HPAC Engineering http://hpac.com/rss.xml en IFMA Launches IoT Portal for Facility-Management Professionals http://hpac.com/internet-things/ifma-launches-iot-portal-facility-management-professionals <div class="node-body article-body">The International Facility Management Association recently launched a portal where facility-management professionals can go to pool knowledge and best practices and engage with individuals and organizations concerning the Internet of Things.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/internet-things/ifma-launches-iot-portal-facility-management-professionals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/internet-things/ifma-launches-iot-portal-facility-management-professionals#comments Internet of Things Building Controls Wed, 18 Jan 2017 21:07:00 +0000 30441 at http://hpac.com Jirsak/iStock ASHRAE Announces Topics for Building Performance Analysis Conference http://hpac.com/archive/ashrae-announces-topics-building-performance-analysis-conference <div class="node-body article-body">ASHRAE recently announced the topics and issued a call for presenters for its 2017 Building Performance Analysis Conference, which will be held Sept. 27-29 in Atlanta.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/ashrae-announces-topics-building-performance-analysis-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/ashrae-announces-topics-building-performance-analysis-conference#comments Archive Wed, 18 Jan 2017 20:28:00 +0000 30431 at http://hpac.com Whole Building Design Guide Overhauled http://hpac.com/archive/whole-building-design-guide-overhauled <div class="node-body article-body">The National Institute of Building Sciences recently introduced its newly redesigned Whole Building Design Guide (WBDG) free Web portal.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/whole-building-design-guide-overhauled" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/whole-building-design-guide-overhauled#comments Archive Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:24:00 +0000 30421 at http://hpac.com DOE Introduces New Financing Navigator for Energy-Efficiency Projects http://hpac.com/archive/doe-introduces-new-financing-navigator-energy-efficiency-projects <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. Department of Energy recently introduced a new Web-based navigator to help private- and public-sector organizations discover financing solutions for energy-efficiency projects.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/doe-introduces-new-financing-navigator-energy-efficiency-projects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/doe-introduces-new-financing-navigator-energy-efficiency-projects#comments Archive Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:36:00 +0000 30411 at http://hpac.com BernardaSv/iStock LonMark to Offer Free Education Sessions at 2017 AHR Expo http://hpac.com/ahr-expo/lonmark-offer-free-education-sessions-2017-ahr-expo <div class="node-body article-body">LonMark International will provide free education sessions during the 2017 International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo) in Las Vegas.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/ahr-expo/lonmark-offer-free-education-sessions-2017-ahr-expo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/ahr-expo/lonmark-offer-free-education-sessions-2017-ahr-expo#comments AHR Expo Internet of Things Building Controls Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:12:00 +0000 30401 at http://hpac.com ASHRAE Publishes User’s Manual for 2016 IAQ Standard 62.1 http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/ashrae-publishes-user-s-manual-2016-iaq-standard-621 <div class="node-body article-body">A manual to help users navigate the changes in the 2016 version of ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.1, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality, is now available.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/ashrae-publishes-user-s-manual-2016-iaq-standard-621" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/ashrae-publishes-user-s-manual-2016-iaq-standard-621#comments IAQ & Ventilation Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:07:00 +0000 30391 at http://hpac.com Calendar of HVACR Training and Education Events http://hpac.com/training/calendar-hvacr-training-and-education-events <div class="node-body article-body">Are you looking to expand your knowledge and/or sharpen your skills in a particular area of HVACR? Do you have certification requirements you need to meet? Here is a list of upcoming industry education and training events.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/training/calendar-hvacr-training-and-education-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/training/calendar-hvacr-training-and-education-events#comments Air Conditioning AHR Expo Training Building Controls Fire / Smoke Heating Humidity Control IAQ & Ventilation Motors / Drives Piping / Pumping Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:51:00 +0000 12391 at http://hpac.com Andreas Schneider Named CEO of EnOcean http://hpac.com/building-controls/andreas-schneider-named-ceo-enocean <div class="node-body article-body">EnOcean, developer of energy-harvesting wireless technology marketed under the Dolphin brand, today announced Andreas Schneider assumed the duties of chief executive officer Jan. 1.