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, 27 Jul 2016 01:48:00 +0000 12391 at http://hpac.com Beneficial Microbes in Building Air http://hpac.com/blog/beneficial-microbes-building-air <div class="node-body blog-body">The health effects of poor ventilation are well-established. The idea of improving ventilation by adding certain microbes to fresh air is a paradigm shift.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/blog/beneficial-microbes-building-air" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/beneficial-microbes-building-air#comments Clark&#039;s Remarks Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:55:00 +0000 28011 at http://hpac.com <p>FreeSoulProduction/iStock</p> Updated Trane App Features Parts, Light-Commercial
 Unitary Solutions http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/updated-trane-app-features-parts-light-commercial-unitary-solutions <div class="node-body article-body">Trane recently updated Trane 360°, a free downloadable mobile app for HVAC contractors and service professionals providing the latest information and literature about Trane parts and light-commercial unitary solutions.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/updated-trane-app-features-parts-light-commercial-unitary-solutions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/updated-trane-app-features-parts-light-commercial-unitary-solutions#comments Air Conditioning Sun, 24 Jul 2016 00:47:00 +0000 28001 at http://hpac.com App Provides Quick and Easy Access to YORK Chiller Information http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/app-provides-quick-and-easy-access-york-chiller-information <div class="node-body article-body">Details on Johnson Controls’ YORK chillers are now available through a mobile application available via the Apple iTunes and Google Play stores.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/app-provides-quick-and-easy-access-york-chiller-information" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/app-provides-quick-and-easy-access-york-chiller-information#comments Air Conditioning Sat, 23 Jul 2016 23:51:00 +0000 27991 at http://hpac.com 20-50% Energy Savings Expected With Industrial Refrigeration System http://hpac.com/archive/20-50-energy-savings-expected-industrial-refrigeration-system <div class="node-body article-body">A novel refrigeration system installed at a food manufacturing facility in Irvine, Calif., is expected to provide 20- to 50-percent energy savings and be less impactful to the environment.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/20-50-energy-savings-expected-industrial-refrigeration-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/20-50-energy-savings-expected-industrial-refrigeration-system#comments Archive Thu, 21 Jul 2016 21:14:00 +0000 27981 at http://hpac.com AERCO International Appoints James Dagley President http://hpac.com/heating/aerco-international-appoints-james-dagley-president <div class="node-body article-body">AERCO International, a Watts company and supplier of boilers and water-heating products, recently appointed James F. Dagley president.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/heating/aerco-international-appoints-james-dagley-president" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/heating/aerco-international-appoints-james-dagley-president#comments Heating Thu, 21 Jul 2016 13:53:00 +0000 27971 at http://hpac.com Sustainable, Efficient Buildings Have Higher Rents, Happier Tenants http://hpac.com/archive/sustainable-efficient-buildings-have-higher-rents-happier-tenants <div class="node-body article-body">Citing a study undertaken by the University of Guelph, Sustainability Dashboard Tools LLC reports the more sustainable, efficient in their use of natural resources, and environmentally responsible buildings are, the higher their rents and occupancy rates and the more satisfied their tenants.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/sustainable-efficient-buildings-have-higher-rents-happier-tenants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/sustainable-efficient-buildings-have-higher-rents-happier-tenants#comments Archive Thu, 21 Jul 2016 04:16:00 +0000 27961 at http://hpac.com Energy Dept. Announces $19 Million in Building-Efficiency Investments http://hpac.com/archive/energy-dept-announces-19-million-building-efficiency-investments <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. Energy Department recently announced it is investing $19 million in advanced building technologies intended to lower utility bills, reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, and create jobs.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/energy-dept-announces-19-million-building-efficiency-investments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/energy-dept-announces-19-million-building-efficiency-investments#comments Archive Thu, 21 Jul 2016 01:46:00 +0000 27951 at http://hpac.com Adventures of Johnny Tundra, Cold-Weather Engineer: 'Plugging a Government Leak' http://hpac.com/heating/adventures-johnny-tundra-cold-weather-engineer-plugging-government-leak <div class="node-body gallery-body">There is a leak at the highest reaches of the Montana state government—the kind not associated with a loose-lipped staffer, but, rather, a safety relief valve on a 40-year-old boiler. The supervisor of facilities maintenance and operations, Hank Hoovestahl, wishes the environmental guys who decided to connect the steam boiler to a newer hydronic boiler would have talked to the O&M staff first. Luckily for Hank, he does not have to ask his pal Johnny Tundra twice for help.