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TOMORROW’S ENVIRONMENT

Third-Party Troubleshooting Review - Part 1

Commitments to the process and to listening are just two qualifications you will need for this job.
July 1, 2014
Third-party troubleshooting review of problematic HVAC installations can be a profitable business if done correctly.
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Tablet As Building Engineering Tool, Part 5: The Business Of Engineering

From ideas to expense report, the last installment in this series looks at some needs in the course of standing engineering business, and what the still relatively new world of apps is offering up to meet them.
July 1, 2014
On my recent travels, I noted the seas of tablets that are now installed at several prominent airports. Several of the terminal areas at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport are graced with hundreds of iPads tethered to counters and tables in gates and concessions.
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CASE IN POINT

Centre for Sustainability takes innovative HVAC, IAQ approach

July 1, 2014
The Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS) definitely lives up to its name
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BUILDING AUTOMATION

Controls & Occupancy

Existing sensor strategies and newer lighting tech continue the battle against wasteful energy use.
July 1, 2014
Much of the energy usage in a commercial building can be attributed to systems that are operating under the assumption that the building is “occupied.”
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Tomorrow's Environment

Third-Party Peer Review

It’s not a job for everyone, but follow these steps and you’re on your way to success.
June 1, 2014
Third-party peer review can be a profitable business if done correctly both technically and professionally.
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Boilers Outside The Box

O&M and upgrade tactics can make a real difference for those who decide to focus on improvements short of purchasing a new unit.
June 1, 2014
When I was young, I used to love watching magicians and was amazed how they would pull something out of what appeared to be an empty hat.
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Commissioning

Designer Copy/Paste

Don’t let this all too common practice create confusing specifications.
June 1, 2014
In December 2013, this Commissioning column addressed the challenges posed by controls contractors who “cut and paste” the design engineer’s sequences of operation into the controls submittal.
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Building Automation

Data Analytics

Buildings offer a multitude of valuable information, but it’s no good if you can’t find it.
June 1, 2014
Buildings contain a treasure trove of data. Information is available from a broad variety of systems from HVAC and electrical to utility usage.
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Case In Point

Energy recovery helps condo towers solve humidity, energy concerns

May 31, 2014
The Seagate Towers in Delray Beach, FL, is a twin-tower condominium complex built in 1970, offering unobstructed views of the Atlantic Ocean.
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Case In Point

Vacant high-rise finds new life with LEED design

May 31, 2014
In 1967, a 15-story high-rise was built in the heart of downtown Towson, MD.
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EVENTS

Engineering a Total Approach to Gas Monitoring in a Commercial Building

9/12/13
Online

On-Demand As building owner's become more focused on operation of their building, in lieu of first cost, the opportunity for growth in the energy recovery wheel market has been steady.

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Energy Savings Methods in Health Care Facilities

9/26/13
Online

On-Demand ASHRAE 170-2008 addresses environmental control in a hospital as it relates to cleanliness, thermal comfort, and overall indoor air quality. Energy recovery has been widely focused in hospitals on the reclamation of waste heat; however, larger savings are present with the recovery of conditioned exhaust.

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Technology Theater

4/23/14
Long Beach, CA
United States
Contact: Steve Graham
One-day technology sessions target HVACR contractors, OEMs and consulting specifying engineers Read More

Technology Theater

4/24/14
Las Vegas, NV
United States
Contact: Steve Graham
One-day technology sessions target HVACR contractors, OEMs and consulting specifying engineers Read More

Technology Theater

5/7/14
Boston, MA
United States
Contact: Steve Graham
One-day technology sessions target HVACR contractors, OEMs and consulting specifying engineers Read More

Technology Theater

5/8/14
New York City, NY
United States
Contact: Steve Graham
One-day technology sessions target HVACR contractors, OEMs and consulting specifying engineers Read More

37th World Energy Engineering Congress

10/1/14
Washington Convention Center, Hall A
801 Mount Vernon Place, NW
Washington, DC
United States
Contact: Brian Douglas
We invite you to be a part of the nation's largest, most active buying venue for end user energy products and services – the World Energy Engineering Congress (WEEC). Read More

2015 AHR EXPO

1/26/15
McCormick Place Convention Center
Chicago, IL
United States
The world’s largest trade show exclusively for the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration industry Read More

2015 National HVACR Educators / Trainers Conference and Policy Forum

3/15/15
Florida Hotel and Conference Center
Orlando, FL
United States

DOCUMENTS AND FILES

June Facility Files

May 30, 2013

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ES Gallery: Snapshots & Systems

Check out highlights from projects featured in our magazine this year!
3/25/14 2:00 pm EST

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.

Engineered Systems Magazine

ES July 2014 cover

2014 July

Check out the July 2014 issue of Engineered Systems, with features on chiller retrofits in health care facilities, building automation, and much more!

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