HPAC Engineering http://hpac.com/rss.xml en Communities Across Globe Take Part in USGBC Green Apple Day of Service http://hpac.com/archive/communities-across-globe-take-part-usgbc-green-apple-day-service <div class="node-body article-body">Hundreds of thousands of volunteers participated in 3,760 service projects at schools in all 50 states and in 42 countries around the world as part of the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council’s third annual Green Apple Day of Service.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/communities-across-globe-take-part-usgbc-green-apple-day-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/communities-across-globe-take-part-usgbc-green-apple-day-service#comments Archive Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19:11:00 +0000 14411 at http://hpac.com Emerson Climate Technologies Breaks Ground for HVACR Innovation Center http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/emerson-climate-technologies-breaks-ground-hvacr-innovation-center <div class="node-body article-body">Emerson Climate Technologies, provider of heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration solutions for residential, industrial, and commercial applications, broke ground for a $35 million innovation center on the campus of the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio, Oct. 17.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/emerson-climate-technologies-breaks-ground-hvacr-innovation-center" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/emerson-climate-technologies-breaks-ground-hvacr-innovation-center#comments Air Conditioning Heating IAQ & Ventilation Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:07:00 +0000 14401 at http://hpac.com <p>Emerson and University of Dayton officials, along with Dayton community leaders, break ground on the Emerson Innovation Center.</p> Calendar of HVACR Training and Education Events http://hpac.com/archive/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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/calendar-hvacr-training-and-education-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/calendar-hvacr-training-and-education-events#comments Air Conditioning Building Controls Fire / Smoke Heating Humidity Control IAQ & Ventilation Motors / Drives Piping / Pumping Archive Tue, 21 Oct 2014 02:44:00 +0000 12391 at http://hpac.com The Six Habits of a Highly Effective Pump Manufacturer http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/six-habits-highly-effective-pump-manufacturer <div class="node-body article-body">Recently, Candace Roulo, senior editor of HPAC Engineering sister publication CONTRACTOR magazine, traveled to Denmark and Hungary as part of a media contingent to, as she says, learn “about all things Grundfos.”</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/six-habits-highly-effective-pump-manufacturer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/six-habits-highly-effective-pump-manufacturer#comments Piping / Pumping Tue, 21 Oct 2014 01:37:00 +0000 14391 at http://hpac.com Globalization of the HVAC Industry and the U.S.’s Place in It http://hpac.com/blog/globalization-hvac-industry-and-us-s-place-it <div class="node-body blog-body">Air conditioning perhaps is one of the last global industries in which the United States plays a significant role, but that could be changing.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/clarks-remarks">Clark&#039;s Remarks</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/blog/globalization-hvac-industry-and-us-s-place-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/globalization-hvac-industry-and-us-s-place-it#comments Air Conditioning Heating IAQ & Ventilation Clark&#039;s Remarks Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:10:00 +0000 14381 at http://hpac.com <p>Ivary</p> Study Shows Demand
 for LEED-Credentialed Professionals Is Growing http://hpac.com/archive/study-shows-demand-leed-credentialed-professionals-growing <div class="node-body article-body">A study of job postings from across the United States shows demand for LEED-credentialed professionals grew 46 percent over a 12-month period, the U.S. Green Building Council recently announced.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/study-shows-demand-leed-credentialed-professionals-growing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/study-shows-demand-leed-credentialed-professionals-growing#comments Archive Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18:12:00 +0000 14371 at http://hpac.com zimmytws/iStock GBCI Introduces Designation to Streamline
 LEED Review Process http://hpac.com/archive/gbci-introduces-designation-streamline-leed-review-process <div class="node-body article-body">The Green Building Certification Institute recently introduced LEED Proven Provider, a designation intended to streamline the LEED project-review process for organizations that have demonstrated consistent excellence in administering LEED projects.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/gbci-introduces-designation-streamline-leed-review-process" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/gbci-introduces-designation-streamline-leed-review-process#comments Archive Wed, 15 Oct 2014 16:11:00 +0000 14361 at http://hpac.com Green Building Initiative Hails New U.S. Department of Energy Rule http://hpac.com/archive/green-building-initiative-hails-new-us-department-energy-rule <div class="node-body article-body">The Green Building Initiative hailed the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oct. 10 final rule recommending the level of two Green Globes for new federal buildings and major renovations of federal buildings for which green-building certification is sought.