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USGBC lists states with most LEED®-certified projects per capita

February 2, 2012
The USGBC has released its 2011 list of top 10 states for LEED®-certified commercial and institutional green buildings per capita, based on the U.S. 2010 Census information. The District of Columbia leads the nation, with more than 31 sq ft of LEED-certified space per person in 2011, with Colorado being the leading state, with 2.74 sq ft per person in 2011.
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Archives stay cool with wireless environmental monitoring

December 5, 2011
Protecting historical data is critical for giving an accurate view into the past and providing insights into our present. Now organizations such as the Washington State Archives are taking advantage of wireless environmental monitoring to ensure optimal storage conditions for both their paper records and digital archives.
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Art StorageVault AHU Trend Analysis

December 2, 2011
What secret is this dark vault hiding?
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The Importance Of Doing BAS Right

December 2, 2011
In the big picture, good enough isn’t good enough.
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Educating by Example

October 31, 2011
Through a flexible design incorporating radiant heating and cooling, demand ventilation, energy recovery, and VAV, Manhattan’s Cooper Union leads its class in sustainable performance in classrooms, labs, and beyond.
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EVERYTHING GETS OLD: Dealing With Obsolescence

Updated or outmoded? It’s easy to slip from one to the other.
October 12, 2011
Many of the systems that go into a commercial building are anticipated to have a long lifetime. We expect building materials such as structural steel or concrete to last for the life of the building.
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New CEO for EnOcean

The wireless company taps Laurent Giai-Miniet for the top slot.
October 10, 2011
The wireless module company appoints Laurent Giai-Miniet to the top spot.
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LonMark accepting nominations for Best Of The Year awards

The awards recognize projects, devices, visionary thinking, and more.
October 5, 2011
LonMark® International is now accepting nominations for the "Best of Year" awards program. LonMark International Awards recognize projects, products, individuals, and programs that are leading the industry in innovation and accomplishment.
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Commissioning: TREND Logs- Worth the effort?

September 6, 2011
Using data trend logs to supplement in-field functional performance testing (FPT) has always been an option in the commissioning process, particularly for HVAC systems controlled by DDC systems. As DDC system trending capabilities and computer hardware storage capacities have improved substantially over the past few years, I propose that trend logs be given a more prominent place in the commissioning toolbox.
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