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hpac.comMarch 25, 2009
Features


Industrial Applications for Portable Air Conditioners
By Stan Speer
Portable air conditioners can protect people, processes, and equipment from harsh environments...MORE

Fan White Paper
AAON recently published "Value in the Air," a white paper explaining the characteristics and benefits of different types of HVAC fans. An introduction to fans and sections on fan selection, fan-operating characteristics, fan-system effects, fan efficiency, fan-control schemes, and how fans relate to an HVAC system's overall efficiency are included…MORE

Facts


Aquatic Engineering Conference
In conjunction with USA Swimming's fifth annual Build-a-Pool Conference, scheduled for April 15 to 17 at Antlers Hilton in Colorado Springs, Colo., will be the first Aquatic Engineering Conference April 14 and 15. USA Swimming's preferred provider of dehumidification equipment, Desert Aire, is promoting both conferences. The Aquatic Engineering Conference is geared to engineering and architecture professionals who want to learn how to properly design an indoor pool room...MORE



Free Webcast: Clean, Lean, and Green: IAQ for Sustainable Buildings
The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) will hold a free Webcast, "Clean, Lean, and Green: IAQ for Sustainable Buildings," April 22 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET. The Webcast will provide guidance from "IAQ Guide: Best Practices for Design, Construction, and Commissioning" and challenge the buildings community to use enhanced indoor-air-quality (IAQ) practices to create a more sustainable built environment....MORE

LEED Projects Doubled in 2008
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) confirmed that the numbers of both Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design- (LEED-) registered and LEED-certified projects doubled in 2008, from about 10,000 at the end of 2007 to more than 20,000 by the end of January 2009, while the square footage of LEED-certified construction rose 92 percent during that time period, from 148 million to 284 million sq ft...MORE


News

President Signs Economic-Recovery Bill With Billions for Green Building
President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, which includes billions of dollars that may be used for green-building, retrofit, energy-efficiency, and renewable-energy projects...MORE

Efficiency Technology "Buyers Guide"
The U.S. Department of Energy's Industrial Technologies Program has contracted with an outside, private consultant to devise a way of collecting information on effective industrial efficiency technologies and companies that sell those technologies. American Boiler Manufacturers Association (ABMA) President and CEO Randy Rawson has questioned just how...MORE

Displacement-Ventilation System for an Acute-Care Hospital
Mazzetti and Associates finished work on a displacement-ventilation system for a patient room in an acute-care hospital. The system was installed in the Kaiser Permanente facility in Modesto, Calif., as a test to see whether displacement ventilation—which differs from conventional ventilation in placing air outlets low on side walls, rather than on ceilings—could offer energy savings while maintaining comfort and infection control...MORE