HPAC Fastrack
hpac.comNovember 25, 2008
Features


Commissioning Life-Safety Systems

By Mark A. Leafstedt, PE, CCP, CxA
Roles and responsibilities, phases of this critical-path event...MORE

EGB Conference 'Enlightening'
By Megan White, Associate Editor
Keynote speaker predicts United States to follow Europe's green-building lead...MORE

Facts


Challenges of Meeting Energy Targets for Federal Buildings

A new report, "High-Performance Federal Buildings: Meeting EISA Requirements Through 2030," details the challenges federal buildings will encounter when attempting to meet the requirements of the Energy IndependenceMORE

Current State of Facility Management
The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Foundation recently released the "FM Technology Update," a detailed report on the current state and future outlook of technology in facility management. The report has 10 chapters, each written by a facility manager with extensive experience on the subject. "FM Technology Update" focuses on the evolution of traditional technologies, such as computer-aided facility management, and explores other technologies, such as sustainability, security and emergency preparedness, building automation, and life-cycle analysis...MORE

News


New Application Approved for Damper Products

Air Movement and Control Association (AMCA) International approved AMCA 503-08, Application Manual for Fire, Ceiling (Radiation), Smoke and Fire/Smoke Dampers. This application manual serves as a guide to understanding various types of fire-, ceiling- (radiation), smoke-, and fire/smoke-damper products so they are properly selected, applied, installed, inspected, and maintained...MORE

LEED for Retail Now Open for Public Comment
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recently opened the public-comment period for its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Retail rating system, both for new construction and commercial interiors. LEED for Retail offers a certification system that addresses the various types of retail spaces available, such as grocery stores, big-box retailers, restaurants, and banks. The public-comment period will end Nov. 27...MORE