Articles by Joanna Turpin

The Pentagon’s Hvac Attack

October 2, 2000
That venerable bastion of American security is undergoing a 20-year, $1.2 billion renovation that will essentially take the 6.5 million-sq-ft building down to the slab and columns before it is rebuilt.
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Meter, Meter On The Wall (Help Me Get The Best Rates Of All) (November 1999)

September 22, 2000
The advent of deregulation and the ever-decreasing cost of information technologies is making that meter on the side of the building a hot property. Manufacturers, utilities, and energy services providers are lined up at the door, wanting to offer metering services to companies big and small.
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Merger Mania (December 1999)

August 25, 2000
Telephone companies, grocery stores, and even funeral homes have been gobbling each other up in recent years, so it seems only natural that the hvacr industry would follow suit. These mega-hvac companies are still evolving, but when the dust settles, we’re going to see a very different industry.
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New Refrigeration Technology Poised To Heat Up The Market (September 2000)

August 21, 2000
A new industrial refrigeration system promises to save energy, reduce costs and emissions, and provide 40% more refrigeration than traditional systems. Sounds almost too good to be true.
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Q&A: Getting To The BAS Point (And Counterpoint) (August 2000)

July 31, 2000
To get a snapshot of the ongoing struggle for protocol dominance, Joanna Turpin held a brief Q&A with the LonMark and BACnet camps.
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Outsourcing Our Hallowed Halls (July 2000)

June 27, 2000
Some colleges with large, in-house facilities management departments are looking to outsource some functions to cut costs and overcome personnel complacency.
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Thinking Outside the Box (February 2000)

May 25, 2000
Not that long ago, engineers had only a few types of chillers to choose from, but engineers are gradually starting to seek out new technology and innovative designs.
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Where There’s Smoke, There’s Ire (January 2000)

May 25, 2000
Many cities have banned cigarette smoking from restaurants, but smokers (and manufacturers) are looking to better ventilation and filtration equipment for ways to please all parties.
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A Breath of Fresh Air (March 2000)

May 23, 2000
Lately, ventilation systems are being blamed for a whole host of problems in schools; could some have been avoided with more careful design?
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$queezing Blood From A Turnip (June 2000)

May 19, 2000
Many hospitals are in crisis due to Medicare and Medicaid funding cuts. Joanna Turpin looks at how hvac staffs are getting trimmed or outsourced as a result.
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