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Bipolar Ionization: Sometimes the Best Defense is a Good Offense

As people begin to think about their return to “normal” in the wake of COVID-19, many questions remain regarding what can be done to minimize the risk of virus transmission in the office. Of the many solutions, bipolar ionization has promise when it comes to combatting the spread of viruses and can even help reduce your building’s energy usage. Additional clinical studies must be performed outside of the small, controlled testing environments to substantiate manufacturer claims, but how does bipolar ionization work?

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Tags: Engineering Solutions

Solve the Performance Challenges of Your Healthcare Facility

Keeping a facility operating around the clock is no small job. Add in aging systems with device and sensor issues, and you have a facility that has too much variance in patient comfort, takes too much time to operate and uses too much energy to run.

 

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Tags: Building Services, Energy Services, Healthcare, New Construction

Building Intelligence: What it is and Why it Matters

When was the last time you lost a set of keys or your wallet? When faced with this situation, many people wish for a tool that would identify the unknown location of their lost possessions. Similarly, many building operators want a tool that identifies the location of unknown problems within their buildings. Building Intelligence tools are here to help!

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Tags: Building Intelligence, Technology

The Impacts of COVID-19 on Building HVAC Operations

Each of us is adjusting to a new “normal” in our lives.  A heightened sensitivity to sanitizing, washing hands and maintaining a six-foot separation, what constitutes an essential activity that would drive us to leave our homes, who should we interact with? All necessary questions in today’s environment.  But what are the impacts of COVID-19 on building HVAC operations and design? 

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Tags: Engineering Solutions

Giving Back to the Queen City: Levine Children’s Hospital

For the third year in a row, the Carolinas Division is continuing its partnership with Atrium Health Foundation to offer fundraising and volunteer opportunities at Levine Children’s Hospital (LCH). 

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Tags: Corporate