ASHRAE Journal October 2017 Digital Edition

Are you choosing a chiller for a mission critical facility? October’s ASHRAE Journal cover article will guide you through some factors to consider as you decide between an air- and water-cooled model. Other articles discuss fan-powered VAV terminal units, vivarium retrocommissioning, coil bypass AHUs, and more!


October ASHRAE Journal

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Vivarium Retrocommissioning

Some people picture a poorly maintained or “neglected” building when they think of candidates for retrocommissioning. But, the particular requirements of well-maintained critical facilities such as vivariums may mean they’re good candidates, too. Sometimes, these buildings need retrocommissioning because of the rigors of day-to-day work overshadow efficiency concerns. Or, owners defer conservation measures-vivarium owners aren’t inclined to make changes that may endanger the animals if systems aren’t working adequately.




When San Francisco university’s vivarium needed energy and operation improvements, however, the solution was carefully implemented monitoring-based retrocommissioning. The result is a building that meets unique needs of its animal and human occupants and saves the university more than $200,000 per year. Continue reading the full article here.


ASHRAE October’s Insights


October ASHRAE Insights

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Insights includes information to help members prepare for the 2018 ASHRAE Winter Conference and AHR Expo. The issue also introduces ASHRAE’s new Global Training Center in Dubai. As a bonus, a full list of members of ASHRAE’s Board, Councils and Committees is included.


2018 Winter Conference Planner


2018 Winter Conference Planner

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Your 2018 ASHRAE Winter Conference badge provides entry to the AHR Expo. Thousands of HVAC&R professionals will be in attendance. The Winter Conference will be at the Palmer House January 20-24, and the co-sponsored AHR Expo will be at McCormick Place, January 22-24.

Nichole Petersen

Director of Marketing at Flow Tech, Inc.
Nichole joined Flow Tech in 2013 as Director of Marketing. She leads our marketing communication initiatives including content marketing development, coordinating events and training, maintaining our digital presence and recruiting, as well as, some business development and office support. Nichole resides in Vernon with her husband Brian and son Roman. She enjoys hosting parties, cooking and lounging on the beach.
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