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FASTRACK News

Election of USGBC Board of Directors to Open Nov. 1
Employees of U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) member organizations will be able to vote for the organization’s 2011 board of directors beginning Nov. 1. Members will choose from among 34 candidates for the open directorships: constructor of buildings, green-building educator, home builder, produce-manufacturer executive, site designer, and state- and local-government employee. [MORE]


DOE, PNNL Release Report on Restaurant Energy Savings
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and its Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have released a technical report that provides recommendations on how to achieve up to 50-percent energy savings in quick-service restaurants. PNNL, with help from industry collaborators and under the direction of the DOE's Building Technologies Program, performed the research, analysis, and documentation that support the DOE's goal of significantly improving the energy efficiency of new and existing commercial buildings across the United States. [MORE]


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Ballot Period for LEED for Healthcare Open Until Nov. 16
The ballot period for proposed changes to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Healthcare Green Building Rating System is open. The consensus body is open to individuals employed by U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) member organizations. The ballot will remain open until Nov. 16. [MORE]


Danfoss to Focus EnVisioneering Symposium on Smart Grid
Danfoss, a manufacturer of high-efficiency electronic and mechanical components and controls for air-conditioning, heating, refrigeration, and motion systems, will hold its 14th EnVisioneering Symposium Nov. 12 in Scottsdale, Ariz. [MORE]


October 27, 2010
FASTRACK Features

Data-Center Uptime & Energy Efficiency
By DON BEATY, PE, FASHRAE; DLB Associates; Eatontown, N.J.
Many data centers are "mission-critical," meaning essential to the core function of an organization. As such, they must remain operational at all times. However, that does not mean significant improvements in energy efficiency and sustainability cannot be made. [MORE]
























The Trouble with Outdoor Humidity Measurement
NEW Vaisala Application Note: Choice of outdoor humidity sensors critical to economical free cooling. Topics covered include: "What is Wet-bulb temperature," "Recommended Specifications for Outdoor Humidity Sensor," "Optimize Free Cooling Systems with Accurate Measurements." Download the Vaisala Application Note.
--Vaisala

Cyclotron facility achieves 25% increase in suction pressure
The Indiana University Cyclotron Facility (IUCF) located in Bloomington Indiana is a state of the art multidisciplinary facility performing research, development and application of accelerator physics, nuclear physics, nuclear science, and material science. Research activities from NASA and around the world are carried out at the IUCF. "When we first started up the pumps we were going through bearings and wearing out the impellers in 3 months time….” Read Full Story.
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GreenTech is the symbol of our philosophy towards the development and manufacture of eco-friendly products. It symbolizes our continuous commitment, achievements, and passion to provide customers with high quality products through the use of state-of-the-art methods, responsible business practices and initiatives that benefit not only the user, but the environment as well.
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