HPAC Engineering http://hpac.com/rss.xml en 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 Wed, 29 Jun 2016 14:27:00 +0000 12391 at http://hpac.com Danfoss Event Explores Path to High-Performance, Integrated Buildings http://hpac.com/archive/danfoss-event-explores-path-high-performance-integrated-buildings <div class="node-body article-body">Danfoss recently hosted its 26th EnVisioneering Symposium, “Tomorrow’s Buildings: New Driving Forces,” in Washington, D.C.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/danfoss-event-explores-path-high-performance-integrated-buildings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/danfoss-event-explores-path-high-performance-integrated-buildings#comments Archive Wed, 29 Jun 2016 04:57:00 +0000 26751 at http://hpac.com Outstanding Achievements Recognized at 2016 ASHRAE Annual Conference http://hpac.com/heating/outstanding-achievements-recognized-2016-ashrae-annual-conference <div class="node-body article-body">Ninety-two people were recognized for their contributions to ASHRAE and the built-environment industry during ASHRAE’s 2016 Annual Conference, being held June 25-29 in St. Louis.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/heating/outstanding-achievements-recognized-2016-ashrae-annual-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/heating/outstanding-achievements-recognized-2016-ashrae-annual-conference#comments Air Conditioning Heating Humidity Control IAQ & Ventilation Motors / Drives Wed, 29 Jun 2016 02:51:00 +0000 26741 at http://hpac.com ASHRAE Installs Officers, Directors for 2016-17 http://hpac.com/heating/ashrae-installs-officers-directors-2016-17 <div class="node-body article-body">ASHRAE installed new officers and directors during its 2016 Annual Meeting, being held June 25-29 in St. Louis.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/heating/ashrae-installs-officers-directors-2016-17" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/heating/ashrae-installs-officers-directors-2016-17#comments Air Conditioning Building Controls Heating Humidity Control IAQ & Ventilation Tue, 28 Jun 2016 19:14:00 +0000 26721 at http://hpac.com May construction unemployment rates improve in 46 states from 2015 http://hpac.com/around-web/may-construction-unemployment-rates-improve-46-states-2015 <div class="field-byline"> Jeff Leieritz for Associated Builders and Contractors </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Construction unemployment rates improved in 46 states and throughout the nation in May.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/around-web/may-construction-unemployment-rates-improve-46-states-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/around-web/may-construction-unemployment-rates-improve-46-states-2015#comments Around the Web Archive Tue, 28 Jun 2016 15:15:00 +0000 26691 at http://hpac.com <p>* Unemployment rate is for construction + mining + logging.</p> Associated Builders and Contractors, Markstein Advisors HARDI Answers Key Questions Related to Regional Standards Enforcement http://hpac.com/around-web/hardi-answers-key-questions-related-regional-standards-enforcement <div class="field-byline"> Jon Melchi, HARDI </div> <div class="node-body article-body">I wanted to take the opportunity to publicly answer a few Frequently Asked Questions, which I have received.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/around-web/hardi-answers-key-questions-related-regional-standards-enforcement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/around-web/hardi-answers-key-questions-related-regional-standards-enforcement#comments Around the Web Tue, 28 Jun 2016 12:54:00 +0000 26781 at http://hpac.com Historic City Hall’s Character Preserved With WSHP Geoexchange System http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/historic-city-hall-s-character-preserved-wshp-geoexchange-system <div class="field-byline"> By DAIKIN </div> <div class="field-deck"> 1930s-era building formerly lacked air conditioning </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Memorial City Hall featured a wheezy steam boiler and no air conditioning—just gusty window and ceiling fans that seemingly blew only hot air (and papers), causing employees to swelter through hot summers, with temperatures topping 95°F in some offices.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/historic-city-hall-s-character-preserved-wshp-geoexchange-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/historic-city-hall-s-character-preserved-wshp-geoexchange-system#comments Air Conditioning Heating Mon, 27 Jun 2016 18:43:00 +0000 26461 at http://hpac.com Pottorff VFD-10D Curtain-Style Fire Damper http://hpac.com/new-products/pottorff-vfd-10d-curtain-style-fire-damper <div class="node-body article-body">At 120 in. by 72 in. and 72 in. by 120 in. at 2,000 fpm, VFD-10D is the largest multiple-section vertical dynamic-rated curtain-style fire damper in the industry.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/new-products/pottorff-vfd-10d-curtain-style-fire-damper" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/new-products/pottorff-vfd-10d-curtain-style-fire-damper#comments New Products Products Fire / Smoke Mon, 27 Jun 2016 17:17:00 +0000 26451 at http://hpac.com FANWALL Air-Handling Units With New High-Performance Fan Wheel http://hpac.com/new-products/fanwall-air-handling-units-new-high-performance-fan-wheel <div class="node-body article-body">A new high-performance fan wheel is available for FANWALL air-handling units from Governair, Huntair, Mammoth, Temtrol, Venmar CES, Ventrol, and Webco.