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Building Program To Basis Of Design For An Office Space Tenant Retrofit Building Project

The majority of, if not all, office buildings will go through a series of office space retrofits over the course of time
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EDITOR'S NOTE

HVAC In Any Language

From China to your old boiler room, people are stepping up to write for better results.
As our colleague Judy Wang pointed out recently, the building automation market in Asia is expected to reach $1 billion by 2015.
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COMMISSIONING

Commissioning Action Lists: Keeping Them Under Control, Part 1

Schedules can get out of control for several reasons. What’s to be done to prevent or minimize the fallout?
Last month, this column introduced the concept of an “excessively long” commissioning action list (CAL).
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TOMORROW’S ENVIRONMENT

Dress For Success

What you wear says a lot about who you are.
Back in 1975, John T. Molloy wrote a book titled Dress for Success.
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BUILDING AUTOMATION

Upgrading VAV Boxes

DDC benefits are beyond question, although “repair vs. replace” is a judgment call.
VAV terminal units have been widely used for space comfort conditioning over the last 30 plus years.
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Tomorrow’s Environment

Third-Party Troubleshooting Review - Part 2

Mapping out the system and walking to conclusions will go a long way in solving mechanical errors.
Continuing on with Part 2 of the discussion on troubleshooting problematic HVAC systems and buildings, I want to get a little more detailed with how to grasp the big picture when starting out with problem solving an installation.
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BUILDING AUTOMATION

Impact Of ASHRAE 90.1 On Controls And BAS Design

As states adopt more stringent energy codes, here is what you need to know.
In an effort to improve energy efficiency for commercial buildings, ASHRAE, IES, ANSI, and the DOE have been working diligently to increase the stringency of state energy codes.
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BACK TO BASICS

Building Program To Basis Of Design For A Pharmaceutical Building Warehouse Addition Project

At some point in time, most pharmaceutical firms are committed to growth and make the business decision to build, renovate, or expand their facility.
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Letters to the Editor

I was reading your article about the potential disconnect between system complexity and the resources/capabilities of the owner’s O&M organization (“Just Because You Can Doesn’t Mean You Should,” May 2014).
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EDITOR'S NOTE

Goin' Mobile: The ES App And Critical Facilities

The ES app awaits your device!
That’s right, we’ve got an app for that.
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