Industry Partners (Industry Advisory Board)

CBE’s partners are a diverse set of industry and government organizations. Their perspectives help CBE to focus on relevant and timely topics, and many partners are actively involved in CBE research activities.

Sustaining Members

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    Armstrong World Industries, Inc.

    Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (AWI) is a global leader in the design and manufacture of innovative commercial and residential ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions. With over 3,800 employees and fiscal 2016 revenues from ceiling operations in excess of $1.2 billion, AWI has a global manufacturing network of 26 facilities, including nine plants dedicated to its WAVE joint venture.

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    Taking advantage of its measurement and control technology, Azbil is pursuing “human-centered automation” as its core initiative for the purpose of contributing to people’s safety, comfort and fulfillment, as well as preserving the Earth’s environment. Azbil is expanding its business in the areas of building automation, advanced automation for factories and plants, and life automation for essential services and people’s health and well-being. To further the company’s growth, it is also expanding actively in overseas markets. The company was founded in 1906, and in 2012 changed the company name from Yamatake to Azbil Corporation.

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    Big Ass Fans

    As its name suggests, Big Ass Fans is no ordinary business. While the quirky name attracts attention, it’s the serious work behind the scenes that drives the company’s success and innovation. By investing more than the industry average in research and development, the company has grown from a fan manufacturer with roots in agriculture and industry to a leader in energy-efficient product development and smart home technology.

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    ClimateWorks Foundation

    At ClimateWorks, we are working to ensure that our planet is a thriving home for all living beings for generations to come. Our mission is to end the climate crisis by amplifying the power of philanthropy. Committed to collaborative climate action, we are a team of researchers, facilitators, strategists, and grantmakers.

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    Daikin is a Japanese multinational air conditioning manufacturing company headquartered in Osaka. It has operations in Japan, China, Australia, India, Philippines, Southeast Asia, Europe, North America, and South America. Daikin is the inventor of variable refrigerant volume systems (or VRV by Daikin air conditioning, other manufacturers remarked this as VRF) and an innovator in the split system air conditioning market.

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    Google, Inc.

    Google is a global technology leader focused on improving the ways people connect with information. Google’s innovations in web search and advertising have made our website a top Internet property and one of the most recognized brands in the world.
    Google’s Real Estate and Workplace Services (REWS) team creates and maintains work environments that help Googlers around the globe perform at their best every day. When it comes to building our office environments, we apply the same focus that we do for any of our products: put the user first.

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    Midea Group is an expert in the HVAC sector, and one of the top air conditioning manufacturers in the world. Midea began as a small company producing electric fans and parts in 1968. In 1985, Midea broke into the air conditioning sector, launching the production of residential ACs, and in 1989 we began producing commercial ACs. Midea now strategically places its business concentration on the products, services, and comprehensive solutions of intelligent building including energy sources, elevators, control systems and HVAC.

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    Price Industries

    The founding principles of Price have never changed – business integrity, first-class service, innovation and a commitment to people. Our dependable quality, reliable delivery, and knowledgeable follow-up service have made Price a market leader in supplying air distribution, critical controls, and noise control products. After more than 60 years, Price remains a privately held family company with a deep heritage and commitment to innovation and service. Our long-standing vision, traditional values, and the Price way of doing business are the cornerstones of our leadership position in the non-residential air distribution industry.

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    By addressing sustainable building priorities, REHAU has become a leading supplier of polymer-based solutions to construction projects throughout the world. With a product range that encompasses renewable energy, HVAC and building envelope systems, REHAU’s contribution to the construction and renovation of high-efficiency buildings is unmatched in its quality and breadth. From generating renewable energy using geothermal probes to distributing it efficiently through radiant heating and cooling pipes, their HVAC solutions deliver sustainable comfort. And with REHAU’s PVC window and door designs, building designers can create thermally efficient walls of glass that seal in this sustainability.

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    Saint-Gobain, the world lead in the habitat and construction markets, designs, manufactures and distributes building and high-performance materials, providing innovative solutions to the challenges of growth, energy efficiency and environmental protection. Their materials and products are used to create and improve the places we interact with every day of our lives. They are focused on developing and delivering the innovative solutions that help professionals and communities improve the quality of human life.

