HPAC Fastrack
hpac.comOctober 15 , 2008

Features

Going Green in Greensboro
By Joe Millikan, PE, LEED AP, and Trish Holder
City known for southern hospitality is now home to the world’s first LEED Platinum-certified hotel...MORE

EGB 2008 Online Registration CLOSES Friday, Oct. 17
You have just two days left to register online for the most important event of the year for mechanical-systems designers and specifiers: HPAC Engineering's fifth annual Engineering Green Buildings Conference and Expo...MORE

Facts


DOE's Stay Warm, Save Money Campaign
To kick off Energy Awareness Month, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) launched the Stay Warm, Save Money campaign on the Energysavers.gov Website. The Website focuses on ways to proactively implement simple, cost-effective, energy-saving solutions for both residential and commercial buidlings...MORE ASHRAE Publishes New Residential Ventilation and Indoor-Air-Quality (IAQ) Guideline

ASHRAE Publishes New Residential Ventilation and Indoor-Air-Quality (IAQ) Guideline
The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) recently published ASHRAE Guideline 24-2008, Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality in Low-Rise Residential Buildings--the companion guideline to ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.2-2007, Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Low-Rise Residential Buildings. Guideline 24 provides information on achieving good IAQ with explanatory and educational material not included in the code-intended standard. The guideline also includes information on envelope and system design, material selection, commissioning and installation, and operation and maintenance...MORE



News


Possible Health Dangers Left Behind by Hurricane Ike in Ventilation Systems

The HVAC Inspection, Maintenance, and Restoration Association is alerting homeowners, commercial property managers, school boards, and other facility operators of hidden health hazards potentially spreading in the ventilation systems of buildings affected by Hurricane Ike...MORE

Three Million Failed Electric Motors Predicated in 2008
According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, companies will need to replace nearly 3 million failed electric motors rated between 1 and 200 HP in their plants this year, WEG Electric Motors Corp., a supplier of motors, drives, controls, transformers, and generators, said. In more than four out of five cases, however, plant-operation or purchasing managers will choose the wrong replacement unit....MORE

Danfoss President and CEO Retires
Jorgen M. Clausen, Danfoss' president and chief executive officer (CEO), retired on Oct. 1. Clausen is the eldest son of Danfoss founder Mads Clausen, an engineer who established the company in 1933 in his parents' attic in Nordborg, Denmark. Jorgen Clausen's successor, Niels B. Christiansen, joined Danfoss in 2004 as its chief operating officer and a member of its executive committee...MORE



AHR Expo 2009
The latest in 'green' products, technologies, trends, and solutions will take center stage at the 2009 International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo) January 26-28 at Chicago's McCormick Place. AHR Expo 2009 will have an emphasis on environmentally friendly and energy-efficient products and technologies for the HVACR industry and include educational sessions from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Partnership for Environmental Leadership, the U.S. Green Building Council, the Green Mechanical Council, and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)...MORE

The Design/Build Seminar ... Have You Registered Yet?
Commercial Contracting Roundtable and Design/Build Seminar will be held Nov. 12 and 13 at Hilton Atlanta Airport Hotel in Atlanta. This is an important event for design engineers looking to make the most of the opportunities in the commercial HVACR market...MORE