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Tomorrow's Environment: Positive Attitude + Creativity + High Energy = Leader

By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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In recent “Tomorrow’s Environment” columns, I’ve talked about the need for engineers to change from being a commodity and a follower to recommitting their technical skills to engineer-driven consulting services. I touched on some of the engineering initiatives that are ideally suited for engineer-led teams. The heart of being a leader of projects begins with three essential attributes: Positive attitude, creativity, and a high energy level, followed by a need to lead.
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University enjoys the fruits of system integration in former tomato field

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Ave Maria University, located in southwest Florida, opened its doors to students on August 27, 2007. As the first new Catholic university built in the United States in more than
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Robotic storage facility protects exotic collectibles with wireless sensors

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When your primary worker is a 70-ton robot, you try your best to stay out of its way. Such is the case at RoboVault, an ultra-modern, high-tech storage facil-ity in
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IAQ: Florida's Teachable Moment

By Ernie MacFerran
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An engineer with the 9th-largest school district in the United States writes about the IAQ testing and final report that his district commissioned. From offices to classrooms to cafeterias and restrooms, the monitoring was extensive. Read the results and some author comments about acceptable IAQ in schools, the possibility of overdoing fresh air, and the associated costs.
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Avoid Hydronics Headaches

By NEEA's BetterBricks Initiative
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From checking out valve chatter to maintaining optimal condenser water flow, consider a few quick reminders from the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance for a proactive, preventive O&M strategy to keep your water distribution system quiet and efficient.
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Temporary HVAC: Homework Pays Off

By Mike Conklin
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School districts have known for quite some time that temporary equipment can assist in passing the tests of renovations or the pop quizzes of unexpected equipment failure. The lesser-known lesson is that having the plan in place can save significant time and money on top of the equipment’s basic benefits.
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Fan, BAS spread a warm feeling to start Alaska schooldays

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A 12-ft diameter low-speed fan provides destratification to cut the morning temperature recovery for this elementary school down to 15 to 20 min.Designing a landmark school in the unforgiving Alaskan
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Welcome to Boston!

By Peter Fairbanks
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Smaller in size but big on style and service, this Boston hotel looked to compete with bigger brands by cutting costs behind the scenes. A chiller overhaul led the list of improvements, which included lighting and controls retrofits, and allowing rooms to recirculate air when unoccupied.
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Tomorrow's Environment: Do You Have a Corporate Sustainability Plan

By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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Like the emergence of Quality Control, it’s better business to get out ahead of this wave.
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