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.
The USGBC recently announced the top 10 states for the LEED green-building rating system, an annual ranking highlighting states that made significant strides in sustainable-building design, construction, and transformation over the previous year.
During its 2017 Winter Conference Jan. 28 in Las Vegas, ASHRAE recognized outstanding achievements in building design in the areas of occupant comfort, indoor-air quality, and energy conservation as part of its 35th Technology Awards program.
The one and only steam sterilizer at Stony End Home for the Aged is water-logged; if it shuts down, clinic operations will come to a screeching halt, with the next-closest medical facility more than two hours away. Luckily for Facilities Manager Thatcher “Thatch” McGowan, his old pal Johnny Tundra is only a phone call away.
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 In order to succeed, they must address outdated, aging campus facilities.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