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Reinforces value in submetering

Survey: building performance, tenant satisfaction higher in sustainable buildings

New findings unveiled from CBRE multi-year study with University of San Diego and McGraw-Hill construction
New findings unveiled from CBRE multi-year study with University of San Diego and McGraw-Hill construction.
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BIM and Educational Projects

In this overview of building information modeling, the authors review how BIM helped in three different projects, often with particular usage- and efficiency-based HVAC demands. While BIM’s space management skills can reduce costly changeorders and building design “clashes” ahead of time, in at least one instance, using BIM actually influenced the HVAC strategy for the better, too. See how HGA Architects and Engineers has used this to become a “model” firm.
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Tomorrow's Environment: We Get Startup Sheets For Terminal Equipment Why Not Commissioning Sheets?

Here’s a manufacturer’s competitive advantage waiting to happen.
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Commissioning: Equipment Startup And Commissioning

The once fairly calm phase could now be a key to nipping integration issues in the bud.
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Building Automation: Part 1: Proper Selection Of VFDS And BAS

Let drives steer you toward better performance, with these caveats.
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Grocery store goes green with innovative refrigeration system

Using a CO2 cooling system reduced this organic grocery store’s refrigerant use by 60% to 65% a year. Arizona-based Sprouts Farmers Market is not only a leader in natural and
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On-Site Combined Cooling & Power For Data Centers

Regulatory, competitive, and environmental pressures are pushing data centers away from the traditional power sources. Here, the author surveys the landscape and reviews one comparative study involving CCP cogeneration and conventional electricity sources. Reducing the carbon footprint and lessening reliance on a sometimes unreliable grid are just two reasons to look into CCP.
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Better Project Delivery: Health Care Infrastructure Projects

Here, our long-time forward-thinking columnist uses a common hospital scenario to walk you through the shift from Design-Bid-Build to an Integrated Project Delivery approach. See how the job can get done with similar personnel on a considerably shorter schedule, resulting in a greater team investment in the project’s success and yet more time to get on to other work.
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Commissioning: Equipment And Controls Integration

We still face plenty of ways for start-up to be a let down.
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Thermal Energy Storage Benefits And Sensible Systems

Some thermal storage media are familiar to most of us, but what about gravel? Or lake water? See how those can work in the right environments, and tuck this away as a general refresher on thermal storage concepts and options for use in hospitals, data centers, and elsewhere.
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This series from longtime columnist and chronic forward-thinker Howard McKew covers a lot of ground -- from retrocommissioning to systems training, on toward checklists for drawings and tips for meeting minutes. Click HERE to be taken to the podcast page!

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