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Articles by Robert Beverly

All About The Windtower

July 18, 2008
A misheard Dylan song? No, we're discussing an interesting article about one ancient HVAC strategy, and how it found its way to a new home at modern-day Stanford. Of course, now it’s not just ancient, it’s very, very green. Click through and have a look.
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Chilled-Beam Chat!

July 14, 2008
Without a doubt, chilled beams represent one of the more interesting developing sectors of HVAC. We just got a note that the Green Mechanical Council is hosting a GreenMech Solutions Talk Radio show about modular active chilled beams tomorrow, July 15, at 3 p.m. Eastern. The guest is Darren Alexander from TWA.

This appears to be a fairly neat, web-only talk-show format. If you want to join the fun, dial (347) 838-8999. Or, if you simply want to listen in, here’s the link.
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Back @ The Blog

July 14, 2008
The updates are flying on our blogSan Francisco gets greener by putting some flexibility in their building codes … AutomatedBuildings has a birthday … and the new ASHRAE president targets operations … drop in and catch up.
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Digital Decade: hits a milestone

July 8, 2008
Sure, like you, I have a couple of hobbies. Have any of your hobbies become a leading online portal for conversation among the movers and shakers of a major industry? Me, neither. I guess that's how we know that we aren't Ken Sinclair.

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New ASHRAE Head's Plan: Overt Operations

July 2, 2008
Spying opportunities for increased efficiencies with minimal investment, ASHRAE’s new president, William Harrison, has announced the organization’s new theme: “Maintain To Sustain – Delivering ASHRAE’s Sustainability Promise.” Links to details on that and a free advanced design guide download inside.

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Editor's Note: The Terms Of Engagement

July 1, 2008
Acronyms: assistance or annoyance?

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Radiant Webinar Tonight

July 1, 2008
In a bit of late-breaking news, the Radiant Panel Association is sponsoring a webinar tonight on differential pressure control.

Details on content and registration below the fold.

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Editor's Note: To Your Credit

June 1, 2008
The only transaction required for our Awards program is good work.

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Spout Your Opinions, Get Some Stuff

May 30, 2008
That's right, get paid for your opinions. If only life were like that more often, eh?

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Editor's Note: There Is No Silver Bullet

May 1, 2008
You can, however, load up on silver BB’s.

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