HPAC Fastrack
hpac.comAugust 27, 2008
Features

Measuring IAQ Parameters
By David W. Bearg, PE, CIH
Integrated performance assessments show how a building and its HVAC system can produce a healthy environment...MORE

Fastrack Flashback: Choosing the Right Air Filter and Filter Media
By David Matela, CAFS
Published September 2007

Proper air filtration can promote cleaner indoor air while reducing energy costs and helping to earn LEED credits...MORE

Facts


HPAC Webinar Series: A New Look at Sprinkler Protection for Storage Spaces
HPAC Engineering's Webinar Archive offers a library of Webinars on industry-related topics. View a past Webinar on sprinkler protection for storage spaces, which ran in July. In this Webinar, Dr. HC Kung of Victaulic discussed the current and future states of storage-sprinkler technology. He also spoke on the evolution of the early-suppression-fast-response (ESFR) and control-mode product classifications and what Victaulic is doing to address the future needs and current trends within the storage fire-protection market...MORE

Web-Based System Monitors Solar "Gold Rush" in California
By Onset Computer Corp.
When California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed the Solar Water Heating and Efficiency Act of 2007, he launched the largest solar-water-heating program in the nation's history...MORE

Green Engineering One-Stop
Check out HPAC Engineering's new Green Engineering One-Stop at http://hpac.com/green-onestop/. Readers can find news, best practices, case studies, and an archive of published HPAC Engineering articles relating to the engineering of green buildings.


News


EGB Early-Bird Registration Ends Sunday at Midnight
You only have a few days to take advantage of the early-bird special for HPAC Engineering's fifth annual Engineering Green Buildings (EGB 2008) Conference and Expo. Register by Sunday at midnight on Aug. 31 and save $150 on a full conference registration and receive a FREE copy of keynote speaker Jerry Yudelson's book “The Green Building Revolution." EGB 2008, which will be held Oct. 21 and 22 at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, is dedicated to the design of greener mechanical systems for commercial, industrial, and institutional buildings. EGB 2008 has an impressive line up of green experts, who will be on hand for two days to provide information and guidance on your green-design and building projects. These include Jerry Yudelson, Valentine Lehr, Bill Swan, Kent Peterson, Mark Lentz, and Michael Zatz...MORE

LEED Certification Process to Be Taken Over by GBCI
Starting on Jan. 1, 2009, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) no longer will oversee the certification of buildings applying for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) status. That process will be taken over by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), which already manages the certification of the LEED professional accreditation program...MORE

ASHRAE and Global Cold Chain Alliance Promote Mutual Refrigeration Interests
The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) signed an agreement with the Global Cold Chain Alliance to advance and promote the mutual interests of refrigeration and facility professionals. Efforts discussed include the development of a refrigerated-warehouse guide, the updating of the existing refrigeration-warehouse chapter and other guidance in the ASHRAE Handbook, and co-sponsoring research related to refrigeration...MORE


ABMA Manufacturers Conference

The American Boiler Manufacturers Association's (ABMA's) annual Manufacturers Conference and Trade Fair will take place Sept. 22 to 24 at the Hyatt Regency in Cleveland. The conference is designed to bring together manufacturing-plant, office, and other personnel concerned with the design, fabrication, sales, and distribution of ABMA products and services. Participants can network, discuss trends and developments, and problem solve with others in the industry and with outside experts....MORE

The Design/Build Seminar ... Have You Registered Yet?
The Commercial Contracting Roundtable & Design/Build Seminar will be held Nov. 12 and 13 at Hilton Atlanta Airport Hotel in Atlanta. This is an important event for design engineers looking to make the most of the opportunities in the commercial HVACR market...MORE