HPAC Engineering http://hpac.com/rss.xml en Weakening Polar Vortex May Yield Longer, Harsher Winters http://hpac.com/heating/weakening-polar-vortex-may-yield-longer-harsher-winters <div class="node-body article-body">Citing a new study, AccuWeather reports longer, harsher winters may be in store for portions of North America as the polar vortex continues to weaken and shifts.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/heating/weakening-polar-vortex-may-yield-longer-harsher-winters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/heating/weakening-polar-vortex-may-yield-longer-harsher-winters#comments Heating Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:27:00 +0000 29901 at http://hpac.com a_Taiga/iStock Dodge Data & Analytics: Trump Win Likely to Be Good for Construction http://hpac.com/archive/dodge-data-analytics-trump-win-likely-be-good-construction <div class="field-deck"> Federal, state, and local infrastructure investment seen as set to grow </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The election of Donald J. Trump appears to be a welcome development for the U.S. construction industry, forecasters with Dodge Data & Analytics say.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/dodge-data-analytics-trump-win-likely-be-good-construction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/dodge-data-analytics-trump-win-likely-be-good-construction#comments Archive Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:01:00 +0000 29891 at http://hpac.com Smardt Chiller Group Receives Danfoss EnVisioneer of the Year Award http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/smardt-chiller-group-receives-danfoss-envisioneer-year-award <div class="node-body article-body">Danfoss today announced Smardt Chiller Group Inc. is the winner of Danfoss’ seventh annual EnVisioneer of the Year award in recognition of the Smardt Solar Integrated Chiller (SSiC).</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/smardt-chiller-group-receives-danfoss-envisioneer-year-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/smardt-chiller-group-receives-danfoss-envisioneer-year-award#comments Air Conditioning Wed, 07 Dec 2016 17:01:00 +0000 29881 at http://hpac.com <p>Left to right: Ricardo Schneider, president, Danfoss Turbocor Compressors; Greg Tutwiler, chief technology officer, Smardt Chiller Group; Vince Canino, global chief operating officer, Smardt Chiller Group; and John Galyen, president, Danfoss North America.</p> AMCA International Revises AMCA Standard 99, Standards Handbook http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/amca-international-revises-amca-standard-99-standards-handbook <div class="node-body article-body">Air Movement and Control Association (AMCA) International Inc. recently announced the revision of AMCA Standard 99, Standards Handbook.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/amca-international-revises-amca-standard-99-standards-handbook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/amca-international-revises-amca-standard-99-standards-handbook#comments IAQ & Ventilation Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:30:00 +0000 29871 at http://hpac.com AHRI Elects Officers, Presents Awards http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/ahri-elects-officers-presents-awards <div class="node-body article-body">The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) elected new officers and presented awards to industry leaders during its 2016 Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, Ariz.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/ahri-elects-officers-presents-awards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/ahri-elects-officers-presents-awards#comments Air Conditioning Heating Wed, 07 Dec 2016 15:51:00 +0000 29861 at http://hpac.com <p>Chris Drew</p> DOE Launches Zero Energy Schools Accelerator http://hpac.com/archive/doe-launches-zero-energy-schools-accelerator <div class="node-body article-body">Six school districts, two states, and several national organizations are working collaboratively to develop zero-energy design that is cost-competitive with conventional construction as part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s recently launched Better Buildings Zero Energy Schools Accelerator.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/doe-launches-zero-energy-schools-accelerator" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/doe-launches-zero-energy-schools-accelerator#comments Archive Wed, 07 Dec 2016 15:04:00 +0000 29851 at http://hpac.com gpointstudio/iStock VFD Retrofits Lower Skyscraper’s Energy Consumption http://hpac.com/motors-drives/vfd-retrofits-lower-skyscraper-s-energy-consumption <div class="field-byline"> By DANFOSS </div> <div class="field-deck"> More than 150 drives installed over 15 years, yielding $1 million-plus in energy savings </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In 1971, U.S. Steel completed construction of its world headquarters in Pittsburgh. Ahead of its time initially, the building had fallen behind mechanically by the turn of the millennium. It was then the property manager began a series of retrofits using VFDs that have resulted in more than $1 million in energy savings. </div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/motors-drives/vfd-retrofits-lower-skyscraper-s-energy-consumption" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/motors-drives/vfd-retrofits-lower-skyscraper-s-energy-consumption#comments IAQ & Ventilation Motors / Drives Piping / Pumping Thu, 01 Dec 2016 19:01:00 +0000 29831 at http://hpac.com To Retrofit or to Replace Your Building System, That Is the Question http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/retrofit-or-replace-your-building-system-question <div class="field-byline"> By MICHAEL BRUDERS and SHANNON LIPPOLD, Honeywell International Inc. </div> <div class="field-deck"> How to tell if your building system is at a crossroads or at the end of the line </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With the passage of time, mechanical systems deteriorate and performance declines; that goes without saying. What is less clear is the line between retrofitting a system and replacing it.