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/new-products/fanwall-air-handling-units-new-high-performance-fan-wheel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/new-products/fanwall-air-handling-units-new-high-performance-fan-wheel#comments New Products Products IAQ & Ventilation Mon, 27 Jun 2016 16:21:00 +0000 26441 at http://hpac.com Asahi/America COOLSAFE Piping System http://hpac.com/new-products/asahiamerica-coolsafe-piping-system <div class="node-body article-body">COOLSAFE is a complete piping system consisting of a polyethylene inner layer, a polyurethane insulation core, and a polyethylene outer layer.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/new-products/asahiamerica-coolsafe-piping-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/new-products/asahiamerica-coolsafe-piping-system#comments New Products Products Piping / Pumping Mon, 27 Jun 2016 01:39:00 +0000 26431 at http://hpac.com Greenheck Vari-Green Drive http://hpac.com/new-products/greenheck-vari-green-drive <div class="node-body article-body">Vari-Green Drive Model VGD-100 is a factory-mounted and wired variable-speed control for three-phase motors up to 10 hp.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/new-products/greenheck-vari-green-drive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/new-products/greenheck-vari-green-drive#comments New Products Products IAQ & Ventilation Motors / Drives Mon, 27 Jun 2016 00:22:00 +0000 26421 at http://hpac.com U.S. hourly compensation rates in construction trades http://hpac.com/around-web/us-hourly-compensation-rates-construction-trades <div class="field-byline"> by Alex Carrick </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This article sets the scene for what is already a simmering topic and is sure to heat up further in the months ahead - mounting pressure on wage rates in construction.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/around-web/us-hourly-compensation-rates-construction-trades" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/around-web/us-hourly-compensation-rates-construction-trades#comments Around the Web Archive Thu, 23 Jun 2016 20:01:00 +0000 26511 at http://hpac.com HVAC Systems and Equipment Focus of 2016 ASHRAE Handbook http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/hvac-systems-and-equipment-focus-2016-ashrae-handbook <div class="node-body article-body">Revisions to the majority of chapters, including major updates related to thermal storage and district heating and cooling, are included in the newly published 2016 ASHRAE Handbook – HVAC Systems and Equipment.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/hvac-systems-and-equipment-focus-2016-ashrae-handbook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/hvac-systems-and-equipment-focus-2016-ashrae-handbook#comments Air Conditioning Heating IAQ & Ventilation Tue, 21 Jun 2016 18:09:00 +0000 26361 at http://hpac.com Lennox Joins Art Project to Bring Murals to Life http://hpac.com/around-web/lennox-joins-art-project-bring-murals-life <div class="node-body article-body">"Degrees of Perfect" is a first-of-its-kind exhibition of art and engineering presented by Lennox.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/around-web/lennox-joins-art-project-bring-murals-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/around-web/lennox-joins-art-project-bring-murals-life#comments Around the Web Tue, 21 Jun 2016 15:53:00 +0000 26831 at http://hpac.com Security Chimneys International CIX3Z Grease Duct http://hpac.com/new-products/security-chimneys-international-cix3z-grease-duct <div class="node-body article-body">CIX3Z provides superior airflow performance, reduced grease buildup, easier maintenance and access, and lower installed costs compared with site-built rectangular duct.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/new-products/security-chimneys-international-cix3z-grease-duct" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/new-products/security-chimneys-international-cix3z-grease-duct#comments New Products Products IAQ & Ventilation Mon, 20 Jun 2016 20:39:00 +0000 26341 at http://hpac.com Honeywell Enterprise Buildings Integrator (EBI) R500 http://hpac.com/new-products/honeywell-enterprise-buildings-integrator-ebi-r500 <div class="node-body article-body">EBI R500 features 200-percent-greater data-point capacity, compatibility with the latest Microsoft Windows operating system and Windows Server 2012, and a new mobile application.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/new-products/honeywell-enterprise-buildings-integrator-ebi-r500" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/new-products/honeywell-enterprise-buildings-integrator-ebi-r500#comments New Products Products Building Controls Mon, 20 Jun 2016 20:28:00 +0000 26331 at http://hpac.com TERRALUX LEDSENSE Retrofit Control and Retrofit Intelligence Packages http://hpac.com/new-products/terralux-ledsense-retrofit-control-and-retrofit-intelligence-packages <div class="node-body article-body">With LEDSENSE, energy costs and usage in a building can be reduced by up to 90 percent, and energy use, occupancy, air quality, and other environmental factors can be monitored remotely.