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SMART Competition Opened Registration

There are no official competition beginning or ending dates on the competition schedule.  The SMART Competition has made the schedule completely flexible.  The actual dates and specific deliverable dates are subject to the decisions made by each individual team.  Each

Sustainability, Efficiency, and Millennials are Driving HVAC Innovations

The heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC) innovations and advancements continue to reshape 2020, with many new trends across the industry set to impact businesses in the coming months and years ahead, according to LG Electronics. A specialist in quality HVAC

Bentley Systems – Resilient Designs

Design tools and digital applications are on the rise to support risk planning and scenario analysis during the pandemic and beyond. Bentley’s OpenBuildings Station Designer enables surveyors, planners, architects, and structural, mechanical, and electrical engineers, to collaborate from the early

Google Targets Carbon-Free Power For Data Centers by 2030

By the start of the next decade Google wants to make sure all the electricity it uses for its data centers and offices will be truly 100% carbon free. Under its previous pledge the tech giant has been offsetting its

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SMART Competition Registration

There are no official competition beginning or ending dates on the competition schedule.  The SMART Competition has made the schedule completely flexible.  The actual dates and specific deliverable dates are subject to the decisions made by each individual team.  Each

SMART and Mount Kilimanjaro

Anne Lorimor has the record of being the oldest person to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.  Anne was 89 when she reached the peak on July 18th, 2019.  She loves hiking and she didn’t start with Kilamanjaro.  It started walking on streets

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ASHRAE Issues Statements on Relationship Between COVID-19 and HVAC in Buildings

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has published two statements to define guidance on managing the spread of SARS–CoV–2, the virus that causes COVID-19 disease (Coronavirus) with respect to the operation and maintenance of heating, ventilating

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New Post-Tensioned Structural Concrete Code

I know….you’re asking “What is post-tensioning and why is it important to SMART?” Post-tensioning is adding plastic sleeved steel cables to a concrete slab before the slab is poured to give the slab extra strength.  When the slab is poured,

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Universities, Colleges and School buildings are going green

The U.K. is home to some of the world’s oldest — and most prestigious — universities.  And while these may be centers of excellence for learning, many institutions’ buildings were built centuries ago and are in need of refurbishment or,

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Chicago office building constructed with Coronavirus-fighting features

A $26 million Chicago office building will be one of the first in the country to boast features designed to address COVID-19 safety concerns. The 90,000-square-foot Fulton East, which was under construction when the outbreak hit, has been engineered for

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