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Milton Meckler P.E., CPC

Meckler currently serves as president/CEO of Design Build Systems (DBS), headquartered in Los Angeles. Contact him at mmeckler@designsystemsbuild.com.

ARTICLES

Sustainable Combined On-Site Trigeneration And TES Systems

July 31, 2012
The author's firm recently explored three options for use in buildings that are “user-friendly” when dealing with the highly variable load demands of multi-tenant occupancies, often requiring simultaneous space heating and cooling requirements. Read on to see what they found out about performance and life-cycle cost for their client.
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On-Site Combined Cooling & Power For Data Centers

August 1, 2011
Regulatory, competitive, and environmental pressures are pushing data centers away from the traditional power sources. Here, the author surveys the landscape and reviews one comparative study involving CCP cogeneration and conventional electricity sources. Reducing the carbon footprint and lessening reliance on a sometimes unreliable grid are just two reasons to look into CCP.
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The Sustainable Carbon Neutral Hybrid Chiller

May 1, 2011
There’s a concept, eh? The author takes a comparative discussion of chiller technologies and options, and he places it squarely within the current events context of domestic energy sources, the utility rate landscape, and thermal efficiency. Read this and then look for Part 2 in the near future.
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Web Exclusive: DOAMS Systems Deliver Sustainable IAQ - Part 2

November 16, 2010
MEP designers need to re-examine energy wasteful DOAS practices, which currently contribute to over-ventilation of occupied building space, and refocus on meaningful decoupling of sensible and latent load control using dynamic outside air management systems. Read more on the flexibility and possibility of the author’s proposed solution in data centers, schools, and elsewhere.
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Maintain Sustainable IAQ with DOAMS - Part 1

November 1, 2010
MEP designers need to re-examine energy wasteful DOAS practices, which currently contribute to over-ventilation of occupied building space, and refocus on meaningful decoupling of sensible and latent load control using dynamic outside air management systems. Read more on the flexibility and possibility of the author’s proposed solution in data centers, schools, and elsewhere.
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Real-Time IAQ monitoring for VAV systems

May 1, 2008
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a Web Exclusive, extended version of the article that appeared in the print issue of May Engineered Systems.

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On-Demand This webinar reviews how to determine power requirements of facility loads; electrical characteristics and impact of different types of loads such as large motors and UPS systems on power supply sizing; acceptable power sources and other constraints applied by building codes; and how software tools can be used to simplify the process of calculating backup power requirements.  

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