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Hotel checks into tankless for hot water with room to spare

January 1, 2011
A custom made vent system eliminated the need for 17 separate vents required by the gas-fired, tankless water heaters at this Alabama hotel.Saving space is invariably one of the prime
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Service agreement tames urban wildlife parks

January 1, 2011
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) of New York manages the world’s largest system of urban wildlife parks, including its flagship location and headquarters, the Bronx Zoo, as well as the
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When Does Efficiency Not Save Energy?

January 1, 2011
Well, a whole lot of the time, according to the author. Consider his interesting perspective on the effort we pour into increasing efficiency in buildings and what it gets us in the end with regard to consumption. Also, can you guess the one sector that has actually managed to reduce usage? Find out and read some theories why.
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Tommorrow's Environment: The Hospital Acquired Infection Foundation

January 1, 2011
We all need to do better in this design/build/O&M business.
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Best Bets On The Floor

January 1, 2011
When you stroll the AHR Expo floor this year, don’t leave things to chance. Nobody likes homework, but a little advance scouting out products of interest can save precious time in Las Vegas. We’ll wager something useful will catch your eye in our annual “show article.”
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Refrigeration Update

January 1, 2011
The phaseout of ozone-depleting refrigerants marches on. Take a look at what is and isn’t allowed, and when.
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Editor's Note: One Cool Pitch

January 1, 2011
Qatar wins World Cup host status, in part by promising to keep outdoor field and crowd temps on the less than stifling side.
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Commissioning: Facilities Staff Design Involvement

January 1, 2011
Balancing O&M input with designers’ work can be delicate but worthwhile.
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Building Automation: Alarms Lead To Reactive Operations

January 1, 2011
What might the crystal ball say about fault detection diagnostics?
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Tomorrow's Environment: Your Avant-Garde Strategy

December 1, 2010
What is your business plan and professional development plan for 2011?
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