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Fortifying Building HVAC Systems Against Terrorist Attacks

Several years ago, I became aware of a technology that not only can protect the occupants of a building from a chemical, biological, or radiological attack, but limit the property owner’s liability if such an attack were to occur....More
May 10, 2014

HVAC Building Controls: A Gateway for Hackers?1

For commercial facility owners and managers, building security today goes beyond access, fire, and and tenant safety. Cyber security has become one of the hottest issues they face and the mechanical systems engineer can be part of the solution....More
Dec 04, 2013

What Advice Would You Give to Controls Contractors?1

What advice would you like to give to controls contractors and their technicians?....More
May 01, 2015

The Return of Johnny Tundra, Cold-Weather Engineer

Fifteen years ago, Ron Wilkinson became a commissioning authority. At the time, most commissioning case studies focused on problems of moisture incursion in air-conditioned buildings in hot and humid climates. Ron wanted to call attention to cold-weather problems in Northern Tier states and do it in a way “that was fun and that described....More
Jan 29, 2013

Condensing Hot-Water Boiler

The ClearFire-LC (CFLC) gives large facilities a condensing-hot-water-boiler option from 4,000 to 12,000 MBtu. The CFLC uses patented AluFer heat-transfer technology and a high-turndown burner with advanced controls to deliver peak efficiency and ultralow emissions in a compact footprint. The CFLC is a cost-effective alternative....More

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