HPAC Engineering http://hpac.com/rss.xml en AMCA Launches Fan System Standard 207-17 http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/amca-launches-fan-system-standard-207-17 <div class="node-body article-body">The document offers a standardized method to estimate fan system performance by modeling commonly used components. </div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/amca-launches-fan-system-standard-207-17" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/amca-launches-fan-system-standard-207-17#comments IAQ & Ventilation Sat, 29 Apr 2017 03:44:00 +0000 31431 at http://hpac.com Bronze Edison Award Presented to Danfoss for Product Innovation http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/bronze-edison-award-presented-danfoss-product-innovation <div class="node-body article-body">Danfoss was recognized as part of the program’s Energy & Sustainability category for its Turbocor VTT compressors for commercial air-conditioning or process cooling chillers. </div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/bronze-edison-award-presented-danfoss-product-innovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/bronze-edison-award-presented-danfoss-product-innovation#comments Air Conditioning Sat, 29 Apr 2017 03:14:00 +0000 31421 at http://hpac.com Danfoss Deploys CO₂-Refrigeration Mobile Training Unit to Western U.S. http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/danfoss-deploys-co-refrigeration-mobile-training-unit-western-us <div class="node-body article-body">Danfoss will deploy a mobile training unit packed with CO₂-refrigeration solutions and interactive learning modules to the Pacific and Mountain regions of the United States this summer.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/danfoss-deploys-co-refrigeration-mobile-training-unit-western-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/danfoss-deploys-co-refrigeration-mobile-training-unit-western-us#comments Air Conditioning Wed, 26 Apr 2017 04:02:00 +0000 31411 at http://hpac.com Tyco SimplexGrinnell SIMPLEX TrueAlert ES Notification Appliances http://hpac.com/new-products/tyco-simplexgrinnell-simplex-truealert-es-notification-appliances <div class="node-body article-body">SIMPLEX TrueAlert ES is the first advanced line of intelligent, fully addressable notification appliances.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/new-products/tyco-simplexgrinnell-simplex-truealert-es-notification-appliances" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/new-products/tyco-simplexgrinnell-simplex-truealert-es-notification-appliances#comments New Products Products Building Controls Fire / Smoke Wed, 26 Apr 2017 02:55:00 +0000 31401 at http://hpac.com Is This the End of PACE? http://hpac.com/blog/end-pace <div class="node-body blog-body">Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) is a unique means of financing energy-efficiency improvements. New legislation could have a chilling, even fatal, effect on state-enabled PACE programs.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/blog/end-pace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/end-pace#comments Air Conditioning Heating IAQ & Ventilation Clark&#039;s Remarks Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:10:00 +0000 31391 at http://hpac.com <p>PhonlamaiPhoto/iStock/Thinkstock</p> 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, 25 Apr 2017 19:00:00 +0000 12391 at http://hpac.com Atlanta, Boston Star in Department of Energy Reality Web Series ‘SWAP’ http://hpac.com/archive/atlanta-boston-star-department-energy-reality-web-series-swap <div class="node-body article-body">Atlanta’s and Boston’s energy teams switch places to find opportunities for savings throughout each other’s city in the third season of the U.S. Department of Energy’s reality-show-style Web series, “SWAP.”</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/atlanta-boston-star-department-energy-reality-web-series-swap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/atlanta-boston-star-department-energy-reality-web-series-swap#comments Archive Thu, 20 Apr 2017 06:01:00 +0000 31381 at http://hpac.com Green Sports Alliance Summit Includes Session on Sustainable Stadiums http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/green-sports-alliance-summit-includes-session-sustainable-stadiums <div class="node-body article-body">The National Institute of Building Sciences will moderate a session on reducing the energy and water use of sports venues June 29 as part of the Green Sports Alliance Summit in Sacramento, Calif.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/green-sports-alliance-summit-includes-session-sustainable-stadiums" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/green-sports-alliance-summit-includes-session-sustainable-stadiums#comments Piping / Pumping Thu, 20 Apr 2017 05:05:00 +0000 31371 at http://hpac.com Mike Watson Images/moodboard/Thinkstock Titus Launches Virtual-Reality HVAC Training Platform http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/titus-launches-virtual-reality-hvac-training-platform <div class="node-body article-body">Titus recently launched Titus VR, a technology allowing HVAC professionals to test how products and systems perform in simulated applications prior to installation.