The U. S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2250, the "EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011,'' last month by a vote of 275 to 142 (not enough to override an expected Presidential veto)?—?and then they went home for a week of campaigning.
The ﬁnal air toxic rules for institutional, commercial, and industrial (ICI) boilers (after almost two decades of legal wrangling, political pandering and intrusion, and boiler-user dread) have been inked and will soon be published in the Federal Register - an action that will begin the compliance clock ticking for new and existing boilers in these sectors.
One of the most dissonant and anger-filled elections in memory is now history, and presumably in
most cases, the results are in. Where do we go from here? Or is it like your 21st birthday, where the day you turn 21 is remarkably the same as the day before?
We are rapidly and thankfully bringing to a close what for many of us will be one of the most tumultuous years in memory - a time when economic, financial, and political upheaval have tested our best instincts and have reset the stage for most of us, complicating and intensifying an already uncertain business
Leaning on experience and data from various K-12 cities and projects, the author pursues some less conventional design approaches. They may revolve around radiant heating and/or cooling, but depending on school size and other factors, the smart use of heat recovery, DOAS, and improved central plants could also put a project on the HVAC honor roll.