What is XML? Why should I care? How did it become the hottest tool these days in controls? Also, what about SOAP or oBIX? How do they fit in? Who is doing all of this anyway, and where is it going? All fair questions. Whether you are new to XML as a concept or not, this article provides some background on its life thus far in our industry, on the other acronyms that pop up along the way, and on the multiple efforts to make the most of the little language that can enable big things. By Ken Sinclair
Many engineers tend to avoid or delegate the nitty gritty of a ground source heat pump system, from soil moisture effects to building system (im) balance. It's time for designers to get in the loop. Learn more about Grounded In Reality in the December issue. Other topics in the December issue include health care HVAC, Boilders, check out the Back2Basics, and more.