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Wood-Pellet-Fired Boilers Provide Highly Efficient, No-Fuss Operation Commented on: 2 years ago (June 25, 2014)

"Although Fröling boilers are subject to testing at or above ASME standards in Europe, Pennsylvania does not recognize the foreign certification...."

Maybe one day in the US we will...

Control Freaks: Time for New HVAC-System Concepts Commented on: 2 years ago (June 12, 2014)

Bell... start thinking Room Automation, which is an European implementation that was available many, many years ago.

Then, start looking at your engineering and distribution markets for MEP...

HVAC Building Controls: A Gateway for Hackers? Commented on: 2 years ago (June 12, 2014)

Nice Article.

Popular building protocol BACnet was designed for intercommunication and it is openly available by design.

It is interesting to note that the Industrial world is...

What Owners Need to Know About ... Rooftop Units: Repair or Replace? Commented on: 3 years ago (February 27, 2014)

Most packaged rooftops have poor cabinet design and this is failing rather quickly. Insulation levels are also generally poor.

Looking at the outdoor coil doesn't tell you its dirty. Those...

What Advice Would You Give to Controls Contractors? Commented on: 3 years ago (December 8, 2013)

I think some of the advice could be "welcome to the level of the MEP in the construction process" because integration is a detailed business and we are aware we do not have all the answers nor can...

Getting Past the Building-Performance Brick Wall Commented on: 3 years ago (September 5, 2013)

Thomas, Europe knows you save the most money on the consumption side.

Years ago they moved past your brick wall with something called "Room Automation".

But, certainly I agree with...

Can You Protect Your BAS Networks From Hackers? Commented on: 3 years ago (August 13, 2013)

"Most data center or separate cooling systems exterior to the buildings have disconnects that are not locked, and to which anyone could walk up and turn off...There are no cameras on this...

Exclusive Interview: Why BACnet Is Winning the Protocol Battle Commented on: 3 years ago (August 6, 2013)

I disagree with most of the LON assessments brought out here in regards to installation and noise issues. I find most issues are related to zero installation standards or not the best hardware...

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