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/building-controls/andreas-schneider-named-ceo-enocean" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/building-controls/andreas-schneider-named-ceo-enocean#comments Building Controls Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:26:00 +0000 30381 at http://hpac.com 2017 AHR Expo Preview http://hpac.com/ahr-expo/2017-ahr-expo-preview <div class="node-body gallery-body">The 2017 edition of the International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition is expected to be the largest event in the show’s 88-year history. Here is your guide to some of what awaits you at the Las Vegas Convention Center.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/ahr-expo/2017-ahr-expo-preview" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/ahr-expo/2017-ahr-expo-preview#comments Air Conditioning AHR Expo Galleries New Products Products Building Controls Fire / Smoke Heating Humidity Control IAQ & Ventilation Motors / Drives Piping / Pumping Thu, 12 Jan 2017 19:12:00 +0000 30241 at http://hpac.com Design of a High-Temperature-Hot-Water-Plant Expansion http://hpac.com/heating/design-high-temperature-hot-water-plant-expansion <div class="field-byline"> By ERIC CHRENCIK, PE, RMF Engineering, Baltimore, Md. </div> <div class="field-deck"> How a university increased its heating capacity </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This article discusses generator selection, pump selection, consideration of system expansion and makeup, and stress analysis and piping layout for a recently completed high-temperature-hot-water- (HTHW-) plant expansion at George Mason University.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/heating/design-high-temperature-hot-water-plant-expansion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/heating/design-high-temperature-hot-water-plant-expansion#comments Heating Thu, 12 Jan 2017 15:08:00 +0000 30351 at http://hpac.com Lessons for Facility Managers From the Amazon Alexa http://hpac.com/building-controls/lessons-facility-managers-amazon-alexa <div class="node-body article-body">In this blog post, Varun Nagaraj, President and CEO of Sierra Monitor Corporation, talks about how innovations in the consumer sector will force building management system vendors to up their game. </div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/building-controls/lessons-facility-managers-amazon-alexa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/building-controls/lessons-facility-managers-amazon-alexa#comments Building Controls Wed, 11 Jan 2017 21:26:00 +0000 30361 at http://hpac.com iStock/Thinkstock 16 Steps to Proper Boiler-Feed-Pump Selection http://hpac.com/heating/16-steps-proper-boiler-feed-pump-selection <div class="field-byline"> By STEVE CONNOR, Cleaver-Brooks, Thomasville, Ga., and JIM SWETYE, Grundfos Pumps, Columbus, Ohio </div> <div class="field-deck"> Choosing the right pump for an industrial steam boiler </div> <div class="node-body article-body">For catastrophic failure and loss of life to be avoided, a steam boiler must have the correct amount of water. The feedwater pump has to be sized for flow that is a certain percentage higher than what the boiler requires for normal operation.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/heating/16-steps-proper-boiler-feed-pump-selection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/heating/16-steps-proper-boiler-feed-pump-selection#comments Heating Piping / Pumping Wed, 11 Jan 2017 19:31:00 +0000 30341 at http://hpac.com 2016 Versions of ASHRAE Refrigerant Standards 15 and 34 Published http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/2016-versions-ashrae-refrigerant-standards-15-and-34-published <div class="node-body article-body">The 2016 editions of ASHRAE’s major refrigerants-related standards have been published as a package with 30 new refrigerants and refrigerant blends added.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/2016-versions-ashrae-refrigerant-standards-15-and-34-published" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/2016-versions-ashrae-refrigerant-standards-15-and-34-published#comments Air Conditioning Tue, 10 Jan 2017 20:04:00 +0000 30331 at http://hpac.com AMCA International Revises Fan-Sound-Performance Publication 311 http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/amca-international-revises-fan-sound-performance-publication-311 <div class="node-body article-body">Air Movement and Control Association (AMCA) International recently announced the full revision of AMCA Publication 311, Certified Ratings Program Product Rating Manual for Fan Sound Performance.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/amca-international-revises-fan-sound-performance-publication-311" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/amca-international-revises-fan-sound-performance-publication-311#comments IAQ & Ventilation Tue, 10 Jan 2017 19:06:00 +0000 30321 at http://hpac.com Shortages of Water and Building-Related Workers Detailed in Report http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/shortages-water-and-building-related-workers-detailed-report <div class="node-body article-body">The availability of skilled workers and potable water are significant challenges facing the U.S. building industry, the National Institute of Building Sciences Consultative Council says in its 2016 “Moving Forward” report.