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July 18, 2012

EGB Features

Sustainable Smoke-Control Systems

By JOHN H. KLOTE, PE, DSc, Consulting Engineer, Leesburg, Va.

Sustainable smoke-control systems minimize or eliminate components found in conventional smoke-control systems—primarily, fans and ductwork. As a result, they tend to consume less power. This article discusses sustainable smoke-control systems—atrium smoke-control systems and pressurization smoke-control systems in particular.

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EGB News

New Report Identifies Priorities for Improving Built Environment

If buildings and related infrastructure are to be improved, the building industry and the nation need to concentrate their efforts in four key areas, a new report from the National Institute of Building Sciences Consultative Council says.

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Free Webinar on Elastomeric-Foam Duct Insulation Today at 2 p.m. ET

Do you hesitate to specify duct liner because of concerns about indoor-air quality and/or long-term product sustainability? Are you looking for an alternative to fibrous duct liner and wrap? Today at 2 p.m. ET, join HPAC Engineering magazine and foam-technologies innovator Armacell for a free Webinar examining the science behind elastomeric-foam insulation and the advantages of elastomeric foam when it is utilized as a duct liner or wrap.

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Deadline for HPAC Engineering Engineer of the Year Award Extended

The deadline for entries for HPAC Engineering magazine's second annual Engineer of the Year award, which recognizes a mechanical engineer engaged in HVACR or building automation who has made significant contributions to his or her company and customers, the HVACR industry, and his or her community, has been extended to Monday, July 30.

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Momentum Building for Mechanical Systems Week 2012

As Mechanical Systems Week 2012, a national seminar and product showcase devoted to HVACR, hydronics, and plumbing, draws near, conference sessions and speakers continue to be added, and exhibitors and sponsors continue to come aboard.

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