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May 23, 2012

FASTRACK Features

Chilled Beams and UFAD: An Energy-Efficient Team

By PETER STRAPP, Tate Inc., Jessup, Md.

In-floor chilled beams represent a new alternative to traditional ceiling-mounted beams. In-floor chilled beams offer capacity and efficiency similar to ceiling-mounted chilled beams, while providing additional benefits and addressing some of the negative traits associated with overhead chilled beams. In-floor chilled beams are installed in a raised-floor system at the perimeter of a building and are designed to work in conjunction with the pressurized plenum of an underfloor-air-distribution (UFAD) system.

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FASTRACK News

Advanced Energy Design Guidance Offered for Large Hospitals

Free guidance to saving energy in hospitals is available from ASHRAE.

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Hydraulic Institute Announces Webinar Series on Variable-Speed Drives

The Hydraulic Institute and Pump Systems Matter will kick off a four-part Webinar series on variable-speed drives with "Intro 101," led by Julian Atchia of SJE-Rhombus, May 31 from 1-2 p.m. EDT.

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MovinCool Updates Spot-Air-Conditioner Product Selector

MovinCool recently announced it updated its online spot-air-conditioner product selector to include its latest ceiling-mount and water-cooled units.

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Polygon Releases Psychrometric BlackBerry App

Polygon, provider of property-damage-restoration, temporary-humidity-control, and property-performance services, recently released a version of its PsycIt psychometric application for BlackBerry users.

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Deadline for HPAC Engineering Design Awards Extended

The deadline for entries for HPAC Engineering magazine's inaugural Design Awards, a program honoring innovative HVAC- and control-systems engineering in new and existing commercial, industrial, and institutional buildings, has been extended to Friday, June 1.

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Design Your Mechanical Systems Week Experience to Suit Your Needs

Mechanical Systems Week 2012, a national seminar and product showcase devoted to HVACR, hydronics, and plumbing set to take place Sept. 19-21 in Schaumburg, Ill., offers registration options to fit any budget.

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