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Las Vegas Construction Meltdown

By Tim Fausch
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I had heard that Las Vegas construction was in huge trouble. According to the reports, the financial meltdown had broken the city’s back. The cranes were idle, the jackhammers silent and the workers sent packing. Put a fork in all those huge building projects--they're dead.
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Data Centers Not Trolling for Stimulus Dollars

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Should they be?

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Green update

By Caroline Fritz
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The latest issue of Engineered Systems Green Intelligent Buildings supplement is online and ready for consumption at www.greenintelligentbuildings.com.In this issue, Jim Sinopoli, P.E., managing principal of Smart Buildings, LLC writes
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Three Degrees of Separation

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Or the perils of social networking
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Are My Bad Weather Blues Good News For You?

By Tim Fausch
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I’ve cleared my driveway for the 200th time this winter (OK, it just seems like 200 times) only to have it recovered with a fresh blanket of snow before I drive away.
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AHR quick notes - Part 1.

By Robert Beverly
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Off-the-cuff observations and an anecdote or two, straight from McCormick Place.
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The Sustainable Army of Northern Virginia

By Robert Beverly
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Join the green intelligent cavalry as we rebel against energy costs. No horse required.

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Winter classics

By Caroline Fritz
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Chicago is the place.
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Are Obama Fans Too Optimistic?

By Tim Fausch
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Regardless of where you fall in the political spectrum, you are likely looking forward to a change in Washington. If you are a business owner or manager, you are especially excited by the prospects of a new cadre of leaders generating optimism among consumers.
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Barack's Blackberry

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What are the nation's mission critical priorities?
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