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/retrofit-or-replace-your-building-system-question" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/retrofit-or-replace-your-building-system-question#comments Air Conditioning Building Controls Fire / Smoke Heating Humidity Control IAQ & Ventilation Motors / Drives Piping / Pumping Thu, 01 Dec 2016 18:19:00 +0000 29821 at http://hpac.com John Lund/Paula Zacharias Selecting Actuators for Industrial HVAC/Process Dampers http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/selecting-actuators-industrial-hvacprocess-dampers <div class="field-byline"> By BILL LAMPKIN, Greenheck Fan Corp., Schofield, Wis. </div> <div class="field-deck"> What you need to know about this important and not-so-simple process </div> <div class="node-body article-body">If it is to accomplish its intended purpose, any damper installed in a HVAC system must be equipped with an appropriate actuator. The selection of an actuator for a specific damper requires consideration of a number of factors.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/selecting-actuators-industrial-hvacprocess-dampers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/selecting-actuators-industrial-hvacprocess-dampers#comments Building Controls IAQ & Ventilation Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:42:00 +0000 29811 at http://hpac.com Zffoto/iStock TCS UbiquiSTAT Commercial Thermostats http://hpac.com/new-products/tcs-ubiquistat-commercial-thermostats <div class="node-body article-body">The UbiquiSTAT line of BACnet-certified thermostats features models covering virtually every commercial application.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/new-products/tcs-ubiquistat-commercial-thermostats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/new-products/tcs-ubiquistat-commercial-thermostats#comments New Products Products Wed, 30 Nov 2016 21:24:00 +0000 29801 at http://hpac.com WaterFurnace Envision2 NXW Reversible Chiller http://hpac.com/new-products/waterfurnace-envision2-nxw-reversible-chiller <div class="node-body article-body">The updated Envision2 NXW reversible chiller features new communicating controls combining field-proven Aurora compressor management with a HydroLink NiagaraAX-based system-level controller.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/new-products/waterfurnace-envision2-nxw-reversible-chiller" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/new-products/waterfurnace-envision2-nxw-reversible-chiller#comments Air Conditioning New Products Products Wed, 30 Nov 2016 21:13:00 +0000 29791 at http://hpac.com Thermal Solutions Products Eco Propel Cognitive Pump Technology http://hpac.com/new-products/thermal-solutions-products-eco-propel-cognitive-pump-technology <div class="node-body article-body">Eco Propel Cognitive Pump Technology is a variable-speed control for Thermal Solutions Products’ line of Apex condensing boilers.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/new-products/thermal-solutions-products-eco-propel-cognitive-pump-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/new-products/thermal-solutions-products-eco-propel-cognitive-pump-technology#comments New Products Products Piping / Pumping Wed, 30 Nov 2016 20:58:00 +0000 29781 at http://hpac.com Spirax Sarco TD46M Thermodynamic Steam Traps http://hpac.com/new-products/spirax-sarco-td46m-thermodynamic-steam-traps <div class="node-body article-body">TD46M thermodynamic steam traps offer a robust solution for medium-pressure applications requiring quick venting of air during startup and reduced warmup time.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/new-products/spirax-sarco-td46m-thermodynamic-steam-traps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/new-products/spirax-sarco-td46m-thermodynamic-steam-traps#comments New Products Products Heating Wed, 30 Nov 2016 20:42:00 +0000 29771 at http://hpac.com Watts Radiant ThermalPro Boiler Stations http://hpac.com/new-products/watts-radiant-thermalpro-boiler-stations <div class="node-body article-body">The new generation of ThermalPro boiler stations features superior insulation and expanded pump choices.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/new-products/watts-radiant-thermalpro-boiler-stations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/new-products/watts-radiant-thermalpro-boiler-stations#comments New Products Products Heating Wed, 30 Nov 2016 20:33:00 +0000 29761 at http://hpac.com Xylem Fifth-Generation Hydrovar Variable-Speed Drive http://hpac.com/new-products/xylem-fifth-generation-hydrovar-variable-speed-drive <div class="node-body article-body">The fifth-generation Hydrovar is an intelligent pump controller that accurately adapts to system demands, helping end users realize cost and energy savings while achieving optimum system performance.