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  • Open Hand Manufacturing, Inc., a wood processing company, recently dedicated a 68-kW solar electrical system at its manufacturing facility in Oakland, Calif. The system will generate more than 80% of the factory's electricity needs.

  • ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 55-2004, Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy , recently published, contains new information on compliance for commonly designed space and a new adaptive method for naturally ventilated spaces in certain climates.

  • Following a successful joint project, polymer processing company REHAU, and AMVIC, an insulated concrete form supplier, recently announced a strategic alliance to meet the growing demand for sustainable building methods.

  • Tivoli, LLC, a Santa Ana, Calif.-based lighting system manufacturer, has filed a complaint for trademark infringement and unfair competition against Decor-Max, LLC and Efficient-Tec International, LLC, alleging that the two defendants intentionally infringed Tivoli's registered trademarks in advertising by using the names "Tivoliled" and "Tivoliflexed."

Product of the Year
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40 Under Forty: Get Recognized
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MEP Giants Program
The MEP Giants program lists the top mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering firms in the United States.
October 2018
Approaches to building engineering, 2018 Commissioning Giants, integrated project delivery, improving construction efficiency, an IPD primer, collaborative projects, NFPA 13 sprinkler systems.
September 2018
Power boiler control, Product of the Year, power generation,and integration and interoperability
August 2018
MEP Giants, lighting designs, circuit protection, ventilation systems, and more
Data Centers: Impacts of Climate and Cooling Technology
This course focuses on climate analysis, appropriateness of cooling system selection, and combining cooling systems.
Safety First: Arc Flash 101
This course will help identify and reveal electrical hazards and identify the solutions to implementing and maintaining a safe work environment.
Critical Power: Hospital Electrical Systems
This course explains how maintaining power and communication systems through emergency power-generation systems is critical.
Data Center Design
Data centers, data closets, edge and cloud computing, co-location facilities, and similar topics are among the fastest-changing in the industry.
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