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/ Why can’t I open the window in my EMR/Claudius dorm room?

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At ORU, Energy Recovery Ventilation (ERV) is very important. As a result, ERV has been instituted for both the EMR and Claudius Residence Halls. The benefit of using energy recovery is the ability to meet the ventilation & energy standards, while improving indoor air quality and reducing total equipment capacity.

Prior to this new system, these Residence Halls experienced high humidity, negative air flow, a degradation of the facilities and low air quality. We have completely eliminated this situation by closing all windows to each building and introducing conditioned air that has taken advantage of recovering some of the energy existing in the current air temperature by using it from the building space. In addition, Since Claudius and EMR are on a two(2) pipe water system, it sometimes takes on average 3-5 days to convert from AC to Heat and vice versa.

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