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 Tue, 23 Aug 2016 21:09:00 +0000 12391 at http://hpac.com Building-Performance Analysis Focus of ASHRAE Conference http://hpac.com/industry-event-news/building-performance-analysis-focus-ashrae-conference <div class="node-body article-body">The need for practical building-modeling applications along with the need to transform design from a sequential process to a collaborative one will be explored in a specialty conference organized by ASHRAE.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/industry-event-news/building-performance-analysis-focus-ashrae-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/industry-event-news/building-performance-analysis-focus-ashrae-conference#comments Industry Event News Tue, 23 Aug 2016 21:05:00 +0000 28501 at http://hpac.com Don’t Get Lost in the IoT Landscape http://hpac.com/internet-things/don-t-get-lost-iot-landscape <div class="field-byline"> By ROBERT P. MADER, Editorial Director, HPAC Engineering </div> <div class="node-body article-body">How do you try to make sense of the changes in the market as IoT becomes ubiquitous? We have an event that can help, IoT Emerge, created by Penton’s IoT Institute. The event features a smart buildings and energy track.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/internet-things/don-t-get-lost-iot-landscape" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/internet-things/don-t-get-lost-iot-landscape#comments Internet of Things Industry Event News Building Controls Tue, 23 Aug 2016 19:01:00 +0000 28491 at http://hpac.com jamesteohart/iStock Florida Engineering Conference: PACE, Seal-Level Rise, Climate Change http://hpac.com/blog/florida-engineering-conference-pace-seal-level-rise-climate-change <div class="node-body blog-body">Recently, I had the opportunity to present at the Florida Engineering Society’s Annual Conference in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/blog/florida-engineering-conference-pace-seal-level-rise-climate-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/florida-engineering-conference-pace-seal-level-rise-climate-change#comments Industry Event News Clark&#039;s Remarks Tue, 23 Aug 2016 17:02:00 +0000 28481 at http://hpac.com Bonilla1879/iStock Fan Selections and Their Energy Impacts, Part 1 of 2 http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/fan-selections-and-their-energy-impacts-part-1-2 <div class="field-byline"> By KHALIL KAIROUZ, PhD, PE, Carollo Engineers Inc., Costa Mesa, Calif., and DALE PRICE, M&amp;P Air Components Inc., Lake Arrowhead, Calif. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Evaluating fans and fan systems and their impact on operating costs </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Concerned about underperformance, designers tend to compensate for uncertainties by adding capacity to fans. Oversizing fan systems creates problems that can increase costs and decrease reliability. This article explains how to evaluate fans and fan systems and their impact on operating costs.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/fan-selections-and-their-energy-impacts-part-1-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/fan-selections-and-their-energy-impacts-part-1-2#comments IAQ & Ventilation Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:47:00 +0000 28471 at http://hpac.com Trends Indicate Factories Going Green at ‘Remarkable Pace’ http://hpac.com/archive/trends-indicate-factories-going-green-remarkable-pace <div class="node-body article-body">Citing an article in Crain's Chicago Business and a new report by the U.S. Green Building Council, Sustainability Dashboard Tools LLC reports more factories and industrial locations in the United States are going green and doing so at a "remarkable pace."</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/trends-indicate-factories-going-green-remarkable-pace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/trends-indicate-factories-going-green-remarkable-pace#comments Archive Thu, 18 Aug 2016 03:10:00 +0000 28461 at http://hpac.com Armstrong receives prestigious Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Award http://hpac.com/industry-event-news/armstrong-receives-prestigious-frost-sullivan-best-practices-award <div class="node-body article-body">Armstrong Fluid Technology has been selected as a winner of the prestigious 2016 Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Award.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/industry-event-news/armstrong-receives-prestigious-frost-sullivan-best-practices-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/industry-event-news/armstrong-receives-prestigious-frost-sullivan-best-practices-award#comments Industry Event News Wed, 17 Aug 2016 21:01:00 +0000 28451 at http://hpac.com Frost & Sullivan Nominations for Beyond Green Building and Community Awards Sought http://hpac.com/archive/nominations-beyond-green-building-and-community-awards-sought <div class="node-body article-body">The National Institute of Building Sciences’ Sustainable Buildings Industry Council recently issued a call for entries for its 2016 Beyond Green High-Performance Building & Community Awards.