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Checklists & Pre-Show Planning

Use the Expo’s free sessions to enlighten (and pace) yourself in January.
Almost every month, something worthwhile comes in right as I’m writing this page.
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Critical Facilities, Chicago-Style

But first, a tough contest for this month’s cover.
Gotta tell you, I’m not sure we’ve ever had three closer competitors for cover story status.
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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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Goin' Mobile: The ES App And Critical Facilities

The ES app awaits your device!
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.
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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Big-Picture BAS For Critical Facilities

Not that all facilities aren’t special in their own ways, but … well, you know.
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.
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.
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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