HPAC Engineering http://hpac.com/rss.xml en Ultraviolet (UV-C) Energy and the Persistence of Building Performance http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/ultraviolet-uv-c-energy-and-persistence-building-performance <div class="field-byline"> By FORREST FENCL, UV Resources, Santa Clarita, Calif. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Keeping buildings working according to designer’s intent and owner’s requirements </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Getting everything in a building to work to the designer’s intent and in accordance with the owner’s project requirements is one thing. Maintaining that level of performance is another.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Influencer </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/ultraviolet-uv-c-energy-and-persistence-building-performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/ultraviolet-uv-c-energy-and-persistence-building-performance#comments Air Conditioning Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:15:00 +0000 12661 at http://hpac.com Survey: College Sports Facilities Becoming Greener, More Sustainable http://hpac.com/archive/survey-college-sports-facilities-becoming-greener-more-sustainable-0 <div class="node-body article-body">Collegiate athletic teams increasingly are adopting green and sustainable practices in operation of their facilities, a survey conducted by the University of Arizona Office of Sustainability and published by the Natural Resources Defense Council reveals.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/survey-college-sports-facilities-becoming-greener-more-sustainable-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/survey-college-sports-facilities-becoming-greener-more-sustainable-0#comments Archive Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:30:00 +0000 12651 at http://hpac.com GALLERY: Most Popular HPAC Engineering Air-Conditioning Content http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/gallery-most-popular-hpac-engineering-air-conditioning-content <div class="node-body gallery-body">Looking to broaden your knowledge about nonresidential-building air conditioning? Here is your guide to HPAC Engineering's most-viewed air-conditioning-related content.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/gallery-most-popular-hpac-engineering-air-conditioning-content" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/gallery-most-popular-hpac-engineering-air-conditioning-content#comments Air Conditioning Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:14:00 +0000 12611 at http://hpac.com ASHRAE Revises Standard for Comparing Building Energy Performance http://hpac.com/archive/ashrae-revises-standard-comparing-building-energy-performance <div class="node-body article-body">Consistent methods of measuring, expressing, and comparing the energy performance of existing and proposed buildings are contained in the newly published ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 105-2014, Standard Methods of Determining, Expressing, and Comparing Building Energy Performance and Greenhouse Gas Emissions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/ashrae-revises-standard-comparing-building-energy-performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/ashrae-revises-standard-comparing-building-energy-performance#comments Archive Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:52:00 +0000 12621 at http://hpac.com 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 Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:07:00 +0000 12391 at http://hpac.com The Customer Isn’t Always Right http://hpac.com/blog/customer-isn-t-always-right <div class="node-body blog-body">How do we influence building owners and operators without just telling them they’re wrong?</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Influencer </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/customer-isn-t-always-right" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/customer-isn-t-always-right#comments Archive Clark&#039;s Remarks Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:27:00 +0000 12601 at http://hpac.com Survey: Office Temperature Costs UK Economy Billions http://hpac.com/heating/survey-office-temperature-costs-uk-economy-billions <div class="node-body article-body">In the United Kingdom, approximately 2 percent of office hours are wasted because of temperature, potentially costing the economy in excess of £13bn (nearly $21.6 billion) annually, a recent survey by heating and air-conditioning specialist Andrews Sykes reveals.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/heating/survey-office-temperature-costs-uk-economy-billions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/heating/survey-office-temperature-costs-uk-economy-billions#comments Air Conditioning Heating Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:38:00 +0000 12591 at http://hpac.com Hot Products for April 2014 http://hpac.com/galleries/hot-products-april-2014 <div class="field-byline"> Compiled and edited by Connie Conklin </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">Featured this month are HVAC industry products like a Quick Response (QR) code for motors, a laser distance meter, and magnetic-bearing water-cooled chillers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/galleries/hot-products-april-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/galleries/hot-products-april-2014#comments Galleries Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:00:00 +0000 12481 at http://hpac.com How to Avoid IT System Failures Due to Equipment Overheating http://hpac.com/whitepapers/how-avoid-it-system-failures-due-equipment-overheating <div class="node-body article-body">Cooling a company's server room 24/7 can be challenging. A building's central air-conditioning system is usually too expensive to keep running at night, on weekends and holidays, and stops providing cooling during cold weather, when it is switched to heating mode.