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Articles by Rebecca Thatcher Ellis, P.E.

Commissioning: Integrated Design Intent

July 28, 2004
Remember the big picture when you do your DID.
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Commissioning: BAS Role Playing

January 30, 2004
Building automation startup and fine tuning vs. commissioning: what's the difference?
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Commissioning: Improving The Odds

January 2, 2004
Even reputable CM firms may leave too much to chance.
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Commissioning: Watching Commercial Trends

October 29, 2003
Even those building to sell (not occupy) are getting the point.
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Commissioning: Low Bid, Low Speed

September 29, 2003
Politics and cost scrutiny can make government projects difficult.
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Commissioning: Industrial Facilities Commissioning

August 26, 2003
In a world where process means bucks, there’s little patience for bugs.
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Commissioning: Common EMS Surprises

July 29, 2003
The road to subtle, sneaky problems is paved with good intentions.
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Commissioning: Guarding the Truly Priceless

June 25, 2003
After paintings and labs, patients are starting to see more benefits.
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Commissioning: Take A Lesson From Colleges

May 30, 2003
Long-term use helps higher ed see the writing on the chalkboard.
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Commissioning: A Host of Benefits

April 30, 2003
Hotels have as much to gain as anyone from commissioning, and some already know it.
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