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June 13, 2012

FASTRACK Features

Accurately Predicting Boiler-Controller Energy Savings

By JOHN D. SULLIVAN, PE, ALZETA Corp., Santa Clara, Calif.

With growing concern about fossil-fuel consumption and carbon-dioxide emissions has come increased interest in add-on boiler controllers. This article demonstrates how a commonly used method of testing these devices often overpredicts energy savings and proposes an alternative method that avoids the error.

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FASTRACK News

U.S. Green Building Council Revises LEED 2012 Ballot and Delivery Schedule

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is delaying ballot on the 2012 update of its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green-building rating system until June 1, 2013—possibly earlier in 2013, if USGBC members and the market indicate readiness for ballot—and renaming the update LEED v4.

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ASHRAE Updates Book on Datacom-Equipment Power Trends

ASHRAE recently announced the publication of the second edition of its book “Datacom Equipment Power Trends and Cooling Applications.”

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Free Webinar on Polypropylene Pipe Systems Set

HPAC Engineering magazine will present a free Webinar on efficiency and cost benefits of polypropylene pipe systems Tuesday, June 19, at 2 p.m. ET.

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'This Old House' Expert Trethewey to Speak at Mechanical Systems Week

Richard Trethewey, plumbing and heating expert on Emmy Award-winning PBS television series “This Old House,” will be the featured General Session speaker for Mechanical Systems Week 2012 Sept. 21 at the Schaumburg Convention Center in Schaumburg, Ill.

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