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VRF points to improved comfort, LEED® standard at NC college

A VRF system installed in Guilford College’s Archdale Hall not only met architectural challenges but also provided high A/C performance.Established by the Quakers in 1837, Guilford College is the
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Tomorrow's Environment: Project Management Training

Guiding a group effort isn’t effortless, but a few good habits will set the tone for success.
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Editor's Note: Rip Out This Page

(And send it to your marketing director.)
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Commissioning: WHAT IS Accessible?

As noted in last month’s column, accessibility to mechanical, electrical, and control system components is critical for sustainable systems operation. However, the design and construction industry is sorely lacking when it comes to agreeing on what appropriate accessibility means. In order to make a meaningful difference in how systems are delivered to owners/operators, it is critical to define measurable accessibility acceptance criteria early in the design phase and allow the commissioning professional to shepherd that criteria through the design, construction, and acceptance phases.
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Building Automation: How Far WE'VE COME

We can only afford our present complaints thanks to our previous achievements.
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Seismic & Wind Concerns

Earthquakes and strong gusts are threats in the physical world that creep into the HVAC design world of isolators, supports, and special louver considerations. Furthermore, a new legal world in terms of codes, insurance, and liability can leave inattentive engineers, owners, and manufacturers quaking in their boots. Read on to stay safe in more ways than one.
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Editor's Note: Facebook Follow-Up

Increasing energy awareness as it relates to the server farm can be a hard row to hoe.
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Air Force hangars in Alaska salute new heating system's tempering effect

A heating system evened out the temperature and improved working conditions at this Alaska Air Force hangar.Extreme sub-arctic temperatures at Eielson Air Force Base near Fairbanks, AK, where winter temperatures
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Energy savings give bank a higher rate of return

An energy analysis paid for itself at this Illinois bank by identifying energy savings opportunities. When Jason Vogelbaugh, director of Energy Solutions at Alpha Controls & Services, (Schneider Electric’s Rockford,
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Commissioning: ALL-Access Pass

If you can’t get to it, you can’t commission it.
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