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Vernon A. Smith, P.E.

Vern Smith, P.E., is a senior engineer and associate principal with Architectural Energy Corporation. He is responsible for project management and engineering analysis for building science related projects and serves as corporate legal counsel for Architectural Energy Corporation. He has worked since 1978 in management, contract administration, engineering, scheduling, and cost control in construction, manufacturing, and consulting engineering. Since 1992, his assignments have focused on building science and foodservice energy research, and he is program director for the PIER Buildings Research Programs titled “Advanced Automated HVAC Fault Detection and Diagnostics Commercialization,” sponsored by the California Energy Commission. He is also technical director for the Utility Focused Market Model for Zero Energy New Homes Project.


Commercial Kitchen Ventilation

May 1, 2007
The energy intensity and utility costs associated with operating a commercial kitchen ventilation (CKV) system are well recognized within the HVAC design community. However, there is no piece of equipment
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How to Calculate Backup Power Supply Requirements for Your Facility

On-Demand This webinar reviews how to determine power requirements of facility loads; electrical characteristics and impact of different types of loads such as large motors and UPS systems on power supply sizing; acceptable power sources and other constraints applied by building codes; and how software tools can be used to simplify the process of calculating backup power requirements.  


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This series from longtime columnist and chronic forward-thinker Howard McKew covers a lot of ground -- from retrocommissioning to systems training, on toward checklists for drawings and tips for meeting minutes. Click HERE to be taken to the podcast page!


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