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About HVAC, we get questions. We believe this link will answer these questions.
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(time related to peak) + (classical time) +
(behavior in buildings) + (elements of EQ)

First two are reliable cycles that we exploit for benefits.
Last two are dynamic/systematic. Modified. For benefits.

How to?  That is the question to answer.
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VS.

(1) Speculation VS. Measurement. Design Program VS. Project Implementation. Using one with the other. Using contrast to get sharp. Design... then Measure... then define next steps taken.

(2) Time-interval shifting VS. Resource-referenced billing. Using simple frameworks/methods to get "the best available price-point" for a resource consumed/used to run a business.

(3) Nature VS. Machines. With this more than ever, timing is everything. Using to advantage the timing of any mechanical device in sync with nature's rhythms, patterns, and cycles.
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"The value that reliability and predictability can deliver... "

Difficult. Far from heart-warming. And useful, because it shows how "the Management of Demand" provides gains later lost if methods don't deal with technology AND behavior. Value is gained for a short time then erodes if programs master only new technologies.
 
Demand reduction works at the larger scale. Because the behavior of a customer with a large industrial account surrenders a decision, and yields to the request of a huge electric utility. But what about the medium-sized customer? the small customer?
Currently there’s a fundamental debate taking place in the energy industry over which approach to demand management provides the most value, and it’s an important discussion because utilities need to consistently justify the time and effort they put into any energy management program. While home energy reporting systems encourage participants t
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Unity, you could call it. The U.S. Green Building Council says:
equivalency between LEED & THE CHALLENGE.  Officially.

(And: mention of U.K.'s green standard-bearer, BREEAM.)
Worth checking out: LEED to Recognize Living Building Challenge Energy & Water Requirements on www.usgbc.org
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Air-distribution that is "disaggregated". Below, two
diagrams used to discuss this. North is top of post.


CEILING, morning.                      CEILING, afternoon.
Centered.                                      Favoring South.

.................................                    .................................     
........oo..........oo......                    .................................
........oo..........oo......                    ........oo.........oo........
.................................                    oo........................oo


Behind a suspended ceiling, there's a conventional
layout for the ductwork although the ducts are sized
a bit smaller than typical for the trunk and branches.
Return air isn't shown. In the diagrams a supply-air
outlet/grille is depicted with an "o".

In practice they're either squares or rectangles, and
of course parts within the grid of an entire ceiling.
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Ah, the quest. For fuel cell stacks with rational price tags.

Somebody's committed. With all that Microsoft has at stake ("big data / the cloud"; data centers and getting power to those centers in green ways) this makes technological progress more likely.

A commercially available fuel cell system that pencils out.

Microsoft's effort (teaming up with universities in Maryland, Texas, and California) is promising. Fingers crossed.
Microsoft plans to test the fuel cells as a means of providing more efficient power to data centers
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On the highways all day long, everywhere; in parking lots everywhere, all of these white vans, painted up with the words:

AIR-CONDITIONING. SERVICE & REPAIR. Business must be good, or there wouldn't be so many white vans. Hm, repairmen driving these vans are much much too busy to thank Mr. Carrier...
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"When you find the gamut and range of human sensation, then adapt and cater to it? the results?"

"People are happy. It is that mechanistically complex and that zen simple."
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Good point.
It would be a mistake to assume that LEDs will significantly reduce overall energy consumption.
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This is kind of self-evident. We'll add to this article by saying: wall color and luminance are related; lighter is an intelligent pick. Black walls would create contrast between shine from lights and darkness from walls. An unwanted recipe for the eye-kill of GLARE.

(Re: glare... avoided by "disaggregation", or separating into smaller component parts. Not preferred: one or two big-wattage fixtures. Preferred: more smaller-watt lights, spaced throughout a room.) 
Research reveals how the color of our environment impacts our work. Here are the best and worst colors for any type of work.
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Thought-provoking.

From Chinese cabinet-making and Nordic timber-framing comes the
dovetail joint. Dovetail joints. A good visual for how in the future there will joining (a currently popular word used for this: integration).

As time passes and methods mature, design dovetails with business.
As time passes and methods mature, analog dovetails with digital.
Eventually, there are unions. Functionally elegant as dovetail joints.
What the landscape of design will look like in 2020, according to the most innovative designers of 2015.
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