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Avoiding Acronym Acrimony

By Robert Beverly
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Reader mail offers a suggestion about how we use abbreviations, even coining a tailor-made acronym along the way.
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News from GridWeek

By Caroline Fritz
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GridWeek, which will be held September 22-25 in Washington, will focus on the role of the smart grid in delivering sustainable energy. Samuel W. Bodman, U.S. Secretary of Energy, will
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Pulling My Weight

By Kevin Heslin
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Data centers, and emergency backup, too
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LEED 2009 to Debut in January

By Caroline Fritz
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The USGBC is modifying LEED standards.
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California adopts green building codes

By Caroline Fritz
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West Virginia is also considering adopting green building regulations.
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All About The Windtower

By Robert Beverly
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A misheard Dylan song? No, we're discussing an interesting article about one ancient HVAC strategy, and how it found its way to a new home at modern-day Stanford. Of course, now it’s not just ancient, it’s very, very green. Click through and have a look.
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Ventilation clarification

By Caroline Fritz
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Ventilation questions regarding the Notre Dame press box answered.
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Chilled-Beam Chat!

By Robert Beverly
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Without a doubt, chilled beams represent one of the more interesting developing sectors of HVAC. We just got a note that the Green Mechanical Council is hosting a GreenMech Solutions Talk Radio show about modular active chilled beams tomorrow, July 15, at 3 p.m. Eastern. The guest is Darren Alexander from TWA.

This appears to be a fairly neat, web-only talk-show format. If you want to join the fun, dial (347) 838-8999. Or, if you simply want to listen in, here’s the link.
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Digital Decade: AutomatedBuildings.com hits a milestone

By Robert Beverly
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Sure, like you, I have a couple of hobbies. Have any of your hobbies become a leading online portal for conversation among the movers and shakers of a major industry? Me, neither. I guess that's how we know that we aren't Ken Sinclair.

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The future of green building codes

By Caroline Fritz
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Building codes are slow to go green.
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