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Radiant Success: Designing For Energy-Efficient Comfort In California

By Peter Simmonds, Ph.D.
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Managing solar loads and incorporating radiant ceilings were just part of the plan for this five-level mixed-use building. Chilled beams and chiller plant decisions joined ventilation strategy to serve both occupants and LEED ambitions.
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Humidification: Options, Amines, and the Impacts of ASHRAE Standards 62.1 And 170

By Jeffrey Boldt, P.E., LEED® AP, HBDP and Paul Hansen, P.E.
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Whether your system uses boiler steam or another method, the authors walk you through the pros and cons of various sytems, the evolving standard landscape regarding those corrosion-fighting amines, and some energy reduction ideas.
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Retrofitting Primary Chilled Water Pumps With VFDs

By Eric O'Neill
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Take a large hospital, subtract unexamined rules of thumb, add meaningful incremental improvements like VFD’s and a controls upgrade, and what do you get? Smarter engineering via improved performance for both the pumps and the chillers. But it all starts with one little question.
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Intelligent Buildings: From Theoretical to Practical

By Paul Ehrlich, P.E.
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Reality ushers in more factors than simply what the technology can do.
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When “Substantial Completion” Is Insubstantial

By Rebecca Thatcher Ellis, P.E.
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A concept created for special circumstances has become a sad S.O.P.
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Tomorrow’s Environment

A Woman's Perspective On Work

By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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A casual survey and personal experience generate some candor and surprises.
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Editor's Note

As Green As Data Gets

By Robert Beverly
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Coming soon: Your next webpage may refresh courtesy of an unexpected source.
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Case In Point

Tool lending library assists California companies in measuring energy consump-tion

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Most companies want to decrease their energy consumption, either for financial reasons, or to be active in reducing their carbon footprint, or both — but some of them aren’t sure where to begin. When the only measure of a facility’s energy usage is the bill customers receive at the end of the month, they may feel their facility is more like the proverbial black hole: power goes in, business happens inside, but it’s not clear exactly how much energy is used where and when.
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Case In Point

Wellness and prevention: controls and more ensure Virginia hospital’s health

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“Quality of care” is more than just a phrase at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital (CRMH), one of the largest hospitals in Virginia. CRMH defines quality of care using six characteristics: excellence in care, patient safety, clinical outcome, technology advances, accessibility, and patient experience.
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