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March 28, 2012

FASTRACK Features

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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FASTRACK News

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

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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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