Articles by Joanna R. Turpin

ASHRAE Standard 62.2 Addresses Ventilation

ASHRAE Standard 62.2 is not without controversy. The ASHRAE committee responsible for drafting the standard, however, feels confident that it will provide solid information to the industry concerning all aspects of residential ventilation.
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Chiller Group Shares Information, Resources

The Chiller Systems Group (CSG) is a network of independent contractors who service and repair large-tonnage chillers. Their latest and best-attended meeting was held in Scottsdale, Ariz., this past March, hosted by Metro Mechanical Inc., Phoenix.
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Massachusetts Building Opts For Hybrid Plant

A new cooling system was needed for the McCormack Building, and it was decided that a hybrid chiller plant would fit the building's needs. This allows the state to take advantage of less expensive gas utility rates to condition the building efficiently and economically.
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Chillers Keep Hockey Games From Being Iced

In the spring of 2003, Ferris State University's ice arena suffered major breakdowns on two of its three reciprocating chillers used for making ice. A hockey tournament was scheduled for the first week of April, and a quick solution was needed.
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Mall Opts For Gradual Rooftop Replacement

The cost of replacing all 13 of its rooftop units in one year would have been prohibitively expensive, so this mall and its contractor worked out a five-year plan to replace three or four of the units each year until the retrofit is completed.
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Furniture Retailer Looks To The Future

Lennox just recently rolled out its first L Series® rooftop units using R-410A. The company was spurred to introduce its R-410A units a little early, due to the request of Ikea, the furniture retailer.
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Rooftops, Fabric Duct Keep Gym Comfortable

The proliferation of gymnastics facilities has posed some interesting challenges when it comes to heating and cooling. A contractor found that by combining traditional rooftop units with fabric ductwork it was possible to keep the large space and its occupants comfortable year-round.
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Men In Blue Plan To See More Green

After years of market research, Maytag has entered the heating and cooling business under the Nordyne umbrella. Maytag hopes to capitalize on its brand name and the fact that most consumers view their products as being dependable and of high quality.
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QSC Seminars Aim To Make Learning Fun

The jam-packed schedule at the Quality Service Contractors (QSC) Power Meeting XX offered something for everyone. Seminars ranged from a marketing session heavy on spreadsheets to a juggler who urged everyone to put a little more fun into their lives (and work).
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Speaker Believes In Power Of Networking

The Quality Service Contractors (QSC) Power Meeting XX opened with a rousing seminar featuring networking guru Brad Hirni, who discussed the benefits of making contacts with peers at events such as this.
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