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    Southern California Edison

    Southern California Edison is the product of more than a century of providing reliable electric service to central, coastal and southern California. They help their customers stretch their energy dollars through rebates, which they can receive through SCE’s award-winning energy efficiency programs. Customers can receive incentives for helping to control power demand through “demand-response” programs, which help to keep wholesale supplies and prices under control.

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    Trane Technologies

    Trane Technologies solves sustainability challenges through innovation in the heating and cooling industries. Trane is a global climate innovator. Through our strategic brands Trane® and Thermo King®, and our portfolio of environmentally responsible products and services, we bring efficient and sustainable climate solutions to buildings, homes, and transportation. We are committed to a better future, supported globally by 36,000+ employees.

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    Viega plumbing, heating and pipe-joining solutions have surpassed the test of time for over 115 years. Founded in 1899, the Viega Group began in Attendorn, Germany. Viega LLC North American operations were opened in 1999 and are headquartered in Broomfield, CO. With four strategically located manufacturing and distribution centers across the United States, Viega manufactures and distributes highly engineered and user-friendly plumbing, heating and pipe-joining system solutions.

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    View is a technology company creating smart and connected buildings to improve people’s health and wellness, while simultaneously reducing energy consumption. View is the market leader in smart windows that let in natural light and views and enhance mental and physical well-being by reducing headaches, eyestrain, and drowsiness. Every View installation includes a ‘smart building platform’ that consists of power, network, and communication infrastructure.

Small Business Members

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    Sulion has more than 50 years of experience making high-quality lighting and fans. The company’s evolution is based on active listening to customers to achieve the highest quality standards that guarantee their maximum comfort. The search for well-being at home, in the office and in outdoor spaces is a top priority, and always based on principles of sustainability in all processes.

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    ThermoAnalytics (TAI) is a global thermal, fluid-flow, and infrared modeling software developer. Our software products and services help engineers in organizations worldwide to optimize product concepts early in the design process, enabling them to significantly improve product quality while reducing product development time and cost. Over 25 years of experience have contributed to the evolution of our software, serving industries such as automotive, aerospace, architecture, defense, textiles and

Architecture, Engineering and Construction Members

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    Affiliated Engineers, Inc.

    Affiliated Engineers, Inc. (AEI) is a consulting and design firm providing integrated solutions for complex projects worldwide, supporting the full-service needs of a diverse clientele. In all of their markets of specialization, they are dedicated to confronting challenges facing society with insight and innovation. From world-class healthcare and educational facilities, to cutting-edge research and product testing, they enable their partners and clients to reach further.

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    Arcadis is the world’s leading company delivering sustainable design, engineering, and consultancy solutions for natural and built assets with more than 36,000 people, in over 70 countries. Our purpose is improving quality of life by creating liveable places where people and communities thrive. We focus on finding innovative and lasting solutions to the world’s biggest challenges, while making a difference to everyone’s lives, now and in the future.

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    Arup is an independent firm offering a broad range of professional services. Founded in 1946 with a focus on structural engineering, Arup has since grown into a truly multidisciplinary organization. Over 30 years ago, Arup opened its first Americas region office in San Francisco, where the firm delivers smart holistic solutions for our clients, with a focus on diversity and maintaining strong connections with our local community. Regional projects include the California Academy of Sciences, the Bay Bridge West Span Bicycle Path study, and several notable Silicon Valley campuses.

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    Clark Pacific

    Clark Pacific is a leading manufacturer of prefabricated building systems that transform design and construction by delivering high quality, cost effective buildings with less risk. The company paves the way for prefabrication as a smarter, safer and more efficient way to bring great designs to life. Clark Pacific collaborates with construction owners and design-build teams to develop and deliver prefabricated building systems for commercial and institutional projects of any size and complexity.

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    DIALOG is Canada’s leading integrated design firm. With a history spanning over 50 years, DIALOG is committed to the practice of sustainable design with a focus on the success of clients and communities. Working from studios in Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver, DIALOG credits its strength to its outstanding multidisciplinary team numbering over 500 who deliver innovation, excellence and a collaborative approach to the provision of architectural, structural, mechanical, and electrical engineering, interior design, landscape architecture, planning and urban design services.

