With the United States and much of the world mired in a recession, it is no surprise that many industrial- and commercial/institutional-boiler manufacturers are expecting tough times in 2009. How tough is anyone's guess.
The annual International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo), scheduled for Jan. 26 to 28 at Chicago's McCormick Place may not surpass last year's record-breaking expo in New York City, but it appears it will be a well-attended event.
Greenbuild International Conference and Expo just continues to grow. Proving that last year's impressive attendance was no fluke, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the show's sponsor, said attendance for the 2008 event, held Nov. 19-21 in Boston, was just over 28,000 — an increase of about 20 percent over 2007. That's big.
The price of steel, the present and future of the energy industry, and the U.S. presidential election were among several key topics addressed during the American Boiler Manufacturers Association's (ABMA's) Summer Meeting June 20-23 in San Diego.
The accelerating drive to apply sustainable engineering and design techniques and principles to buildings around the world was evident during the 10th Global Engineering Conference, held April 9-11 in Las Vegas.
Data breaches and other cyber crime cost companies billions each year worldwide, and the damage to brand reputation can be incalculable. Since hackers look for weakly defended systems to attack, this paper presents 5 cybersecurity “best practices” to mitigate system vulnerabilities. Some are commonsense measures like effective password management; others involve securing open ports and other access points, software upgrades, user management, and vulnerability plans....More
A top priority for higher education institutions is to provide a competitive learning environment for their students. In order to succeed, they must address outdated, aging campus facilities. In these older buildings maintenance and operations costs are high, space utilization is inefficient and poorly managed, and current technology is lacking. This white paper explores four strategies for converting campus facilities into a network of smart buildings that address the needs of current and future students....More