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  • Dec 22, 2015
    Commentary

    (I'm Dreaming of a) Green Christmas

    For those of you who read my Christmas postings the last two years, I have some good news and some bad news. The good news is I’m not spoiling any long Christmas poems or songs this year; the bad news is I’m ruining a short song!...More
  • Dec 7, 2015
    Commentary

    Funding HVACR Energy-Efficiency Research and Development 1

    During a press conference on the opening day of the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, Bill Gates described his new initiative, Breakthrough Energy Coalition....More
  • Nov 24, 2015
    Commentary

    Giving Thanks

    This post is all about giving thanks....More
  • Nov 10, 2015
    Commentary

    Accelerating Energy Productivity

    Last year, in response to President Obama’s call to double energy productivity by 2030, the U.S. Department of Energy announced Accelerate Energy Productivity 2030....More
  • Oct 26, 2015
    Commentary

    ‘Green’ Before Green Was a Thing 1

    Millennials, cut your parents and grandparents some slack. They really didn’t do such a bad job of protecting the environment....More
  • Oct 13, 2015
    Commentary

    EBCx at the WEEC

    Recently, I had the opportunity to attend the 2015 World Energy Engineering Congress (WEEC) in Orlando, Fla. Of particular interest to me were sessions on commissioning (Cx). Two of the Cx sessions I attended focused on existing-building Cx (EBCx)....More
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May 19, 2016
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Engineering Study: The Future of Chilled Water Plants and Waterside Economizers

An engineering study was completed to compare a water-cooled centrifugal chiller with a waterside economizer, to a single water-cooled magnetic bearing centrifugal chiller operating in inverted duty - the YORK YMC2 chiller. In this webinar the results of the study will be presented, summarizing the differences between the two options in terms of chiller plant design, first costs, operating costs, and ownership (maintenance, footprint, and controls). Attendees of this webinar will learn:...More
Feb 3, 2016
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The Latest in Thermal Controls Innovations and What Lies Ahead

Optimizing thermal efficiency across the enterprise data center using automated control routines and new ways to monitor and manage remote IT spaces as the demand for edge computing cooling capacity increases....More
Jan 20, 2016
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Essential Strategies for Insulating Cold Piping In HVAC Systems

Insulation can make or break the performance and longevity of a chilled water or variable refrigerant flow (VRF) system. This webinar covers everything an engineer needs to know before committing a client to a specific insulation strategy, including the stresses imposed on these piping systems and how various insulation options differ in terms of ease of installation, vulnerability to moisture, and more....More

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