HPAC Fastrack
hpac.comDecember 30 , 2008
Features


Improving Comfort, Saving Energy With Large Circulator Fans
By Richard Aynsley, PhD
How proper air movement can better occupant productivity/satisfaction and control heating and cooling costs...MORE

Facts


Winter Safety Tips

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) discusses environmental problems that take place during the winter months, such as toxic air pollutants from generators and harmful chemicals from snow removal, road salt, and deicing at airports, and offers tips on how to avoid them. Also posted are winterizing ideas for reducing waste and energy use...MORE



Potential ASHRAE Standard Conflicts - Indoor Air Quality and Energy Standards
Published in Trane's Engineers Newsletter are two important reasons why designers should comply with the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers' (ASHRAE's) standards, Standard 62.1-2007, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality, and Standard 90.1-2007, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings...MORE


News


Changes to Standard 90.1 Proposed, Open for Public Comment
Proposed changes to ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2007, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, are open for public comment. Among the proposed addenda is Addendum aq, which proposes changes to the purpose and scope of the standard. The proposed modification addresses applications not covered in the existing standard scope, such as laboratories, data-center cooling, and kitchen exhaust. Also, it would permit the Standard 90.1 committee to address technologies, such as computer equipment and refrigerated casework, and extend existing requirements for envelope, space cooling, and lighting to a larger group of spaces in which energy is consumed. The proposed addenda Addendum aq is open for public review until Feb. 2...MORE

Virtual Greenbuild Conference
Videos of speaker sessions from the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC's) Greenbuild 2008 conference, which took place Nov. 19-21, are available on the Greenbuild365 Website. The interactive green-building learning portal offers videos of speaker sessions with topics ranging from green jobs and green-building technologies to biodiversity and social equity. Videos from keynote speaker Archbishop Desmond Tutu, as well as sessions from Van Jones, Paul Anastas, Stefan Behnisch, and Nancy Floyd, are free to view online...MORE

DOE Awards 16 Contracts Totaling $80 Billion for Projects at Federal Facilities
The Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded 16 new indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) energy-savings performance contracts (ESPCs) that could result in nearly $80 billion in energy-efficiency, renewable-energy, and water-conservation projects at federally owned buildings and facilities. The companies awarded contracts were Ameresco, Chevron Energy Solutions, Clark Realty Builders, Consolidated Edison Solutions, Constellation Energy Projects and Services Group, FPL Energy Service, Honeywell International, Johnson Controls Government Systems, Lockheed Martin Services, McKinstry Essention, NORESCO, Pepco Energy Services, Siemens Government Services, TAC Energy Solutions, The Benham Companies, and Trane U.S...MORE


AHR Expo 2009
The latest in "green" products, technologies, trends, and solutions will take center stage during the 2009 International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo) January 26-28 at Chicago's McCormick Place. AHR Expo 2009 will emphasize environmentally friendly and energy-efficient products and technologies for the HVACR industry and include educational sessions from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Partnership for Environmental Leadership, the U.S. Green Building Council, the Green Mechanical Council, and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers...MORE