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Editor's Note

We top off each print issue with assorted thoughts from ES HQ.

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Editor's Note

Novelty No More?

Signs hint at gradual steps toward a more sensible presence for women in engineering.
April 1, 2014
It’s been 15 years since I went to my first AHR Expo, walked around, and said to myself, “Wow, this crowd is pretty much all dudes.”
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The Good, The Bad & The Frozen

Emerson takes the gold, CABA gives away the info, and ES goes live in NYC.
March 1, 2014
If you didn’t get to the Expo or winter ASHRAE meeting in New York this year (and if, ahem, you don’t check the daily news on our website), you might be wondering, “Who won the 2014 AHR Expo Product Of The Year?”
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Sensors & Suspicions

A couple of residential-oriented events give us pause for thought in the nonresidential sectors.
February 1, 2014
Jeff Seewald touched on the progress of home thermostats — and in particular, the Nest products that have done so well the last couple of years — when he sent me his latest installment on using tablets and new tech in engineering (look for it in March).
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New Year, New Media, New York

We’re bringing a new multi-collaborator blog online and bringing a live event to AHR.
January 2, 2014
Some news items don’t fit cleanly on a page, and others stray just far enough off the beaten path to be enlightening (or just plain entertaining).
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Can’t-Fail Facilities

From microsite to going live on-site at AHR, we’re putting the spotlight on critical environments.
December 1, 2013
Critical facilities … it’s not just about data centers, much like this magazine has evolved to be much more than our traditional dead-tree issue.
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My Name Is URL

Shortcuts, boilers, and an MLK Day delay …
November 1, 2013
Were you ever a little slow putting two and two together? Or maybe chocolate and peanut butter is a better comparison. Peanut butter? Good. Chocolate? Good.
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Mission: It’s Possible

Biowalls, nanolubricants, and tablet tech await.
September 23, 2013
The day (or the thing that needs fixing, or the deadline, or the design) right in front of us is often more than sufficient for taking all our attention.
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A Plan And A Plant

A philosophy plus the usual opportunities made for real savings. What about where you work?
August 29, 2013
Since energy efficiency is a big part of what this industry pursues on behalf of society at large, I always like to see examples of what companies and firms are doing internally to conserve resources. This month, A.O. Smith celebrated progress on that front at its plant in McBee, SC.
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Engineer Salaries: Good News, So-So News

Even among engineering subcategories, compensation for new graduates is a matter of degrees.
August 2, 2013
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has released its latest report on college graduates and the correlation between their chosen majors and their start-ing salaries (and unemployment rates)
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Summer Changes

A new look, plus news worth looking up. Oh, and a lung in a box.
July 1, 2013
Does this layout make our butt look fat? Notice a little something different about us last month? We had too many items on the plate to mention it at the time, but June marked the debut of our new redesign.
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