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/nominations-beyond-green-building-and-community-awards-sought" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/nominations-beyond-green-building-and-community-awards-sought#comments Archive Wed, 17 Aug 2016 19:54:00 +0000 28441 at http://hpac.com Author, Journalist Sebastian Junger to Headline Greenbuild Plenary http://hpac.com/archive/author-journalist-sebastian-junger-headline-greenbuild-plenary <div class="node-body article-body">Internationally acclaimed author and journalist Sebastian Junger will headline the Greenbuild Plenary & Celebration Oct. 6 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/author-journalist-sebastian-junger-headline-greenbuild-plenary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/author-journalist-sebastian-junger-headline-greenbuild-plenary#comments Archive Wed, 17 Aug 2016 15:02:00 +0000 28431 at http://hpac.com Energy Performance in Rating Programs Subject of Proposed Standard http://hpac.com/archive/energy-performance-rating-programs-subject-proposed-standard <div class="node-body article-body">Proposed ASHRAE Standard 214P, Standard for Determining and Expressing Building Energy Performance in a Rating Program, is open for public comment until Sept. 19.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/energy-performance-rating-programs-subject-proposed-standard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/energy-performance-rating-programs-subject-proposed-standard#comments Archive Wed, 17 Aug 2016 14:26:00 +0000 28421 at http://hpac.com Proposed ASHRAE/ACCA Energy-Audit Standard Open for Public Comment http://hpac.com/archive/proposed-ashraeacca-energy-audit-standard-open-public-comment-0 <div class="node-body article-body">Proposed ASHRAE/ACCA Standard 211P, Standard for Commercial Building Energy Audits, is open for public comment until Sept. 19.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/proposed-ashraeacca-energy-audit-standard-open-public-comment-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/proposed-ashraeacca-energy-audit-standard-open-public-comment-0#comments Archive Wed, 17 Aug 2016 13:51:00 +0000 28411 at http://hpac.com The 11 States Best-Positioned to Expand Access to Advanced Energy http://hpac.com/galleries/11-states-best-positioned-expand-access-advanced-energy <div class="node-body gallery-body">Companies with internal sustainability goals or renewable-energy targets looking to locate or expand operations would be wise to check out this gallery of states with the greatest potential to expand corporate access to advanced energy.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/galleries/11-states-best-positioned-expand-access-advanced-energy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/galleries/11-states-best-positioned-expand-access-advanced-energy#comments Galleries Wed, 17 Aug 2016 03:08:00 +0000 28391 at http://hpac.com <p>Creatas</p> Free Webinar on ‘Open’ Building Automation Systems (BAS) Set http://hpac.com/building-controls/free-webinar-open-building-automation-systems-bas-set <div class="node-body article-body">A lot of building automation systems (BAS) are said to be “open.” What does “open” mean, and does it translate to building owners and operators getting the most out of their BAS investments?</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/building-controls/free-webinar-open-building-automation-systems-bas-set" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/building-controls/free-webinar-open-building-automation-systems-bas-set#comments Building Controls Tue, 16 Aug 2016 14:54:00 +0000 28381 at http://hpac.com DBIA, SAME Release Report on Federal Project-Delivery Challenges http://hpac.com/archive/dbia-same-release-report-federal-project-delivery-challenges <div class="node-body article-body">The Design-Build Institute of America and the Society for American Military Engineers recently released a report detailing things that work well, challenges, and proposed solutions in federal project delivery from the perspective of owners.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/dbia-same-release-report-federal-project-delivery-challenges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/dbia-same-release-report-federal-project-delivery-challenges#comments Archive Mon, 15 Aug 2016 20:07:00 +0000 28371 at http://hpac.com ASHRAE Names New Distinguished Lecturers http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/ashrae-names-new-distinguished-lecturers <div class="node-body article-body">ASHRAE recently named nine new distinguished lecturers, noted authorities who speak to society chapters about relevant topics impacting the built-environment industry.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/ashrae-names-new-distinguished-lecturers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/ashrae-names-new-distinguished-lecturers#comments Air Conditioning Building Controls Heating Humidity Control IAQ & Ventilation Mon, 15 Aug 2016 14:51:00 +0000 28351 at http://hpac.com Grundfos Names New Executive VP for U.S. Water Utility Business http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/grundfos-names-new-executive-vp-us-water-utility-business <div class="node-body article-body">Grundfos recently named Thomas Morrison executive vice president of the company’s U.S. Water Utility business.