The Next Generation of Construction Codes and Standards

Codes and standards related to construction traditionally have been either prescriptive or performance-based. Both have advantages and disadvantages. The International Green Construction Code may represent the next step in the evolution of codes in general and energy codes in particular....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
Aug 02, 2015

'Lunching and Learning': Food for Thought on Campus Chilled-Water Design1

In "Lunching and Learning: A Civil Engineer’s View of a Campus Chilled-Water System," a fictional conversation about a system that may or may not be in existence is presented to, in the words of the author, “plant the seed of an idea with people (who) might actually implement” it and start a (real) discussion....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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