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Reconfiguration Does Justice To Courthouse IAQ

People in the Paulding County Courthouse (Dallas, GA) were feeling like prisoners of IAQ assault and battery, thanks to extremely poorly positioned air intakes. A series of design and equipment
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One Person's Opinion: The Case For Tchebycheff (November 1999)

Almost everyone measures airflow the same way, but has the most accurate method gone virtually unnoticed for over 20 years?
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Tomorrow's Engineer: Where Are All The Smart Buildings? (November 1999)

What ever happened to smart buildings? Are dollar-driven ones even smarter?
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Commissioning: Getting It Right: Surviving Commitment Jitters (November 1999)

So, you've committed to commissioning. Now what?
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When Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (November 1999)

An atrium presents special ventilation concerns. When it comes to getting professional feedback, consider not only whom to ask, but how you phrase the question. In at least one case, this process led to a finished design going up in smoke.
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Recovering Energy, Discovering Savings (November 1999)

Energy recovery ventilators taught Houston's Alexander Elementary a lesson about ventilation, humidity control, and cost issues. Here's a primer on the ERV school of thought.
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An Appetite For Detail (November 1999)

A good kitchen ventilation system includes a variety of design ingredients. Select your hoods, ducts, and fire protection carefully, blend them with local codes, and you can avoid a half-baked design.
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Give Your Mechanical System A Physical (November 1999)

Your company has a health plan. Does your facility's equipment? Setting maintenance priorities, embracing current technology, and keeping an eye on the pipes can maintain physical (and fiscal) health.
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Up On The Roof (November 1999)

Part-load control strategies can optimize packaged rooftop unit performance. To plan for an energy-efficient view, keep one eye on the weather, and another on your system flexibility options.
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Meter, Meter On The Wall (Help Me Get The Best Rates Of All) (November 1999)

The advent of deregulation and the ever-decreasing cost of information technologies is making that meter on the side of the building a hot property. Manufacturers, utilities, and energy services providers are lined up at the door, wanting to offer metering services to companies big and small.
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