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/heating/adventures-johnny-tundra-cold-weather-engineer-plugging-government-leak" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/heating/adventures-johnny-tundra-cold-weather-engineer-plugging-government-leak#comments Galleries Heating Piping / Pumping Wed, 20 Jul 2016 14:14:00 +0000 27931 at http://hpac.com Proposed ASTM Standard Would Aid Fire-Resistive-Material Inspections http://hpac.com/fire-smoke/proposed-astm-standard-would-aid-fire-resistive-material-inspections <div class="node-body article-body">A proposed standard from ASTM International provides a set of guidelines for conducting and reporting on-site inspections of fire-resistive materials.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/fire-smoke/proposed-astm-standard-would-aid-fire-resistive-material-inspections" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/fire-smoke/proposed-astm-standard-would-aid-fire-resistive-material-inspections#comments Fire / Smoke Wed, 20 Jul 2016 01:15:00 +0000 27921 at http://hpac.com How IoT Impacts Facility Professionals Subject of Free Webinar http://hpac.com/internet-things/how-iot-impacts-facility-professionals-subject-free-webinar <div class="node-body article-body">On July 26 at 2 p.m. EDT, HPAC Engineering will present “Data-Driven Decisions Through Smart Building Technology – How IoT Impacts Facility Professionals,” a free one-hour webinar.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/internet-things/how-iot-impacts-facility-professionals-subject-free-webinar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/internet-things/how-iot-impacts-facility-professionals-subject-free-webinar#comments Internet of Things Tue, 19 Jul 2016 16:51:00 +0000 27911 at http://hpac.com Aquir/iStock Cleaver-Brooks, Grundfos Set Webinars on Boiler-Room Pumping Systems http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/cleaver-brooks-grundfos-set-webinars-boiler-room-pumping-systems <div class="node-body article-body">Cleaver-Brooks and Grundfos Pumps Corp. will host a three-part series of free webinars on pumping systems used in boiler rooms.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/cleaver-brooks-grundfos-set-webinars-boiler-room-pumping-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/cleaver-brooks-grundfos-set-webinars-boiler-room-pumping-systems#comments Heating Piping / Pumping Mon, 18 Jul 2016 20:08:00 +0000 27851 at http://hpac.com Report Forecasts Potential for U.S. Bioeconomy http://hpac.com/archive/report-forecasts-potential-us-bioeconomy <div class="node-body article-body">Within 25 years, the United States could produce enough biomass, including renewable aquatic- and terrestrial-biomass resources that could be used for energy and to develop products for economic, environmental, social, and national-security benefits, to support a bioeconomy.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/report-forecasts-potential-us-bioeconomy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/report-forecasts-potential-us-bioeconomy#comments Archive Mon, 18 Jul 2016 16:24:00 +0000 27841 at http://hpac.com US Chiller Services and the BP Group Form New Joint Venture Company in New York http://hpac.com/around-web/us-chiller-services-and-bp-group-form-new-joint-venture-company-new-york <div class="node-body article-body">US Chiller Services has entered into a joint venture agreement with New York-based HVAC specialist, The BP Group.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/around-web/us-chiller-services-and-bp-group-form-new-joint-venture-company-new-york" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/around-web/us-chiller-services-and-bp-group-form-new-joint-venture-company-new-york#comments Around the Web Mon, 18 Jul 2016 14:43:00 +0000 27551 at http://hpac.com <p>York International centrifugal chiller.</p> Wikimedia Commons Architect and Innovator Bjarke Ingels to Close Greenbuild 2016 http://hpac.com/industry-event-news/architect-and-innovator-bjarke-ingels-close-greenbuild-2016 <div class="node-body article-body">Famed architect Bjarke Ingels will serve as closing plenary speaker for the 2016 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, the U.S. Green Building Council recently announced.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/industry-event-news/architect-and-innovator-bjarke-ingels-close-greenbuild-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/industry-event-news/architect-and-innovator-bjarke-ingels-close-greenbuild-2016#comments Industry Event News Mon, 18 Jul 2016 14:31:00 +0000 27531 at http://hpac.com Kurt Voss promoted to Vice President of Engineering at IFS http://hpac.com/around-web/kurt-voss-promoted-vice-president-engineering-ifs <div class="node-body article-body">Kurt Voss, P.E. of Saint Louis has been promoted to Vice President of Engineering at Integrated Facility Services (IFS).</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/around-web/kurt-voss-promoted-vice-president-engineering-ifs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/around-web/kurt-voss-promoted-vice-president-engineering-ifs#comments Around the Web Thu, 14 Jul 2016 14:17:00 +0000 27411 at http://hpac.com <p>Kurt Voss.