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/titus-launches-virtual-reality-hvac-training-platform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/titus-launches-virtual-reality-hvac-training-platform#comments Air Conditioning Training IAQ & Ventilation Tue, 18 Apr 2017 19:38:00 +0000 31361 at http://hpac.com Indoor Pool Ventilation Design Webinar http://hpac.com/video/indoor-pool-ventilation-design-webinar <div class="node-body article-body"><p><span class="LimelightEmbeddedPlayer"><script src="//video.limelight.com/player/embed.js"></script><object class="LimelightEmbeddedPlayerFlash" data="//video.limelight.com/player/loader.swf" height="321" id="limelight_player_246439" name="limelight_player_246439" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="480"><param name="movie" value="//video.limelight.com/player/loader.swf" /><param name="wmode" value="window" /><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="flashVars" value="playerForm=Player&amp;mediaId=a9294a08bf0a4556adaa4e</object></span></p></div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/video/indoor-pool-ventilation-design-webinar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/video/indoor-pool-ventilation-design-webinar#comments Video Webinars Tue, 18 Apr 2017 18:09:00 +0000 31351 at http://hpac.com Samford University Enlists Johnson Controls for Infrastructure Upgrades http://hpac.com/building-controls/samford-university-enlists-johnson-controls-infrastructure-upgrades <div class="node-body article-body">The conservation project is expected to generate $51 million in savings over 20 years, while reducing the school’s overall carbon footprint, energy usage and water consumption.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/building-controls/samford-university-enlists-johnson-controls-infrastructure-upgrades" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/building-controls/samford-university-enlists-johnson-controls-infrastructure-upgrades#comments Building Controls Thu, 13 Apr 2017 14:31:00 +0000 31341 at http://hpac.com IFMA Updates Sustainability How-To Guide on Green Cleaning http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/ifma-updates-sustainability-how-guide-green-cleaning <div class="node-body article-body">The 74-page guide examines green cleaning from a facility management perspective, providing the tools needed for FM professionals to understand the benefits and make the business case for a green cleaning program. </div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/ifma-updates-sustainability-how-guide-green-cleaning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/ifma-updates-sustainability-how-guide-green-cleaning#comments IAQ & Ventilation Thu, 13 Apr 2017 14:12:00 +0000 31331 at http://hpac.com ASHRAE, IOR Strengthen Partnership With New MoU Agreement http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/ashrae-ior-strengthen-partnership-new-mou-agreement <div class="node-body article-body">As part of the agreement, ASHRAE and IOU will explore ways to make technical information more accessible to both memberships. </div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/ashrae-ior-strengthen-partnership-new-mou-agreement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/ashrae-ior-strengthen-partnership-new-mou-agreement#comments Air Conditioning Heating Thu, 13 Apr 2017 13:01:00 +0000 31321 at http://hpac.com Honeywell to Modernize FAA Buildings for Efficiency, Sustainability http://hpac.com/building-controls/honeywell-modernize-faa-buildings-efficiency-sustainability <div class="node-body article-body">The project is slated to be completed by the summer of 2018 and is expected to help reduce the FAA’s energy use by more than 6 million kilowatt hours per year.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/building-controls/honeywell-modernize-faa-buildings-efficiency-sustainability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/building-controls/honeywell-modernize-faa-buildings-efficiency-sustainability#comments Building Controls Wed, 12 Apr 2017 17:15:00 +0000 31311 at http://hpac.com Aquatherm North America Celebrates Opening of New Headquarters http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/aquatherm-north-america-celebrates-opening-new-headquarters <div class="node-body article-body">Aquatherm North America, subsidiary of polypropylene-random (PP-R) pipe-system manufacturer Aquatherm Worldwide, held a grand-opening ceremony and open house to celebrate its new 82,000-sq-ft headquarters and fabrication facility in Lindon, Utah.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/aquatherm-north-america-celebrates-opening-new-headquarters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/aquatherm-north-america-celebrates-opening-new-headquarters#comments Piping / Pumping Tue, 11 Apr 2017 16:05:00 +0000 31301 at http://hpac.com A Patient’s-Eye View of Hospital IEQ http://hpac.com/blog/patient-s-eye-view-hospital-ieq <div class="node-body blog-body">In June 2013, I committed to blogging regularly for HPAC Engineering. Through the first nearly four years, I am proud to say, I never missed a deadline—until last month, that is.