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Alternatives For Dehumidification In Commercial Buildings

November 14, 2004
Controlling humidity in commercial buildings used to be a difficult undertaking. The advent in recent years of alternative dehumidification technologies has made the dehumidification process far more energy efficient and affordable.
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Energy Efficiency Pays

October 31, 2004
Most energy-efficient homes have dozens of little improvements that individually add little to construction costs, yet together yield big savings.
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Benefits Of Ultrasonic Testing In Determining Pipe Corrosion

October 14, 2004
While improvements in instrumentation have moved ultrasonic testing technology into more areas, its benefits to facility managers, plant engineers, and technicians as a diagnostic and predictive tool are still widely unknown and underutilized.
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Ammonia: It Smells Like A Safety Challenge

October 1, 2004
For nearly two centuries ammonia has been used as a refrigerant. Its drawback is that in quantities much larger than a "sniff" it is poisonous. With proper precautions, however, the benefits of ammonia are compelling.
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HUD Web Tool Helps Improve Home Energy Efficiency

September 17, 2004
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently launched the Energy Efficient Rehab Advisor, a free Web-based tool designed to help homeowners, contractors, architects, facility managers, and others to improve energy efficiency in existing homes during renovation and remodeling.
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Filter Driers: The First Line Of System Protection

September 3, 2004
Filter driers on air conditioning or refrigeration systems are exactly what their name implies - front-line protection designed to filter out contaminants and dry the refrigerant to avoid ice formation and oil degradation. But all filter driers are not created equal.
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The Green Gold Of Sustainable Construction

August 21, 2004
Many Americans spend a major portion of their lives in conditioned environments and are concerned about the safety and health of those spaces. Green building helps alleviate those concerns.
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Ten Ways To Make Facilities More Energy Efficient

August 5, 2004
Businesses of all sizes are challenged to improve their bottom line. Contractors can recommend that they adopt the following 10 steps to make their facilities more energy efficient, decrease energy expenditures, and support environmental stewardship.
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Zoned Comfort Control Has Come A Long Way

July 23, 2004
Modern zoned comfort control systems employ the latest in electronics technology and care as much for the contractor's installation needs as the homeowner's comfort and convenience.
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HVAC Instructors Stress Safety

July 9, 2004
One thing all HVAC instructors agree upon is that one of the most important things they teach is safety.
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