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Prognosis for chiller strategy: no hotspots, two-year payback

April 1, 2011
VFDs and a new chiller reduced this Texas hospital’s carbon footprint. With large central utility plants, over-taxed HVAC systems, and ever-increasing utility costs, many hospitals face the dual problems of
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Tomorrow's Environment: Positive Attitude + Creativity + High Energy = Leader

March 30, 2011
In recent “Tomorrow’s Environment” columns, I’ve talked about the need for engineers to change from being a commodity and a follower to recommitting their technical skills to engineer-driven consulting services. I touched on some of the engineering initiatives that are ideally suited for engineer-led teams. The heart of being a leader of projects begins with three essential attributes: Positive attitude, creativity, and a high energy level, followed by a need to lead.
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University enjoys the fruits of system integration in former tomato field

March 3, 2011
Ave Maria University, located in southwest Florida, opened its doors to students on August 27, 2007. As the first new Catholic university built in the United States in more than
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Temporary HVAC: Homework Pays Off

March 3, 2011
School districts have known for quite some time that temporary equipment can assist in passing the tests of renovations or the pop quizzes of unexpected equipment failure. The lesser-known lesson is that having the plan in place can save significant time and money on top of the equipment’s basic benefits.
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Editor's Note: Aftershocks: Don't Be Swayed

March 1, 2011
How to turn disaster into awareness into a difference the next time?
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Building Automation: Divisions Of Labor

March 1, 2011
Can specifications lead the advancement of systems integration?
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Tomorrow's Environment: My Next Great Adventure

February 1, 2011
In strategic business planning, the focus is on profit driven by technical proficiency and adaptability.
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Behind The Change In ASHRAE/ASHE Standard 170

February 1, 2011
Review the work that engineers and clinicians put into creating an amendment to the standard for relative humidity in the operating room and other spaces. The goal was to see whether it was possible to adjust rh thresholds without affecting patient health, but the associated potential equipment savings may make facility budget directors feel the best of all.
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Hospital heeds second opinion on boilers for central energy plant

January 1, 2011
New dual-fuel boilers help save this Alabama hospital 35% to 50% in fuel costs annually.The recently completed Shelby Baptist Medical Center (SBMC) $94 million South Tower Project in Alabaster, AL,
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