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/blog/patient-s-eye-view-hospital-ieq" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/patient-s-eye-view-hospital-ieq#comments Air Conditioning Heating IAQ & Ventilation Clark&#039;s Remarks Tue, 11 Apr 2017 14:27:00 +0000 31291 at http://hpac.com <p>hxdbzxy/iStock/Thinkstock</p> Three Must-Know Transformations in Data Center Cooling for 2017 http://hpac.com/webinars/three-must-know-transformations-data-center-cooling-2017 <div class="node-body article-body">This webinar will discuss areas of transformation in thermal management for 2017</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/webinars/three-must-know-transformations-data-center-cooling-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/webinars/three-must-know-transformations-data-center-cooling-2017#comments Webinars Mon, 10 Apr 2017 18:00:00 +0000 31271 at http://hpac.com Indoor Pool Ventilation: A Fresh Perspective http://hpac.com/webinars/indoor-pool-ventilation-fresh-perspective <div class="node-body article-body">Indoor pool environments pose a set of unique and complex challenges to HVAC system design. Attend this webinar to learn new strategies for approaching specific considerations.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/webinars/indoor-pool-ventilation-fresh-perspective" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/webinars/indoor-pool-ventilation-fresh-perspective#comments Webinars Mon, 10 Apr 2017 17:30:00 +0000 31281 at http://hpac.com Honeywell Lands Largest Performance Contract in Air Force History http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/honeywell-lands-largest-performance-contract-air-force-history <div class="node-body article-body">Honeywell and the U.S. Air Force recently announced a $243 million facility-modernization project at Tinker Air Force Base expected to reduce energy consumption by 23 percent and save $20.5 million in energy and operational costs a year.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/honeywell-lands-largest-performance-contract-air-force-history" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/honeywell-lands-largest-performance-contract-air-force-history#comments Air Conditioning Heating Wed, 05 Apr 2017 04:02:00 +0000 31251 at http://hpac.com jivz/iStock/Thinkstock Report: Facility Management Facing Critical Talent Shortfall http://hpac.com/archive/report-facility-management-facing-critical-talent-shortfall <div class="node-body article-body">Facility management is facing a critical shortage of professionals and urgently needs to attract new talent, a new research report by the International Facility Management Association and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors concludes.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/report-facility-management-facing-critical-talent-shortfall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/report-facility-management-facing-critical-talent-shortfall#comments Archive Tue, 04 Apr 2017 20:13:00 +0000 31241 at http://hpac.com rez-art/iStock/Thinkstock Spirax Sarco Basic Steam-Boiler Course Set http://hpac.com/heating/spirax-sarco-basic-steam-boiler-course-set <div class="node-body article-body">Spirax Sarco, provider of products and services for steam-system management, will hold a five-day course, Basic Steam Boiler Operator Training, May 1-5 at its training facility in Blythewood, S.C.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/heating/spirax-sarco-basic-steam-boiler-course-set" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/heating/spirax-sarco-basic-steam-boiler-course-set#comments Training Heating Tue, 04 Apr 2017 18:28:00 +0000 31231 at http://hpac.com Building-Professionals Roundtable on Zero-Net-Energy Buildings http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/building-professionals-roundtable-zero-net-energy-buildings-0 <div class="field-deck"> Panel takes questions from HPAC Engineering readers </div> <div class="node-body article-body">HPAC Engineering assembles a panel of buildings professionals well-versed on the subject of zero-net-energy (also known as zero-energy, net-zero-energy, or net-zero) buildings and puts to them a series of questions submitted by readers.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/building-professionals-roundtable-zero-net-energy-buildings-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/building-professionals-roundtable-zero-net-energy-buildings-0#comments Air Conditioning Building Controls Heating IAQ & Ventilation Mon, 03 Apr 2017 17:44:00 +0000 31221 at http://hpac.com 123ArtistImages/iStock/Thinkstock Optimizing Building Energy Performance Through Commissioning http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/optimizing-building-energy-performance-through-commissioning <div class="field-byline"> By BRIAN RATCLIFF, Schneider Electric, Dallas, Texas </div> <div class="field-deck"> Benefits, types, and the process of this means of managing and reducing energy consumption and related costs </div> <div class="node-body article-body">According to research, as much as 20 percent of a commercial building’s energy consumption can be attributed to poorly operating systems. Commissioning is a low-cost solution estimated to deliver energy savings of 5 to 25 percent in buildings.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/optimizing-building-energy-performance-through-commissioning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/optimizing-building-energy-performance-through-commissioning#comments Air Conditioning Heating IAQ & Ventilation Gold Mon, 03 Apr 2017 15:41:00 +0000 31201 at http://hpac.com Kheng ho Toh/Hemera/Thinkstock What Owners Need to Know About ... Wireless Controls http://hpac.com/building-controls/what-owners-need-know-about-wireless-controls <div class="field-byline"> By KHALIL KAIROUZ, PhD, PE, Carollo Engineers Inc., Costa Mesa, Calif., and VINCENT PRIOLO, CEM, Trane, Brea, Calif. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Wireless controls have been around for many years, but advances in technology have made their implementation much simpler and more cost-effective </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Whether you are looking to add data points to your building automation system for energy monitoring/optimization, perform tenant improvements, or increase occupant comfort, now is an excellent time to transition to wireless controls.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/building-controls/what-owners-need-know-about-wireless-controls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/building-controls/what-owners-need-know-about-wireless-controls#comments Building Controls Gold Fri, 31 Mar 2017 13:10:00 +0000 31191 at http://hpac.com chombosan/iStock/Thinkstock Geothermal Heating, Cooling System Helping Winery Crush Energy Costs http://hpac.com/heating/geothermal-heating-cooling-system-helping-winery-crush-energy-costs <div class="field-byline"> By GEOSTAR </div> <div class="field-deck"> Vintner saving $10,000 to $12,000 annually </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Hunt Country Vineyards is no stranger to accolades. But wines are not all for which the vintner has been recognized. In 2015, it received the New York Geothermal Energy Organization’s Top Job award for its geothermal heating and cooling system.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/heating/geothermal-heating-cooling-system-helping-winery-crush-energy-costs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/heating/geothermal-heating-cooling-system-helping-winery-crush-energy-costs#comments Air Conditioning Heating Thu, 30 Mar 2017 21:36:00 +0000 31181 at http://hpac.com Modular Chillers Reduce Energy, Ownership Costs, Ensure Uptime http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/modular-chillers-reduce-energy-ownership-costs-ensure-uptime <div class="field-byline"> By CLIMACOOL CORP. </div> <div class="field-deck"> System provides simultaneous heating and cooling </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As it prepared to embark on an expansion, the Buck Institute for Research on Aging sought a new geothermal-exchange ground-loop system to better manage load.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/modular-chillers-reduce-energy-ownership-costs-ensure-uptime" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/modular-chillers-reduce-energy-ownership-costs-ensure-uptime#comments Air Conditioning Heating Thu, 30 Mar 2017 20:47:00 +0000 31171 at http://hpac.com LG Multi V S Heat-Pump System http://hpac.com/new-products/lg-multi-v-s-heat-pump-system <div class="node-body article-body">Multi V S heat pumps support up to nine individual indoor units with a two-pipe refrigeration circuit, providing zoning capabilities for cooling or heating.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/new-products/lg-multi-v-s-heat-pump-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/new-products/lg-multi-v-s-heat-pump-system#comments Air Conditioning New Products Products Heating Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:06:00 +0000 31161 at http://hpac.com Greenheck Model SMD-401EF Aluminum Smoke Damper http://hpac.com/new-products/greenheck-model-smd-401ef-aluminum-smoke-damper <div class="node-body article-body">The Model SMD-401EF smoke damper comes in sizes up to 192 in. wide by 120 in. high with a wide range of actuators in modulating or two-position operation.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/new-products/greenheck-model-smd-401ef-aluminum-smoke-damper" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/new-products/greenheck-model-smd-401ef-aluminum-smoke-damper#comments New Products Products Fire / Smoke Thu, 30 Mar 2017 16:34:00 +0000 31151 at http://hpac.com Johnson Controls YORK EcoAdvance HVAC-Load-Reduction Module http://hpac.com/new-products/johnson-controls-york-ecoadvance-hvac-load-reduction-module <div class="node-body article-body">The YORK EcoAdvance module captures and removes molecular contaminants from indoor air while intelligently managing the flow of outside air into a building.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/new-products/johnson-controls-york-ecoadvance-hvac-load-reduction-module" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/new-products/johnson-controls-york-ecoadvance-hvac-load-reduction-module#comments New Products Products IAQ & Ventilation Thu, 30 Mar 2017 15:43:00 +0000 31141 at http://hpac.com Fresh-Aire UV Mini UV CE Miniature UVGI Light System http://hpac.com/new-products/fresh-aire-uv-mini-uv-ce-miniature-uvgi-light-system <div class="node-body article-body">The Mini UV CE ultraviolet-germicidal-irradiation light system features a new advanced active power supply that accommodates every mini-split-heat-pump brand.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/new-products/fresh-aire-uv-mini-uv-ce-miniature-uvgi-light-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/new-products/fresh-aire-uv-mini-uv-ce-miniature-uvgi-light-system#comments New Products Products IAQ & Ventilation Thu, 30 Mar 2017 15:12:00 +0000 31131 at http://hpac.com