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Check It Out (September 1999)

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)

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)

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

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

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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Single-Source Solutions: Using Your Experience (September 1999)

Drawing on experience: It's another way to help your firm stand out.
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Energy Planning Network: Finding The Right Vendor (September 1999)

The answer to good service may not be the one you expect.
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Hvac e-Business, Version 2000 (December 2000)

One year ago we asked, "Where is hvac.com?" And you know what? We're still asking. Some have embraced the future. Some have not. Prepare for e-business lesson #2.
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Humidification and Water Type (December 2000)

The type of water used - potable, softened, high-purity, or boiler water - affects a humidification system's performance, vapor quality, and efficiency. Know the differences in order to choose the best solution for a specific application's needs.
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Fog Humidification: Fact And Retrofits (December 2000)

Ensuring adequate humidity is seen increasingly as another way to maintain worker productivity. The author examines one type of humidification system, how it should be engineered for optimum efficiency, and some of the challenges involved with incorporating it into an existing hvac system.
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