HPAC Engineering http://hpac.com/rss.xml/wp-login.php en Danfoss Names Head of Oil-Free-Technology Development http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/danfoss-names-head-oil-free-technology-development <div class="node-body article-body">Danfoss, the pioneer of oil-free, magnetic-bearing, variable-speed centrifugal compressors and a manufacturer of other high-efficiency components and controls for air-conditioning and refrigeration systems, recently named Mads-Peter Clausen vice president, oil-free-technology development.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/danfoss-names-head-oil-free-technology-development" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/danfoss-names-head-oil-free-technology-development#comments Air Conditioning Tue, 27 Sep 2016 18:15:00 +0000 28931 at http://hpac.com Solar-Powered Steam Generation http://hpac.com/blog/solar-powered-steam-generation <div class="node-body blog-body">Two years ago, MIT researchers developed a structure capable of converting 85 percent of solar energy to steam. MIT since has improved this “solar vapor generator” to operate even on cool, overcast days.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/blog/solar-powered-steam-generation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/solar-powered-steam-generation#comments Heating Clark&#039;s Remarks Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:14:00 +0000 28921 at http://hpac.com <p>chaluk/iStock</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, 27 Sep 2016 16:17:00 +0000 12391 at http://hpac.com Fan Selections and Their Energy Impacts, Part 2 of 2 http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/fan-selections-and-their-energy-impacts-part-2-2 <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">Last month, in Part 1 of this article, we discussed air-stream characteristics, capacity, and pressure. This month, the article concludes with discussion of power, efficiency, and fan and system curves.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/fan-selections-and-their-energy-impacts-part-2-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/fan-selections-and-their-energy-impacts-part-2-2#comments IAQ & Ventilation Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:21:00 +0000 28911 at http://hpac.com Retail Takes the Lead in Advanced Indoor Sensing as IoT Grows http://hpac.com/internet-things/retail-takes-lead-advanced-indoor-sensing-iot-grows <div class="node-body article-body">Retail has emerged as the most active adopter of advanced indoor sensing, a diverse toolkit of capabilities and technologies that offers strong potential to drive topline increases, Lux Research says.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/internet-things/retail-takes-lead-advanced-indoor-sensing-iot-grows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/internet-things/retail-takes-lead-advanced-indoor-sensing-iot-grows#comments Internet of Things Wed, 21 Sep 2016 02:20:00 +0000 28891 at http://hpac.com Facility Management Association Releases Sustainability How-to Guide http://hpac.com/archive/facility-management-association-releases-sustainability-how-guide <div class="node-body article-body">The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) recently released the latest guide in its series on sustainability for facility managers, “Sustainability How-to Guide: Carbon Footprint.”</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/facility-management-association-releases-sustainability-how-guide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/facility-management-association-releases-sustainability-how-guide#comments Archive Tue, 20 Sep 2016 19:30:00 +0000 28881 at http://hpac.com U.N. Sustainable-Development Goals: The Future of ‘Spaceship Earth’ http://hpac.com/galleries/un-sustainable-development-goals-future-spaceship-earth <div class="node-body gallery-body">Will the world achieve the United Nations’ 17 sustainable-development goals by 2030? What can business do to lead the charge? DNV GL set out to answer these questions in its new forecast examining the future of our “Spaceship Earth.”</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/galleries/un-sustainable-development-goals-future-spaceship-earth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/galleries/un-sustainable-development-goals-future-spaceship-earth#comments Galleries Tue, 20 Sep 2016 14:00:00 +0000 28871 at http://hpac.com Transitioning from UL 1995 to UL 60335-2-40 http://hpac.com/whitepapers/transitioning-ul-1995-ul-60335-2-40 <div class="field-byline"> Content Sponsored by Intertek </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Though not required until December, 2022, the new UL 60335-2-40 standard is currently active for matched and packaged air conditioners/heat pumps (no standalone systems), liquid chillers and hydronic fan coil units, hot water heat pumps, dehumidifiers and supplemental heaters (designed as part of an appliance package).<br /> &nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/whitepapers/transitioning-ul-1995-ul-60335-2-40" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/whitepapers/transitioning-ul-1995-ul-60335-2-40#comments Whitepapers Mon, 19 Sep 2016 16:23:00 +0000 28751 at http://hpac.com 2017 AHR Expo Innovation Awards http://hpac.com/ahr-expo/2017-ahr-expo-innovation-awards <div class="node-body gallery-body">International Exposition Co., owner and manager of the International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo), recently announced the recipients of 2017 AHR Expo Innovation Awards.