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    Headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, Harris is a leading national mechanical contractor specializing in design and engineering, construction, controls, service, manufacturing, conveyors and end-to-end building systems with twelve offices nationwide. Customers who partner with Harris benefit from our national reach, regional offices, local expertise and more than 70 years of experience. From power plants to stand-alone hospitals, stadiums to concert halls, we bring a spirit of creative problem solving and a commitment to excellence to every project, no matter the size, complexity or location.

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    HOK is a global engineering, design, architecture, and planning firm. Through a network of 25 offices worldwide, HOK provides design excellence and innovation to create places that enrich people’s lives and help clients succeed. Design Intelligence journal consistently ranks HOK as a leader in sustainable, high-performance design and technology innovation. Around the world, HOK’s engineers and technical specialists apply their broad range of services across every major building system to create high-performance, cost-effective, sustainable environments. HOK’s creative process integrates design and building physics to address the triple bottom line of social, environmental and economic concerns.

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    Interface Engineering

    Interface Engineering is a progressive mechanical and electrical consultancy known for sensitive resource use, advanced building science tools, and commissioning services. Founded in 1969, our practice has grown into a nationally recognized firm with over 200 professionals in seven offices. Our goal is to provide technical expertise through the entire design and construction process – delivering creative, engineering vision for each of our projects, as well as the ability to transform concepts into high-performance buildings.

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    Introba is the coming together of Integral Group, Ross & Baruzzini, Elementa Engineering, and Elementa Consulting. They work as an interactive global network of mechanical, electrical, plumbing and energy engineers collaborating under a single deep green engineering umbrella. They provide a full range of building system design and energy analysis services. With a staff of over 350, located in fourteen offices across the United States, Canada, and Great Britain, Integral Group is regarded as an innovative leader in building system design. They currently have 39 LEED Platinum Certified projects, 65+ Zero Net Energy projects completed or in design (3 of which are certified by ILFI), and 8 Living Building Challenge projects in design and construction.

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    JLG Architects

    JLG Architects specializes in urban design, master planning and architectural design for sports/recreation facilities, universities, K-12 schools, aviation facilities, medical centers, and mixed-use/multi-family housing. JLG is 100-percent employee-owned, with twelve offices across Minnesota, South Dakota, and North Dakota with over 150 employees, and has been named one of the 50 Most Admired Companies in America by MSN Money and Best Life, a 50 Best Places to Work in the U.S. by Inc. magazine, and the Design Firm of the Year by ENR Mountain States.

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    KieranTimberlake is a full-service research, architecture, and planning firm dedicated to creating beautifully crafted, thoughtfully made architecture holistically integrated to its site, program, and people. They have produced a diverse body of work for clients drawn to their environmentally ethical and innovative approach to design. Their portfolio demonstrates their pursuit of visionary, transformative projects and includes careful work in sensitive environments for spaces that extend the identities of institutions, communities, and organizations.

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    LPA is a fully-integrated firm of architects, engineers, interior designers and landscape architects. They design innovative environments that work better, do more with less, and improve people’s lives. Founded in 1965, with offices throughout California and Texas, they have a nationwide reputation for innovation and sustainable design, including one of the largest portfolios of LEED Platinum and Gold-certified projects in the country. Their approach emphasizes collaboration, communication, and research to find the best answers for their clients. LPA’s core process is based on developing a deeper understanding of the needs and goals of all stakeholders.

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    M Moser Associates

    M Moser designs and delivers workplace environments that bring out the best in people, knowing that employee health, happiness and the ability to do great work enables organizations to nimbly transform in an ever-challenging world. Since 1981, the company has built a reputation for putting people at the center of everything they do, staying at the forefront of what drives performance, sharing research, and building new capabilities to meet the needs of clients.

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    McKinstry is a national leader in designing, constructing, operating and maintaining high-performing buildings. From new construction and ongoing operations to adaptive reuse and energy retrofits, the company provides a single point of accountability across the entire building lifecycle. McKinstry focuses on people and outcomes to ensure the built environment serves owners, operators and occupants alike. McKinstry is your trusted partner for the life of your building.

