Looking to broaden and deepen your knowledge about nonresidential-building indoor-air quality (IAQ) and ventilation? Here is your guide to HPAC Engineering's most-viewed IAQ- and ventilation-related content.
Ron Wilkinson, a professional engineer who moonlights as a film critic, takes a look at this 2016 low-budget sleeper hit from director Fede Alvarez as part of HPAC Engineering’s ongoing series “HVAC in Popular Movies: Did Hollywood Get It Right?”...More
With commercial structures certified under the LEED rating system, owners/operators tend to assume they simply can “set it and forget it.” Such an approach is inherently flawed, as the performance of all buildings “drifts,” or degrades, over time....More
The USGBC released “LEED in Motion: Venues,” which highlights efforts to transform the environmental, social, and economic footprint of convention centers, sports venues, performing-arts centers, community centers, and public-assembly spaces....More
The 2017 International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo) broke three show records: overall attendance, exhibit space, and visitors. Here is your guide to some of what you may have missed.
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
Effective March 16, earners of ASHRAE’s Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP) certification will receive recognition by U.S. government agencies for contracts requiring energy-audit services....More
Data breaches and other cyber crime cost companies billions each year worldwide, and the damage to brand reputation can be incalculable. Since hackers look for weakly defended systems to attack, this paper presents 5 cybersecurity “best practices” to mitigate system vulnerabilities. Some are commonsense measures like effective password management; others involve securing open ports and other access points, software upgrades, user management, and vulnerability plans....More
A top priority for higher education institutions is to provide a competitive learning environment for their students. In order to succeed, they must address outdated, aging campus facilities. In these older buildings maintenance and operations costs are high, space utilization is inefficient and poorly managed, and current technology is lacking. This white paper explores four strategies for converting campus facilities into a network of smart buildings that address the needs of current and future students....More