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Food Service, Retail Embrace Air Curtains

Air Doors Finding Broader Uses in Many Sectors
By Stephen Benes
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Air curtains keep unwanted cold or hot air from infiltrating an open doorway during winter or summer, respectively. The units also keep out flying insects and maintain a comfortable working environment for employees.


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Medical Center’s HVAC Design Boasts 18 Percent Energy Savings

Design Uses Air Curtains on Entrances as well as High-Efficiency Chillers, Boilers, and Rooftop Units
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The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) set out to make the new $252 million Monroeville, Pennsylvania, facility the most sustainable of its 30-hospital network. Its design team delivered a building that’s saving an estimated $350,000 to $500,000 in annual energy savings. 


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Technology Advancements Create New Air Curtain Applications

Air Curtains, or Air Doors as They Are Also Called, Are Finding Broader Use
By Stephen Benes
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There has been a deluge of recent technological advancements that are creating new air curtain applications that were barely imaginable 10 years ago. Advancements have ranged from more efficient electric heaters to manufacturing improvements that now extend lengths up to 16 feet.


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Green Technologies Produce an Even Fresher Pete’s Market

Air Curtains, Dehumidifiers, Condensing Boiler Contribute to Supermarket’s Efficiency
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Supermarket retailer Pete’s Fresh Market is recognized as one of the greenest supermarket retailers in the U.S., but something sets its nine-store Chicago-based operation’s green mission apart from other chains. The chain records energy data, utilizing equipment that has proven effective at other locations.


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Tips for Specifying the ‘Right’ Air Curtain

When Specifying Air Curtains, Engineers, Designers, and Contractors Must Consider Numerous Factors
By Frank Cuaderno
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For engineers, designers, and contractors, determining the right HVAC system for their commercial and industrial building projects is critically important. An air curtain may be a small part of a building’s HVAC package, but it can help turn a good building design into a great building design.


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Nov. 14, 2013: Air Curtains Approved as Alternative to Vestibules in 2015 Energy Code

Energy Conservation Code Provision Complements Similar Provision in Green Construction Code
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Air Movement and Control Association International (AMCA International) announced that the 2015 version of the International Energy Conservation Code will contain a provision enabling air curtains to be considered as an alternative to vestibules.


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Williams Furnace Co.: Air Curtains

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Available in various sizes in the range of 26-72 inches, the manufacturer’s air curtains come in operating voltages of 120, 240, or 460 V.


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Ventilators, Fans Assist in Efficiency

Air movement and Ventilation Products That Improve Energy Efficiency Are Becoming Increasingly Popular, Manufacturers Report
By Jen Anesi
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As home and building owners continue to look for ways to save money, manufacturers of air movement and ventilation products are reporting growing popularity in energy recovery ventilators (ERVs), air curtains, electronically commutated motors (ECMs), HVLS (high-volume, low-speed) fans, and ventilation control systems.


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Air Curtain Helps Boost Foot Traffic, Retail Sales

The Front Door Is Always Open at Fortunes Coffee Roastery in Pittsburgh
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Whether it’s a wintery 20˚F or a steamy summer day, the front doors are always propped open at Fortunes Coffee Roastery in Pittsburgh’s Strip District. 


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Berner Intl. Corp.: High-Ceiling Air Curtains

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An addition to the In-Ceiling Mount (ICM) Series, the ICB is an in-ceiling flush-mount air curtain rated for doorways with up to 16-foot-high ceilings in hotels, hospitals, office buildings, schools, and other commercial facilities. 


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