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    NBBJ is an ideas-driven architecture and design firm. With an empathetic process rooted in careful research, real-world making and the belief that all voices should be heard, NBBJ pursues solutions that foster community, encourage well-being and contribute to a zero-carbon future. NBBJ’s global network includes more than 800 researchers, strategists, nurses, architects, planners and interior designers across 12 offices in North America, Europe and Asia. The firm has been named among the world’s most innovative architects by Fast Company three times, the fastest growing firm by Architectural Record and the “firm of choice for tech companies” by Wired.

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    PAE Consulting Engineers

    At PAE, they like to keep it simple: People and nature are their driving forces. They design high-performing buildings that keep people comfortable, healthy, and productive inside, while restoring the natural world outside. Founded in 1967, PAE is a firm of more than 240 employees providing an array of services in mechanical and electrical engineering, building analysis, commissioning and technology system design. With offices in Portland, Eugene, Seattle and San Francisco, PAE serves public and private sector clients throughout the western United States and beyond.

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    Quinn Evans Architects

    Quinn Evans Architects is committed to sustaining and renewing the built environment. With a diverse portfolio of historic, cultural, educational, and urban revitalization projects, they help their clients realize context-sensitive, community-oriented designs that address immediate needs as well as long term resilience and stewardship objectives. QEA incorporates unparalleled expertise in recognizing and working with cultural, environmental, and community resources into its planning, design, and management services, innovating to protect, and to create new possibilities.

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    Salter consults on over 900 projects worldwide each year with headquarters in San Francisco and branch offices in San Jose, Honolulu, and Seattle. In 1975, Charles Salter founded the company on principles of sound engineering, scientific process, inquisitive problem solving, and personal integrity. His motto was simple: to be better every day. Having grown from one engineer to a team of 60 that includes acoustical, audiovisual, telecommunications, and security experts, that commitment remains the same. At Salter, their legacy is 45 years of award-winning projects. They are a team of Professional Engineers, LEED Accredited Professionals, Certified Technology Specialists, Registered Communications Distribution Designers, Fellows of the Audio Engineering Society, and Fellows of the Acoustical Society of America.

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    Sanken Setsubi Kogyo Co.

    Sanken Setsubi Kogyo Co., Ltd., is a leading mechanical, electrical and plumbing contractor in Japan, south-east Asia. Founded in Tokyo in 1946. Sanken provides HVAC & sanitary engineering solutions for commercial, residential and industrial applications. Sanken has an integrated service to deliver planning, design, construction, maintenance and renovation. As the pioneer of Zero Net Energy Building in Japan, Sanken has the ability to provide HVAC systems with high energy efficiency and comfortable environment.

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    Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP

    Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP is a partnership engaged in architecture, engineering, urban design and planning, interior design, and graphic design. Currently, SOM offices are located in Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, London, Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Mumbai. They integrate their skills to achieve design excellence, creating distinctive and imaginative solutions. SOM projects have been recognized throughout the world for their quality and positive contribution to the built environment.

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    SmithGroup is one of the world’s preeminent integrated architecture, engineering, landscape architecture, and planning firms. Working across a network of offices, their team of 1,300 experts is committed to excellence in strategy, design, and delivery. The scale of their thinking and organization allows them to partner with forward-looking clients to maximize opportunities, minimize risk, and solve their most complex problems.
They create exceptional design solutions for health, science and technology organizations, higher education and cultural institutions, urban environments, diverse workplaces, and waterfront development.

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    The Stantec community unites 22,000 employees working in over 400 locations across 6 continents. Their work—engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental sciences, construction services, project management, and project economics, from initial project concept and planning through to design, construction, commissioning, maintenance, decommissioning, and remediation—begins at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. With a long-term commitment to the people and places they serve, Stantec has the unique ability to connect to projects on a personal level and advance the quality of life in communities across the globe.

Architecture, Engineering and Construction Team Members

SERA Architects Team

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    CPP Inc.

