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Tomorrow's Environment: Do You Have a Corporate Sustainability Plan

Like the emergence of Quality Control, it’s better business to get out ahead of this wave.
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Commissioning: Missing Operations & Maintenance Participation

Results will underwhelm without O&M on board.
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Building Automation: Set It And Forget It?

With so many potential circumstances requiring attention, the chance of that scenario is, “Forget it.”
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Tomorrow's Environment: My Next Great Adventure

In strategic business planning, the focus is on profit driven by technical proficiency and adaptability.
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Boiler Safety On The Front Burner

Between the limits of enforcement and the potential sources of trouble, there’s a lot of room for something to go wrong with a boiler system. Consider the options for regular inspections, testing, and training to steer your facility clear of extra costs, outages, or much worse.
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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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Tomorrow's Environment Podcast

This series from longtime columnist and chronic forward-thinker Howard McKew covers a lot of ground -- from retrocommissioning to systems training, on toward checklists for drawings and tips for meeting minutes. Click HERE to be taken to the podcast page!

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