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April 11, 2012


Geothermal: The New Big Man on Campus

By MICHAEL LUSTER, PE, LEED AP; MEP Associates LLC; Eau Claire, Wis.

The engineering community is at the beginning of a transformation in how geothermal heating and cooling systems are applied. For many years, these systems have been used for individual buildings. The next step in the development and implementation of geothermal technology is campus systems.

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Proposed Addenda to ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1 Open for Public Review

Fifteen proposed addenda to ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2010, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, are open for public review.

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Danfoss Names Smardt Chiller Group EnVisioneer of the Year

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TRIPLE-FLEX™ ULTRA-HIGH EFFICIENCY BOILERS Bryan Triple-Flex™ (patent pending) Ultra-High Efficiency Condensing Boilers feature flexible stainless steel tubes, minimum thermal efficiency of 90% with 160° return, 180° supply at maximum input. Efficiencies of 99% are achievable with lower return water temperatures as found in new building designs. Triple-Flex fires at 3,000 MBH input, with sub 30 PPM NOx utilizing a hybrid metal fiber 5:1 turndown burner. Triple-Flex features UL environmental claims validation. Triple-Flex boilers are suited to deliver the industries highest operating efficiencies up to 99% in new buildings designed for condensing boiler conditions and better than 90% efficiency in retrofit applications not designed for condensing boilers. Click here for more info.--Bryan Steam LLC

Titus HVAC Announces Free Webinars

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Honeywell Introduces Power Supply Selector App

Honeywell Power Products recently released Power Supply Selector, a free Web application intended to help installers and equipment wholesalers quickly determine the appropriate power supply for fire-alarm, video, intrusion, and access-control systems.

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AP Coilflex® Duct Liner from Armacell is now available in 1-1/2" and coming soon in 2". Fiber-free AP Coilflex elastomeric foam duct liner is ideal for air handling systems, VAV units, ducts and other air system components requiring condensation control and resistance to moisture, damage or heat gain. AP Coilflex duct liner reduces the noise generated by fans and air movement, making it especially effective for schools, hospitals, commercial and government buildings where good acoustics are important. Click here for more.—Armacell

Online Registration for Mechanical Systems Week 2012 Open

Registration for Mechanical Systems Week 2012, a national seminar and product showcase devoted to HVACR, hydronics, and plumbing taking place Sept. 19-21 in Schaumburg, Ill., is open.

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