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- AN ILLUMINATING IDEA. Ditzler, Gary; Poskevich, Ron // Engineered Systems;Nov2006, Vol. 23 Issue 11, p8B
The author offers guidelines on how to integrate lighting controls into the building automation system (BAS) to make heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) manageable. Several individuals responsible for procuring and installing, configuring and integrating the lighting control system...
- Housing innovations in Sweden. // Futurist;Jan/Feb91, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p42
Describes several new construction techniques pioneered by Swedish firms in response to a challenge from the Swedish Council for Building Research. Use of boreholes in rock to store heated water; Ventilation systems; Supertubes, an alternative to traditional infrastructure pipes.
- What America gave golf. Jenkins, Dan // Golf Digest;Aug2005, Vol. 56 Issue 8, p139
This article focuses on the contribution of the U.S. to golf. America has been good for golf, monumentally good, even though the Americans might have over-advanced the game. If America hadn't gotten interested in the game one might still be swinging at it in tweed coats. The golf community also...
- AUTOMATING Sustainability. Sinclair, Ken // Engineered Systems;Oct2006, Vol. 23 Issue 10, p24
The article looks into the sustainability of building automation in the U.S. Arthur Schwartz, deputy executive director of the National Society of Professional Engineers, defines sustainability as the ability to provide for the needs of the world's population without damaging the ability of...
- DESIGN OF A SMART BUILDING THERMAL COMFORT DEVICE. Nomiso, Lúcia Satiko; Tanaka, Eduardo Hideki; da Costa, Daniel Augusto Guerra // International Conference Web Based Communities & Social Media;2016, p246
This paper presents the design of a low cost device capable of monitor temperature and humidity in indoor environments and estimate the thermal sensation of the environment. Moreover, as thermal comfort may have many other variables to consider, the proposed device also allows people to vote...
- Double digit efficiencies for latest VRV technology. // Heating & Ventilating Review;Sep2010, Vol. 49 Issue 11, following p32
The article discusses the role of variable refrigerant volume (VRV) technology in improving the efficiency of air conditioning systems. To match a building's requirement, VRV technology can vary the refrigerant volume within the air conditioning system. This feature allows minimum energy use,...
- Smart living. Gliddon, Josh // Bulletin with Newsweek;04/11/2000, Vol. 118 Issue 6219, p78
Focuses on the difference between smart houses and intelligent buildings. Possibilities of smart design; Ability of the building to react with its environment to create a harmonious whole; Two main reasons behind the lack of environmental intelligence.
- Tech Challenge. // IE3;Mar2012, Vol. 1 Issue 2, p12
A quiz related to the technical problems of an air-conditioning system is presented.
- Mixed-mode ventilation: Hvac meets Mother Nature. Brager, Gail S.; Ring, Erik; Powell, Kevin // Engineered Systems;May2000, Vol. 17 Issue 5, p60
Describes mixed-mode air conditioning, a hybrid approach to air conditioning that combines natural ventilation with mechanical ventilation and cooling. Mixed-mode design; Advantages of mixed-mode buildings over sealed-air conditioned buildings; Barriers to implementation. INSET: Interesting...