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/green-building-initiative-hails-new-us-department-energy-rule" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/green-building-initiative-hails-new-us-department-energy-rule#comments Archive Tue, 14 Oct 2014 18:29:00 +0000 14351 at http://hpac.com Schneider Electric Relocates North American HQ to New R&D Center http://hpac.com/archive/schneider-electric-relocates-north-american-hq-new-rd-center <div class="node-body article-body">Energy-management specialist Schneider Electric recently announced the relocation of its North American headquarters from Palatine, Ill., to the company’s new global research-and-development center in Andover, Mass.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/schneider-electric-relocates-north-american-hq-new-rd-center" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/schneider-electric-relocates-north-american-hq-new-rd-center#comments Archive Tue, 14 Oct 2014 16:07:00 +0000 14341 at http://hpac.com ASHRAE Winter Conference Returning to Chicago in 2015 http://hpac.com/archive/ashrae-winter-conference-returning-chicago-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">Registration for ASHRAE’s 2015 Winter Conference, which will be held Jan. 24-28 at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, is open.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/ashrae-winter-conference-returning-chicago-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/ashrae-winter-conference-returning-chicago-2015#comments Archive Mon, 13 Oct 2014 17:07:00 +0000 14331 at http://hpac.com New HVACR Products, October 2014 http://hpac.com/galleries/new-hvacr-products-october-2014 <div class="field-byline"> Edited by Connie Conklin </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">New products include commercial split-system water-source heat pumps, a wind-driven hurricane louver, a boiler control system, and data-center cooling units.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/galleries/new-hvacr-products-october-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/galleries/new-hvacr-products-october-2014#comments Galleries Mon, 13 Oct 2014 14:00:00 +0000 14311 at http://hpac.com HVACR Content: The Gift That Keeps on Giving http://hpac.com/blog/hvacr-content-gift-keeps-giving <div class="node-body blog-body">In 1975, Bill Acker was fresh out of college, working as an engineering draftsman. He was hired to do industrial HVAC work, but soon was asked to engineer steam and condensate return, compressed-air, and paper-machine piping, as well as boiler and steam-turbine systems. “I did not know how to do a lot of this work,” Bill recalled recently, “so I had to learn fast by utilizing other engineers.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/scott-arnolds-blog">Scott Arnold&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/blog/hvacr-content-gift-keeps-giving" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/hvacr-content-gift-keeps-giving#comments Archive Scott Arnold&#039;s Blog Thu, 09 Oct 2014 18:05:00 +0000 14301 at http://hpac.com What Owners Need to Know About ... Rooftop-Unit Maintenance http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/what-owners-need-know-about-rooftop-unit-maintenance <div class="field-byline"> By MICHAEL WEST, PhD, PE, Melbourne, Fla., and RICHARD COMBES, PhD, PE, Beaufort, S.C., AdvanTek Consulting Inc. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Impacts of deferred maintenance and a strategy for mitigating them </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In buildings across the country, reductions in operating budgets are delaying important equipment upkeep. This article discusses impacts of deferring maintenance on rooftop package units and outlines a cost-based preventive-maintenance protocol.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/what-owners-need-know-about-rooftop-unit-maintenance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/what-owners-need-know-about-rooftop-unit-maintenance#comments Air Conditioning IAQ & Ventilation Silver Thu, 09 Oct 2014 15:59:00 +0000 14291 at http://hpac.com Westersoe/iStock Pressurizing With Dust Collectors http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/pressurizing-dust-collectors <div class="field-byline"> By PABLO ROCASERMENO, Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC), Jonesboro, Ark. </div> <div class="field-deck"> An air-cleaning strategy for non-manufacturing areas in plants </div> <div class="node-body article-body">High-efficiency dust collectors are best known for maintaining cleanliness in industrial manufacturing spaces. But offices, conference areas, control rooms, server rooms, and similar spaces in these facilities also require protection—against dust infiltration from nearby manufacturing processes and particulate contaminants in outdoor air.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/pressurizing-dust-collectors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/pressurizing-dust-collectors#comments IAQ & Ventilation Silver Wed, 08 Oct 2014 19:55:00 +0000 14271 at http://hpac.com 10 Tips for Designing and Specifying Industrial Fans http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/10-tips-designing-and-specifying-industrial-fans <div class="field-byline"> By THE INDUSTRIAL PROCESS AND POWER GENERATION MARKET GROUP OF AIR MOVEMENT AND CONTROL ASSOCIATION (AMCA) INTERNATIONAL </div> <div class="field-deck"> Advice for maximizing fan-system performance and minimizing cost of ownership </div> <div class="node-body article-body">For the highest performance and lowest cost of ownership of an industrial fan system, follow these design, installation, and operation and maintenance tips.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/10-tips-designing-and-specifying-industrial-fans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/10-tips-designing-and-specifying-industrial-fans#comments IAQ & Ventilation Silver Wed, 08 Oct 2014 17:25:00 +0000 14261 at http://hpac.com Grundfos Launches Online Training Tools for U.S. and Canadian Markets http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/grundfos-launches-online-training-tools-us-and-canadian-markets <div class="node-body article-body">Grundfos recently launched a training website with various tools designed to assist professionals across numerous market segments.