HPAC Fastrack
hpac.comDecember 17, 2008
Features


State-of-the-Art Atrium Smoke Control
By John H. Klote, DSc, PE
How engineering analysis ensures smoke-control systems can handle significant design-fire challenges...MORE

Facts


President-Elect Obama Reveals Stimulus Package
President-Elect Barack Obama revealed the first details of a $1 trillion stimulus package, which he hopes to sign into law shortly after he takes office on Jan. 20. Part of the package will be provisions helping to make public buildings more energy efficient by replacing old heating systems and installing efficient light bulbs...MORE

Roadmap for Energy Policy and Strategies in the New Administration
The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) recently released "Achieving National Goals for Buildings: Challenges and Opportunities Facing a New President and Congress." The report presents a potential roadmap for addressing the nation's dependence on foreign energy sources and its greenhouse-gas emissions while growing the economy during the President Obama administration...MORE

Industry Experts Discuss Future of HVACR Industry
On November 14, Danfoss EnVisioneering Symposium, held at La Costa Resort in Carlsbad, Calif., welcomed leaders in industry, finance, research, and policy to discuss critical issues and opportunities for the HVACR industry, including climate change, energy efficiency, refrigerants, and pending federal legislation. The symposium opened with two speakers describing climate-change bills that are currently in Congress, and how the legislation, if passed, would impact the HVACR industry by increasing energy-efficiency demands and dramatically reducing the use of HFC refrigerants...MORE

News

National Geographic Society Earns Three LEED Points
The National Geographic Society recently installed the StrionAir air-filtration system in its three-building complex located in Washington, D.C. In 2004, the National Geographic Society earned a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Buildings (LEED-EB) silver rating under a pilot program for existing buildings. The installation of the StrionAir air-filtration system helped the National Geographic Society earn three points for the LEED-EB rating system...MORE

Countdown to a Sustainable Energy Future
The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Conditioning Engineers' (ASHRAE's) conference "Countdown to a Sustainable Energy Future...Net-Zero and Beyond" will take place March 29 to 31 at the Hyatt at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco. The conference will provide a forum to discuss the role of policy and regulatory involvement in addition to providing application knowledge for the various aspects of net-zero-energy buildings for residential and non-residential buildings. The conference will include discussions on building science, energy efficiency in HVAC, lighting and appliances, and renewable-energy sources applied to buildings...MORE