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Entries from July 22nd, 2011

Healthcare Spaces: Keeping Hospitals Healthier

July 22nd, 2011 · Comments Off · Feature writing, Writing

In a hospital, what air passes over – the floors, counters, walls and furnishings – can be just as important to the health of staff, patients and family members as the air, itself. Ensuring these surfaces aren’t adding their own pollutants to the indoor environment should be a primary goal for any designer. This article [...]

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2011: The Year of the LED?

July 22nd, 2011 · Comments Off · Feature writing, Writing

Any given year has its predictions. If you’re reading this article, the world as we knew/know it didn’t end on May 21—one of the most publicized predictions for 2011. In Chicago, Cubs fans may yet again be asserting that next year will be the year their team goes all the way. In the lighting industry, [...]

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Virtual Power Plants: Systems of the Future

July 22nd, 2011 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

“VPP” is the latest electricity-system-of-the-future phrase in the expanding smart-grid lexicon. Virtual power plants (VPP) are the latest concept promising to improve distribution-system reliability and, possibly, to limit the need for new peak-period generating capacity, enabled by improved communications and response technologies. This article originally ran in the July issue of Electrical Contractor Magazine. Virtual [...]

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