Looking for the next big city for a commercial, hotel, retail, or other building investment? Finding the next up and coming city offers many advantages for investors, especially as the price of property in big cities, such as San Francisco and New York, skyrockets.
Our industry’s failure to advance the state of building controls is responsible for the waste of at least 50 percent of the energy applied to comfort systems in typical buildings today. This article explains why building control networks must be improved and outlines the capabilities they must have to meet the ever-increasing demand for improved comfort and efficiency....More
The buildings industry has taken big steps toward better systems to monitor and control energy use in buildings in recent years, but it still is struggling to develop software that can pinpoint and diagnose a problem quickly and precisely and to provide building managers with actionable information....More
Are you looking to expand your knowledge and/or sharpen your skills in a particular area of HVACR? Do you have certification requirements you need to meet? Here is a list of upcoming industry education and training events....More
There are now new requirements to further reduce energy and environmental impacts of buildings in the 2014 version of the green building standard from ASHRAE, the U.S. Green Building Council and the Illuminating Engineering Society....More
Sustainability has been on the tip of every HVAC professional’s tongue in recent years, but how can you have true sustainability in a commercial or residential setting? The proper tools and technology will go long way toward helping....More
Trane, provider of indoor comfort solutions and services, recently introduced BAS R’newal, a program intended to help building owners update existing building control systems and gain access to new technologies that improve overall building performance and operating efficiency....More
Use of the LonWorks protocol in the HVAC controls industry is declining, but not as fast as commonly thought, Omar Talpur, security and building-technologies analyst for global information company IHS, says....More