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/new-products/xylem-fifth-generation-hydrovar-variable-speed-drive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/new-products/xylem-fifth-generation-hydrovar-variable-speed-drive#comments New Products Products Motors / Drives Piping / Pumping Wed, 30 Nov 2016 05:27:00 +0000 29741 at http://hpac.com Johnson Controls YORK YVWA and YMC2 Low-GWP Chillers With R-513A http://hpac.com/new-products/johnson-controls-york-yvwa-and-ymc2-low-gwp-chillers-r-513a <div class="node-body article-body">The portfolio of YORK chillers has been expanded to include two product families that use refrigerant alternative R-513A.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/new-products/johnson-controls-york-yvwa-and-ymc2-low-gwp-chillers-r-513a" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/new-products/johnson-controls-york-yvwa-and-ymc2-low-gwp-chillers-r-513a#comments Air Conditioning New Products Products Wed, 30 Nov 2016 05:15:00 +0000 29731 at http://hpac.com Thread Networking Protocol Expanding Into Commercial-Building Space http://hpac.com/building-controls/thread-networking-protocol-expanding-commercial-building-space <div class="node-body article-body">The Thread Group recently announced its intention to expand the Thread networking protocol beyond the connected home into the commercial-building and professional sectors.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/building-controls/thread-networking-protocol-expanding-commercial-building-space" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/building-controls/thread-networking-protocol-expanding-commercial-building-space#comments Building Controls Wed, 30 Nov 2016 04:47:00 +0000 29721 at http://hpac.com GALLERY: Vintage HVAC Advertisements, 1944 http://hpac.com/galleries/gallery-vintage-hvac-advertisements-1944 <div class="field-byline"> By ASHLEY M. DOLES </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Advertising in 1944 stressed sacrifice and that the people of the United States were in the fight together. Still patriotic, ads began to sell a “postwar dream.” In the ads, companies would feature goods and services not yet available to the public in the hope of being well-positioned when the war finally ended. Cast in a poor light during the Great Depression, many companies sought to redeem their public image with postwar promises. An Allied victory was expected to bring forth a new era of prosperity.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/galleries/gallery-vintage-hvac-advertisements-1944" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/galleries/gallery-vintage-hvac-advertisements-1944#comments Galleries Building Controls Heating Humidity Control IAQ & Ventilation Motors / Drives Piping / Pumping Tue, 29 Nov 2016 14:32:00 +0000 29631 at http://hpac.com Contact HPAC Engineering http://hpac.com/contact-us <div class="node-body page-body">Contact HPAC Engineering</div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/contact-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 29 Nov 2016 13:03:55 +0000 29711 at http://hpac.com 2017 ASHRAE Conference to Feature Sessions on Low-GWP Refrigerants http://hpac.com/ahr-expo/2017-ashrae-conference-feature-sessions-low-gwp-refrigerants <div class="node-body article-body">Industry experts will share guidance on how to incorporate low-global-warming-potential refrigerants at the ASHRAE 2017 Winter Conference.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/ahr-expo/2017-ashrae-conference-feature-sessions-low-gwp-refrigerants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/ahr-expo/2017-ashrae-conference-feature-sessions-low-gwp-refrigerants#comments AHR Expo Wed, 23 Nov 2016 04:56:00 +0000 29701 at http://hpac.com UC Berkeley Recognized for Leadership in Campuswide Energy Innovations http://hpac.com/archive/uc-berkeley-recognized-leadership-campuswide-energy-innovations <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. Energy Department’s Better Buildings Challenge program recently recognized the University of California, Berkeley, for leadership in energy efficiency.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/uc-berkeley-recognized-leadership-campuswide-energy-innovations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/uc-berkeley-recognized-leadership-campuswide-energy-innovations#comments Archive Wed, 23 Nov 2016 04:22:00 +0000 29691 at http://hpac.com Q&A Session on HVAC Design, Engineering Simulation Set http://hpac.com/industry-event-news/qa-session-hvac-design-engineering-simulation-set <div class="node-body article-body">On Tuesday, Nov. 29, from 10 a.m. to noon CET, computer-aided-engineering company SimScale and engineering-services firm Desanco will conduct a live question-and-answer session on HVAC design, engineering, and simulation via the SimScale Forum.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/industry-event-news/qa-session-hvac-design-engineering-simulation-set" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/industry-event-news/qa-session-hvac-design-engineering-simulation-set#comments Industry Event News Wed, 23 Nov 2016 03:51:00 +0000 29681 at http://hpac.com Five Best Practices to Improve Building Management Systems (BMS) Cybersecurity http://hpac.com/whitepapers/five-best-practices-improve-building-management-systems-bms-cybersecurity <div class="field-byline"> Sponsored Content by Schneider Electric </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>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 &ldquo;best practices&rdquo; 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.