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March 28, 2012
Applying Dedicated Outside-Air Systems With Heat Pipes
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March 28, 2012


Applying Dedicated Outside-Air Systems With Heat Pipes

By RICHARD S. COMBES, PE, PhD, and MICHAEL K. WEST, PE, PhD, Advantek Consulting, Melbourne, Fla.

This article discusses the use of heat pipes in outside-air-conditioning designs for new buildings conforming to ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2010, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality, and ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2010, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, as a means to improve HVAC performance, indoor-air quality, and energy efficiency, as well as for retrofits.

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Compared to double-wall duct construction with perforated metal lining, CertainTeed ToughGard® Ultra*Round spiral duct liner offers cost and weight savings as well as simplified fabrication and installation. Ultra*Round provides improved acoustical performance and has a tough, durable and cleanable air stream surface with an EPA registered antimicrobial agent. Click here for more.


EPA Extends Tune-up Deadline for Area-Source Boilers

For the time being, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will not pursue enforcement action against facilities that missed the March 21, 2012, deadline to conduct a boiler tune-up as required by the Boiler Area Source Rule.

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ASHRAE Operation-and-Maintenance Guideline Available

ASHRAE recently announced the publication of ASHRAE Guideline 32-2012, Sustainable High-Performance Operations and Maintenance, which provides guidance on optimizing the operation and maintenance of new and existing buildings to achieve the lowest economic and environmental life-cycle cost without sacrificing safety or functionality.

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USGBC Introduces Green Classroom Professional Certificate

The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council recently introduced Green Classroom Professional, a certificate program for pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade teachers, paraprofessionals, administrators, and parents.

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Free ASHRAE Webinar Highlights Dedicated Outdoor-Air Systems

will present a free Webinar titled “Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems—A Path to Balancing Energy and IEQ” April 19 from 1-4 p.m. EDT.

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Money lost or poor indoor quality, which group do you fall into? DCV systems over ventilate costing owners' money or under ventilate leading to poor indoor quality affecting human comfort. Download this Application Note for better understanding of the key to selecting a technology that will lead to higher success.—Vaisala

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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