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'Near net-zero' plant sustains profits, productivity
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In the search for greater energy independence, Frito-Lay was like many manufacturers. It had a number of projects at plants and distribution centers that focused on various aspects of reducing energy consumption. More



Well-maintained facilities keep hotel guests coming back
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Many people think the main responsibility of a hotel's chief engineer is to change the light bulbs in guest rooms. But Rene Hernandez, chief engineer of the 167-room Doubletree Club by Hilton - Orange County Airport, begs to differ. "The overall job of a chief building engineer is to make sure that guests want to come back," Hernandez said recently. More

Rainwater harvesting system design
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In metropolitan areas, especially those with combined sanitary and storm sewers, it is often a requirement that a new building must include a system for storm water detention. This is a system that collects the rainwater and stores it so that it may be released at a rate slow enough that the flow can be safely assimilated by the existing sewer system. More

CSCI: Understanding network energy use is key to efficiency
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Measuring, monitoring and responding to system energy use are key to optimizing the overall energy performance of network systems, according to a white paper released by IT consortium Climate Savers Computing Initiative. More

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Diagnostics for machine tool monitoring
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The control law in the synthesis of machine tool adaptive control systems is determined by observing changes in the properties of the controlled process. These changes, if appropriately taken into account with a designed safety margin, enable a robust control algorithm to be created. More

Natural ventilation: Who, what, when, where, why and how
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As most HVAC engineers already know, there is a major focus on energy efficiency in the building services industry, with significant reduction measures embedded in model energy codes such as ASHRAE 90.1-2010. More

Professional development: The demise of the cubicle
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The original idea behind the cubicle's design, which came out in 1967, was to allow employees to concentrate privately on their tasks at hand. The designer, Robert Propst, wanted to give people a personalized space they could make their own. More

Rooftop damage control
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When the wind is screaming, rain is driving down in five-gallon buckets, or hail is pinging off the ground like popcorn, you know your roof is taking a beating. But when the wind goes from shriek to howl, do you really know what's going on up there? More

Part 2: Hail, ice, snow can damage roofs


US could lead the charge in grid storage — if Congress plays along
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Like Germany's feed-in-tariffs for solar power, there has been a flurry of recent grid storage regulatory activity in the U.S. that began with FERC's approval of the pay-for-performance ruling and continues with the introduction of the creatively named Storage Technology for Renewable and Green Energy Act of 2011 on November 10. More

Physical Plant Engineering Design and Management course to be held as preparation for CPE exam
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The University of Wisconsin-Madison will be hosting a Physical Plant Engineering Design and Management Course from Dec. 5-9. In addition to providing preparation for the optional Certified Plant Engineer Certification exam, the course is designed to increase your understanding of mechanical and electrical systems, operations, economics, management and other topics, all within one 5-day course. More

AFE LinkedIn Group site — post of the week
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This week's AFE LinkedIn group site post of the week comes from Joe Lampinen 2nd, Director, Engineering Services in the greater Chicago area. Joe quoted from a recent article in Plantservices.com: "...the best and brightest typically crave any technology that supports them in their work, such as a CMMS...better workers won't want to move to an environment where such tools are deliberately ignored..." To comment on Joe's post, or to post your own comment or question to nearly 1,900 facilities professionals, visit the AFE LinkedIn group site. More

Career Center job posting of the week
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University of St. Thomas in the St. Paul, Minn., / St. Paul metropolitan Area is seeking a highly qualified Mechanical Maintenance Engineer. To see this and hundreds of other career opportunities facilities engineering professionals, visit the AFE Career Center. More

Facilities America photos on facebook
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Dozen of photos from Facilities America can now be viewed on the Association for Facilities Engineering Facebook page. More
 
 
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