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High-Performance Buildings

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Energy meters shine light on power consumption

When MEP engineering firm Glumac set up a new office space on the ground floor of an existing high-rise in Irvine, CA, the company had an ambitious goal even before the move-in — to certify the new 8,762-sq-ft space Platinum under LEED for Commercial Interiors (CI).
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Danfoss introduces KoolCode app

Danfoss has launched KoolCode, the newest KoolApp™ tool that provides “on the spot” access to ADAP-KOOL® controller information.


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National Institute of Building Sciences Conference focuses on BIM education

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

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?
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

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

"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

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

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

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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