Americans are on the move. As of January 2014, according to PEW Research, 90% of us have a cell phone and 58% of us use Smartphones. It's only natural for commercial facility managers to desire the same device functionality for their work life that they have at home.
In 1929, the stock market crashed marking the end of the roaring 20's and the beginning of the Great Depression. In May of that year,just before the crash, HPAC magazine was born. This May is our 85th anniversary. Here are some thoughts on the impact of this magazine.
With more than 1,800 exhibitors occupying some 400,000 sq ft of booth space, the 2014 International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo), held Jan. 21-23 in New York City, is said to be the largest HVACR exposition ever held in the Northeast. This gallery contains a sampling of the thousands of new products and energy-efficient solutions on display.
There are engineering students who are looking for a place to apply their education and knowledge. It's our job as member of the HVAC mechanicals systems industry to help them bring their talents here.
When fully utilized, Building Management Systems (BMS) offer facility managers many advantages. Harnessing building data to help correct root-cause energy inefficiencies is one area that is increasingly important yet challenging. This paper shows how leveraging BMS data through building data analytics software and combining it with expert engineering services creates actionable intelligence that can reduce HVAC energy costs by up to 30%....More
Though not required until December, 2022, the new UL 60335-2-40 standard is currently active for matched and packaged air conditioners/heat pumps (no standalone systems), liquid chillers and hydronic fan coil units, hot water heat pumps, dehumidifiers and supplemental heaters (designed as part of an appliance package).
A lot of leading building automations systems (BAS) are touted as being open. But what does that really mean? And does being open mean that building owners and operators are getting the most out of their BAS investments?
During this webinar, Johnson Controls BAS experts will examine the definition of openness and advise on what to look for from a BAS provider when secure interoperability and ease of integration is paramount. Because a unified intelligent infrastructure provides better interoperability so businesses run more efficiently....More