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/ahr-expo/2017-ahr-expo-innovation-awards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/ahr-expo/2017-ahr-expo-innovation-awards#comments Air Conditioning AHR Expo Galleries New Products Products Building Controls Heating Humidity Control IAQ & Ventilation Motors / Drives Piping / Pumping Sun, 18 Sep 2016 23:42:00 +0000 28861 at http://hpac.com California Observes Progress Toward Statewide Zero-Net-Energy Goal http://hpac.com/archive/california-observes-progress-toward-statewide-zero-net-energy-goal <div class="node-body article-body">California currently boasts 108 new and renovated commercial buildings that are either verified zero-net-energy or working toward that goal, the California Public Utilities Commission, the California Energy Commission, and the New Buildings Institute recently announced.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/california-observes-progress-toward-statewide-zero-net-energy-goal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/california-observes-progress-toward-statewide-zero-net-energy-goal#comments Archive Thu, 15 Sep 2016 04:14:00 +0000 28851 at http://hpac.com ACEEE Presents 2016 Champion of Energy Efficiency in Buildings Awards http://hpac.com/archive/aceee-presents-2016-champion-energy-efficiency-buildings-awards <div class="node-body article-body">The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) presented three Champion of Energy Efficiency awards during its recent 19th biennial Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/aceee-presents-2016-champion-energy-efficiency-buildings-awards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/aceee-presents-2016-champion-energy-efficiency-buildings-awards#comments Archive Wed, 14 Sep 2016 18:32:00 +0000 28841 at http://hpac.com DOE Announces $29 Million Investment in Enhanced Geothermal Systems http://hpac.com/heating/doe-announces-29-million-investment-enhanced-geothermal-systems <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced $29 million in funding under the Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE) program for projects awarded to teams at Sandia National Laboratories and The University of Utah.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/heating/doe-announces-29-million-investment-enhanced-geothermal-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/heating/doe-announces-29-million-investment-enhanced-geothermal-systems#comments Air Conditioning Heating Wed, 14 Sep 2016 16:35:00 +0000 28831 at http://hpac.com 90% of Property Companies, Funds Actively Managing Carbon Emissions http://hpac.com/archive/90-property-companies-funds-actively-managing-carbon-emissions <div class="node-body article-body">Recent assessments by GRESB, data provider for environmental, social, and governance performance, show real-estate companies and funds are improving with respect to energy consumption, greenhouse-gas emissions, and water use.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/90-property-companies-funds-actively-managing-carbon-emissions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/90-property-companies-funds-actively-managing-carbon-emissions#comments Archive Wed, 14 Sep 2016 15:28:00 +0000 28821 at http://hpac.com When Will Machine Learning Reach Smart Buildings? http://hpac.com/around-web/when-will-machine-learning-reach-smart-buildings <div class="field-byline"> Alper Üzmezler, Therese Sullivan </div> <div class="field-deck"> There is a Mount Olympus-like battle over Machine Learning dominance happening among Tech Titans. Smart Buildings and the IoT exist in the weather created by that battle </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Google, Amazon and Facebook are in the midst of reinventing themselves as Machine Learning (ML) companies. In fact, they are in heated battle to be ML’s #1 contender.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/around-web/when-will-machine-learning-reach-smart-buildings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/around-web/when-will-machine-learning-reach-smart-buildings#comments Around the Web Internet of Things Wed, 14 Sep 2016 15:04:00 +0000 28811 at http://hpac.com iStock/Thinkstock New Carrier University Website Launched http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/new-carrier-university-website-launched <div class="node-body article-body">Carrier recently introduced an updated website providing easy access to training opportunities and materials for HVAC-system designers, service technicians, facility managers, and installers and educators.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/new-carrier-university-website-launched" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/new-carrier-university-website-launched#comments Air Conditioning Training Heating IAQ & Ventilation Wed, 14 Sep 2016 04:02:00 +0000 28801 at http://hpac.com Chicago Faucets Releases White Paper on Reducing Risk of HAIs http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/chicago-faucets-releases-white-paper-reducing-risk-hais <div class="node-body article-body">Chicago Faucets recently announced the release of a white paper discussing products and solutions designed to assist in reducing the transmission of bacteria in health-care facilities.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/chicago-faucets-releases-white-paper-reducing-risk-hais" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/chicago-faucets-releases-white-paper-reducing-risk-hais#comments Piping / Pumping Wed, 14 Sep 2016 03:35:00 +0000 28791 at http://hpac.com Florida’s Competing Solar Initiatives http://hpac.com/blog/florida-s-competing-solar-initiatives <div class="node-body blog-body">Here in Florida, we have had two solar initiatives on our ballot during the current election cycle. One of them, Amendment 4, was on last month’s primary ballot and received little organized opposition. It was nonetheless controversial because the other initiative, Amendment 1 on the November general-election ballot, is worded in a manner that makes it—and Amendment 4—confusing to the uninformed voter.