You can achieve higher levels of energy efficiency and water savings with new data center cooling technology being deployed by Digital Realty and Emerson Network Power. Digital Reality is utilizing Emerson’s pumped refrigerant economization technology throughout its data centers to maximize free cooling throughout the year for lower energy costs and to save more than 300 million gallons of water annually.
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
Informa Exhibitions U.S. and the U.S. Green Building Council recently released the 2016 Greenbuild Sustainability Report, detailing sustainability initiatives implemented for the 2016 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Los Angeles....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
Bell & Gossett, manufacturer of pumps, valves, heat exchangers, and accessories for plumbing, wastewater, and HVAC and brand of Xylem, has released the second-quarter 2017 schedule for its Little Red Schoolhouse....More
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.
1945 marked the end of World War II. Advertisements appealed to veterans returning home, those who had kept the home fires burning in their absence, and businesses working toward a more peaceful economy. Graphics were strong, bold, and direct....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