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Third-Party Peer Review

It’s not a job for everyone, but follow these steps and you’re on your way to success.
June 1, 2014
Third-party peer review can be a profitable business if done correctly both technically and professionally.
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Boilers Outside The Box

O&M and upgrade tactics can make a real difference for those who decide to focus on improvements short of purchasing a new unit.
June 1, 2014
When I was young, I used to love watching magicians and was amazed how they would pull something out of what appeared to be an empty hat.
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Dehumidification Challenges: A View From The High Dive

An onslaught of natatorium retrofits are coming, as a large wave of dehumidifiers reaches the end of its collective lifecycle.
June 1, 2014
The newly refurbished Kanata Leisure & Fitness Centre Wave Pool (KLFCWP) in Kanata, Ontario, gives HVAC engineers and contractors an unprecedented look into the challenges they’ll face in future natatorium retrofits.
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Commissioning

Designer Copy/Paste

Don’t let this all too common practice create confusing specifications.
June 1, 2014
In December 2013, this Commissioning column addressed the challenges posed by controls contractors who “cut and paste” the design engineer’s sequences of operation into the controls submittal.
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Building Automation

Data Analytics

Buildings offer a multitude of valuable information, but it’s no good if you can’t find it.
June 1, 2014
Buildings contain a treasure trove of data. Information is available from a broad variety of systems from HVAC and electrical to utility usage.
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Chill Out: A Mechanical Study And Chiller Upgrades Revive School Infrastructure

Heating and cooling upgrades for a preparatory boarding school nestled among the trees in Pottstown, PA, wove together the best of 1950s innovation with today’s energy standards
May 1, 2014
The Hill School, referred to as Hill, was founded in 1851 as The Family Boarding School for Boys and Young Men.
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Shopping In Utah's Great (Semi-) Out-doors

In-slab radiant heating and cooling, cooling towers, and a serious array of pumps and tubing create just the right retail environment in this 20-acre downtown complex.
May 1, 2014
There’s a new and shimmering upscale tourism and retail destination in the heart of Salt Lake City that has won the attention of city planners worldwide.
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Commissioning

Just Because You Can, Doesn’t Mean You Should

Complex HVAC systems only stand a chance when endusers have the interest and ability for a long-term commitment.
May 1, 2014
HVAC systems can do amazing things these days — things that were unthinkable even 20 years ago.
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BUILDING AUTOMATION

Spring Tune-Up For Your BAS?

Chances are good your control system is not working to its potential. Here are some ways to fix that.
May 1, 2014
Each month in this column, we talk about the benefits of control systems and BAS.
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HRVs and ERVs For Classroom Ventilation Applications

Recovering sensible or total heat, wheels or cubes, optional add-ons like fans and filters and assorted sensors ... it takes some homework to specify the right energy-saving recovery ventilator for your school application.
May 1, 2014
It doesn’t get much more sensitive in HVAC design than designing ventilation systems for the schools that our youth occupy during their learning years.
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Check out highlights from projects featured in our magazine this year!
3/25/14 2:00 pm EST

Improving Cooling and PUE in Existing Data Centers

On-Demand This webinar will provide cost-effective practical tips and feasible retrofit solutions that can be implemented in operational data centers to address some cooling issues and improve energy efficiency.

Engineered Systems Magazine

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Check out the July 2014 issue of Engineered Systems, with features on chiller retrofits in health care facilities, building automation, and much more!

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