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Use Your Concrete Structure as a Heating Source

Thermally store Energy in Concrete

The term thermal mass describes the absorption and storage of heat in a building. Concrete and masonry warm and cool slowly and stay warm (or cool) longer than many other building materials. This thermal mass effectively delays and reduces heat transfer through a concrete or masonry wall, resulting in a reduction in total heat loss or gain through the building envelope.
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The reduced heat transfer through concrete or masonry is not a heat loss but rather indicates that some of the heat is stored in the concrete and later released back into the room.

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Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems (DOAS)

What is it?

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A separate unit dedicated to the management of outdoor air quality.

Outdoor air is a necessary component of any well designed HVAC system. In many climates however the air outside is either so full of moisture or so contaminated that bringing it into a building can create problems for a building’s occupants and contents.

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Static Pressure in HVAC systems

Ensuring proper duct design in HVAC systems saves money.

It costs money to run a fan.  The harder it has to work, the more money it costs.  If air fans are controlled from a VFD, then slower speeds also mean less noise.  There are lots of advantages to paying attention to ductwork.  In most projects is it not even considered.

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