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Macro View of the High-tech Boiler Alarm

High Tech Boiler Alarm

We don't suppose this is a high-tech boiler alarm. What do you think?
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Recalibrate-Recall-Recycle Recommissioning Control Devices

There are three recommissioning methods; Recalibrate-Recall-Recycle, and if you have the opportunity to participate in a LEED project, and more specifically the compiling of the Systems Manual, you'll become quite familiar with them. Read on for more information.
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What Is Acceptable Training & Who Should Provide The Training?

Part of the LEED certification process is to assure that training is provided, but what kind of training is needed, who should provide the training, and who should receive the training?
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My Interpretation of the Re-Commission/System Manual

ES’ Howard McKew provides valuable recommissioning manual corrections and clarifications for the LEED 2.1 workbook. Read on for specific documentation and details on how to assign a document collector for LEED recommissioning projects.
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Making The Measurement & Verification Plan A Positive Purpose

A little late but as promised, here is my suggested standardized Measurement & Verification (M&V) Plan.  Also click on the Measurement/Meter & Verification Meter Schedule Matrix and Flow Diagram that
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Measurement & Verification, Part 2: Making The Plan

The first part of this M&V discussion addressed the importance of the Measurement & Verification (M&V) plan and my suggestion that it be a prerequisite to any LEED certified job.
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Special Update: Combining The ATC With The FPT

ATC:  automatic temperature control sequence of operationFPT:  functional performance test narrative to demonstrate the system performance to the commissioning engineer and/or building ownerNo sooner had the July edition of the
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Measurement & Verification: Credit Where Credit Is Due

The LEED certification process provides the owner,  design team, and construction team the opportunity to collect from 1 up to 10 additional credits with the Optimize Energy Performance initiative, and
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TAB Specification

The LEED certification process recognizes the importance of building system commissioning by making it a prerequisite in attaining compliance. What is equally important, if seriously overlooked in the process (as
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