</p></div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/whitepapers/five-best-practices-improve-building-management-systems-bms-cybersecurity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/whitepapers/five-best-practices-improve-building-management-systems-bms-cybersecurity#comments Whitepapers Tue, 22 Nov 2016 21:58:00 +0000 29671 at http://hpac.com Taking the High Road in Promoting Sustainability http://hpac.com/blog/taking-high-road-promoting-sustainability <div class="node-body blog-body">Previously, I praised the Green Building Initiative for pledging to promote green-building practices regardless of the "product" used. Now, USGBC South Florida has taken that same high road.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/blog/taking-high-road-promoting-sustainability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/taking-high-road-promoting-sustainability#comments Archive Clark&#039;s Remarks Tue, 22 Nov 2016 20:06:00 +0000 29661 at http://hpac.com The Future of Engineering Simulation and Computer-Aided Design is Here http://hpac.com/webinars/future-engineering-simulation-and-computer-aided-design-here <div class="node-body article-body">HVAC Systems designed, tested and optimized directly in the cloud</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/webinars/future-engineering-simulation-and-computer-aided-design-here" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/webinars/future-engineering-simulation-and-computer-aided-design-here#comments Webinars Tue, 22 Nov 2016 17:22:00 +0000 29651 at http://hpac.com Calendar of HVACR Training and Education Events http://hpac.com/training/calendar-hvacr-training-and-education-events <div class="node-body article-body">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.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/training/calendar-hvacr-training-and-education-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/training/calendar-hvacr-training-and-education-events#comments Air Conditioning AHR Expo Training Building Controls Fire / Smoke Heating Humidity Control IAQ & Ventilation Motors / Drives Piping / Pumping Mon, 21 Nov 2016 19:15:00 +0000 12391 at http://hpac.com Energy Department Announces Progress Toward 2020 SunShot Goal http://hpac.com/archive/energy-department-announces-progress-toward-2020-sunshot-goal <div class="node-body article-body">After just five years, the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy’s SunShot Initiative and the U.S. solar industry are more than 90 percent of the way to meeting the goal to reduce the cost of utility-scale solar photovoltaic electricity to 6 cents per kilowatt-hour by 2020.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/energy-department-announces-progress-toward-2020-sunshot-goal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/energy-department-announces-progress-toward-2020-sunshot-goal#comments Archive Thu, 17 Nov 2016 03:12:00 +0000 29621 at http://hpac.com Ramanujam Takes Over as U.S. Green Building Council President and CEO http://hpac.com/archive/ramanujam-takes-over-us-green-building-council-president-and-ceo <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Board of Directors announced today that Mahesh Ramanujam completed the transition to the role of president and chief executive officer of the USGBC effective Nov. 4.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/ramanujam-takes-over-us-green-building-council-president-and-ceo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/ramanujam-takes-over-us-green-building-council-president-and-ceo#comments Archive Wed, 16 Nov 2016 20:33:00 +0000 29611 at http://hpac.com DOE Announces Better Buildings Zero Energy Districts Partnerships http://hpac.com/archive/doe-announces-better-buildings-zero-energy-districts-partnerships <div class="node-body article-body">As part of the Obama administration's effort to cut energy waste in the nation's buildings, the U.S. Department of Energy and the National League of Cities today launched the Better Buildings Zero Energy Districts Accelerator.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/doe-announces-better-buildings-zero-energy-districts-partnerships" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/doe-announces-better-buildings-zero-energy-districts-partnerships#comments Archive Wed, 16 Nov 2016 19:33:00 +0000 29601 at http://hpac.com Voting to Add Optional Outcome-Based Pathway to 2018 IECC Is Open http://hpac.com/archive/voting-add-optional-outcome-based-pathway-2018-iecc-open <div class="node-body article-body">During the recent International Code Council Public Comment Hearings, governmental members considered the National Institute of Building Sciences’ proposal to add an optional outcome-based pathway for compliance to the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/voting-add-optional-outcome-based-pathway-2018-iecc-open" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/voting-add-optional-outcome-based-pathway-2018-iecc-open#comments Archive Wed, 16 Nov 2016 18:15:00 +0000 29591 at http://hpac.com