Building Automation

Robotic storage facility protects exotic collectibles with wireless sensors

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When your primary worker is a 70-ton robot, you try your best to stay out of its way. Such is the case at RoboVault, an ultra-modern, high-tech storage facil-ity in
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IAQ: Florida's Teachable Moment

By Ernie MacFerran
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An engineer with the 9th-largest school district in the United States writes about the IAQ testing and final report that his district commissioned. From offices to classrooms to cafeterias and restrooms, the monitoring was extensive. Read the results and some author comments about acceptable IAQ in schools, the possibility of overdoing fresh air, and the associated costs.
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Fan, BAS spread a warm feeling to start Alaska schooldays

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A 12-ft diameter low-speed fan provides destratification to cut the morning temperature recovery for this elementary school down to 15 to 20 min.Designing a landmark school in the unforgiving Alaskan
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Welcome to Boston!

By Peter Fairbanks
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Smaller in size but big on style and service, this Boston hotel looked to compete with bigger brands by cutting costs behind the scenes. A chiller overhaul led the list of improvements, which included lighting and controls retrofits, and allowing rooms to recirculate air when unoccupied.
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Building Automation: Divisions Of Labor

By Paul Ehrlich, P.E. and Ira Goldschmidt P.E.
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Can specifications lead the advancement of systems integration?
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Building Automation: Set It And Forget It?

By Paul Ehrlich, P.E. and Ira Goldschmidt P.E.
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With so many potential circumstances requiring attention, the chance of that scenario is, “Forget it.”
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Better Off Without Us

By Ron Caffrey
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It’s time to admit that on the road to better BAS operations, the biggest obstacle is the people.
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Service agreement tames urban wildlife parks

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The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) of New York manages the world’s largest system of urban wildlife parks, including its flagship location and headquarters, the Bronx Zoo, as well as the
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Best Bets On The Floor

By Compiled By ES' Staff
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When you stroll the AHR Expo floor this year, don’t leave things to chance. Nobody likes homework, but a little advance scouting out products of interest can save precious time in Las Vegas. We’ll wager something useful will catch your eye in our annual “show article.”
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Building Automation: Making Commercial Controls Work

By Paul Ehrlich, P.E. and Ira Goldschmidt P.E.
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Adequate fee and selective focus can help you walk the time/effort line.
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