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Back 2 Basics

Based on Cx-3 ATC/FPT and TAB-3 software

Last month, we tested readers on commissioning three of the many automatic temperature control (ATC) sequences of operation associated with outdoor air ventilation, space cooling, and also no mechanical heating or cooling required.  


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Make Your Meetings Work

Why not have the subcontractors run the weekly coordination meetings?
When I have sat in on trade contractor field coordination meetings over the years, the prime contract (either a general contractor or construction manager) will have his project manager and/or mechanical and electrical coordinator facilitate these weekly meetings.
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Less Capacity Is The Coolest

Sometimes, what seems like a need for more cooling capacity could be the need to take a hard look and fine-tune the existing chiller plant. With a hospital expansion coming up, the team on this UMass Memorial Health Care project avoided adding up to 120 tons of capacity with tactics that included attacking inefficiencies in piping, valves, cooling towers, and controls.
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On-Site Critical Power Generation for the Data Center & Other Critical Facilities

Can your data center survive a 48 hour outage? Can you continue to pay escalating utility power bills in the years to come? On site "critical" power generation is the inevitable answer for these challenges. 

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2015 March

Check out the March issue of ES with the cover story: High-Rise Overhaul, and features: Selecting & Installing Fire And Smoke Dampers To Ensure Code Compliance; Energy Optimization In Existing Buildings; and The Skinny On Reactors For VFDs.
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