Articles by Rebecca Thatcher Ellis, P.E.

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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Commissioning: Checking The Work

March 2, 2003
The errors found during verification of a sample elementary school might surprise you.
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Commissioning: EMS Documentation

January 29, 2003
Hurried control sequences shut the door on success, but there's room for error at every stage.
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Commissioning: Success is in the Process

November 29, 2002
Partnering and commissioning: effectiveness can sway skeptics.
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Commissioning: In The Stuck Middle

October 30, 2002
The O&M staff has to work with occupants and stay loyal to design intent. What's the secret?
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Commissioning: Testing and Balancing

September 27, 2002
The commissioning umbrella might help the TAB process.
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Commissioning: Balancing and Commissioning

August 31, 2002
One of three options should help any owner navigate these tasks.
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