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Editor's Note

EDITOR'S NOTE

Two Trends

The United States’ largest energy consumer weighs in, and Canadian higher ed works on the engineering gender gap.
Commercial buildings receive the bulk of attention in this issue, but I saw an interesting headline the other day (Energy Consumption by U.S. government at lowest level since at least 1975) and thought it was worth exploring a little more.
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Out & About

What design or facility ideas and trends are being built beyond your building? And which conference will help you justify your trip?
We can all get set in our “narrow-minded” ways professionally.
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HVAC In Any Language

From China to your old boiler room, people are stepping up to write for better results.
As our colleague Judy Wang pointed out recently, the building automation market in Asia is expected to reach $1 billion by 2015.
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Germ Warfare: Impatient For Progress

When it comes to hospital-acquired infections, the old saying applies to HVAC. If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem.
Hospital infections and the toll they can take have been on our radar for a while now, thanks largely to Howie McKew championing the issue.
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Bust Or Boom

HVAC is making news from Texas to China, either for not working or for working overtime.
The late Red Auerbach of the classic Boston Celtics teams earned a reputation for giving visiting teams less than a gracious welcome upon reaching the Garden for a game.
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From Awards To Pink Slips

Some late notes of interest from the inbox run the gamut of outcomes.
As we were putting this issue together, I got a follow-up email from Joseph Dussault, who co-wrote the feature about the big ventilation/ductwork retrofit at Yawkey Boston Medical Center.
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