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Modern Building or HVAC Museum

How much history is in your O&M routine?
By Robert Beverly
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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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BAS and Cybersecurity

Don’t stop working to stay ahead while the industry catches up.
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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

By Tom Bishop, P.E.
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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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Sleeping easier: Vermont hotel’s pump retrofit gives peace to both patrons and facility manager

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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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Tipping Point For Fault Detection And Diagnostics?

By Paul Ehrlich, P.E.
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California may be sowing the seeds of improved troubleshooting.
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Up The Commercial Kitchen Ventilation Hood Type I Stack: No Problems Or Complaints

By John Clark, P.E.
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Leakage caused by modern cleaning techniques, evolving codes, increased airflow requirements ... kitchen ventilation design has become more complicated than the old sizing and design challenges. Of course, they’re still around, too. Grease is the word, so review these tips to keep it from popping up in the wrong places.
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Accidents Of The Spilt Ilk

By Robert Beverly
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Sometimes life imitates the movies. Other times, we’re not so lucky.
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HVAC Security Emergencies: No Terrorist Required

By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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Plenty of potential ventilation crises await many otherwise unassuming buildings, thanks to nothing more sinister than truck accidents, emissions from nearby buildings, or unavoidable natural disasters. However, by pairing a clear basis of design with HVAC response strategies, building owners can apply some forethought and preparation to avoid worst-case consequences. Start by asking the right questions about your facility.
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ABMA: Today's Boiler

DOE says 100 companies, groups plan to drop energy use 20% by 2020

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According to Andre de Fontaine of USDOE’s advanced manufacturing office, the DOE now has 110 U.S. companies and other organizations committed to a 20% cut in energy use by 2020. The pledges equal about 5% of the total “energy footprint” of the U.S. manufacturing sector.


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ICI-BMACT STATUS

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U.S. EPA, policy advocates should improve job impact analyses, says report


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