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Why owners are so accepting

The following letters is in response to Rebecca Ellis’ December 2012 “Commissioning” column titled, “When Substantial Com-pletion Is Unsubstantial,” page 19.
I would not recommend changing your position of commissioning as a prerequisite for substantial completion.
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Editor's Note

One For The Winners

Let’s take a moment to recognize a new crop and an outgoing MVP.
A new twist to Expo week in Dallas last January was the first ControlTrends Awards (CTA).
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Commissioning

What Is Substantial Completion?

Sort it out before you’re told that you’re there.
This month I will continue addressing what can be done to reverse the trend of building owners prematurely accepting projects as substantially complete.
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Building Automation

The Importance Of Measurement And Feedback

We won’t open greater system potential until the feedback loop is closed.
Bill Gates, the founder and former CEO of Microsoft, has dedicated his time and efforts toward running the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
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Tomorrow's Environment

Solar Heat & Electricity: What's The Problem?

In some settings, the old excuses don’t hold water anymore.


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Tall Buildings & Thermal Storage

ASHRAE takes a look up at the former while the latter is looking up … maybe.


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Commissioning

Substantial Completion & Knowledgeable Owners

The readers weigh in. In my December 2012 column, I solicited reader feedback regarding substantial completion and the trend of owners accepting buildings as substantially complete when the mechanical and electrical systems are not complete, fully integrated, and functioning properly. 


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Building Automation

Energy Efficiency Challenges

Sooner or later, the low-hanging fruit is picked. Then what?


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The Power Of Positive Thinking

Its payoff can extend to your revenue, too.


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Pharmaceutical projects

I am writing this email in response to Howard McKew’s “Tomorrow’s Environment” column titled, "Pharmaceutical Projects Are Different?" in the October issue of Engineered Systems (page76). 


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