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Articles by Robert Beverly

Editor's Note

Novelty No More?

Signs hint at gradual steps toward a more sensible presence for women in engineering.
April 1, 2014
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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The Good, The Bad & The Frozen

Emerson takes the gold, CABA gives away the info, and ES goes live in NYC.
March 1, 2014
If you didn’t get to the Expo or winter ASHRAE meeting in New York this year (and if, ahem, you don’t check the daily news on our website), you might be wondering, “Who won the 2014 AHR Expo Product Of The Year?”
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Sensors & Suspicions

A couple of residential-oriented events give us pause for thought in the nonresidential sectors.
February 1, 2014
Jeff Seewald touched on the progress of home thermostats — and in particular, the Nest products that have done so well the last couple of years — when he sent me his latest installment on using tablets and new tech in engineering (look for it in March).
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ControlTrends Awards: Red Carpets, Winners, and Rockettes

January 25, 2014
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?
January 25, 2014
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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More Specifics On Our AHR Event

Who's on first, and what are we talking about?
January 25, 2014
We submitted our event overview for AIA credits a few days ago, so I thought I'd get some more mileage out of our professional blurb-writing and share an overview with you as we get ready for "Planning Your Cooling In Critical Facilities" coming to the AHR Expo free of charge on Wednesday, January 22.
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Editor's Note

New Year, New Media, New York

We’re bringing a new multi-collaborator blog online and bringing a live event to AHR.
January 2, 2014
Some news items don’t fit cleanly on a page, and others stray just far enough off the beaten path to be enlightening (or just plain entertaining).
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Editor’s welcome (also, ES notes an award-winning alumnus)

December 23, 2013
A big thanks for taking a minute and stopping by the new blog
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EDITOR’S NOTE

Can’t-Fail Facilities

From microsite to going live on-site at AHR, we’re putting the spotlight on critical environments.
December 1, 2013
Critical facilities … it’s not just about data centers, much like this magazine has evolved to be much more than our traditional dead-tree issue.
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Editor's Note

My Name Is URL

Shortcuts, boilers, and an MLK Day delay …
November 1, 2013
Were you ever a little slow putting two and two together? Or maybe chocolate and peanut butter is a better comparison. Peanut butter? Good. Chocolate? Good.
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