When just updating the news isn't quite enough -- The ES editorial staff, columnists, and other friends of the magazine weigh in here with passing thoughts, a news item that deserves a boost, follow-up on articles in the magazine, and possibly the occasional rant.
Our industry seems to have become much more complicated since MissionCritical's first issues. At least that's how it appeared to me after reviewing a few of our first issues from less than 3 years ago.
The Home Star Energy Retrofit Act of 2010, often referred to as the "Cash for Caulkers" rebate program, was approved by the House in May. If passed by the Senate, construction pros will benefit from a new round of tax-reducing incentives for their customers.
Not long ago, most
professionals belonged to their national, state or local association. Or they
belonged to a peer group, civic club, or some organization that exposed them to
new ideas, skills, and tools, all while networking with other pros.
CABA's Intelligent & Integrated Buildings Counci is reporting that time is running out to participate in its collaborative North American Intelligent Buildings Roadmap research project. Organizations participating in the research
I’ve always been baffled by the low turnout for many construction-related trade shows. Even when the number of attendees reaches record levels, the total represents a fraction of the universe of contractors, engineers, architects, wholesalers, and maintenance pros who should be attending.
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.