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Building Automation: AHR Expo Preview (December 2000)

November 21, 2000
"State Of The Art Capabilities In Building Automation" is headed for Atlanta.
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One Person's Opinion: Balancing Act (December 2000)

November 21, 2000
Controls get with the flow: Balance more ... for less!
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Looking To Pass, Not Fail (September 1999)

November 21, 2000
Hydronic applications, new and old, are on the rise at university and college campuses. Here are a few examples of classic hydronic project problems, along with ways to avoid them by design.
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The 4 Rs Of Chiller Replacement (September 1999)

November 21, 2000
The replacement chiller market is growing fast, but when it comes to the refrigerant in outgoing units, you must remove, reclaim, record, and try to reuse.
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Not-So-Chilling Results (September 1999)

November 21, 2000
Because ARI Standard 550/590-98 was derived from analysis of a single-chiller system, this has raised concerns about its applicability to multiple-chiller systems. The author maintains that the new standard works with multiple configurations.
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Check It Out (September 1999)

November 21, 2000
The University of Connecticut has set its sights on duplicating its men's basketball success with its ice hockey team. The first challenge was upgrading the one-time outdoor arena into an indoor rink that provides smooth ice and a comfortable environment year around.
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Tomorrow's Engineer: Using PR Firms (September 1999)

November 21, 2000
Facility managers: a PR firm can help you turn up the volume (of business).
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Tomorrow's Engineer: The Real Definition Of Commissioning (December 2000)

November 21, 2000
Commissioning facility management - no, it's not O&M.
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Current Affairs: Outsmart the Outage (December 2000)

November 21, 2000
Emergency and standby systems - know the difference.
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When Should You Consider A Desiccant System? Part 2

November 21, 2000
There is a lot of buzz these days about desiccant dehumidification systems: Where should they be applied? How should they be specified and designed? In the first of two parts, the author finds that after talking with the experts, the answers to such questions can still be a little murky.
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