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/grundfos-names-new-executive-vp-us-water-utility-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/grundfos-names-new-executive-vp-us-water-utility-business#comments Piping / Pumping Thu, 11 Aug 2016 20:11:00 +0000 28331 at http://hpac.com MrPEX Systems Introduces New Website http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/mrpex-systems-introduces-new-website <div class="node-body article-body">MrPEX Systems, supplier of radiant-heating/cooling, snowmelt, and PEX-a domestic-hot- and cold-water systems, recently revealed a newly designed website.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/mrpex-systems-introduces-new-website" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/mrpex-systems-introduces-new-website#comments Piping / Pumping Thu, 11 Aug 2016 19:27:00 +0000 28321 at http://hpac.com Danfoss Appoints New Head of Drives for Americas Region http://hpac.com/motors-drives/danfoss-appoints-new-head-drives-americas-region <div class="node-body article-body">Danfoss recently appointed Santiago Martin head of Danfoss Drives—Americas.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/motors-drives/danfoss-appoints-new-head-drives-americas-region" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/motors-drives/danfoss-appoints-new-head-drives-americas-region#comments Motors / Drives Wed, 10 Aug 2016 04:41:00 +0000 28291 at http://hpac.com ASHRAE Reaches Highest Membership Total in 14 Years http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/ashrae-reaches-highest-membership-total-14-years <div class="node-body article-body">ASHRAE’s Region-at-Large, which encompasses the Middle East, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, India, Africa, and Europe, had the largest percent gain in membership in the society year of 2015-16.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/ashrae-reaches-highest-membership-total-14-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/ashrae-reaches-highest-membership-total-14-years#comments Air Conditioning Heating IAQ & Ventilation Wed, 10 Aug 2016 01:16:00 +0000 28281 at http://hpac.com Transitioning from UL 1995 to UL 60335-2-40 http://hpac.com/webinars/transitioning-ul-1995-ul-60335-2-40 <div class="node-body article-body">An evolving regulatory landscape will be ushering in major changes for HVAC Equipment in the coming years. Find out what's in store! </div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/webinars/transitioning-ul-1995-ul-60335-2-40" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/webinars/transitioning-ul-1995-ul-60335-2-40#comments Webinars Tue, 09 Aug 2016 20:48:00 +0000 28361 at http://hpac.com Data-Driven Decisions Through Smart Building Technology – How IoT Impacts Facility Professionals http://hpac.com/webinars/data-driven-decisions-through-smart-building-technology-how-iot-impacts-facility-profession <div class="node-body article-body"> Data-Driven Decisions Through Smart Building Technology – How IoT Impacts Facility Professionals</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/webinars/data-driven-decisions-through-smart-building-technology-how-iot-impacts-facility-profession" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/webinars/data-driven-decisions-through-smart-building-technology-how-iot-impacts-facility-profession#comments Webinars Tue, 09 Aug 2016 20:48:00 +0000 28341 at http://hpac.com What does an "open" BAS really look like? http://hpac.com/webinars/what-does-open-bas-really-look <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A lot of leading building automations systems (BAS) are touted as being open. But what does that really mean? And does being open mean that building owners and operators are getting the most out of their BAS investments?</p> <p>During this webinar, Johnson Controls BAS experts will examine the definition of openness and advise on what to look for from a BAS provider when secure interoperability and ease of integration is paramount. Because a unified intelligent infrastructure provides better interoperability so businesses run more efficiently.</p></div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/webinars/what-does-open-bas-really-look" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/webinars/what-does-open-bas-really-look#comments Webinars Tue, 09 Aug 2016 20:48:00 +0000 28271 at http://hpac.com Fulton Launches Thermal-Fluid-Heater Rental Program http://hpac.com/heating/fulton-launches-thermal-fluid-heater-rental-program <div class="node-body article-body">Fulton Thermal Corp. is now offering multiple thermal-coil-heater skids as rental units.