In the '90s, the University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC) began a plan to generate some of its own electricity. Now, the school is pairing that goal with energy recovery and subsequent distribution to build a long-term strategy for its two plants and 25,000 students. By John Cuttica, Ron Fiskum, and Richard Sweetser
A difficult project is one thing, but entering a project in medias res can prove even trickier. See how one consulting firm helped steer a major federal facility overhaul toward greater efficiency and a new degree of controls interoperability, all on a tight schedule. By Joanna Turpin
From a missing pipe hanger three floors down to steam traps past their prime, these stories show how steam system problems can originate inside the boiler room or far beyond it. Read more in February issue.