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Two Trends

The United States’ largest energy consumer weighs in, and Canadian higher ed works on the engineering gender gap.
Commercial buildings receive the bulk of attention in this issue, but I saw an interesting headline the other day (Energy Consumption by U.S. government at lowest level since at least 1975) and thought it was worth exploring a little more.
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COMMISSIONING

Sometimes Non-Compliant Is Okay

Different isn’t necessarily wrong if all parties agree (and with appropriate follow-up).
Last month’s column (February 2015) addressed the potential situation where the design engineers specify a change to a system which has already passed its commissioning functional performance test.
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Will Liquid Cooling Solutions Save Energy?

Recent technology advancements have resulted in high heat producing hardware pushing the envelope of traditional air cooling methodologies. In response, some vendors have introduced liquid cooled solutions as a viable alternative that can accommodate as much as 30 kW/rack or more. This article will discuss the energy efficiencies of the various cooling solutions available or possibly available in the future.
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TOMORROW'S ENVIRONMENT

More On First-Time Managers

Showing the group the big picture and tailoring skill sets to the workload can pay off.
With this year coming to an end and a new business year starting next month, this is a good time for a first-time manager to stop and take one last look at her first year business plan and assess how things went relative to the company’s goals; the employees within the group’s goals; and the group’s sales, revenue, and operating budget.
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2015 March

Check out the March issue of ES with the cover story: High-Rise Overhaul, and features: Selecting & Installing Fire And Smoke Dampers To Ensure Code Compliance; Energy Optimization In Existing Buildings; and The Skinny On Reactors For VFDs.
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