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Building Automation: Integration: Myths, Lies, and Misconception

May 1, 2011
From design to setup to reporting, bad habits and bad thinking may loom at every turn.
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THE WAY I SEE IT: NOW IT'S UP TO YOU TO ANSWER THE DOOR...

April 5, 2011
The final air toxic rules for institutional, commercial, and industrial (ICI) boilers (after almost two decades of legal wrangling, political pandering and intrusion, and boiler-user dread)  have  been  inked  and  will  soon  be  published in the Federal Register - an action that will begin the compliance clock ticking for new and existing boilers in these sectors. 
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Tomorrow's Environment: Positive Attitude + Creativity + High Energy = Leader

March 30, 2011
In recent “Tomorrow’s Environment” columns, I’ve talked about the need for engineers to change from being a commodity and a follower to recommitting their technical skills to engineer-driven consulting services. I touched on some of the engineering initiatives that are ideally suited for engineer-led teams. The heart of being a leader of projects begins with three essential attributes: Positive attitude, creativity, and a high energy level, followed by a need to lead.
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Tomorrow's Environment: Do You Have a Corporate Sustainability Plan

March 1, 2011
Like the emergence of Quality Control, it’s better business to get out ahead of this wave.
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Tomorrow's Environment: My Next Great Adventure

February 1, 2011
In strategic business planning, the focus is on profit driven by technical proficiency and adaptability.
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When Does Efficiency Not Save Energy?

January 1, 2011
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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Refrigeration Update

January 1, 2011
The phaseout of ozone-depleting refrigerants marches on. Take a look at what is and isn’t allowed, and when.
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Tomorrow's Environment: Your Avant-Garde Strategy

December 1, 2010
What is your business plan and professional development plan for 2011?
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Commissioning: BCXA Essential Attributes Part 6

December 1, 2010
Who is supposed to say what to whom? That is often the question.
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The Way I See It: Election's Over Let's get busy doing what we do best.

November 1, 2010
One of the most dissonant and anger-filled elections in memory is now history, and presumably in most cases, the results are in. Where do we go from here? Or is it like your 21st birthday, where the day you turn 21 is remarkably the same as the day before?
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