High-Performance Buildings

National Institute of Building Sciences Conference focuses on BIM education

January 29, 2013

Last month, the National Institute of Building Sciences Annual Conference and Expo wrapped up with a look at how building information modeling (BIM) is being taught to the next generation of building industry professionals. 


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Intelligent Buildings: From Theoretical to Practical

November 26, 2012
Reality ushers in more factors than simply what the technology can do.
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Future of Lighting Control and LED Lighting

Ready for a solid-state bulb with an IP address?
February 1, 2012
There have been dramatic changes to the building controls market over the last 20 to 30 years. The “energy crisis” of the 1970s (along with the development of the microprocessor) sent the “Big 5” dominated pneumatics market into an energy management system (EMS) orbit that was joined by several dozen other manufacturers by the mid-1980s.
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VALVES

November 2, 2011
The company’s line of B5 and B6 Series butterfly valves is available. The B5 Series is available in wafer and lug style in 200 PSI 2 to 12 in. and 150 PSI 14 to 36 in. sizes.
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HIGHER PERFORMANCE BUILDINGS

October 12, 2011
"High-performance building” is a broadly used term that describes a well designed, efficient, and environmentally friendly facility.
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December BIM event coming to Washington

September 21, 2011
The National BIM Conference is concurrent with Ecobuild America and hosts a wide assortment of sessions.
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Large Scale Geothermal Heat Pump Systems

September 6, 2011
With the help of advances in intelligent controls and a shift in design mindset, these systems can steer buildings toward smaller equipment sizes and associated savings. Review three projects and consider the benefits of keeping an upcoming project in the loop.
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BIM and Educational Projects

August 1, 2011
In this overview of building information modeling, the authors review how BIM helped in three different projects, often with particular usage- and efficiency-based HVAC demands. While BIM’s space management skills can reduce costly changeorders and building design “clashes” ahead of time, in at least one instance, using BIM actually influenced the HVAC strategy for the better, too. See how HGA Architects and Engineers has used this to become a “model” firm.
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Editor's Note: August Additions

August 1, 2011
New digital- and analog-world projects spice up the summer, and an axeman keeps our advisory board sharp.
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Better Off Without Us

February 1, 2011
It’s time to admit that on the road to better BAS operations, the biggest obstacle is the people.
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