HPAC Fastrack
hpac.comOctober 29, 2008
Features

Better Management Through Technology
By James F. Dagley
Technology contracting strengthens integration of building systems...MORE

Facts


AHRI Adds Heating Equipment to Its Online Directory

The Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) recently announced that performance-certified heating, cooling, ventilation, and commercial-refrigeration equipment and components now can be accessed from AHRI's online directory...MORE

Federal Tax Incentives for Geothermal Heating and Cooling Systems
Home and commercial-building owners who install geothermal heating and cooling systems are eligible for federal tax incentives under the Energy Improvement and Extension Act of 2008, passed by Congress Oct. 3 as part of the economic-recovery package...MORE


News


EGB Draws a Crowd in Vegas
Nearly 300 mechanical-system engineers and designers, building managers, and others in the buildings industry attended HPAC Engineering's 5th annual Engineering Green Buildings (EGB) conference and Expo, October 21 and 22 in Las Vegas, to improve their knowledge of how to design and operate the most energy-efficient, HVAC systems possible...MORE

ASHRAE Headquarters Open for Business
The ribbon is cut, the donors have been honored, and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers' (ASHRAE's) newly renovated sustainability headquarters is open for business. Some 200 people gathered Thursday, Oct. 23, for the dedication ceremony in Atlanta. The guests included industry partners who donated nearly $1.65 million in equipment and services for the $7.65 million renovation...MORE

DHS Designates NFPA Codes as "Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology"
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently designated the National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA's) code-and-standard-development process a "Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology" (QATT) under the Support Anti-terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act of 2002 (SAFETY Act). The NFPA is the first standards-development organization to receive this designation...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 (ASHRAE)...MORE

The Design/Build Seminar ... Have You Registered Yet?
Commercial Contracting Roundtable and 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 opportunities in the commercial HVACR market...MORE