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/blog/florida-s-competing-solar-initiatives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/florida-s-competing-solar-initiatives#comments Archive Clark&#039;s Remarks Tue, 13 Sep 2016 19:32:00 +0000 28781 at http://hpac.com <p>Alessandro2802/iStock</p> Energy Standard for Data Centers Published by ASHRAE http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/energy-standard-data-centers-published-ashrae <div class="node-body article-body">ASHRAE recently announced the publication of ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 90.4-2016, Energy Standard for Data Centers.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/energy-standard-data-centers-published-ashrae" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/energy-standard-data-centers-published-ashrae#comments Air Conditioning Tue, 13 Sep 2016 19:02:00 +0000 28771 at http://hpac.com Bell & Gossett Releases Q4 2016 Little Red Schoolhouse Schedule http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/bell-gossett-releases-q4-2016-little-red-schoolhouse-schedule <div class="node-body article-body">Bell & Gossett recently announced the fourth-quarter 2016 schedule for its Little Red Schoolhouse.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/bell-gossett-releases-q4-2016-little-red-schoolhouse-schedule" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/bell-gossett-releases-q4-2016-little-red-schoolhouse-schedule#comments Piping / Pumping Tue, 13 Sep 2016 17:19:00 +0000 28761 at http://hpac.com AMCA International Revises ANSI/AMCA Standard 210 http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/amca-international-revises-ansiamca-standard-210 <div class="node-body article-body">AMCA International Inc. announces the revision of ANSI/AMCA Standard 210, Laboratory Methods of Testing Fans for Certified Aerodynamic Performance.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/amca-international-revises-ansiamca-standard-210" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/amca-international-revises-ansiamca-standard-210#comments IAQ & Ventilation Mon, 12 Sep 2016 17:23:00 +0000 28721 at http://hpac.com AMCA International Cold Craft HVACR Firm Launches Mechanical Engineering Department http://hpac.com/around-web/cold-craft-hvacr-firm-launches-mechanical-engineering-department <div class="node-body article-body">Cold Craft, Inc. specializes in mechanical installation for new construction, renovation, and retrofit of commercial, residential luxury and industrial facilities projects. The missing component was engineering and planning.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/around-web/cold-craft-hvacr-firm-launches-mechanical-engineering-department" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/around-web/cold-craft-hvacr-firm-launches-mechanical-engineering-department#comments Around the Web Mon, 12 Sep 2016 16:58:00 +0000 28711 at http://hpac.com PR Newswire Specifications for High-Efficiency VAV Systems http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/specifications-high-efficiency-vav-systems <div class="field-byline"> By THE AIR MOVEMENT AND CONTROL ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONAL HIGH PERFORMANCE AIR SYSTEMS (HPAS) TASK FORCE </div> <div class="field-deck"> State of Washington requirements model for aggressive energy-code provisions </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The 2015 Washington State Energy Code includes a provision mandating decentralized ventilation for delivery of 100 percent outside air independent of heating and cooling systems. This article provides an overview of the provision and an important exemption for high-efficiency VAV systems.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/specifications-high-efficiency-vav-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/specifications-high-efficiency-vav-systems#comments IAQ & Ventilation Fri, 09 Sep 2016 17:56:00 +0000 28691 at http://hpac.com Brazed-Plate Heat Exchangers in District Energy Systems http://hpac.com/heating/brazed-plate-heat-exchangers-district-energy-systems <div class="field-byline"> By PÄR BJÖRKMAN, SWEP International AB, Landskrona, Sweden </div> <div class="field-deck"> Optimizing heat transfer and life-cycle costs </div> <div class="node-body article-body">While the current installed base of district-energy systems in the United States relies on shell-and-tube and gasket-plate heat exchangers, an alternative technology is gaining in prominence: the brazed-plate heat exchanger.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/heating/brazed-plate-heat-exchangers-district-energy-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/heating/brazed-plate-heat-exchangers-district-energy-systems#comments Heating Fri, 09 Sep 2016 17:23:00 +0000 28681 at http://hpac.com College Lowers Operating Costs With High-Efficiency Heating, Hot Water http://hpac.com/heating/college-lowers-operating-costs-high-efficiency-heating-hot-water <div class="field-byline"> By AERCO INTERNATIONAL INC. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Hamilton upgrades systems in ice rink, dormitories </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Much like its namesake—Alexander Hamilton, the first U.S. Treasury secretary—Hamilton College has a keen eye for finances. When administrators set out to upgrade heating and hot-water systems, they sought a local company that manufactures products that deliver lower operating costs and bring a high return on investment.