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/grundfos-launches-online-training-tools-us-and-canadian-markets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/grundfos-launches-online-training-tools-us-and-canadian-markets#comments Piping / Pumping Wed, 08 Oct 2014 02:35:00 +0000 14251 at http://hpac.com National Commercial-Buildings Reference Standard Updated to 90.1-2013 http://hpac.com/archive/national-commercial-buildings-reference-standard-updated-901-2013 <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. Department of Energy recently issued a ruling establishing ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2013, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, as the commercial-building reference standard for state building energy codes.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/national-commercial-buildings-reference-standard-updated-901-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/national-commercial-buildings-reference-standard-updated-901-2013#comments Archive Wed, 08 Oct 2014 01:01:00 +0000 14241 at http://hpac.com Sustainable Laboratories http://hpac.com/blog/sustainable-laboratories <div class="node-body blog-body">Last month, I had the opportunity to attend the 2014 I2SL (formerly Labs21) Annual Conference, an event promoting the sustainable design, construction, and operation of laboratories and related high-technology facilities.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/clarks-remarks">Clark&#039;s Remarks</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/blog/sustainable-laboratories" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/sustainable-laboratories#comments Clark&#039;s Remarks Tue, 07 Oct 2014 20:34:00 +0000 14231 at http://hpac.com Casino Bets on Rooftop Air Handlers and Centrifugal Chillers, Wins Big http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/casino-bets-rooftop-air-handlers-and-centrifugal-chillers-wins-big <div class="field-byline"> By DAIKIN APPLIED </div> <div class="field-deck"> Units help to meet tight schedule, save energy </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Casinos combine a variety of space types under one roof. Hollywood Casino in Toledo, Ohio, is no different. The 177,000-sq-ft main casino level includes 150,000 sq ft of gaming space and five restaurants, while the 167,000-sq-ft lower service level includes administrative and employee areas and a 276-space valet-parking garage.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/casino-bets-rooftop-air-handlers-and-centrifugal-chillers-wins-big" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/casino-bets-rooftop-air-handlers-and-centrifugal-chillers-wins-big#comments Air Conditioning Heating Design Solutions Tue, 07 Oct 2014 20:00:00 +0000 14221 at http://hpac.com GALLERY: Daikin Applied Hollywood Casino Project http://hpac.com/galleries/gallery-daikin-applied-hollywood-casino-project <div class="field-byline"> By DAIKIN APPLIED </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">This gallery contains additional photographs for the article "Casino Bets on Rooftop Air Handlers and Centrifugal Chillers, Wins Big."</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/galleries/gallery-daikin-applied-hollywood-casino-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/galleries/gallery-daikin-applied-hollywood-casino-project#comments Air Conditioning Galleries Heating Tue, 07 Oct 2014 19:59:00 +0000 14211 at http://hpac.com October 2014 http://hpac.com/hpac-engineering/2014-10-06 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"></div> <div class="field-desc"> <h3> <a href="http://hpac.com/october-2014-digital-edition" target="_blank" title="HPAC Engineering October 2014 digital edition">Click here for digital edition</a></h3> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> <div class="field-mag-teaser"> <a href="/iaq-ventilation/10-tips-designing-and-specifying-industrial-fans">10 Tips for Designing and Specifying Industrial Fans</a> <a href="/air-conditioning/what-owners-need-know-about-rooftop-unit-maintenance">What Owners Need to Know About ... Rooftop-Unit Maintenance</a> <a href="/iaq-ventilation/pressurizing-dust-collectors">Pressurizing With Dust Collectors</a> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> </fieldset> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Mon, 06 Oct 2014 04:00:00 +0000 14321 at http://hpac.com Johnson Controls Reorganizes Building Efficiency Business http://hpac.com/building-controls/johnson-controls-reorganizes-building-efficiency-business <div class="node-body article-body">Johnson Controls recently announced the reorganization of its Building Efficiency business.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/building-controls/johnson-controls-reorganizes-building-efficiency-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/building-controls/johnson-controls-reorganizes-building-efficiency-business#comments Building Controls Thu, 02 Oct 2014 02:27:00 +0000 14201 at http://hpac.com Advanced-HVAC-Controls Revenue Expected to Reach $11.7 Billion by 2023 http://hpac.com/building-controls/advanced-hvac-controls-revenue-expected-reach-117-billion-2023 <div class="node-body article-body">According to a recent report from Navigant Research, worldwide annual revenue from advanced HVAC controls is expected to grow from $7 billion in 2014 to $11.7 billion in 2023.