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Current Affairs: Ratings And Reality (September 1999)

There really is no such thing as a dumb question.
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Against The Odds, College Finds Route To Energy Upgrade

Minnesota's stately Gustavus Adolphus College wanted to monitor its own steam and electricity usage, but a single electricity meter on campus, not to mention a natural disaster, made that an
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Florida Schools Give Retrofits An 'A+' As Growth Looms

A cogeneration system and new central chilled water loop are already paying off for the University of Florida. Now, a 34-building performance contract retrofit should save another $4 million annually.These
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'Chiller Dialysis' Helps Hospital Out Of A Jam

"Increased energy use" is not a popular phrase with people responsible for large comfort cooling chillers. "Down time" is even further down on the list. Unfortunately, recent research suggests that
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Efficiency Is Gaining Steam At Duquesne

Pittsburgh's Duquesne University installed chillers on the sloped floor of a space previously used as a parking deck.Duquesne University in Pittsburgh features one of the most comfortable urban campuses in
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Commissioning: Getting It Right: Commissioning and Preventive Maintenance (September 1999)

Can commissioning help develop a PM plan? Well, since you asked...
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Building Automation: Virtual Grooming (November 2000)

The care and feeding of your virtual image is mandatory -- it and your "real" identity will become one.
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Not-So-Candid Camera (October 1999)

It is a challenge creating quality steam using existing boiler efficiencies. Capturing actual boiler operations illustrates the effects of steam quality (vs. boiler efficiency) during different boiler and steam system demands.
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Where Comfort Is Stressed (October 1999)

Here's a nice switch. When it came time to improve this family-owned inn, the owners made sure that design requirements drove cost, not vice versa.
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Sun Sets Its Sights On New Headquarters

Neither mud nor a cramped schedule prevented Phase 1 of the new Sun Microsystems (Broomfield, CO) campus renovation from coming in with built-in savings and time to spare.As Sun Microsystems
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