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/heating/college-lowers-operating-costs-high-efficiency-heating-hot-water" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/heating/college-lowers-operating-costs-high-efficiency-heating-hot-water#comments Heating Fri, 09 Sep 2016 15:53:00 +0000 28671 at http://hpac.com Tankless Wall-Hung Rack Systems, Water Heaters Save Space, Time, Energy, Labor http://hpac.com/heating/tankless-wall-hung-rack-systems-water-heaters-save-space-time-energy-labor <div class="field-byline"> By RINNAI AMERICA CORP. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Replace tank water heaters at quick-serve eateries </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Looking to maximize space in his Taco Bell restaurants, Bob Jenkins, owner of Charter Foods, visited Rinnai’s headquarters and assembly facility in Peachtree City, Ga., to learn more about tankless water-heating solutions.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/heating/tankless-wall-hung-rack-systems-water-heaters-save-space-time-energy-labor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/heating/tankless-wall-hung-rack-systems-water-heaters-save-space-time-energy-labor#comments Heating Fri, 09 Sep 2016 14:23:00 +0000 28651 at http://hpac.com Preventative Maintenance Strategy for Building Operations – a Better Approach http://hpac.com/whitepapers/preventative-maintenance-strategy-building-operations-better-approach <div class="field-byline"> Content Sponsored by Schneider Electric </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Maintenance costs account for almost as large a percentage of a facility&rsquo;s operating budget as energy expenses. But usually this money is spent inefficiently with a reactive &ldquo;wait till it breaks&rdquo; approach. This white paper shows how a proactive, predictive maintenance approach coupled with analytics can reduce a building&rsquo;s maintenance and energy costs by up to 20%. The pros and cons of different approaches to maintenance are discussed, as well as practical guidance on deciding whether to develop a smart services plan in-house or outsource it.</p></div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/whitepapers/preventative-maintenance-strategy-building-operations-better-approach" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/whitepapers/preventative-maintenance-strategy-building-operations-better-approach#comments Whitepapers Thu, 08 Sep 2016 16:56:00 +0000 28641 at http://hpac.com Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Coal-to-Natural-Gas Boiler Conversion http://hpac.com/heating/wright-patterson-air-force-base-coal-natural-gas-boiler-conversion <div class="field-byline"> By DAVE MERCER, PE, RMF Engineering, Columbus, Ohio </div> <div class="field-deck"> Mission to reduce greenhouse gases accomplished </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In 2012, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base faced the daunting task of bringing two of its central heating plants into compliance with the new MACT emission limits for boilers established by the U.S. EPA.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/heating/wright-patterson-air-force-base-coal-natural-gas-boiler-conversion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/heating/wright-patterson-air-force-base-coal-natural-gas-boiler-conversion#comments Heating Gold Wed, 07 Sep 2016 04:57:00 +0000 28631 at http://hpac.com Jupiterimages/PHOTOS.com>> September 2016 http://hpac.com/hpac-engineering/2016-09-07 <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/september-2016-digital-edition#1" style="font-size: 17px; font-weight: bold;" target="_blank" title="HPAC Engineering September 2016 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="/heating/wright-patterson-air-force-base-coal-natural-gas-boiler-conversion">Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Coal-to-Natural-Gas Boiler Conversion</a> <a href="/iaq-ventilation/fan-selections-and-their-energy-impacts-part-1-2">Fan Selections and Their Energy Impacts, Part 1 of 2</a> <a href="/iaq-ventilation/specifications-high-efficiency-vav-systems">Specifications for High-Efficiency VAV Systems</a> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> </fieldset> Wed, 07 Sep 2016 04:00:00 +0000 28701 at http://hpac.com Danfoss Hires Development Manager for North America Heating Business http://hpac.com/heating/danfoss-hires-development-manager-north-america-heating-business <div class="node-body article-body">Danfoss recently appointed Jeffrey Flannery business-development manager for its Heating business in North America.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/heating/danfoss-hires-development-manager-north-america-heating-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/heating/danfoss-hires-development-manager-north-america-heating-business#comments Heating Tue, 06 Sep 2016 03:56:00 +0000 28621 at http://hpac.com Emerson Survey: Companies Investing More in Edge-Computing Spaces http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/emerson-survey-companies-investing-more-edge-computing-spaces <div class="field-deck"> Top concerns in edge spaces are cooling capacity, service and maintenance, and monitoring </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Emerson Network Power recently released results of a survey showing information-technology and data-center managers in North America are becoming more focused on how they manage remote network closets and server rooms used in edge computing.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/emerson-survey-companies-investing-more-edge-computing-spaces" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/emerson-survey-companies-investing-more-edge-computing-spaces#comments Air Conditioning Tue, 06 Sep 2016 02:42:00 +0000 28611 at http://hpac.com