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Better Off Without Us

It’s time to admit that on the road to better BAS operations, the biggest obstacle is the people.
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Behind The Change In ASHRAE/ASHE Standard 170

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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Hotel checks into tankless for hot water with room to spare

A custom made vent system eliminated the need for 17 separate vents required by the gas-fired, tankless water heaters at this Alabama hotel.Saving space is invariably one of the prime
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Service agreement tames urban wildlife parks

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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When Does Efficiency Not Save Energy?

Well, a whole lot of the time, according to the author. Consider his interesting perspective on the effort we pour into increasing efficiency in buildings and what it gets us in the end with regard to consumption. Also, can you guess the one sector that has actually managed to reduce usage? Find out and read some theories why.
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Tommorrow's Environment: The Hospital Acquired Infection Foundation

We all need to do better in this design/build/O&M business.
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Refrigeration Update

The phaseout of ozone-depleting refrigerants marches on. Take a look at what is and isn’t allowed, and when.
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Commissioning: Facilities Staff Design Involvement

Balancing O&M input with designers’ work can be delicate but worthwhile.
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Building Automation: Alarms Lead To Reactive Operations

What might the crystal ball say about fault detection diagnostics?
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Geothermal Success In The Midwest

For a nonprofit located on the shores of Lake Michigan and an adolescent treatment center in Minnesota, geothermal heat pump systems have been an upfront investment that pays off in terms of maintenance, ROI, and effectiveness within an integrated sustainable design.
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