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/whitepapers/how-avoid-it-system-failures-due-equipment-overheating" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/whitepapers/how-avoid-it-system-failures-due-equipment-overheating#comments Whitepapers Mon, 07 Apr 2014 16:08:00 +0000 12581 at http://hpac.com Seresco Offers Free Indoor-Pool Design Manual http://hpac.com/humidity-control/seresco-offers-free-indoor-pool-design-manual <div class="node-body article-body">A free manual on the design, construction, maintenance, and management of commercial and residential indoor pools is available from Seresco USA Inc.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/humidity-control/seresco-offers-free-indoor-pool-design-manual" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/humidity-control/seresco-offers-free-indoor-pool-design-manual#comments Humidity Control IAQ & Ventilation Fri, 04 Apr 2014 16:34:00 +0000 12571 at http://hpac.com EPRI Publishes Study on Integrated Electric Grid http://hpac.com/archive/epri-publishes-study-integrated-electric-grid <div class="node-body article-body">A free paper discussing how distributed energy resources, such as rooftop solar panels and high-tech microgrids, could be integrated into electric power systems so customers can enjoy the benefit of both a central power system and distributed technologies in the most cost-effective way is available from the Electric Power Research Institute.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/epri-publishes-study-integrated-electric-grid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/epri-publishes-study-integrated-electric-grid#comments Archive Thu, 03 Apr 2014 20:36:00 +0000 12551 at http://hpac.com April 2014 http://hpac.com/hpac-engineering/2014-04-03 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"></div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>April 2014 issue of HPAC Engineering</p> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> <div class="field-mag-teaser"> <a href="/air-conditioning/what-owners-need-know-about-evaporative-cooling-equipment">What Owners Need to Know About ... Evaporative-Cooling Equipment</a> <a href="/iaq-amp-ventilation/combining-doas-and-vrf-part-2-2">Combining DOAS and VRF, Part 2 of 2</a> <a href="/iaq-amp-ventilation/air-filtration-mold-management">Air Filtration for Mold Management</a> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> </fieldset> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000 12541 at http://hpac.com Variable-Refrigerant-Flow Zoning Remedy for Long-Dormant Sick Building http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/variable-refrigerant-flow-zoning-remedy-long-dormant-sick-building <div class="field-byline"> By MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC COOLING &amp; HEATING </div> <div class="field-deck"> Overcomes low deck height and earns LEED points </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In 1967, a 15-story building was constructed in downtown Towson, Md. Initially, a number of prominent investment firms called the building home. Later, it housed an assortment of state and county offices until being closed and declared a sick building because of alleged ventilation issues in 2002. For 10 years, the building stood vacant. Then, in 2012, Caves Valley Partners acquired the building and began planning an extreme makeover.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/variable-refrigerant-flow-zoning-remedy-long-dormant-sick-building" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/variable-refrigerant-flow-zoning-remedy-long-dormant-sick-building#comments Air Conditioning Wed, 02 Apr 2014 19:04:00 +0000 12531 at http://hpac.com <p>&ldquo;For over a decade, Towson had to endure the presence of this 15-story &lsquo;sick building&rsquo; in the heart of its commercial district,&rdquo; Arsh S. Mirmiran of Caves Valley Partners said of Towson City Center. Today, the office tower is &ldquo;a showcase for sustainability and modernization.&rdquo;</p> Chilled Beams and Operable Windows? No Sweat for College HVAC Retrofit http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/chilled-beams-and-operable-windows-no-sweat-college-hvac-retrofit <div class="field-byline"> By SEMCO LLC </div> <div class="field-deck"> Condensation avoided, even when windows are open </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In the fall of 2011, The University of North Carolina at Asheville embarked on a $5 million renovation of Governors Village, a five-building residence-hall complex. The most critical challenge was preserving the buildings’ original interior and exterior architectural aesthetics while complying with university officials’ request to retain operable windows for natural ventilation.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/chilled-beams-and-operable-windows-no-sweat-college-hvac-retrofit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/chilled-beams-and-operable-windows-no-sweat-college-hvac-retrofit#comments Air Conditioning IAQ & Ventilation Wed, 02 Apr 2014 13:10:00 +0000 12521 at http://hpac.com Bell & Gossett Announces Spring 2014 Little Red Schoolhouse Schedule http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/bell-gossett-announces-spring-2014-little-red-schoolhouse-schedule <div class="node-body article-body">Bell & Gossett, a brand of water-technology provider Xylem Inc., recently announced the 2014 second-quarter seminar schedule for its Little Red Schoolhouse.