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Building Automation

Controls Optimization: No Longer Optional

Updated codes continue the push for better controls work as high performance edges further into the mainstream.
March 1, 2014
At one time, it might have been acceptable to view controls as a “necessary evil” with little attention given to the details of design including sequences and commissioning
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Commissioning

Unsampled Systems

Choosing not to sample every system can be a gamble, but here are some ways to lower your risk.
March 1, 2014
Over the past two months, this column has addressed the issue of sampling systems for field functional performance testing
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Trane ‘Acceleration Now’ tour launches in April

January 31, 2014

Trane has announced that it is hitting the road in 2014 to bring its commercial HVAC products to building owners and operators, architects, and engineers across North America.


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Room Control: Distech Controls

January 13, 2014

Distech Controls has introduced its Integrated Room Control (IRC) solution for the control of HVAC room terminal equipment (BACnet® or LONWORKS®), lighting, and shades. The company says this modular solution achieves the highest level of comfort for occupants while increasing operating cost savings for local or room applications, such as offices, patient rooms, dorms, and more.


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Commissioning

Functional Performance Test Sampling

Testing it all typically isn’t an option. How to determine what (and how many) to check?
January 2, 2014
In the standard commissioning process, there are two primary technical activities that occur on site at the end of construction and prior to systems acceptance by the owner.
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Letters To The Editor

January 2, 2014
I just read (Rebecca Ellis’s) article in the May 2013 issue of Engineered Systems magazine (“The Importance of MEP Coordination”).
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Danfoss names EnVisioneer of the Year

December 4, 2013

 Danfoss has named supermarket chain Winn-Dixie as the winner of its fourth annual EnVisioneer of the Year Award.


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Building controls: Reliable Controls

December 2, 2013

Reliable Controls has released the MACH-ProPoint Output (MPP-O) expansion module, a flexible solution ideal for applications with large output requirements. Featuring 16 universal outputs, the MPP-O provides maximum output flexibility.


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Case In Point

Former warehouse uses BAS, fabric duct to stockpile energy savings

December 1, 2013
The Mi-T-M Corp., an industrial power equipment manufacturer, is savings tens of thousands of dollars annually thanks to one contractor’s industrial ventilation design.
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Emerson schedules free refrigeration webinar

October 24, 2013

Emerson Climate Technologies will host a complimentary webinar called “A Case for Case Control and Electronic Expansion Valves.”


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Check out highlights from projects featured in our magazine this year!
3/27/14 11:00 am EST

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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Check out the April 2014 issue of Engineered Systems, with features on backup power supply requirements, cyberattacks, and much more!

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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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