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Measurement & Verification: Credit Where Credit Is Due

The LEED certification process provides the owner,  design team, and construction team the opportunity to collect from 1 up to 10 additional credits with the Optimize Energy Performance initiative, and
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building automation: STRENGTHENING Connectivity Week

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tomorrow's engineer: COMBINING THE ATC With The FPT

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TAB Specification

The LEED certification process recognizes the importance of building system commissioning by making it a prerequisite in attaining compliance. What is equally important, if seriously overlooked in the process (as
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building automation: HARBORING HARBINGERS In Palm Springs

In this time of great change and industry renaissance, it is important to try to identify key harbingers that we must watch to better understand how our IT-connected future may unfold.
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tomorrow's engineer: COMPLICATING Commissioning

The commissioning engineer's role continues to grow as building owners continue to look for more and more technical support due to apparent concerns owners have with the design and building process.
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O&M Manuals Via The Internet

Don't put the facility staff in a bind -- pertinent O&M info should be just a webpage away.
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building automation: Real-Time Renaissance

In the April issue of, Anto Budiardjo and I wrote an article titled "Building Automation Renaissance: How to Survive and Prosper From Building-IT Convergence"
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tomorrow's engineer: HAVEN'T YOU HAD Enough Manual Labor?

Have you every stopped to add up the hours it takes a contractor to pull together the O&M manuals to be submitted to a building owner at the end of a construction project? Have you ever stopped to ask a building operator how convenient those O&M manuals are to use?
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Submittal Stamp For The Commissioning Engineer

How to adjust the process of giving info to the commissioning agent so that you're prepared for the possibility of a LEED audit down the line? Here's how we do it, along with our sample stamp for your download and review.
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