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/building-controls/advanced-hvac-controls-revenue-expected-reach-117-billion-2023" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/building-controls/advanced-hvac-controls-revenue-expected-reach-117-billion-2023#comments Building Controls Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:53:00 +0000 14191 at http://hpac.com GALLERY: Vintage HVAC Advertisements, 1932 http://hpac.com/galleries/gallery-vintage-hvac-advertisements-1932 <div class="field-byline"> Edited by Connie Conklin </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Being in the midst of the Great Depression, 1932 saw many people and businesses struggle, but always looking ahead to the future. Americans held their heads high in the Winter Olympics at Lake Placid and at the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly the transatlantic flight solo, and in Washington, D.C., the FBI Crime Lab officially opened. Here you can view a sample of some advertisers who were not afraid to look ahead!</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/galleries/gallery-vintage-hvac-advertisements-1932" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/galleries/gallery-vintage-hvac-advertisements-1932#comments Galleries Building Controls Heating Humidity Control IAQ & Ventilation Motors / Drives Piping / Pumping Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:19:00 +0000 14151 at http://hpac.com Pace of Commercial-Real-Estate-Development Growth Quickens http://hpac.com/archive/pace-commercial-real-estate-development-growth-quickens <div class="node-body article-body">The commercial-real-estate-development industry grew at its fastest pace since the economic recovery began in 2011, an annual report recently released by the NAIOP Research Foundation reveals.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/pace-commercial-real-estate-development-growth-quickens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/pace-commercial-real-estate-development-growth-quickens#comments Archive Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:04:00 +0000 14181 at http://hpac.com <p>Thinkstock</p> Control Freaks: A Path to Low-Energy Buildings http://hpac.com/building-controls/control-freaks-path-low-energy-buildings <div class="node-body article-body">Our industry stumbles badly in addressing technical challenges related to the achievement of truly energy-efficient buildings. Analyses show office buildings built today can operate below 10 kWh per square foot annually and do so with simple, straightforward mechanical and electrical systems that are easy to operate and maintain. Yet few buildings are doing that. Why?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/building-controls/control-freaks-path-low-energy-buildings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/building-controls/control-freaks-path-low-energy-buildings#comments Building Controls Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:36:00 +0000 14171 at http://hpac.com <p>Thinkstock</p> ASHRAE’s Proposed Legionellosis Standard Open for Public Review http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/ashrae-s-proposed-legionellosis-standard-open-public-review <div class="node-body article-body">A fourth version of proposed ASHRAE Standard 188P, Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems, is open for public comment until Nov. 10, 2014.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/ashrae-s-proposed-legionellosis-standard-open-public-review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/ashrae-s-proposed-legionellosis-standard-open-public-review#comments Piping / Pumping Mon, 29 Sep 2014 22:17:00 +0000 14161 at http://hpac.com HVAC in Popular Movies: Did Hollywood Get It Right? http://hpac.com/galleries/hvac-popular-movies-did-hollywood-get-it-right <div class="node-body article-body">Hollywood long has been known for—ahem—taking liberties with the truth (just ask any composite character). In this video gallery, longtime HPAC Engineering Editorial Advisory Board member Ron Wilkinson, a professional engineer who moonlights as a film critic, takes a look at 13 movies and three TV series whose makers were not about to let HVAC fundamentals get in the way of a good story.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/galleries/hvac-popular-movies-did-hollywood-get-it-right" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/galleries/hvac-popular-movies-did-hollywood-get-it-right#comments Air Conditioning Galleries Heating IAQ & Ventilation Wed, 24 Sep 2014 14:18:00 +0000 12911 at http://hpac.com <p>Vince Vaughn (back), Julianne Moore, Jeff Goldblum, and an unexpected guest in a scene from 1997&#39;s &quot;The Lost World: Jurassic Park,&quot; the sequel to &quot;Jurassic Park.&quot; (Photo by Getty Images)</p> Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images CertainTeed Launches Online Learning Portal for Building Pros http://hpac.com/archive/certainteed-launches-online-learning-portal-building-pros <div class="node-body article-body">Building-products company CertainTeed Corp. recently launched the Academy of Continuing Education, an online resource for professional training and technical information.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/certainteed-launches-online-learning-portal-building-pros" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/certainteed-launches-online-learning-portal-building-pros#comments Archive Tue, 23 Sep 2014 18:43:00 +0000 14141 at http://hpac.com buchachon Cool Solutions for Food- and Beverage-Store Coolers http://hpac.com/blog/cool-solutions-food-and-beverage-store-coolers <div class="node-body blog-body">Recently, a company in Sarasota, Fla., devised an “air curtain” for open-case coolers used in food and beverage stores.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/clarks-remarks">Clark&#039;s Remarks</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/blog/cool-solutions-food-and-beverage-store-coolers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/cool-solutions-food-and-beverage-store-coolers#comments Archive Clark&#039;s Remarks Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:04:00 +0000 14131 at http://hpac.com <p>(Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)</p>