    CPP, Inc. provides wind engineering consulting services for developers, architects, and engineers. CPP uses wind tunnel testing, numerical analyses, and computer simulations to enhance the efficiency, reliability, and value of building designs. Co-founded in 1981 by Dr. Jack Cermak, the leading developer of the tools and methods of modern wind engineering, CPP is the oldest and largest U.S. wind engineering company.

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    EHDD Architecture

    EHDD is a national leader in sustainable design and has completed 12 LEED Platinum, 10 Gold, and 2 Silver projects. The New Buildings Institute 2018 survey finds EHDD as the architecture firm with the most Zero Energy buildings. EHDD has won six AIA National Committee on the Environment “Top Ten Green Projects” awards and is currently ranked 4th in the nation by AIA COTE. EHDD provides architecture and interior design services for educational, cultural, institutional, commercial, civic and residential clients.

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    P2S Engineering

    P2S Engineering is a full-service mechanical, electrical, plumbing, energy, commissioning and technology engineering firm. In addition to design, the firm has extensive experience with feasibility studies of all types. Their wide range of experience has lead them to have expertise with different types of projects, such as central plants, ports/marine, multi-building facilities, biotech, labs, infrastructure, master plans, energy efficiency, commissioning, technology and much more.

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    Perkins&Will is a network of inventive, integrated teams crafting superior architecture and design solutions for clients across North America and around the globe. Their goal is to build relationships with their peers, their environment, and most importantly, their clients. They believe success is a mutual endeavor, benefiting their clients and their firm. Working as a team, their vision provides the ideas, insights, and innovations that enhance human culture and everyday life.

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    SERA Architects

    SERA Architects is a multi-disciplinary firm committed to sustainable design for the built environment. They offer their clients expertise in integrated architecture, urban design and planning, and interior design. Their design approach stresses urban infill, reuse and redevelopment as important strategies for creating a new sense of community. They direct this civic pride for all their projects toward achieving architecture that balances urban and natural resource flows.

Taylor Engineering Team

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    Atelier Ten

    Atelier Ten is an interdisciplinary and innovative firm of environmental design consultants and lighting designers focused on delivering sustainability to the planned and built environment. Their team’s background in architecture, engineering, lighting design, environmental studies and urban design translates into a profound respect for architectural design and urbanism with an enthusiasm for working with emerging designers and established firms. Their core objective is to meet the needs of their clients by developing well-integrated buildings with simple systems that work with natural laws of physics to increase comfort, reduce energy consumption and contribute back to the greater environment.

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    Taylor Engineers

    Taylor Engineers has grown since its founding in 1995 to become a nationally recognized engineering firm specializing in creative, efficient and appropriate HVAC systems design, energy management and control system design, energy conservation, building performance analysis, indoor air quality, and system commissioning. The company’s roots lie in energy analysis and design/build contracting with their associated philosophy of practical, life-cycle-cost-effective solutions. That philosophy, along with the building science research and standards development in which principals and staff are actively engaged, drives engineering design at Taylor Engineers.

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    TRC is a consulting firm providing advanced energy services for integrative across-the-meter management through energy efficiency, demand response and distributed energy resources. The company partners with utilities, agencies and communities to make energy visions actionable, from initial strategy through technical design and implementation. Through research, technology demonstrations, programs and policy frameworks, the company explores scalable solutions for market transformation.

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    Western Allied Mechanical

    Western Allied Mechanical, Inc. is a design build mechanical contractor staffed by engineers dedicated to designing and installing the finest in HVAC systems. WAM has been a leader in the Bay Area for more than 50 years in innovative construction installations, challenging retrofits, and excellent maintenance of HVAC systems. The goal at Western Allied is to be a solutions provider, stay on the forefront of emerging technologies, design energy efficient systems and blend all of these with their long term experience to consistently provide superior service.

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    WRNS Studio

    WRNS Studio is a 65-person architecture firm headquartered in San Francisco. They help create high-quality, sustainable places for work, play, health, transit, and civic engagement. They believe that great design is sustainable design, and every effort they undertake incorporates a strategy that manifests their commitment to environmental responsibility and their client’s mission. Place, mission, context, technical innovation and resource conservation compel our every move.

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