</p> GALLERY: Vintage HVAC Advertisements, 1943 http://hpac.com/galleries/gallery-vintage-hvac-advertisements-1943 <div class="field-byline"> By ASHLEY M. DOLES </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Advertisements in 1943 encouraged Americans to join and support the war effort. Large machines, ships, and trucks were popular visuals; unification and work were common themes. Here is a selection of advertisements that appeared in HPAC Engineering in 1943.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/galleries/gallery-vintage-hvac-advertisements-1943" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/galleries/gallery-vintage-hvac-advertisements-1943#comments Galleries Building Controls Heating Humidity Control IAQ & Ventilation Motors / Drives Piping / Pumping Wed, 13 Jul 2016 19:02:00 +0000 27381 at http://hpac.com More Things You Never Want to Hear a Facility Manager Say http://hpac.com/archive/more-things-you-never-want-hear-facility-manager-say <div class="node-body gallery-body">Last week, we brought to you nine things you never want to hear a facility manager say, courtesy of Tim Cool of Cool Solutions Group. Here are 10 more.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/more-things-you-never-want-hear-facility-manager-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/more-things-you-never-want-hear-facility-manager-say#comments Archive Wed, 13 Jul 2016 02:26:00 +0000 27371 at http://hpac.com <p>kazina/iStock</p> ASHRAE Concludes 2016 Annual Conference http://hpac.com/industry-event-news/ashrae-concludes-2016-annual-conference <div class="node-body article-body">St. Louis served as the gateway to the future of HVACR, playing host to ASHRAE’s 2016 Annual Conference June 25-29. Nearly 1,800 people were in attendance.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/industry-event-news/ashrae-concludes-2016-annual-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/industry-event-news/ashrae-concludes-2016-annual-conference#comments Industry Event News Tue, 12 Jul 2016 21:57:00 +0000 27351 at http://hpac.com Tunable LED Lighting http://hpac.com/blog/tunable-led-lighting <div class="node-body blog-body">Some very unique LED-lighting products are starting to appear in the marketplace. One of the most intriguing is color tuning.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/blog/tunable-led-lighting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/tunable-led-lighting#comments Archive Clark&#039;s Remarks Tue, 12 Jul 2016 16:44:00 +0000 27341 at http://hpac.com <p>MEHMET CAN/iStock</p> Samsung HVAC Offering Contractor Training http://hpac.com/training/samsung-hvac-offering-contractor-training <div class="node-body article-body">Promising a “state-of-the-art training platform with a true hands-on experience,” Samsung HVAC offers training geared toward HVAC contractors through Samsung HVAC University.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/training/samsung-hvac-offering-contractor-training" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/training/samsung-hvac-offering-contractor-training#comments Air Conditioning Training Heating IAQ & Ventilation Tue, 12 Jul 2016 15:27:00 +0000 27331 at http://hpac.com The Case for Chilled Beams in Schools http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/case-chilled-beams-schools <div class="field-byline"> By KEN LOUDERMILK, Titus, Plano, Texas </div> <div class="field-deck"> Systems increase HVAC performance, lower costs, meet evolving standards </div> <div class="node-body article-body">We all know the importance of comfort in schools and comfort’s relationship with student performance. While temperature gets the lion’s share of attention, equally important are noise, humidity, and ventilation.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/case-chilled-beams-schools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/case-chilled-beams-schools#comments Air Conditioning Humidity Control IAQ & Ventilation Fri, 08 Jul 2016 15:51:00 +0000 27291 at http://hpac.com Pixland Quietness of New HDPE Cooling Towers Is Music to Concertgoers’ Ears http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/quietness-new-hdpe-cooling-towers-music-concertgoers-ears <div class="field-byline"> By DELTA COOLING TOWERS INC. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Technology eliminates sound and vibration problems </div> <div class="node-body article-body">At Atlanta Symphony Hall, metal cooling towers on the roof were at the end of their useful life, filling the concert hall during performances with noise likened to the sound of a jet passing over the building.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/quietness-new-hdpe-cooling-towers-music-concertgoers-ears" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/quietness-new-hdpe-cooling-towers-music-concertgoers-ears#comments Air Conditioning Thu, 07 Jul 2016 19:41:00 +0000 27271 at http://hpac.com <p>Woodruff Arts Center in Midtown Atlanta.</p> Things You Never Want to Hear a Facility Manager Say http://hpac.com/archive/things-you-never-want-hear-facility-manager-say <div class="node-body gallery-body">For those needing a good laugh (or cry), Tim Cool recently published “30 Things You Do Not Want to Hear From Your Facility Manager.” Here is a sampling.