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Five Ways To Make Your Commercial Building More Efficient and Profitable
Making a commercial building more efficient can lead to significant savings and increased profitability. Implementing measures to enhance energy efficiency, optimize space utilization, and improve the overall working environment can have a positive impact on the bottom line. Here are five ways to achieve these goals:1. Energy Efficiency UpgradesLighting: Replace traditional lighting with [...MORE]

Service Area: Building Commissioning
Best Practices for calibration of pneumatic volume regulators in a hospital.
Calibrating pneumatic volume regulators and thermostats in a hospital is a delicate process that ensures the correct and accurate control of airflow, temperature, and humidity. This is essential for maintaining the proper environment for patient care, surgeries, and the storage of sensitive medical supplies. Below is a general guide that outlines the best practices for calibration:1. Understand [...MORE]

Service Area: HVAC Test and Balance
Humidity issues in your hospital pharmacy?
Controlling the humidity in a hospital pharmacy is crucial for maintaining the effectiveness of the medications, ensuring the proper functioning of equipment, and complying with regulatory standards such as USP 797 for compounding pharmacies. High humidity can also promote the growth of mold and bacteria, which could compromise sterility and patient safety.Here are several strategies to address [...MORE]

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How do I read a psychrometric chart?
A psychrometric chart is a graphical representation of the psychrometric properties of air. It is used extensively by those in the fields of heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC/R), and also in other fields like meteorology and agriculture. The chart plots the properties of air, such as temperature, humidity, and dew point, among others, and can be quite complex to [...MORE]

Service Area: HVAC Test and Balance
MERV 13 Filter, Is it really necessary?
Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV) rates the overall effectiveness of air filters. Higher MERV ratings correspond to greater filtration efficiency. The MERV 13 filter is highly efficient and can capture both large and microscopic particles, including bacteria, viruses, and allergens. It's commonly used in settings requiring superior air quality like hospitals and laboratories.However, [...MORE]