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Editor's Note: Rip Out This Page

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

By Rebecca Thatcher Ellis, P.E.
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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

By Paul Ehrlich, P.E. and Ira Goldschmidt P.E.
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We can only afford our present complaints thanks to our previous achievements.
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Editor's Note: Facebook Follow-Up

By Robert Beverly
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Increasing energy awareness as it relates to the server farm can be a hard row to hoe.
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Commissioning: ALL-Access Pass

By Rebecca Thatcher Ellis, P.E.
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If you can’t get to it, you can’t commission it.
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Building Automation: Integration: Myths, Lies, and Misconception

By Paul Ehrlich, P.E. and Ira Goldschmidt P.E.
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From design to setup to reporting, bad habits and bad thinking may loom at every turn.
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Building Automation: BAS Usability

By Paul Ehrlich, P.E. and Ira Goldschmidt P.E.
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Putting some thought into a graphic strategy can keep your interface from getting ugly.
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Commissioning: Commissioning And Baseball

By guest author Schlueter LEED® AP
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Chalking up a win in either endeavor involves some uniform habits.
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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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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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