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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.
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