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Optimizing the Energy Efficiency of Desiccant Dehumidifiers
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Optimizing the Energy Efficiency of Desiccant Dehumidifiers

By BILL GRIFFITHS, Humidity Control Consulting, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

When the dew-point humidity required in a space is 45°F or less, desiccant-dehumidification equipment in combination with refrigeration commonly is used for humidity and temperature control. This article discusses ways to optimize the energy efficiency of solid-desiccant equipment.

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Report: More Young Workers Entering Facility-Management Profession

The facility-management professional of today, on average, is college-educated, manages more than 1 million sq ft of space and multiple employees, has experienced an increase in job responsibilities over the last two years, and is enjoying a base-salary increase of 8 percent from 2007 levels, the International Facility Management Association’s (IFMA’s) “Profiles 2011: Salary and Demographics Report” reveals.

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New Book Offers Guidance on Implementing Energy-Savings Plan

Guidance on increasing energy efficiency in existing buildings is provided in a new book from the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE); The American Institute of Architects; the Illuminating Engineering Society; and the U.S. Green Building Council, with support from the U.S. Department of Energy and assistance from Building Owners and Managers Association International and the U.S. General Services Administration.

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EnVisioneering Symposium: Future Smart Grid Requires Education, Collaboration Between Manufacturers and Utilities

Senior executives from HVAC, government, and industry associations explored the broad potential of the smart grid and the smart grid’s impact on U.S. buildings and building systems during the 16th Danfoss EnVisioneering Symposium, held Nov. 11 in Bonita Springs, Fla.

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HPAC Engineering Named Media Co-Sponsor of Carrier's 2012 Global Engineering Conference

HPAC Engineering will serve as media co-sponsor of Carrier’s 2012 Global Engineering Conference, to be held March 18-20 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

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