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Air Filtration in Health Care Facilities

By Garold Hamilton P.E. LEED®
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Just what the doctor ordered: specifics on pre-filters, after-filters, AHU tips, and more to meet critical IAQ goals and prevent that ventilation system from operating in a “fog.”
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Sustainable Combined On-Site Trigeneration And TES Systems

By Milton Meckler P.E., CPC
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The author's firm recently explored three options for use in buildings that are “user-friendly” when dealing with the highly variable load demands of multi-tenant occupancies, often requiring simultaneous space heating and cooling requirements. Read on to see what they found out about performance and life-cycle cost for their client.
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ESCO 2.0 And Your Next Project

By Mr. Jack Mc Gowan, CEM and Leighton Wolffe
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From a collaborative effort to rebuild after World War II to “microgrids” and buildings selling back un-used electricity, the basic concept has gone under several names and come a long way. Here, the authors discuss how facilities pursuing high performance can make sense of the many energy-related services and programs to help finance capital improvement projects and infrastructure upgrades.
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Acoustical Issues in Health Care

By Jeffrey Boldt, P.E., LEED® AP, HBDP
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When it comes to health care and compliance with noise-related guidelines, many facilities may not be feeling so well. Get the whole-building picture about acoustical challenges, see how room noise and mechanical noise are involved, and catch up as needed to protect those patient satisfaction ratings.
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Building Automation

Controls Specification Development

By Paul Ehrlich, P.E. and Ira Goldschmidt P.E.
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The right amount of detail is a moving target.
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Case In Point

Engineering-oriented school engineers VRF upgrade for old dorms

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Established in 1955 and named after Harvey Seeley Mudd, a successful California mining engineer, Harvey Mudd College (HMC) is a private, residential liberal arts college of science, engineering, and mathematics located in Claremont, CA.
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Energy Management: Old-School & New-School

By Robert Beverly
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And is it smart to turn that computer off?
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Tomorrow's Environment

How To Be A Money-Making Engineer

By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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What they don’t teach you in school.
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HVLS Warehouse Fan: Safety Is A Hot Topic

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These fans (and their controls) take the NFPA exam for impact in a fire setting.
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