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/new-products/terralux-ledsense-retrofit-control-and-retrofit-intelligence-packages" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/new-products/terralux-ledsense-retrofit-control-and-retrofit-intelligence-packages#comments New Products Products Building Controls Mon, 20 Jun 2016 20:02:00 +0000 26321 at http://hpac.com The Robots Are Coming! http://hpac.com/blog/robots-are-coming <div class="node-body blog-body">The 2016 Economic Report of the President discusses how increased robot utilization might affect jobs and notes the concern robots could take a substantial number of jobs away from workers, rendering their jobs obsolete and leaving them unemployed.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/blog/robots-are-coming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/robots-are-coming#comments Archive Clark&#039;s Remarks Mon, 20 Jun 2016 17:43:00 +0000 26311 at http://hpac.com <p>David Fairfield/Photodisc</p> Sizing and Optimizing PEX Pipe for Hydronic Applications http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/sizing-and-optimizing-pex-pipe-hydronic-applications <div class="field-byline"> By AARON STOTKO, Uponor, Apple Valley, Minn. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Ensuring consistent, cost-effective performance for the life of systems </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In a hydronic system, pipe transfers water from a heating or cooling source, such as a boiler or chiller, to terminal units, such as baseboard radiators, fan coils, or variable-air-volume units. Often, engineers and contractors are so intent on sizing the boiler or pump correctly they neglect to think about the system holistically and, thus, fail to design for maximum cost-effectiveness and operational efficiency.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/sizing-and-optimizing-pex-pipe-hydronic-applications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/sizing-and-optimizing-pex-pipe-hydronic-applications#comments Piping / Pumping Mon, 20 Jun 2016 16:33:00 +0000 26301 at http://hpac.com CABA to Offer Intelligent Buildings, Connected Home Pavilion at Greenbuild 2016 http://hpac.com/building-controls/caba-offer-intelligent-buildings-connected-home-pavilion-greenbuild-2016 <div class="node-body article-body">CABA has entered into an agreement with Informa Exhibitions to organize the first ever Intelligent Buildings and Connected Home Pavilion at Greenbuild.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/building-controls/caba-offer-intelligent-buildings-connected-home-pavilion-greenbuild-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/building-controls/caba-offer-intelligent-buildings-connected-home-pavilion-greenbuild-2016#comments Building Controls Archive Fri, 17 Jun 2016 19:26:00 +0000 25991 at http://hpac.com 10 Insights From Consumer Survey on Public Restrooms http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/10-insights-consumer-survey-public-restrooms <div class="node-body gallery-body">Restroom-fixture manufacturer Bradley Corp. recently released the results of its 2016 Healthy Hand Washing Survey.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/10-insights-consumer-survey-public-restrooms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/10-insights-consumer-survey-public-restrooms#comments Galleries Piping / Pumping Fri, 17 Jun 2016 14:43:00 +0000 25971 at http://hpac.com <p>Manuel Faba Ortega/iStock</p> Free Webinar on Modular Boilers Set http://hpac.com/heating/free-webinar-modular-boilers-set <div class="node-body article-body">On June 23 at 2 p.m. EDT, HPAC Engineering will present “How Modular Boilers Will Improve Your Productivity, Efficiency and Bottom-Line,” a free webinar sponsored by Miura.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/heating/free-webinar-modular-boilers-set" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/heating/free-webinar-modular-boilers-set#comments Heating Thu, 16 Jun 2016 13:46:00 +0000 25931 at http://hpac.com Aquir/iStock USGBC Releases ‘LEED in Motion: Industrial Facilities’ Report http://hpac.com/archive/usgbc-releases-leed-motion-industrial-facilities-report <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. Green Building Council recently released “LEED in Motion: Industrial Facilities,” a report highlighting collaborative efforts to implement the LEED green-building rating system and prioritize environmental stewardship for industrial facilities.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/usgbc-releases-leed-motion-industrial-facilities-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/usgbc-releases-leed-motion-industrial-facilities-report#comments Archive Thu, 16 Jun 2016 13:03:00 +0000 25911 at http://hpac.com UC San Diego Extension Sustainability Courses Get USGBC Accreditation http://hpac.com/archive/uc-san-diego-extension-sustainability-courses-get-usgbc-accreditation <div class="node-body article-body">Courses available through UC San Diego Extension’s Sustainable Business Practices and Facilities Management Certificate programs—many offered in an online format—have been approved by the U.S. Green Building Council.