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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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When Does Efficiency Not Save Energy?

By Andrew Rudin
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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

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

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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

By Rebecca Thatcher Ellis, P.E.
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Balancing O&M input with designers’ work can be delicate but worthwhile.
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Building Automation: Alarms Lead To Reactive Operations

By Paul Ehrlich, P.E. and Ira Goldschmidt P.E.
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What might the crystal ball say about fault detection diagnostics?
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Geothermal Success In The Midwest

By Kevin Pope P.E. and Dave Thiel P.E., LEED
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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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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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Warming Up To Snowmelt Technology

By Kolyn Marshall
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From sidewalks to hospital entrances and helipads, these systems are becoming a more common part of a project’s mechanical infrastructure. Examine differences between ASHRAE’s old and updated classifications, then review design considerations such as heat of evaporation, heat loss to the atmosphere, and back and edge losses. Tubing, spacing strategies, and controls round out the primer.
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Clark-Reliance Corp. - Is Your Power Boiler Operating Safely?

By Jim Kolbus
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Safety education and precautions can prevent a major accident or something as simple (and avoidable) as a bad burn during a repair.
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