Robert Beverly

Beverly is the editor of Engineered Systems.

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EDITOR'S NOTE

HVAC In Any Language

From China to your old boiler room, people are stepping up to write for better results.
As our colleague Judy Wang pointed out recently, the building automation market in Asia is expected to reach $1 billion by 2015.
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Germ Warfare: Impatient For Progress

When it comes to hospital-acquired infections, the old saying applies to HVAC. If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem.
Hospital infections and the toll they can take have been on our radar for a while now, thanks largely to Howie McKew championing the issue.
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EDITOR'S NOTE

Goin' Mobile: The ES App And Critical Facilities

The ES app awaits your device!
That’s right, we’ve got an app for that.
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EDITOR’S NOTE

Bust Or Boom

HVAC is making news from Texas to China, either for not working or for working overtime.
The late Red Auerbach of the classic Boston Celtics teams earned a reputation for giving visiting teams less than a gracious welcome upon reaching the Garden for a game.
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Editor's Note

From Awards To Pink Slips

Some late notes of interest from the inbox run the gamut of outcomes.
As we were putting this issue together, I got a follow-up email from Joseph Dussault, who co-wrote the feature about the big ventilation/ductwork retrofit at Yawkey Boston Medical Center.
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ControlTrends Awards: Red Carpets, Winners, and Rockettes

It wasn't all snow and vendor booths on the first day of the 2014 AHR Expo in New York.
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In-House-Savings

Decreased energy usage seems to be making itself right at home in residential. What should that mean for commercial?
A recent Associated Press article noted that the average residential power usage for 2013 is turning out somewhere around 10,800 kWh.
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Sneezes more sinister than previously thought

As this PolicyMic article explains, MIT researchers have been looking into the real travel capabilities of a typical unblocked sneeze.
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EDITOR’S NOTE

Big-Picture BAS For Critical Facilities

Not that all facilities aren’t special in their own ways, but … well, you know.
Right here at the top, I want to tell you that this issue is sporting one of the better collections of columns that I can recall in ES
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Editor's Note

Novelty No More?

Signs hint at gradual steps toward a more sensible presence for women in engineering.
It’s been 15 years since I went to my first AHR Expo, walked around, and said to myself, “Wow, this crowd is pretty much all dudes.”
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