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/bell-gossett-announces-spring-2014-little-red-schoolhouse-schedule" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/bell-gossett-announces-spring-2014-little-red-schoolhouse-schedule#comments Air Conditioning Heating IAQ & Ventilation Piping / Pumping Tue, 01 Apr 2014 20:31:00 +0000 12511 at http://hpac.com IFMA Enhances Online Benchmarking Portal for Facility-Management Pros http://hpac.com/archive/ifma-enhances-online-benchmarking-portal-facility-management-pros <div class="node-body article-body">The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) recently announced enhancements to its Benchmarks Exchange (BEX) online portal, which allows facility professionals to compare building data filtered by industry, facility type, and geographic region.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/ifma-enhances-online-benchmarking-portal-facility-management-pros" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/ifma-enhances-online-benchmarking-portal-facility-management-pros#comments Archive Tue, 01 Apr 2014 19:09:00 +0000 12501 at http://hpac.com What Owners Need to Know About ... Evaporative-Cooling Equipment http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/what-owners-need-know-about-evaporative-cooling-equipment <div class="field-byline"> By JUNE GALLOWAY, Baltimore Aircoil Co., Jessup, Md. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Tips for achieving—and maintaining—desired fluid temperature and flow rate </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This article provides general guidance regarding periodic inspection and maintenance of evaporative-cooling equipment.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Influencer </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/what-owners-need-know-about-evaporative-cooling-equipment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/what-owners-need-know-about-evaporative-cooling-equipment#comments Air Conditioning Silver Tue, 01 Apr 2014 15:41:00 +0000 12491 at http://hpac.com Association Solutions: Rethinking HVAC Air System Performance and Efficiency http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/association-solutions-rethinking-hvac-air-system-performance-and-efficiency <div class="field-byline"> by Kurt Herzog, Acutherm, Hayward, CA </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Mechanical Systems engineers need to update their office specifications to embrace modern, high performance attributes, especially with variable air volume HVAC systems </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Influencer </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/association-solutions-rethinking-hvac-air-system-performance-and-efficiency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/association-solutions-rethinking-hvac-air-system-performance-and-efficiency#comments IAQ & Ventilation Mon, 31 Mar 2014 19:54:00 +0000 12471 at http://hpac.com HVAC Water Management: Big Changes Ahead http://hpac.com/mike-weil/hvac-water-management-big-changes-ahead <div class="field-deck"> Few Americans seem concerned about or even aware of the water shortage issue </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Federal water conservation rules will impact the commercial HVAC marketplace in a big way. Already local and state rules try to grapple with looming water shortages nationwide.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Influencer </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/mike-weil/hvac-water-management-big-changes-ahead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/mike-weil/hvac-water-management-big-changes-ahead#comments Mike Weil Mon, 31 Mar 2014 15:26:00 +0000 12461 at http://hpac.com <p>Water is the next great frontier. With worldwide population growth, limited water supplies caused by droughts, and growing urbanization, water is becoming harder to come by. Water efficiency and the legislation that regulates it is becoming just as important as energy efficiency.</p> Combining DOAS and VRF, Part 2 of 2 http://hpac.com/iaq-amp-ventilation/combining-doas-and-vrf-part-2-2 <div class="field-byline"> By GRANT BOWERS, PE, LEED AP; SSOE Group; Hillsboro, Ore. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Separating cooling/heating and ventilation airflows simplifies system design and control </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Part 1 of this article discussed the limitations of VAV design and VAV systems. Part 2 discusses the merits and challenges of combining DOAS and VRF systems as an alternative to VAV systems.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Influencer </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/iaq-amp-ventilation/combining-doas-and-vrf-part-2-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/iaq-amp-ventilation/combining-doas-and-vrf-part-2-2#comments Air Conditioning Heating IAQ & Ventilation Silver Thu, 27 Mar 2014 15:44:00 +0000 12451 at http://hpac.com HVAC and Cloud Computing: More Similar Than You Think http://hpac.com/blog/hvac-and-cloud-computing-more-similar-you-think <div class="node-body blog-body">If you are like me, at some point, you have had a “Microsoft moment” and lost some important document or file on your computer because—in spite of all the warnings—your computer was not backed up properly.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Influencer </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/hvac-and-cloud-computing-more-similar-you-think" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/hvac-and-cloud-computing-more-similar-you-think#comments Air Conditioning Heating IAQ & Ventilation Clark&#039;s Remarks Tue, 25 Mar 2014 18:36:00 +0000 12441 at http://hpac.com Victaulic Announces 2014 Hydronic-Balancing Seminar Series http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/victaulic-announces-2014-hydronic-balancing-seminar-series <div class="node-body article-body">“Energy Insights—Optimizing Hydronic Systems for Energy Savings” is the session topic for 2014 for TA Hydronic College, Victaulic and Tour & Andersson’s (TA’s) series of free hydronic-balancing seminars.