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  • Multi-loop electronic temperature controllers, for multi-zone applications, are seeing an increase in number of loops, according to a new study by Natick, Mass.-based Venture Development. Researchers say this results from users purchasing more expensive controllers.

  • The Advanced Energy Design Guide for Small Office Buildings and Building for the Future , a supplement to the ASHRAE Journal , both received honorable mentions from the Sustainable Buildings Industry Council's Best Sustainable Practice Awards.

  • VRTX Technologies LLC has won the first Greenovation Award—a new category in the annual AHR Expo Innovation Awards competition—for its VRTX System, which treats industrial cooling water from condensers and cooling towers.

  • Commercial real estate technology solutions company Realcomm will launch a web portal early this year as an outlet for sharing information and resources. Information can be sent to the organization at . Put "Portal Ideas" in the subject line.

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