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/uc-san-diego-extension-sustainability-courses-get-usgbc-accreditation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/uc-san-diego-extension-sustainability-courses-get-usgbc-accreditation#comments Archive Thu, 16 Jun 2016 02:44:00 +0000 25901 at http://hpac.com DOE, CoStar Partnering to Promote Energy-Efficient Buildings http://hpac.com/archive/doe-costar-partnering-promote-energy-efficient-buildings <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced a partnership with CoStar Group Inc. to expand the visibility of energy-efficient buildings in U.S. property markets and promote the benefits of energy efficiency for building owners and occupants.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/doe-costar-partnering-promote-energy-efficient-buildings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/doe-costar-partnering-promote-energy-efficient-buildings#comments Archive Wed, 15 Jun 2016 19:34:00 +0000 25891 at http://hpac.com Green Building Research Institute Offering LEED v4 Exam-Prep Package http://hpac.com/archive/green-building-research-institute-offering-leed-v4-exam-prep-package <div class="node-body article-body">With the Green Building Research Institute’s new All-Inclusive LEED v4 Exam Preparation Package, green-building professionals, architects, and engineers can achieve a LEED credential in as little as four weeks.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/green-building-research-institute-offering-leed-v4-exam-prep-package" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/green-building-research-institute-offering-leed-v4-exam-prep-package#comments Archive Wed, 15 Jun 2016 18:39:00 +0000 25881 at http://hpac.com Bryan Steam Celebrating 100-Year Anniversary in 2016 http://hpac.com/heating/bryan-steam-celebrating-100-year-anniversary-2016 <div class="node-body article-body">Bryan Steam LLC, originator of flexible-water-tube design, is celebrating 100 years in business in 2016.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/heating/bryan-steam-celebrating-100-year-anniversary-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/heating/bryan-steam-celebrating-100-year-anniversary-2016#comments Heating Wed, 15 Jun 2016 05:41:00 +0000 25871 at http://hpac.com <p>George Bryan with the flexible water tube.</p> Adventures of Johnny Tundra, Cold-Weather Engineer: 'High-Head Chiller Trip' http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/adventures-johnny-tundra-cold-weather-engineer-high-head-chiller-trip <div class="node-body gallery-body">It is back to school for Johnny Tundra, who returns to Rosebud County Vo-Tech. A chiller keeps tripping offline on high head pressure. How can the chiller have any load on it when the temperature outside is 15°F? Lead designer Jerry Seltzer is ready to replace the chiller, fire the mechanical contractor, and sue the controller provider. Fortunately for everyone involved, Johnny has an advanced degree in troubleshooting.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/adventures-johnny-tundra-cold-weather-engineer-high-head-chiller-trip" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/adventures-johnny-tundra-cold-weather-engineer-high-head-chiller-trip#comments Air Conditioning Galleries Wed, 15 Jun 2016 05:11:00 +0000 25841 at http://hpac.com War Story: Burner-System, Controls Upgrade Causes Reliability Issues http://hpac.com/heating/war-story-burner-system-controls-upgrade-causes-reliability-issues <div class="field-byline"> By GARY W. WAMSLEY, PE, CEM, JoGar Energy Services, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Has your organization retrofitted burners and controls on its boilers because of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-mandated emission regulations and then experienced operational issues? The owner of a large manufacturing-and-assembly facility in the Midwest did, and while conducting an operational review there in mid-2014, I experienced firsthand the frustrations of the plant engineering staff.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/heating/war-story-burner-system-controls-upgrade-causes-reliability-issues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/heating/war-story-burner-system-controls-upgrade-causes-reliability-issues#comments Heating Gold Mon, 13 Jun 2016 17:01:00 +0000 25781 at http://hpac.com With Replacement Wheels, Hospital Again Enjoying the Benefits of ERV http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/replacement-wheels-hospital-again-enjoying-benefits-erv <div class="field-byline"> By AIRXCHANGE INC. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Unique design revitalizes 40-year-old system </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The energy-recovery wheels at Anna Jaques Hospital had reached the end of their useful life. With no way to effectively clean or restore the wheels and the manufacturer no longer supporting the product, the hospital was forced to remove the energy-transfer media and forgo the benefits of energy-recovery ventilation.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/replacement-wheels-hospital-again-enjoying-benefits-erv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/replacement-wheels-hospital-again-enjoying-benefits-erv#comments IAQ & Ventilation Mon, 13 Jun 2016 14:25:00 +0000 25771 at http://hpac.com