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Total Facility Management Show Draws Crowd

June 21, 2002
The Total Facility Management Show, held recently at the San Diego Convention Center, was a complete success in the eyes of the show’s producers.
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Seattle SMACNA Hosts IAQ Experts

June 21, 2002
The Seattle chapter of the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) recently sponsored a seminar that focused on educating local HVAC contractors about the latest tools and trends to assist them in dealing with indoor air quality (IAQ) threats and safeguards.
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Rooftop Systems Provide Flexibility For Tilt-Up Construction

June 15, 2002
Tilt-up concrete construction is very common in Orange County, CA. It’s fast, it’s economical, and it’s adaptable to many different types of low-rise buildings, including warehousing, manufacturing, and, as in the case of Ingram Micro Inc., office facilities.
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Echelon’s Everyday Environment Exemplifies Energy Efficiency

June 8, 2002
Echelon Corporation’s new headquarters in San Jose, CA, is a showcase for the company’s LonWorks™ platform of open, interoperable device networks. The new facility integrates key building sub-systems — security, lighting, elevator, and hvac systems — using LonMark®-certified devices from multiple manufacturers into a single smart building system.
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Seattle SMACNA Sponsors IAQ Seminars

June 8, 2002
The Seattle chapter of the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) sponsored a seminar that focused on educating HVAC contractors on the latest tools and trends available to assist in dealing with indoor air quality (IAQ) threats and safeguards.
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San Diego Sheet Metal Works Wins SMACNA Award

June 2, 2002
California Association of Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association (California SMACNA) presented the 2002 Tom Guilfoy Memorial Architectural Sheet Metal Award to San Diego Sheet Metal Works for its project (“Concourse C”) in the Portland International Airport in Portland, OR.
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Western Nevada Supply Opens New Training Center

June 2, 2002
Western Nevada Supply Co., a distributor of Rehau products, recently announced the grand opening of its new state-of-the-art hvac training center at the Truckee Meadows Community College Technical Institute.
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Tucson Campus Benefits From Chilled-Water Plant Improvements

May 26, 2002
Improvements in energy consumption in the chilled-water plant at the University of Arizona were significant enough in recent years that the electric utility felt it should check its metering equipment. Plant improvements led to an electric demand reduction in the magnitude of 2 MW.
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Idaho Adopts International Codes

May 26, 2002
Idaho Governor Dirk Kempthorne recently signed House Bill 586 and House Bill 409 into law, which adopts new construction and fire codes for use in the state of Idaho.
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Predicting Air Conditioning Energy Bills Can Be Tricky

May 19, 2002
A team of researchers recently analyzed the utility bills of Las Vegas homeowners living in new Building America houses to see if predicted energy savings were being achieved. The analysis turned up some surprises, and the lessons learned should help refine predictions for hot climate energy use.
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