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Check out the August 2014 issue of Engineered Systems, with features on UFAD systems, cloud services, and much more!

Countdown To Netzero

The federal push toward break-even building energy is real, and the clock is ticking. The public sector will be flocking toward forward-thinking designs (and designers) like never before — prepare to rule more of the roost, or lay an egg.
August 1, 2014
Chickens. I have been thinking a lot about them recently.
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Pharma Warehouses: Two Degrees Of Separation

In pharma warehousing, two degrees can be the difference between life and death. Tailor the HVAC to the specifics of the space with the help of CFD, and pave the way to a smooth “last mile” to the user in this critical distribution chain.
August 1, 2014
“Mission Critical.” The term conjures up images of data centers populated with rows and rows of black boxes churning away, generating heat, and consuming power at an alarming rate.
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You And Your Collaboratory Creating Open Cloud Services

August 1, 2014
Your cloud and the cloud services you create for your clients on your journey to the Internet of Things (IOT) are a virtual extension of everything you have ever done in the past, with the added power of a mobile cloud services future.
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Cool Air Commodity UFAD Systems In High-Density Trading Floors

Here, the pressures on the occupants are exceeded only by the weight of the cooling loads. However, underfloor air proves to be a good fit for an unusual setting. Take stock of the requirements, then look for designs that can pay dividends.
August 1, 2014
In this digital age, open outcry trading floors have all but been replaced with electronic trading platforms
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COMMISSIONING

Beware Of Single-Mode Balancing Reports

System success depends on a well-rounded TAB procedure.
August 1, 2014
Proper air and water balancing is critical to HVAC system performance.
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Letters to the Editor

August 1, 2014
I was reading your article about the potential disconnect between system complexity and the resources/capabilities of the owner’s O&M organization (“Just Because You Can Doesn’t Mean You Should,” May 2014).
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BACK TO BASICS

Building Program To Basis Of Design For A Pharmaceutical Building Warehouse Addition Project

August 1, 2014
At some point in time, most pharmaceutical firms are committed to growth and make the business decision to build, renovate, or expand their facility.
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EDITOR'S NOTE

Goin' Mobile: The ES App And Critical Facilities

The ES app awaits your device!
August 1, 2014
That’s right, we’ve got an app for that.
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Tomorrow’s Environment

Third-Party Troubleshooting Review - Part 2

Mapping out the system and walking to conclusions will go a long way in solving mechanical errors.
August 1, 2014
Continuing on with Part 2 of the discussion on troubleshooting problematic HVAC systems and buildings, I want to get a little more detailed with how to grasp the big picture when starting out with problem solving an installation.
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BUILDING AUTOMATION

Impact Of ASHRAE 90.1 On Controls And BAS Design

As states adopt more stringent energy codes, here is what you need to know.
August 1, 2014
In an effort to improve energy efficiency for commercial buildings, ASHRAE, IES, ANSI, and the DOE have been working diligently to increase the stringency of state energy codes.
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Case In Point

Pre-school satisfies codes and comfort with hydronic radiant system

August 1, 2014
Little People’s Landing is a pre-school learning center in Roxborough, CO, and the building is keeping children warm and healthy with a system that is virtually invisible.
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Case In Point

Energy system helps school win Battle of the Buildings

August 1, 2014
Claiborne Elementary School in Baton Rouge, LA, was the winner of the Energy Star National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings
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Case In Point

ERVs, radiant system supply warmth, fresh air to NY utility

August 1, 2014
If the little town of Massena, NY, were any further north, it would be in Canada – and it has the climate to prove it.
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Improving Cooling and PUE in Existing Data Centers

On-Demand This webinar will provide cost-effective practical tips and feasible retrofit solutions that can be implemented in operational data centers to address some cooling issues and improve energy efficiency.

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Es August 2014 cover

2014 August

Check out the August 2014 issue of Engineered Systems, with features on UFAD systems, cloud services, and much more!

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