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BIM and Educational Projects

August 1, 2011
In this overview of building information modeling, the authors review how BIM helped in three different projects, often with particular usage- and efficiency-based HVAC demands. While BIM’s space management skills can reduce costly changeorders and building design “clashes” ahead of time, in at least one instance, using BIM actually influenced the HVAC strategy for the better, too. See how HGA Architects and Engineers has used this to become a “model” firm.
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Editor's Note: August Additions

August 1, 2011
New digital- and analog-world projects spice up the summer, and an axeman keeps our advisory board sharp.
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Commissioning: Equipment Startup And Commissioning

August 1, 2011
The once fairly calm phase could now be a key to nipping integration issues in the bud.
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Building Automation: Part 1: Proper Selection Of VFDS And BAS

August 1, 2011
Let drives steer you toward better performance, with these caveats.
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Building Oversight Management: Revisited

August 1, 2011
A lot has happened since the author’s 2008 article. It’s prime time to revisit expectations for BAS and chiller optimization controls, and then have a look at several of today’s options for anyone managing chilled water flow to wring the last drop of efficiency out of a system.
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Modular boilers give bottling operation a taste of higher efficiency, lower emissions

August 1, 2011
Innovation has thrived in Philadelphia since Ben Franklin invented bifocals, the lightning rod, and the wood stove that bears his name more than two centuries ago. This tradition of innovation
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Grocery store goes green with innovative refrigeration system

August 1, 2011
Using a CO2 cooling system reduced this organic grocery store’s refrigerant use by 60% to 65% a year. Arizona-based Sprouts Farmers Market is not only a leader in natural and
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On-Site Combined Cooling & Power For Data Centers

August 1, 2011
Regulatory, competitive, and environmental pressures are pushing data centers away from the traditional power sources. Here, the author surveys the landscape and reviews one comparative study involving CCP cogeneration and conventional electricity sources. Reducing the carbon footprint and lessening reliance on a sometimes unreliable grid are just two reasons to look into CCP.
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Renovating HVAC systems at Air Force Base achieves energy goals

August 1, 2011
Two energy recovery units saved this Air Force Base hangar $24,500 in heat recovery costs. United States Air Force personnel sought a solution to renovate the makeup air and exhaust
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Low-Hanging Fruit In The Data Center Orchard

August 1, 2011
Forget high-tech or high-expense fixes for a minute. Have you tried to bump efficiency by looking for the  next aisle over, deploying a Trim and Respond strategy, or trying the soon-to-be-famous Paper On A Stick approach? Some of the biggest names in the data center universe think that you plant the seeds of real savings with some mighty simple steps.
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