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Commercial Boilers: Essential Tips for a Long and Happy Life

Even trade professionals who are very attentive to HVAC maintenance can be willing to “let the boiler slide” for months or even years without a proper checkup. Why? In many cases – especially with early generations of atmospheric gas boilers – this happened because the equipment was designed to go a long time without maintenance….


Hospital Energy Efficiency Case Study: Improvements for a Large, Long-Standing Hospital

Location: The Ottawa Hospital (TOH), Ottawa, Ontario Problem:  Lack of visibility into building systems compromises hospital’s ability to manage energy consumption. With three campuses totaling approximately four million square feet and buildings ranging from 30 to 90 years old, The Ottawa Hospital found it extremely difficult to reevaluate their automation strategies. Years of deferred maintenance…


Top 10 Indoor Air Quality Tips for Facility Managers

Good IAQ can take on a variety of forms in a school. From a well-controlled climate in classrooms to the selection and use of non-toxic cleaning products, facility managers can take steps to ensure a safe and healthy working environment for staff and learning environment for students. The school facility manager is in the unique…

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