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Building Automation: Automating Sustainability

ASHRAE gets the ball rolling. How can we increase the momentum?
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Tomorrow's Engineer: Beyond Certification

Lately I have been noticing new certification programs being advertised along with some other programs such as the LEED® accredited professional (AP) credentials.
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Tomorrow's Engineer: Walking Through An Equipment Room

First impression count. And what's your facility's ERA?
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Building Automation: Lonworks® Converges with IP

Tracie Markie relays the latest on Lon.
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Measurement & Verification, Part 2: Making The Plan

The first part of this M&V discussion addressed the importance of the Measurement & Verification (M&V) plan and my suggestion that it be a prerequisite to any LEED certified job.
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Measurement & Verification, Part 2: Making The Plan

A Positive Purpose. Think about it -- is this Energy Credit intended to spur looking at the big picture or to look for flaws and hold someone accountable?
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NEW Room At The Inn

From videotaping an initial discussion about past projects to deploying vertical duct distribution, no idea was too unconventional for this unusual retrofit: transforming an aging hotel into a modern biomedical facility. Get the story, with an emphasis on how the different project entities worked with each other and ultimately earned a LEED® rating to boot.
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Building Automation: Fast-Forward Freeze Frames

It seems that our industry is on fast-forward as the events, articles, interviews, reviews, news releases, and new products cross my computer screen before finding their way to our RSS news feed.
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Tomorrow's Engineer: More On Responsible Documents

We are in the process of producing construction documents for two major chiller plant expansions. With both jobs, we have completed the schematic phase and have been authorized to proceed
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Special Update: Combining The ATC With The FPT

ATC:  automatic temperature control sequence of operationFPT:  functional performance test narrative to demonstrate the system performance to the commissioning engineer and/or building ownerNo sooner had the July edition of the
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