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The Story Behind Our New July-August Issue

By Kevin Heslin
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No need to wait. Available now electronically. 
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Virtual Green Expo Promises Expert Sustainable Building Tips (Free Sign up Ends Aug. 5)

By Tim Fausch
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Here’s your chance to be part of something groundbreaking - the first all-green virtual conference and expo designed for readers of our print magazines, Web sites, eNewsletters and digital editions.
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The Continuing War on Cyber Threats

By Kevin Heslin
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What is the true extent of the vulnerabilities of federal data centers? Can they be secured?
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About Social Media

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For now we're in the early experimental stages. Soon we will have better devices, better connectivity, better networks and more social media.
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ASHRAE installs new officers

By Caroline Fritz
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ASHRAE is reporting that it installed new officers and directors during its annual meeting held last month. The new officers include the first female president, Lynn G. Bellenger, P.E., Fellow
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Nailed and Jailed for DUI

By Tim Fausch
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If I don’t change my life-endangering behavior quickly, I will be pulled over, ticketed, fined, and possibly jailed if I repeatedly drive under the influence. 
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Remembering the Last Great Blackout

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Have we improved our defenses against power outages that affect mission-critical facilities?
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Flooring Producer Supports Haiti Rebuilding Using 'Hands-on' Approach

By Tim Fausch
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You got to love a charitable program that requires a “hands-on” involvement among the participants.
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Got an iSomething? ASHRAE has an app for that.

By Robert Beverly
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In case you missed it right before the holiday weekend, ASHRAE is bringing ventilation design to an attractive, Cupertino-based device near you. Check this out from their release:"Calculating ventilation rates
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The Increasing Rate of Change Makes Life Complicated

By Kevin Heslin
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Our industry seems to have become much more complicated since Mission Critical'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.
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