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/victaulic-announces-2014-hydronic-balancing-seminar-series" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/victaulic-announces-2014-hydronic-balancing-seminar-series#comments Piping / Pumping Mon, 24 Mar 2014 19:27:00 +0000 12431 at http://hpac.com ASHRAE Publishes 2013 BACnet-Conformance Test Standard 135.1 http://hpac.com/building-controls/ashrae-publishes-2013-bacnet-conformance-test-standard-1351 <div class="node-body article-body">ASHRAE recently announced the publication of ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 135.1-2013, Method of Test for Conformance to BACnet.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/building-controls/ashrae-publishes-2013-bacnet-conformance-test-standard-1351" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/building-controls/ashrae-publishes-2013-bacnet-conformance-test-standard-1351#comments Building Controls Mon, 24 Mar 2014 15:59:00 +0000 12421 at http://hpac.com GALLERY: Most Popular HPAC Engineering Heating Content http://hpac.com/heating/gallery-most-popular-hpac-engineering-heating-content <div class="node-body gallery-body">Looking to broaden your knowledge about mechanically heating nonresidential buildings? Here is your guide to HPAC Engineering's most-viewed heating-related content.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/heating/gallery-most-popular-hpac-engineering-heating-content" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/heating/gallery-most-popular-hpac-engineering-heating-content#comments Heating Wed, 19 Mar 2014 20:43:00 +0000 12411 at http://hpac.com Thermal Comfort: More Than Just Air Temperature http://hpac.com/heating/thermal-comfort-more-just-air-temperature <div class="field-byline"> By DAVE MOSER, PE; PECI; Portland, Ore. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A while back, I designed a HVAC system for a new elementary school in Salt Lake City. It was installed as specified and seemed to be performing just fine. Then, one day, the principal called and said she was feeling cold.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Influencer </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/heating/thermal-comfort-more-just-air-temperature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/heating/thermal-comfort-more-just-air-temperature#comments Air Conditioning Heating Tue, 18 Mar 2014 14:04:00 +0000 12401 at http://hpac.com NEBB Retrocommissioning Seminar and Exam Set http://hpac.com/archive/nebb-retrocommissioning-seminar-and-exam-set <div class="node-body article-body">The National Environmental Balancing Bureau (NEBB) is offering a seminar and exam on retrocommissioning April 30 to May 3 in Atlanta.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/nebb-retrocommissioning-seminar-and-exam-set" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/nebb-retrocommissioning-seminar-and-exam-set#comments Archive Fri, 14 Mar 2014 16:22:00 +0000 12381 at http://hpac.com ASHRAE and Green Grid Publish Book on PUE Data-Center Energy Metric http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/ashrae-and-green-grid-publish-book-pue-data-center-energy-metric <div class="node-body article-body">Power-usage effectiveness (PUE), the metric for measuring the energy efficiency of data centers, is the subject of a new book from ASHRAE and The Green Grid.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/ashrae-and-green-grid-publish-book-pue-data-center-energy-metric" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/ashrae-and-green-grid-publish-book-pue-data-center-energy-metric#comments Air Conditioning Thu, 13 Mar 2014 19:50:00 +0000 12371 at http://hpac.com Study: 2013 ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1 Nets Significant Energy Savings http://hpac.com/archive/study-2013-ashraeies-standard-901-nets-significant-energy-savings <div class="node-body article-body">Constructing a building to the requirements in the 2013 version of ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1 can result in 6- to 8-percent greater energy efficiency than constructing to the requirements in the 2010 version.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/study-2013-ashraeies-standard-901-nets-significant-energy-savings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/study-2013-ashraeies-standard-901-nets-significant-energy-savings#comments Archive Thu, 13 Mar 2014 14:55:00 +0000 12361 at http://hpac.com Getting What You Pay For http://hpac.com/blog/getting-what-you-pay <div class="node-body blog-body">Replacing equipment with the lowest-priced option may cost more in the long run.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Influencer </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/getting-what-you-pay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/getting-what-you-pay#comments Air Conditioning Building Controls Fire / Smoke Heating Humidity Control IAQ & Ventilation Motors / Drives Piping / Pumping Clark&#039;s Remarks Tue, 11 Mar 2014 19:04:00 +0000 12351 at http://hpac.com Trane Set to Begin Road Show of HVAC Equipment, Controls, Services http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/trane-set-begin-road-show-hvac-equipment-controls-services <div class="node-body article-body">Trane, provider of indoor comfort solutions and services, will begin Acceleration Now, a 39-week, 70-stop tour of North America, March 31 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/trane-set-begin-road-show-hvac-equipment-controls-services" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/trane-set-begin-road-show-hvac-equipment-controls-services#comments Air Conditioning Building Controls Heating IAQ & Ventilation Tue, 11 Mar 2014 17:02:00 +0000 12341 at http://hpac.com