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/heating/fulton-launches-thermal-fluid-heater-rental-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/heating/fulton-launches-thermal-fluid-heater-rental-program#comments Heating Tue, 09 Aug 2016 20:25:00 +0000 28261 at http://hpac.com U.S. Fall Weather: Northeast to Avoid Chill; Severe Drought in West http://hpac.com/heating/us-fall-weather-northeast-avoid-chill-severe-drought-west <div class="node-body article-body">This fall, warm weather is predicted across much of the eastern United States, while developing dryness and worsening drought conditions will grip the majority of the western United States, and frequent showers will result in cooler air in the Northwest.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/heating/us-fall-weather-northeast-avoid-chill-severe-drought-west" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/heating/us-fall-weather-northeast-avoid-chill-severe-drought-west#comments Air Conditioning Heating IAQ & Ventilation Tue, 09 Aug 2016 19:50:00 +0000 28251 at http://hpac.com As Roof Color, New Blue May Help Put Lid on Building Cooling Costs http://hpac.com/blog/roof-color-new-blue-may-help-put-lid-building-cooling-costs <div class="node-body blog-body">In 2009, researchers accidentally discovered a new color, a shade of blue they dubbed YInMn Blue. The new pigment absorbs UV and is resistant to high temperatures. As a roof coating, it offers the promise of a cool and attractive roof.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/blog/roof-color-new-blue-may-help-put-lid-building-cooling-costs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/roof-color-new-blue-may-help-put-lid-building-cooling-costs#comments Air Conditioning Clark&#039;s Remarks Tue, 09 Aug 2016 15:43:00 +0000 28241 at http://hpac.com <p>marshalgonz/iStock</p> Wright Commissioning Wins Major Government Projects http://hpac.com/around-web/wright-commissioning-wins-major-government-projects <div class="field-deck"> Philadelphia firm tapped for five Texas and Louisiana federal buildings and courthouses </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Wright Commissioning is pleased to announce that it has been selected to retro-commission federal buildings in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Houston and Lubbock. </div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/around-web/wright-commissioning-wins-major-government-projects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/around-web/wright-commissioning-wins-major-government-projects#comments Around the Web Fri, 05 Aug 2016 15:02:00 +0000 28231 at http://hpac.com <p>The U.S. Custom House in New Orleans.</p> Free Webinar on New Approaches to Cooling Small IT Spaces Set http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/free-webinar-new-approaches-cooling-small-it-spaces-set <div class="node-body article-body">On Aug. 4 at 2 p.m. EDT, HPAC Engineering will present a webinar on new approaches to edge cooling and monitoring and recent research into small-space computing needs and trends.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/free-webinar-new-approaches-cooling-small-it-spaces-set" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/free-webinar-new-approaches-cooling-small-it-spaces-set#comments Air Conditioning Wed, 03 Aug 2016 02:06:00 +0000 28221 at http://hpac.com Aquir/iStock Workshop on What to Do When Building Control Systems Get Hacked Set http://hpac.com/training/workshop-what-do-when-building-control-systems-get-hacked-set <div class="node-body article-body">A new workshop sponsored by the National Institute of Building Sciences addresses what to do when a building control system has been hacked or taken over by ransomware.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/training/workshop-what-do-when-building-control-systems-get-hacked-set" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/training/workshop-what-do-when-building-control-systems-get-hacked-set#comments Training Industry Event News Building Controls Wed, 03 Aug 2016 00:43:00 +0000 28211 at http://hpac.com ASHRAE IAQ 2016 Keynote Speakers Announced http://hpac.com/industry-event-news/ashrae-iaq-2016-keynote-speakers-announced <div class="node-body article-body">The keynote speakers for the ASHRAE-and-AIVC-organized IAQ 2016 conference, to be held Sept. 12-14, in Alexandria, Va., have been announced.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/industry-event-news/ashrae-iaq-2016-keynote-speakers-announced" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/industry-event-news/ashrae-iaq-2016-keynote-speakers-announced#comments Industry Event News IAQ & Ventilation Tue, 02 Aug 2016 20:06:00 +0000 28201 at http://hpac.com Emerson Reaches Agreement to Sell Network Power to Platinum Equity http://hpac.com/archive/emerson-reaches-agreement-sell-network-power-platinum-equity <div class="node-body article-body">Emerson announced an agreement to sell Network Power, provider of critical-infrastructure technologies and life-cycle services for information- and communications-technology systems, to Platinum Equity and a group of co-investors.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/emerson-reaches-agreement-sell-network-power-platinum-equity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/emerson-reaches-agreement-sell-network-power-platinum-equity#comments Archive Tue, 02 Aug 2016 19:00:00 +0000 28191 at http://hpac.com