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/shortages-water-and-building-related-workers-detailed-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/shortages-water-and-building-related-workers-detailed-report#comments Piping / Pumping Tue, 10 Jan 2017 18:04:00 +0000 30311 at http://hpac.com Solar Trees in Bloom at POWER-GEN http://hpac.com/blog/solar-trees-bloom-power-gen <div class="node-body blog-body">Last month, I attended POWER-GEN International, billed as the world’s largest power-generation event. One exhibitor I was especially looking forward to visiting actually exceeded my expectations.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/blog/solar-trees-bloom-power-gen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/solar-trees-bloom-power-gen#comments Archive Clark&#039;s Remarks Tue, 10 Jan 2017 15:22:00 +0000 30301 at http://hpac.com Design of Dual-Return Boiler Systems http://hpac.com/heating/design-dual-return-boiler-systems <div class="field-byline"> By NERY D. HERNANDEZ, LEED AP BD+C, AERCO International Inc., Blauvelt, N.Y. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Maximizing hot-water-system efficiency </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Utilizing dual returns when configuring a hot-water system can result in an 8-percent improvement in efficiency, helping to lower operating expenses.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/heating/design-dual-return-boiler-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/heating/design-dual-return-boiler-systems#comments Heating Mon, 09 Jan 2017 20:43:00 +0000 30281 at http://hpac.com Innovative HVACR Solutions, January 2017 http://hpac.com/products/innovative-hvacr-solutions-january-2017 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Special advertising section</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/products/innovative-hvacr-solutions-january-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/products/innovative-hvacr-solutions-january-2017#comments New Products Products Fri, 06 Jan 2017 19:18:00 +0000 30261 at http://hpac.com <p>Chad Baker/Thomas Northcut</p> Oldest D.C. Luxury Apartment Building Restored to Former Heating Glory http://hpac.com/heating/oldest-dc-luxury-apartment-building-restored-former-heating-glory <div class="field-byline"> By WEIL-MCLAIN </div> <div class="field-deck"> Atmospheric draft steam boiler key to overhaul </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Built in 1901, the Mendota is the oldest luxury cooperative apartment building in Washington, D.C. After many years in operation, its gas steam boiler was becoming less and less reliable.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/heating/oldest-dc-luxury-apartment-building-restored-former-heating-glory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/heating/oldest-dc-luxury-apartment-building-restored-former-heating-glory#comments Heating Fri, 06 Jan 2017 17:12:00 +0000 30251 at http://hpac.com Sounding Board: Letters to the Editor, January 2017 http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/sounding-board-letters-editor-january-2017 <div class="node-body article-body">Readers comment on the articles "Dynamics of Tall-Building Riser Design, Part 1 of 2" and “So, You Want to Be a ... Automation- and Control-Systems Integrator.”</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/sounding-board-letters-editor-january-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/sounding-board-letters-editor-january-2017#comments Building Controls Piping / Pumping Thu, 05 Jan 2017 19:59:00 +0000 30231 at http://hpac.com AMCA at 100: A Century of Inclusion http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/amca-100-century-inclusion <div class="field-byline"> By AIR MOVEMENT AND CONTROL ASSOCIATION (AMCA) INTERNATIONAL </div> <div class="field-deck"> Association marks milestone as international authority on system components </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As Air Movement and Control Association (AMCA) International looks back on 100 years of service, a common thread runs through its history: a dedication to inclusion.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/amca-100-century-inclusion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/amca-100-century-inclusion#comments IAQ & Ventilation Thu, 05 Jan 2017 18:55:00 +0000 30221 at http://hpac.com ACGIH Presents Fundamentals in Industrial Ventilation & Practical Applications of Useful Equations Course http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/acgih-presents-fundamentals-industrial-ventilation-practical-applications-useful-equ <div class="node-body article-body">ACGIH® and its renowned Industrial Ventilation Committee present a popular continuing education course in April. </div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/acgih-presents-fundamentals-industrial-ventilation-practical-applications-useful-equ" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/acgih-presents-fundamentals-industrial-ventilation-practical-applications-useful-equ#comments IAQ & Ventilation Wed, 04 Jan 2017 16:01:00 +0000 30211 at http://hpac.com ACGIH AMCA International Revises Fan-Air-Performance Publication 211 http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/amca-international-revises-fan-air-performance-publication-211 <div class="node-body article-body">Air Movement and Control Association International Inc. recently announced the revision of Publication 211, Certified Ratings Program Product Rating Manual for Fan Air Performance.