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Expectation vs. Reality (December 1999)

Media hype and aggressively competitive energy suppliers can raise unrealistic savings expectations among electricity users. This brief look at the facts about deregulation is a “reality check” for buyers in the emerging energy market.
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Merger Mania (December 1999)

Telephone companies, grocery stores, and even funeral homes have been gobbling each other up in recent years, so it seems only natural that the hvacr industry would follow suit. These mega-hvac companies are still evolving, but when the dust settles, we’re going to see a very different industry.
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The Magnificent Seven (December 1999)

If the benefits of commissioning sometimes seem abstract, review this “punchlist” of problems only commissioning could catch early.
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The Future of Design-Build (December 1999)

At the end of the century, this turnkey approach has been gaining momentum. Here’s a survey of its role, current and potential, as the industry moves forward.
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Current Affairs: Motor Starter Basics — Part 3 (December 1999)

To avoid blame later, work to avoid faults now.
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D-B, Dehumidification Make Watching Paint Dry Profitable for Plant

Purchasers of the new Mercedes M-Class SUV (sport utility vehicle) will love the trendy, soft-touch paint on the instrument panels and consoles, but they’ll have no idea of the amount
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Energy Planning Network: Deregulation And You (December 1999)

The beauty of deregulation: Is it only skin deep?
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Single-Source Solutions: Project Scheduling (December 1999)

Find the time for a thorough project schedule.
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Commissioning: Getting it Right: Quality Control (December 1999)

Quality control and commissioning: can you tell them apart?
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OPO: One Person’s Opinion: Managing In The 21st Century (December 1999)

Facility engineers can expect a new title and, in many ways, a new job.

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