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Controls Specification Development

The right amount of detail is a moving target.
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Sustainable Combined On-Site Trigeneration And TES Systems

The author's firm recently explored three options for use in buildings that are “user-friendly” when dealing with the highly variable load demands of multi-tenant occupancies, often requiring simultaneous space heating and cooling requirements. Read on to see what they found out about performance and life-cycle cost for their client.
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Designing the Learning Space of the Future: An Engineer’s Perspective

The students have changed, and the way spaces get used is changing as well. How do we need think about educational environments to foster better thinking inside them?
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Standard 189.1 deemed compliance option for IGCC; ICC announces new green code

The building industry now has greater flexibility in the design of high-performance buildings through a change impacting application of the green building standard from ASHRAE, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) included in the International Green Construction Code (IgCC).


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ASHRAE funds 22 undergraduate projects, announces HVAC “shack”

Design and construction of a “shack” to demonstrate renewable and HVAC technologies, including solar thermal heating, photovoltaic power generation, high efficiency and green insulation options and wood pellet stoves, is being developed by undergraduate students in an ASHRAE Undergraduate Senior Project Grant.


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Baltimore Aircoil participates in earthquake testing

On April 17, 2012, a team of researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) performed a shake table test on a full-size building with a Baltimore Aircoil Company (BAC) PT2 Cooling Tower.


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Let's Get Rid Of The One-Year Warranty Phase

Four building pros weigh in on the concept.
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The Benchmarketing Boom

Monitoring and transparency — and by extension, competition — are taking off.
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Better connected: ASHRAE 189.1 update improves ties to key standards

Changes to help make buildings and systems more sustainable are part of the newly published version of the high-performance green building standard from ASHRAE, the USGBC, and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES).


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Commitment Is A Lifetime Journey

Cracking the 80% barrier often means beating these four excuses.
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