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Articles by Robert Beverly

Editor's Note

Mission: It’s Possible

Biowalls, nanolubricants, and tablet tech await.
September 23, 2013
The day (or the thing that needs fixing, or the deadline, or the design) right in front of us is often more than sufficient for taking all our attention.
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A Plan And A Plant

A philosophy plus the usual opportunities made for real savings. What about where you work?
August 29, 2013
Since energy efficiency is a big part of what this industry pursues on behalf of society at large, I always like to see examples of what companies and firms are doing internally to conserve resources. This month, A.O. Smith celebrated progress on that front at its plant in McBee, SC.
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Engineer Salaries: Good News, So-So News

Even among engineering subcategories, compensation for new graduates is a matter of degrees.
August 2, 2013
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has released its latest report on college graduates and the correlation between their chosen majors and their start-ing salaries (and unemployment rates)
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Summer Changes

A new look, plus news worth looking up. Oh, and a lung in a box.
July 1, 2013
Does this layout make our butt look fat? Notice a little something different about us last month? We had too many items on the plate to mention it at the time, but June marked the debut of our new redesign.
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Reader Challenge: UFAD Followup

Plus, an Arkansas school sorts out its setpoints.
June 1, 2013
We’ve got something cool that is a little out of the ordinary this month, so I’m going to hand over the bulk of the page to ES authors Robert Bolin, P.E., HBDP, LEED Fellow; and Andrew Reilman, P.E., HBDP, LEED AP BD+C. Bolin is a Senior Vice President and National Director of High Performance Solutions for Syska Hennessy Group, based in their Chicago office.
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A New Arrival & Noteworthy News

Bowling Green continues its ES staff streak.
April 26, 2013
What was going on the last time we had a new member join our editorial and art team here at Engineered Systems? Well, everyone was relieved the Millennium Bug hadn’t shut down the world as we know it, the Rams won the Super Bowl when Titans WR Kevin Dyson got tackled one yard short of victory on the game’s final play, and AOL announced it was buying Time-Warner.
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Modern Building or HVAC Museum

How much history is in your O&M routine?
March 29, 2013
Each issue of ES sports a theme, but occasionally a theme beneath a theme evolves from the separate articles and columns. I like when that happens.
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Net-Zero News From The Windy City

January 2, 2013

Chicago takes the year off from AHR but is staying busy with unusual projects.


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As Green As Data Gets

November 26, 2012
Coming soon: Your next webpage may refresh courtesy of an unexpected source.
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Does The Building Industry Have A Tip For Democracy?

November 1, 2012
And sure, a quick non-political poll to round out the season.
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