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Giving a Boost to Fabric Production

By Kristi Brodd | October 5, 2015

An industry leader in decorative jacquard fabrics was experiencing delays and quality issues on its 12.5-million-yards-per-year production line for coating woven textile cloth. The company called Advanced Energy, and our leading industrial process specialist, Mike Stowe, was happy to take[…]

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Building Research in the Digital Age

By Kristi Brodd | August 18, 2015

It is not easy to assess the real-world building marketplace. Fortunately, we have adopted methods that combine technology and analytics to better process and normalize the data we collect. By pairing energy, weather and building information, analytical modeling efforts can[…]

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Commercial Heat Pump Water Heater Research for Schools

By Kristi Brodd | July 22, 2015

Advanced Energy evaluated the performance of an A.O. Smith commercial electric air-source heat pump water heater at Rand Road Elementary School in Garner, North Carolina. The heat pump water heating system was installed in early July 2012 and had operational problems[…]

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Commercial Building Analytics: Energy Use During the Summer

By Kristi Brodd |

Commercial buildings waste as much as 35% of the energy they consume as a result of degraded equipment, poor building controls, ventilation or pressurization issues, and ineffective systems. With commercial building analytics, these losses can be identified, isolated and resolved.[…]

Strengthening the “V” in HVAC

By Kristi Brodd |

Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems are often sold with slogans that revolve around comfort. You might hear, “Comfort, it’s what we do best” or “You’re always comfortable with us.” Unfortunately, these catchphrases omit an integral part–and one quarter[…]