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Energy Efficiency

Fan Arrays for Efficiency, Redundancy, and Fit

Fan Arrays for Efficiency, Redundancy, and Fit

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There is an industry-wide push right now to use fan arrays based on efficiency, redundancy, and fit. Not too long ago, the only fans in use in air handlers were double-width, double-inlet (DWDI) fans. In recent years, engineers and facility personnel have begun to understand how plenum fans, if applied  … Read More

Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) in Municipal Projects

Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) in Municipal Projects

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What kind of difference can a variable frequency drive—better known as a VFD—make for a municipality? A significant one. Just look at the town of Mooresville in North Carolina, where a VFD developed by Eaton has not only boosted the energy efficiency of the municipal water treatment plant, but has  … Read More

US Government Energy Consumption Continues to Decrease

US Government Energy Consumption Continues to Decrease

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From a high of 1.55 quadrillion BTU in 1975, the Federal energy appetite has shrunk to 0.96 quadrillion BTU, paced by a reduction in a facility energy reduction of nearly 50% (200k to 105k BTU/ft2), accompanied by reduced jet fuel consumption by military aircraft. In 2013—the most recent figures available  … Read More

Why Choose VRF? Here Are Four Reasons

Why Choose VRF? Here Are Four Reasons

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Screven Elementary School in Sylvania, GA, is a 143,000-square-foot facility built in 1989. When the facility was partially renovated in 2002, a dated and inefficient HVAC system remained.

When the pipes of the original water-source heat pump deteriorated, William Bland, superintendent of the Screven County School System, realized action was needed  … Read More

HVAC Innovations: Duct Sealing From the Inside

HVAC Innovations: Duct Sealing From the Inside

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According to EPA, the US Department of Energy (DOE), ASHRAE, and various industry reports, having leaky air ducts is one of the leading causes of energy waste in US buildings, says Neal Walsh, Aeroseal’s senior vice president of strategy and commercial sales.  … Read More

Are Green Ducts the New Gold?

Are Green Ducts the New Gold?

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Growing sustainability efforts, focused on the utilization of energy resources without environmental detriment, have inspired policy decisions, regulatory codes, and program development within the past decade, making sustainable construction mainstream today.

As energy codes and building programs like LEED Certification and Zero Net Energy further incentivize energy efficiency, some companies are  … Read More


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