Ten years ago, HPAC Engineering published an editorial on the impact of the growing population on America's infrastructure and our ability to feed, clothe, and employ the increasing number of people. Back then, our friends in the U.S. Census Bureau were predicting that by the year 2100, the population of this country would be around 571 million—more than double the population at that time (270 million).
When I travel, I have an opportunity to meet many really smart people who have interesting viewpoints on the industry. Last month, I found myself in Fort Smith, Ark., visiting Baldor Electric Co. While on this visit, I learned something new (for me, anyway) about the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA).
Although 2010 should prove to be a "mixed bag" for the overall economy, it will be a great year for the geothermal industry, WaterFurnace President and Chief Executive Officer Tom Huntington told more than 400 HVAC contractors and distributors during the company's Annual Sales Meeting in Phoenix.
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