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Designing A Central Boiler Plant Equipment Room

Ventilation, noise, and fuel storage are just a few important considerations.
July 1, 2013
To continue the design engineering of equipment rooms, we move on this month from chiller plants to boiler rooms
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Commissioning

Service Contractor Training

Owner assumptions and no formal transfer of knowledge can put a real dent in design intent.
July 1, 2013
The transfer of knowledge, skills, and documentation to the people responsible for operating new systems is required in order to sustain the benefits of the commissioning process.
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Back 2 Basics

Energy Retro-Cx

Based on Cx-3 ATC/FPT and TAB-3 software
June 1, 2013
MONTH 3- The Energy Conservation Opportunity: Water-Source Heat Pump System Application - Solution Implementation and Monitor, Measure, and Benchmarking
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Condensing Boilers: Maximizing Benefits

Using and optimizing a heating hot water reset schedule improves efficiencies.
June 1, 2013
Condensing boilers, while commonly installed for heating hot water applications, often fail to deliver their inherent efficiency advantage because of deficiencies in the system design, start-up, and operation.
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Chillers Past, Present and Future

A couple of industry pros weigh in on how past ‘best practices’ sometimes get in the way of current potential, and on where technology might point.
April 26, 2013
We had an idea to try something different this month — invite chiller manufacturers to give us their insights on one of two topics. We invited them to either talk about common errors in project design/installation/O&M, with an eye toward helping readers get the intended performance out of their equipment. Or, they could write about what they see happening in this sector in the future. In a stroke of good luck, we had one response to each question. – Ed.)
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Building Automation

Building Automation Evolution

In our data-rich world, the next big leap is just getting off the ground.
April 26, 2013
There are many elements to a BAS. Of course, the ability to control systems through direct digital control (DDC) is always a require-ment, but ideally, we expect these systems to be much more.
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Editor's Note

Modern Building or HVAC Museum

How much history is in your O&M routine?
March 29, 2013
Each issue of ES sports a theme, but occasionally a theme beneath a theme evolves from the separate articles and columns. I like when that happens.
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Building Automation

BAS and Cybersecurity

Don’t stop working to stay ahead while the industry catches up.
March 29, 2013

During the President’s recent State of the Union address, one of the key initiatives identified dealt with the issue of cybersecurity. This was supported by a new White House initiative focused on protecting critical infrastructure from attacks. 


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Good Practices For Mechanical Repair Of Electric Motors

January 2, 2013

Motor problem documentation, grease compatability, fits for bearings … these are just three aspects covered in ANSI/EASA AR100. Whether you maintain your own motors or simply own them and require proper maintenance, understanding the concerns, resources, and recommendations of AR100 will encourage proper repairs and longer service life.


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Case in Pont

Sleeping easier: Vermont hotel’s pump retrofit gives peace to both patrons and facility manager

November 9, 2012
Kevin Amyot had serious qualms last spring when contractor Ed Friedrich first proposed a major pump-retrofit project at the Sunset Motor Inn, one of the properties Amyot manages for the H. A. Manosh Corporation in Morrisville, VT. Friedrich’s $13,000 estimate called for the replacement of 18 fixed-speed circulating pumps in the heating system at the Sunset with 10 circulators from the Grundfos Pumps Corporation.
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ES Gallery: Snapshots & Systems

Check out highlights from projects featured in our magazine this year!
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How to Calculate Backup Power Supply Requirements for Your Facility

On-Demand This webinar reviews how to determine power requirements of facility loads; electrical characteristics and impact of different types of loads such as large motors and UPS systems on power supply sizing; acceptable power sources and other constraints applied by building codes; and how software tools can be used to simplify the process of calculating backup power requirements.  

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Design Flaws

Following up on Howard McKew's April "Tomorrow's Environment" column: Have you ever thought twice about reporting problems with another firm's design? What did you do?
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Tomorrow's Environment Podcast

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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