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Articles Tagged with ''commissioning''

NEBB schedules ASHRAE commissioning webinar

October 31, 2013

The National Environmental Balancing Bureau is offering a webinar on ASHRAE 202, which sets minimum requirements for the commissioning process.


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ASHRAE/IES publish commissioning process standard

September 26, 2013

ASHRAE has published a new standard on the commissioning process, which the association says will help ensure a fully functional, fine-tuned facility.


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Commissioning

Teams: Lacrosse And Construction

In the game of commissioning and construction, there is no “I” in team. All the players must work together to score the efficiency goal.
September 23, 2013
I spent many hours this past summer watching my son play lacrosse and couldn’t help thinking about how the team sport of lacrosse is similar to the team sport of design and construction. I’m sure this is analogous to the other team sports that move an object up and down a rectangular field, court, or rink, but this is how I see its comparison with lacrosse.
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Pump: Taco

June 17, 2013

Taco’s commercial, ECM, wet rotor Viridian pump offers up to 80% savings in energy consumption compared to a standard commercial pump of the same size, according to the company,  With fully automated, self-sensing variable speed operation, and capacities up to 375 GPM, the Viridian line serves a broad range of closed-loop heating and cooling HVAC applications.


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AABC seminar to focus on HVAC system performance

April 30, 2013

“Optimizing HVAC System Performance” is the title of an upcoming regional seminar from AABC. The Associated Air Balance Council will bring the one-day seminar to the Hilton Baltimore on May 17.


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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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Commissioning

FASTER + CHEAPER ≠ Better

Can a project manager overcome the desire to suspend belief in physics and common sense?
March 29, 2013
My recent columns have been puzzling through the question of why owners are accepting unfinished construction projects as substantially complete.
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Building Automation

The Importance Of Measurement And Feedback

We won’t open greater system potential until the feedback loop is closed.
February 26, 2013
Bill Gates, the founder and former CEO of Microsoft, has dedicated his time and efforts toward running the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
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Slim BIM: Getting Elephants To Dance

October 19, 2012
Two different specifications, the Army, and others are pushing building information toward the future.
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Water management systems: Aquanomix

June 13, 2012

The water systems harvest water for use in cooling towers.


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