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/amca-international-revises-fan-air-performance-publication-211" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/amca-international-revises-fan-air-performance-publication-211#comments IAQ & Ventilation Wed, 04 Jan 2017 03:56:00 +0000 30201 at http://hpac.com Legionellosis Prediction a Year Later: Not What I Expected http://hpac.com/blog/legionellosis-prediction-year-later-not-what-i-expected <div class="node-body blog-body">A year ago, I predicted new procedures and technologies and perhaps some new businesses would emerge in response to the problem of legionellosis. I was wrong.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/blog/legionellosis-prediction-year-later-not-what-i-expected" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/legionellosis-prediction-year-later-not-what-i-expected#comments Air Conditioning Clark&#039;s Remarks Wed, 04 Jan 2017 02:07:00 +0000 30191 at http://hpac.com <p>Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images</p> Trends, Issues, and Best Practices in HVACR and Buildings 2017 http://hpac.com/archive/trends-issues-and-best-practices-hvacr-and-buildings-2017 <div class="field-byline"> Edited by SCOTT ARNOLD, Executive Editor, scott.arnold@penton.com </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A cross-section of HVACR and buildings professionals offer their views on industry trends and issues or provide tips and best practices to help readers get the most out of their systems in 2017</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/trends-issues-and-best-practices-hvacr-and-buildings-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/trends-issues-and-best-practices-hvacr-and-buildings-2017#comments Air Conditioning Internet of Things Building Controls Fire / Smoke Heating IAQ & Ventilation Motors / Drives Piping / Pumping Archive Tue, 03 Jan 2017 23:36:00 +0000 30181 at http://hpac.com Chad Baker/DigitalVision January 2017 http://hpac.com/hpac-engineering/2017-01-01 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"></div> <div class="field-desc"> <p style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;"><a href="http://hpac.com/january-2017-digital-editions" style="font-size: 17px; font-weight: bold;" target="_blank" title="HPAC Engineering January 2017 digital edition">Click here for digital edition</a></p> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> <div class="field-mag-teaser"> <a href="/archive/trends-issues-and-best-practices-hvacr-and-buildings-2017">Trends, Issues, and Best Practices in HVACR and Buildings 2017</a> <a href="/ahr-expo/2017-ahr-expo-preview">2017 AHR Expo Preview</a> <a href="/heating/design-high-temperature-hot-water-plant-expansion">Design of a High-Temperature-Hot-Water-Plant Expansion</a> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> </fieldset> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000 30371 at http://hpac.com Carrier Reintroduces Mobile App for Commercial Chillers http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/carrier-reintroduces-mobile-app-commercial-chillers-0 <div class="node-body article-body">Carrier recently announced new capabilities for Carrier Chillers, a mobile app offering a quick and easy way to select a Carrier commercial packaged chiller.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/carrier-reintroduces-mobile-app-commercial-chillers-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/carrier-reintroduces-mobile-app-commercial-chillers-0#comments Air Conditioning Fri, 30 Dec 2016 16:57:00 +0000 30171 at http://hpac.com Stefan Brosick Joins Weil-McLain as General Manager http://hpac.com/heating/stefan-brosick-joins-weil-mclain-general-manager <div class="node-body article-body">Weil-McLain, designer and manufacturer of hydronic comfort heating systems for residential, commercial, and institutional buildings, recently named Stefan Brosick vice president and general manager.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/heating/stefan-brosick-joins-weil-mclain-general-manager" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/heating/stefan-brosick-joins-weil-mclain-general-manager#comments Heating Wed, 28 Dec 2016 06:00:00 +0000 30151 at http://hpac.com WaterFurnace Names John Thomas President and CEO http://hpac.com/heating/waterfurnace-names-john-thomas-president-and-ceo <div class="node-body article-body">WaterFurnace International Inc., the Fort Wayne, Ind.-based manufacturer of geothermal and water-source heat pumps, recently named John C. Thomas president and chief executive officer.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/heating/waterfurnace-names-john-thomas-president-and-ceo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/heating/waterfurnace-names-john-thomas-president-and-ceo#comments Heating Wed, 28 Dec 2016 05:36:00 +0000 30141 at http://hpac.com Taco Test Lab Approved Through HI Pump Test Lab Approval Program http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/taco-test-lab-approved-through-hi-pump-test-lab-approval-program <div class="node-body article-body">Taco Inc.’s pump test laboratory in Cranston, R.I., recently was approved through the Hydraulic Institute (HI) Pump Test Lab Approval Program.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/taco-test-lab-approved-through-hi-pump-test-lab-approval-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/taco-test-lab-approved-through-hi-pump-test-lab-approval-program#comments Piping / Pumping Wed, 28 Dec 2016 03:44:00 +0000 30131 at http://hpac.com