Acoustics white paperThe white paper "Acoustics in Healthcare Environments" from CISCA helps design professionals minimize the noise created by HVAC systems and other sources. It discusses why acoustics matter in health-care facilities and highlights ...
Product-configuration softwarePUMP-FLO Insight software integrates PUMP-FLO's pump-selection tool with customizable configuration, pricing, and quoting capabilities. Pump manufacturers, distributors, and operators can use the software from the ...
The 2011 ASHRAE Winter Conference, to be held Jan. 29 to Feb. 2 in Las Vegas, features a new interactive scheduler that allows users to customize personal conference schedules. The scheduler can integrate technical-program sessions; technical-, standing-, or standard-project-committee meetings; ASHRAE Learning Institute courses; and other appointments. The scheduler can search the conference’s technical program by day, track, and presenter.
The Alliance to Save Energy will host the 2011 Great Energy Efficiency Day Feb. 16 in Washington, D.C. Featuring keynote addresses from congressional members, as well as panel sessions with members of the energy-efficiency community, this year’s event will cover why energy efficiency is the most viable way for the 112th Congress to embrace a clean-energy economy. Four panels will focus on energy-efficiency legislation opportunities for job creation and workforce training, building codes and retrofits, industrial incentives and technologies, and standards and labeling.
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced the newly elected members of its Board of Directors. At elections that closed in December, the USGBC’s membership elected the following individuals to serve as directors:
The U.S. Green Building Council has launched a new Web page featuring statistics, quotes, and testimonials from LEED users that demonstrate the business case for green building. The page outlines business benefits for commercial-building owners and tenants.
The Alliance to Save Energy’s Evening With the Stars of Energy Efficiency Awards Dinner recognizes individuals and companies who have made a difference by furthering the cause of energy efficiency. This year's event will be held Oct. 4 in Washington, D.C. The Alliance currently is accepting nominations for the 2011 Star of Energy Efficiency Awards in several categories:
Engineered Software Inc. has announced a new Webinar that provides an overview of process measurement and industrial-piping-system control. The Webinar targets engineers, operators, and maintenance technicians and awards two professional-development hours to attendees. The first course is scheduled for Jan. 27 at 10 a.m. PT.
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) leaders met with U.S. Army officials regarding a new sustainable design and development policy that incorporates requirements of the green-building standard developed by ASHRAE, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES).
Johnson Controls has announced the launch of its 10th annual Igniting Creative Energy (ICE) Challenge, a national competition for kindergarten through 12th-grade students to share ideas about energy choices and environmental stewardship. The company also announced the addition of ICE Water, a new competition category that adds a water-education component to the traditional energy and environmental educational objectives.
With cold and flu season upon us, reviewing a building’s HVAC system and its major components as well as air and water distribution can help reduce the spread of influenza. Simple common-sense measures, proper maintenance protocols, and system upgrades can further mitigate risks.
According to the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), commercial-gas-water-heater shipments increased 5 percent in November 2010 to 5,992 units, up from 5,691 units shipped in November 2009. Commercial-electric-water-heater shipments increased 16 percent in November 2010 to 4,468 units, up from 3,864 units shipped in November 2009.
Air-conditioners brochure A brochure from Advantix reviews the company's liquid-desiccant air-conditioning systems. The brochure also describes the company’s liquid desiccant, a non-toxic brine solution that does not need to be replaced and does not ...
Energy-recovery ventilators Model ERCH and Model VER energy-recovery ventilators now feature digital scroll compressors for improved temperature and humidity control and decreased energy consumption. The compressors feature an integral controller with a ...
Heat-pump systems Tranquility TRW vertical-stack hybrid heat-pump systems can heat or cool, with loop temperatures from 85˚F to 125˚F. A compressor-based cooling cycle uses EarthPure HFC-410A refrigerant. The hydronic heating cycle uses loop water for ...
Data breaches and other cyber crime cost companies billions each year worldwide, and the damage to brand reputation can be incalculable. Since hackers look for weakly defended systems to attack, this paper presents 5 cybersecurity “best practices” to mitigate system vulnerabilities. Some are commonsense measures like effective password management; others involve securing open ports and other access points, software upgrades, user management, and vulnerability plans....More
A top priority for higher education institutions is to provide a competitive learning environment for their students. In order to succeed, they must address outdated, aging campus facilities. In these older buildings maintenance and operations costs are high, space utilization is inefficient and poorly managed, and current technology is lacking. This white paper explores four strategies for converting campus facilities into a network of smart buildings that address the needs of current and future students....More