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Fastrack - July 13, 2011

July 14, 2011
Energy Efficiency Indicator Results Released
July 13, 2011
Preventing Legionnaires' Disease in Cooling Towers
By FRANK ROSA, Aqua Technical Services Inc., Liverpool, N.Y.
It has been more than 30 years since Legionnaires' disease (also known as Legionellosis) reared its head. Since then, our knowledge of the disease and its causes has grown dramatically, and state-of-the-art prevention not only is possible, but practical and affordable. [MORE]
Energy Efficiency Indicator Results Released
Rising energy prices, government incentives, and enhanced public image are driving energy efficiency in buildings to new heights, the fifth annual global Energy Efficiency Indicator (EEI) reveals. [MORE]
Input on Commercial-Building-Data Needs Sought
In response to the U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA's) recent announcements that it would not be releasing the results of its 2007 Commercial Building Energy Consumption Survey because of statistical errors and would suspend work on its 2011 survey because of budget constraints, the National Institute of Building Sciences will hold a hearing July 18 in Washington, D.C., to gather input from building-industry participants about their commercial-building-data needs. [MORE]
ASHRAE Installs Officers, Directors
The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) installed new officers and directors during its 2011 Annual Meeting, held June 25-29 in Montreal. [MORE]
NGWA Develops Checklist for Hiring Geothermal-Heat-Pump Drilling Contractors
The National Ground Water Association (NGWA) has developed a list of questions intended to help mechanical engineers, architects, developers, HVAC contractors, and others involved in geothermal-heat-pump installations evaluate the qualifications of drilling contractors. [MORE]
BIM 3D CAD files for connectors, valves, joints and more Expansion joints, pump connectors, flow conditioning connectors, valves, compensators, pipe guides, air vents, metraloop expansion joints, v-loop expansion joints and so many more. BIM 3D CAD drawings in a different file types, for virtually every product. Create sophisticated engineered piping layouts. Be more competitive. Put BIM 3D CAD drawings into your designs. Go to and take a test drive.--The Metraflex Company
New MACH® C4000 condensing boiler Harsco Industrial Patterson-Kelley introduces the new MACH® C4000 condensing boiler. Harsco's Through the Door™ design philosophy simplifies installation both in new construction and retrofit. The MACH® C4000 fits through a standard 36" doorway and has wheels built in, making it easy to move into existing mechanical rooms. The ultra high efficiency MACH® C4000 incorporates our unique ENVI® control platform allowing integration with building management systems, installation as part of a hybrid system or cascade sequencing up to 16 boilers. Click here for more info.--Harsco Industrial Patterson-Kelley
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