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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.
By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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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.
By Paul Ehrlich, P.E.
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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

By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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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

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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!
By Robert Beverly
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That’s right, we’ve got an app for that.
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COMMISSIONING

Beware Of Single-Mode Balancing Reports

System success depends on a well-rounded TAB procedure.
By Rebecca Thatcher Ellis, P.E.
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Proper air and water balancing is critical to HVAC system performance.
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BACK 2 BASICS

Building Program To Basis Of Design For A New K-Middle School Building Project

By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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At some point in time, most school building committees are given the responsibility to establish building programs to expand their city or town school systems by adding new school buildings
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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.
By Rebecca Thatcher Ellis, P.E.
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HVAC systems can do amazing things these days — things that were unthinkable even 20 years ago.
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EDITOR’S NOTE

Big-Picture BAS For Critical Facilities

Not that all facilities aren’t special in their own ways, but … well, you know.
By Robert Beverly
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Right here at the top, I want to tell you that this issue is sporting one of the better collections of columns that I can recall in ES
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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.
By Paul Ehrlich, P.E.
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Each month in this column, we talk about the benefits of control systems and BAS.
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