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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.
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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My Name Is URL

Shortcuts, boilers, and an MLK Day delay …
Were you ever a little slow putting two and two together? Or maybe chocolate and peanut butter is a better comparison. Peanut butter? Good. Chocolate? Good.
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Mission: It’s Possible

Biowalls, nanolubricants, and tablet tech await.
The day (or the thing that needs fixing, or the deadline, or the design) right in front of us is often more than sufficient for taking all our attention.
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A Plan And A Plant

A philosophy plus the usual opportunities made for real savings. What about where you work?
Since energy efficiency is a big part of what this industry pursues on behalf of society at large, I always like to see examples of what companies and firms are doing internally to conserve resources. This month, A.O. Smith celebrated progress on that front at its plant in McBee, SC.
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Engineer Salaries: Good News, So-So News

Even among engineering subcategories, compensation for new graduates is a matter of degrees.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has released its latest report on college graduates and the correlation between their chosen majors and their start-ing salaries (and unemployment rates)
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Summer Changes

A new look, plus news worth looking up. Oh, and a lung in a box.
Does this layout make our butt look fat? Notice a little something different about us last month? We had too many items on the plate to mention it at the time, but June marked the debut of our new redesign.
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Reader Challenge: UFAD Followup

Plus, an Arkansas school sorts out its setpoints.
We’ve got something cool that is a little out of the ordinary this month, so I’m going to hand over the bulk of the page to ES authors Robert Bolin, P.E., HBDP, LEED Fellow; and Andrew Reilman, P.E., HBDP, LEED AP BD+C. Bolin is a Senior Vice President and National Director of High Performance Solutions for Syska Hennessy Group, based in their Chicago office.
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A New Arrival & Noteworthy News

Bowling Green continues its ES staff streak.
What was going on the last time we had a new member join our editorial and art team here at Engineered Systems? Well, everyone was relieved the Millennium Bug hadn’t shut down the world as we know it, the Rams won the Super Bowl when Titans WR Kevin Dyson got tackled one yard short of victory on the game’s final play, and AOL announced it was buying Time-Warner.
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Modern Building or HVAC Museum

How much history is in your O&M routine?
Each issue of ES sports a theme, but occasionally a theme beneath a theme evolves from the separate articles and columns. I like when that happens.
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One For The Winners

Let’s take a moment to recognize a new crop and an outgoing MVP.
A new twist to Expo week in Dallas last January was the first ControlTrends Awards (CTA).
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