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Kitchen Hood Types, Placement, and Use

Kitchen Hood Types, Placement, and Use

Posted by Eric Baluch on Nov. 29, 2012 in Guidance

Kitchen hood designs vary depending on the application in which the hood is being used.  There are two types of kitchen hoods. TYPES The first type of kitchen hoods is designed to be installed above cooking appliances that produce laden vapors, such as grease or smoke. Type 2 kitchen hoods must be installed above cooking or […]

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How to Reduce Electricity Costs Ahead of Rate Increases

How to Reduce Electricity Costs Ahead of Rate Increases

Posted by Sara Lewis on Nov. 29, 2012 in Engineering, Guidance

Sometimes, it can be difficult to understand changes on your electric bill and even harder to determine what you can do to bring monthly costs down.  TES Engineering recently attended a seminar that discussed First Energy rate structures and the company’s planned impending rate increases. In this blog post, we hope to break down the […]

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ASHRAE Standard 90.1­2010 Promises Savings in Cost and Energy Use

ASHRAE Standard 90.1­2010 Promises Savings in Cost and Energy Use

Posted by Erica Pilmer on Nov. 01, 2012 in Engineering

The recent release of ASHRAE Standard 90.1­2010 aimed to accomplish a 30% energy savings over the previous 2004 and 2007 editions. This goal will be accomplished by the staggering 109 Addenda to the Standard affecting the design, construction and facilities operations of new and renovated buildings. On October 19, 2011 the Department of Energy recognized […]

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Where and How to Install Firestopping Products

Where and How to Install Firestopping Products

Posted by Edward Radziszewski on Nov. 01, 2012 in Engineering, Fundamentals, Guidance

Firestopping products are required by local building codes, national model codes, and the National Electrical Code (NFPA 70) to be installed in all penetrations of fire rated construction or in smoke barriers.  Fire rated construction consists of walls, floors, shafts and listed floor/ceiling assemblies and are located throughout a structure as required by Code and […]

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Areas of Rescue Assistance Prove Beneficial

Areas of Rescue Assistance Prove Beneficial

Posted by Sarah Douglass on Jan. 27, 2012 in Engineering

Ohio Building Code has adopted the Americans with Disability Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) as part of code in order to ensure that areas of rescue assistance are required in any building that is more than one story tall. Areas of rescue assistance are spaces within a building that persons with disabilities who are unable to […]

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