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Editor's Note: Facebook Follow-Up

By Robert Beverly
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Increasing energy awareness as it relates to the server farm can be a hard row to hoe.
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The Sustainable Carbon Neutral Hybrid Chiller

By Milton Meckler P.E., CPC
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There’s a concept, eh? The author takes a comparative discussion of chiller technologies and options, and he places it squarely within the current events context of domestic energy sources, the utility rate landscape, and thermal efficiency. Read this and then look for Part 2 in the near future.
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IAQ: Florida's Teachable Moment

By Ernie MacFerran
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An engineer with the 9th-largest school district in the United States writes about the IAQ testing and final report that his district commissioned. From offices to classrooms to cafeterias and restrooms, the monitoring was extensive. Read the results and some author comments about acceptable IAQ in schools, the possibility of overdoing fresh air, and the associated costs.
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Tomorrow's Environment: Do You Have a Corporate Sustainability Plan

By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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Like the emergence of Quality Control, it’s better business to get out ahead of this wave.
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Commissioning: Owner Expectations At The End Of Construction

By Rebecca Thatcher Ellis, P.E.
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At this stage, dilemmas that crop up (or have not been dealt with) can get even thornier.
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Tomorrow's Environment: My Next Great Adventure

By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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In strategic business planning, the focus is on profit driven by technical proficiency and adaptability.
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Better Off Without Us

By Ron Caffrey
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It’s time to admit that on the road to better BAS operations, the biggest obstacle is the people.
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Behind The Change In ASHRAE/ASHE Standard 170

By Judene Bartley MS, MPH, C and Russ Olmsted MPH, CIC
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Review the work that engineers and clinicians put into creating an amendment to the standard for relative humidity in the operating room and other spaces. The goal was to see whether it was possible to adjust rh thresholds without affecting patient health, but the associated potential equipment savings may make facility budget directors feel the best of all.
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When Does Efficiency Not Save Energy?

By Andrew Rudin
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Well, a whole lot of the time, according to the author. Consider his interesting perspective on the effort we pour into increasing efficiency in buildings and what it gets us in the end with regard to consumption. Also, can you guess the one sector that has actually managed to reduce usage? Find out and read some theories why.
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Best Bets On The Floor

By Compiled By ES' Staff
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When you stroll the AHR Expo floor this year, don’t leave things to chance. Nobody likes homework, but a little advance scouting out products of interest can save precious time in Las Vegas. We’ll wager something useful will catch your eye in our annual “show article.”
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Test Anxiety? Learn How and When to Test Your Standby Generator

This webinar will discuss generator reliability, testing, and troubleshooting from a practical perspective and make recommendations for a comprehensive inspection and testing program.

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