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Tomorrow's Environment

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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Data overload

I just read Rebecca Ellis’ “Commissioning” column titled, “Equipment Data Overload” in ES magazine (July 2012, page 18).  


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Security concerns

This letter refers to the article titled, “HVAC Security Emergencies: No Terrorist Required,” by Howard McKew, Gregory Dobbs, and Kevin M. Cogley, which appeared in the July 2012 issue of Engineered Systems (page 26).


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Editor’s Note

Net-Zero News From The Windy City

Chicago takes the year off from AHR but is staying busy with unusual projects.


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Why Are Owners Taking This?

There are some good explanations for a bad trend.


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How Home Automation May Transform Building Automation

Will a design cousin of the iPod take flight?


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