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/things-you-never-want-hear-facility-manager-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/things-you-never-want-hear-facility-manager-say#comments Archive Wed, 06 Jul 2016 13:28:00 +0000 27241 at http://hpac.com ASHRAE Seeks Papers for 2017 Annual Conference http://hpac.com/industry-event-news/ashrae-seeks-papers-2017-annual-conference <div class="node-body article-body">ASHRAE recently announced a call for papers for its 2017 Annual Conference, to be held June 24-28 at Hyatt Regency Long Beach in Long Beach, Calif.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/industry-event-news/ashrae-seeks-papers-2017-annual-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/industry-event-news/ashrae-seeks-papers-2017-annual-conference#comments Industry Event News Tue, 05 Jul 2016 18:27:00 +0000 27231 at http://hpac.com School District Does Its Homework, Chooses Variable Refrigerant Volume http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/school-district-does-its-homework-chooses-variable-refrigerant-volume <div class="field-byline"> By DAIKIN </div> <div class="field-deck"> Systems help schools reduce energy expenditures </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Hazelwood School District includes more than 30 buildings. The HVAC systems in most of those buildings were 15 to 25 years old, and maintenance costs were rising. Tom Mangogna and his engineering staff felt there had to be more efficient systems on the market.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/school-district-does-its-homework-chooses-variable-refrigerant-volume" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/school-district-does-its-homework-chooses-variable-refrigerant-volume#comments Air Conditioning Heating Fri, 01 Jul 2016 14:15:00 +0000 27141 at http://hpac.com AMCA Publishes White Paper on Intake and Exhaust Louvers http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/amca-publishes-white-paper-intake-and-exhaust-louvers <div class="node-body article-body">Air Movement and Control Association (AMCA) International Inc. recently announced the publication of a new white paper, "Introduction to Intake and Exhaust Louvers."</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/amca-publishes-white-paper-intake-and-exhaust-louvers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/amca-publishes-white-paper-intake-and-exhaust-louvers#comments IAQ & Ventilation Thu, 30 Jun 2016 20:06:00 +0000 27101 at http://hpac.com Entries for 2017 AHR Expo Innovation Awards Competition Sought http://hpac.com/ahr-expo/entries-2017-ahr-expo-innovation-awards-competition-sought <div class="node-body article-body">Companies planning to exhibit at the 2017 International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition are encouraged to submit entries for the event’s Innovation Awards competition.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/ahr-expo/entries-2017-ahr-expo-innovation-awards-competition-sought" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/ahr-expo/entries-2017-ahr-expo-innovation-awards-competition-sought#comments Air Conditioning AHR Expo New Products Products Building Controls Fire / Smoke Heating Humidity Control IAQ & Ventilation Motors / Drives Piping / Pumping Thu, 30 Jun 2016 18:54:00 +0000 27091 at http://hpac.com Lunching and Learning: Food for Thought on a Geothermal-Heat-Pump-System Design http://hpac.com/heating/lunching-and-learning-food-thought-geothermal-heat-pump-system-design <div class="field-byline"> By JEFFREY NEWCOMB, PE, MBA, LEED AP; IEFM Consulting Engineers; Coal Valley, Ill. </div> <div class="field-deck"> An engineer gains a new perspective on his design </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Fred, a mechanical engineer, and William, a civil engineer, had been friends for years and met weekly for lunch at their favorite restaurant. The waitress had barely finished taking their orders when Fred asked William: “Are you familiar with geothermal heat-pump systems? I have a twist I am looking at for a new project. Actually, it all started as a result of a fishing trip.”</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/heating/lunching-and-learning-food-thought-geothermal-heat-pump-system-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/heating/lunching-and-learning-food-thought-geothermal-heat-pump-system-design#comments Air Conditioning Heating Thu, 30 Jun 2016 16:21:00 +0000 27081 at http://hpac.com Accommodating Pipe-System Deflection With Grooved Mechanical Couplings http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/accommodating-pipe-system-deflection-grooved-mechanical-couplings <div class="field-byline"> By GARY HILLIER, Victaulic Co., Easton, Pa. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Preventing stress that can lead to piping and equipment damage and more </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In building services and process piping systems, changes in temperature, load, and other operating characteristics cause movement, or deflection, which piping must be able to accommodate to prevent stress that can lead to piping and equipment damage or even threaten the structural integrity of the building itself.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/accommodating-pipe-system-deflection-grooved-mechanical-couplings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/accommodating-pipe-system-deflection-grooved-mechanical-couplings#comments Piping / Pumping Thu, 30 Jun 2016 13:39:00 +0000 27071 at http://hpac.com Ingram Publishing