Articles by Caroline Fritz

Call for papers

July 30, 2009
ASHRAE has announced a call for papers for its 2010 Annual Conference, titled, “Raising Efficiency to New Levels.” The conference will be held June 26-30 in Albuquerque. According to a
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Convergence and integration

June 30, 2009
Two weeks ago, I attended the Honeywell Building Solutions Users Group (HUG) in Scottsdale, and learned about Honeywell’s commitment to convergence and integration. Convergence was described by Greg Taylor, the
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Certification and a correction

June 4, 2009
ASHRAE’s has established an Operations and Performance Management (OPMP) certification program for engineers who want to be proficient in operation and management. The exam is Web-based and is offered at
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ASHRAE partners with the DOE

May 21, 2009
ASHRAE, in partnership with the DOE has appointed its first Building Energy Codes ASHRAE Fellow, according to a release sent to ES headquarters. The new Fellow, Mike Erbesfeld, will assist
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Corrected website

May 8, 2009
Proofreading is a funny thing. No matter how many times you look at something, after a while you stop really seeing it. In my June article titled, Refrigeration Fadeout, I
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Refrigerant Fadeout

May 1, 2009
With the changeover from HCFC-22 (aka R-22) about seven months away, the reasons for upgrading and the pricing for R-22 will both be on the upswing. Yet, the old standby seems poised to linger even as LEED credits and new equipment point toward newer options. See how design engineers assess the phaseout, what manufacturers are doing to stay current, and where to find other resources.
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Schools and the stimulus

March 31, 2009
The Advanced Energy Design Guide for K-12 School Buildings can, according to ASHRAE, help schools earn an A+ in achieving improved energy efficiency in projects funded by the recently signed
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Recent K-12 projects

March 26, 2009
K-12 School month rages on here at Engineered Systems HQ, and this week, I wanted to share with you some projects being tackled or recently completed in this burgeoning market.
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Green schools

March 19, 2009
As I previously mentioned, I am on a lot of e-mail lists. One is particularly appropriate for March and Engineered Systems’ focus on the K-12 school market. The Green Schools
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A point about K-12

March 4, 2009
March is K-12 school month here at Engineered Systems HQ. To celebrate, I would like to turn your attention to our Case In Point school-related editorial. Our current issue features
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