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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.
By Robert Beverly
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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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Goin' Mobile: The ES App And Critical Facilities

The ES app awaits your device!
By Robert Beverly
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That’s right, we’ve got an app for that.
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Bust Or Boom

HVAC is making news from Texas to China, either for not working or for working overtime.
By Robert Beverly
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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.
By Robert Beverly
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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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Big-Picture BAS For Critical Facilities

Not that all facilities aren’t special in their own ways, but … well, you know.
By Robert Beverly
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Right here at the top, I want to tell you that this issue is sporting one of the better collections of columns that I can recall in ES
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Novelty No More?

Signs hint at gradual steps toward a more sensible presence for women in engineering.
By Robert Beverly
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It’s been 15 years since I went to my first AHR Expo, walked around, and said to myself, “Wow, this crowd is pretty much all dudes.”
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The Good, The Bad & The Frozen

Emerson takes the gold, CABA gives away the info, and ES goes live in NYC.
By Robert Beverly
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If you didn’t get to the Expo or winter ASHRAE meeting in New York this year (and if, ahem, you don’t check the daily news on our website), you might be wondering, “Who won the 2014 AHR Expo Product Of The Year?”
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Sensors & Suspicions

A couple of residential-oriented events give us pause for thought in the nonresidential sectors.
By Robert Beverly
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Jeff Seewald touched on the progress of home thermostats — and in particular, the Nest products that have done so well the last couple of years — when he sent me his latest installment on using tablets and new tech in engineering (look for it in March).
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New Year, New Media, New York

We’re bringing a new multi-collaborator blog online and bringing a live event to AHR.
By Robert Beverly
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Some news items don’t fit cleanly on a page, and others stray just far enough off the beaten path to be enlightening (or just plain entertaining).
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Can’t-Fail Facilities

From microsite to going live on-site at AHR, we’re putting the spotlight on critical environments.
By Robert Beverly
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Critical facilities … it’s not just about data centers, much like this magazine has evolved to be much more than our traditional dead-tree issue.
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