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Fastrack - March 23, 2011

March 29, 2011
Wariness of "Green" Promises Growing
March 23, 2011
Investigation Into the Failure of Chilled-Water-Pipe Insulation
By WILLIAM A. LOTZ, PE; Consulting Engineer; Acton, Maine
The chilled-water system in a South Florida high-rise went into operation in April. By June, the pipe insulation was saturated with water, and condensation was dripping on people's heads. The problem cost more than $20 million to correct. What went wrong? [MORE]
Journal: Design Professionals Growing Leery of "Green" Promises
Legal claims arising from gulfs between sustainability promises and the performance of certified green buildings are mounting—and so are warnings to architecture, engineering, planning, and environmental consulting firms, ZweigWhite, source of business-management services, reports in the Feb. 28 issue of The Zweig Letter, its weekly journal. [MORE]
Speakers for ConnectivityWeek 2011 Sought
Clasma Events Inc. is seeking experts in the areas of connected buildings, connected homes, industrial automation, electric vehicles, demand response, Smart Grid, cyber security, information and communications technology, and investing and finance to speak at ConnectivityWeek 2011, to be held May 23-26 in Santa Clara, Calif. [MORE]
2011 Conference on Total Building Commissioning Set for April 13-15
AABC Commissioning Group (ACG), a non-profit association of certified commissioning authorities dedicated to the advancement of professional, independent commissioning services through education, training, and certification of qualified architects and engineers, will present its seventh annual Conference on Total Building Commissioning April 13-15 in St. Louis. [MORE]
Nominations for 2011 Buildy Awards Sought
Nominations for the eighth annual Buildy Awards—recognizing leaders, visionaries, and implementers of smart devices and smart systems—are being accepted. [MORE]
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