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April 24, 2014

By: Travis Harris

I recently read an article that I wanted to share, written by Andrea Ayres-Deets, titled, “How Climate Influences Your Productivity.”

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April 3, 2014

Variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems have become very popular in our market over the past five years. VRF is being considered on most new projects, whether they are renovation projects or new construction. VRF systems have advantages and disadvantages, just like any other HVAC system in the market, and may or may not fit your building or owner well.

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March 20, 2014

Do you know how much energy your building is currently using? Do you know how to translate the data from your energy bills into simple, analyzable data? Do you know how to interpret that data?
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March 6, 2014

Just like many technologies in our modern age, Building Automation Control Systems are ever changing and improving with research and development. A few of the latest technologies an owner/operator can expect from a new control system would be: web-based platform to allow access from any web browser, “open” communication protocol capabilities, and improved performance at all levels of your system. The question that remains is, when is it time to upgrade your control system?
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February 20, 2014

Halvorson Trane uses linear slot diffusers to improve air distribution at new Parts building. Watch the short video below to see more. How's the air distribution in your space?
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January 23, 2014

When a building is commissioned, owners and contractors take pains to make sure the controls work properly. But what about an existing building? Why would a building owner spend money to do it all over again?

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January 9, 2014

The importance of water treatment is often overlooked. Maintaining proper mass water balance, pH and alkalinity in a heating or cooling system is extremely important.
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November 29, 2013

Change isn’t easy. Understanding what motivates individuals and their interactions within an organization is a complex undertaking, to say the least. For Facility Managers, this is especially true when trying to optimize their building’s energy usage. A paper recently published by The Environmental Defense Fund and MIT provides five critical steps to driving this initiative.

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November 14, 2013

Try to think of something you do all day, every day. How about breathing? We breathe in and out, unconsciously, 8 to 12 times every minute of our entire lives. Every breath we take in contains contaminants and the only reason we don’t die from these contaminants is our body’s immune system.
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October 31, 2013

Did you know your building is constantly generating heat in some form or another? The sun shining through the windows, the lights, the electrical plug-ins, and people's metabolic processes are all contributing to the amount of heat in your building. 

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