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Commercial vs. Industrial Automation In Data Centers

By Sean Graham, P.E.
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Since data centers are atypical in several aspects, unique BMS approaches are required to optimize their control, monitoring, and operation. Learn why it is important to know the detailed pros and cons between commercial and industrial automation system hardware, software, and instrumentation as you consider the facility’s automation design and associated costs.
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Adiabatic Cooling Of Data Centers

By Carl C. Schultz, P.E.
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Data center HVAC has come a long way since ’80s-era strategies and even since turn-of-the-century room parameters. Consider that evolution, and how options like economizers and evaporative cooling may be more appealing in light of wider environmental envelopes.
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Improving Data Centers With Aisle Containment

By Daniel Kennedy
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In which the author lays out the path from earlier data center design to a more recently discovered airflow challenge. Read on for his insights on how to keep positive differential pressure from being a negative for your facility’s energy budget.
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Designing the Learning Space of the Future — An Engineer's Perspective

By Justin Davis P.E., LEED AP BD+C
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The students have changed, and the way spaces get used is changing as well. How do we need think about educational environments to foster better thinking inside them?
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Data Integration During Construction

By Rebecca Thatcher Ellis, P.E.
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The commissioning agent can steer this to avoid data paralysis later.
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Accidents Of The Spilt Ilk

By Robert Beverly
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Sometimes life imitates the movies. Other times, we’re not so lucky.
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When Forced To Be A Company Of One

By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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Solo success can flow from the right diagram and a specific service.
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Guest Column

Slim BIM: Getting Elephants To Dance

By Mr. Toby Considine
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Two different specifications, the Army, and others are pushing building information toward the future.
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Case In Point

New York craft brewer hops on benefits of boiler retrofit

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Word of mouth is a potent ingredient in craft brewing, the fastest-growing segment of U.S. beer making. Defined as producers of fewer than 6 million barrels annually, craft brewers tend to share best-practice tips with the same enthusiasm that beer lovers have for the unique brands and flavors they create.
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Innovative nursing home uses enthalpy wheel to take care of the budget, too

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Founded in 1928 by Elizabeth Hart Shields Eddy, Eddy Village Green skilled nursing care center began as a 19-bed nursing home in Troy, NY.
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