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Check out for the latest from our columnists is the place to go for thought-provoking insights from some of the brightest minds in the HVAC industry: our columnists. This month, you can find articles by Bill Genaw on energy efficiency, the environment, and VFDs; Promod Kumar, PE, on planning for energy-efficiency retrofit projects; and Timothy R. Hughes on how the rules for challenging LEED certifications have changed. While you're there, register for the Optimum Buildings Conference, and get ready to maximize the performance of your buildings' mechanical and automation systems. It's all at


HPAC Engineering is pleased to unveil in June its newest electronic newsletter: Networked Controls Plus. Issued once a month, Networked Controls Plus will offer insights, commentary, and technology updates on building-automation and control systems. It joins Fastrack, which twice each month reports timely developments in the fields of HVAC engineering, engineered plumbing, and green buildings, and Engineering Green Buildings, which each month features information on incorporating green-building solutions and ideas for promoting a greener future.

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