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Fastrack, November 12, 2008

Fastrack, November 12, 2008

HPAC Fastrack
hpac.comNovember 12, 2008

Continuous Commissioning
By Steve Harrell
Cost-effective and easy to implement, process promises to reduce commercial-building energy consumption...MORE


Documentary on Water-Infrastructure Systems
"Liquid Assets: The Story of Our Water Infrastructure" is a documentary about the challenges facing the nation's rapidly aging drinking-water, wastewater, and storm-water systems. Produced by Penn State Public Broadcasting (WPSU-TV), the program is being made available nationwide to all public-broadcasting stations without charge...MORE

Enhanced Geothermal-Systems Research
The Bureau of Land Management plans to open more than 190 million acres of federal land in California and 11 other Western states for new geothermal development. Geothermal research received millions of dollars from Warren E. Buffett and Google for a technology called enhanced geothermal systems (EGS)...MORE

Free Webinars Offer Energy-Saving Solutions for School Districts
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), in partnership with U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, invites school-district officials, facilities managers, school administrators, teachers, and others interested in high-performing schools to view a series of online Webinars that offer solutions for reducing energy costs in K-12 schools...MORE


Engineering Internship in Washington, D.C.
The Washington Internship for Students of Engineering (WISE) is selecting 12 to 15 engineering students entering their final year of undergraduate study. Students selected will spend 10 weeks in Washington, D.C., next summer. During the internship, the students will learn how government officials make decisions on complex technological issues and how engineers can contribute to legislative and regulatory public-policy decisions. The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers' (ASHRAE's) Washington, D.C., office will host one engineering student during the internship. Applications are due Dec. 31...MORE

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