HPAC Engineering http://hpac.com/rss.xml en Isometric 3-D Renderings, Installation-Ready Couplings Save Labor http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/isometric-3-d-renderings-installation-ready-couplings-save-labor <div class="field-byline"> By VICTAULIC </div> <div class="field-deck"> Used in renovation of Fort Leavenworth building </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In operation for more than 180 years, Fort Leavenworth in Leavenworth, Kan., is the oldest active U.S. Army post west of Washington, D.C. As part of campuswide renovations, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers planned major changes to Building 120, which houses the Combined Arms Research Library, high-tech classrooms, a conference center, and an auditorium.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/isometric-3-d-renderings-installation-ready-couplings-save-labor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/isometric-3-d-renderings-installation-ready-couplings-save-labor#comments Piping / Pumping Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:16:00 +0000 13551 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 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:24:00 +0000 12391 at http://hpac.com Viessmann 2014 Fall Open-House Event Set http://hpac.com/heating/viessmann-2014-fall-open-house-event-set <div class="node-body article-body">Heating-products-and-solutions provider Viessmann Manufacturing Co. will host its annual fall open-house event for trade professionals Sept. 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at its facility in Warwick, R.I.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/heating/viessmann-2014-fall-open-house-event-set" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/heating/viessmann-2014-fall-open-house-event-set#comments Heating Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:00:00 +0000 13541 at http://hpac.com ASHRAE Introduces New Strategic Plan http://hpac.com/archive/ashrae-introduces-new-strategic-plan <div class="node-body article-body">Connect, educate, extend, and adapt are the four goals of ASHRAE’s newly adopted strategic plan, introduced during the organization’s 2014 Annual Conference, held June 28 to July 2 in Seattle.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/ashrae-introduces-new-strategic-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/ashrae-introduces-new-strategic-plan#comments Archive Wed, 23 Jul 2014 03:24:00 +0000 13531 at http://hpac.com Cleaver-Brooks Acquires Two Boiler Companies http://hpac.com/heating/cleaver-brooks-acquires-two-boiler-companies <div class="node-body article-body">Cleaver-Brooks, Thomasville, Ga.-based provider of boiler-room products and systems, recently announced the acquisition of two Texas-based boiler sales and service companies: Holman Boiler Works Inc. and Affiliated Power Services. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/heating/cleaver-brooks-acquires-two-boiler-companies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/heating/cleaver-brooks-acquires-two-boiler-companies#comments Heating Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:15:00 +0000 13521 at http://hpac.com Recognizing HVAC Engineering Heroes. Who's Yours? http://hpac.com/blog/recognizing-hvac-engineering-heroes-whos-yours <div class="node-body blog-body">Recently, IEEE Spectrum published an article titled “Where Are Today’s Engineering Heroes?” The author’s premise is that, in a hero-worshipping society, professional modesty gets you nowhere.</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/recognizing-hvac-engineering-heroes-whos-yours" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/recognizing-hvac-engineering-heroes-whos-yours#comments Air Conditioning Heating IAQ & Ventilation Clark&#039;s Remarks Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:41:00 +0000 13511 at http://hpac.com <p>stokkete/iStock/thinkstock</p> USGBC Launches Real-Time International Green-Building Data Resource http://hpac.com/archive/usgbc-launches-real-time-international-green-building-data-resource <div class="node-body article-body">Following the April launch of an online resource providing LEED green-building data in real time for each state and Washington, D.C., the U.S. Green Building Council recently announced an expansion of the resource to the more than 150 countries with LEED projects under way.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/usgbc-launches-real-time-international-green-building-data-resource" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/usgbc-launches-real-time-international-green-building-data-resource#comments Archive Thu, 17 Jul 2014 01:05:00 +0000 13501 at http://hpac.com Energy Dept. Invests $14 Million in Building-Efficiency Technologies http://hpac.com/archive/energy-dept-invests-14-million-building-efficiency-technologies <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced $14 million in funding for 15 research and development projects intended to dramatically reduce energy consumption in commercial and residential buildings.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/energy-dept-invests-14-million-building-efficiency-technologies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/energy-dept-invests-14-million-building-efficiency-technologies#comments Air Conditioning Heating IAQ & Ventilation Archive Wed, 16 Jul 2014 19:15:00 +0000 13491 at http://hpac.com GALLERY: Most Popular HPAC Engineering IAQ & Ventilation Content http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/gallery-most-popular-hpac-engineering-iaq-ventilation-content <div class="node-body gallery-body">Looking to broaden your knowledge about nonresidential-building indoor-air quality (IAQ) and ventilation? Here is your guide to HPAC Engineering's most-viewed IAQ- and ventilation-related content.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/gallery-most-popular-hpac-engineering-iaq-ventilation-content" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/gallery-most-popular-hpac-engineering-iaq-ventilation-content#comments Galleries IAQ & Ventilation Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:32:00 +0000 13451 at http://hpac.com Addendum to ASHRAE Guideline on Specifying BAS Open for Public Review http://hpac.com/building-controls/addendum-ashrae-guideline-specifying-bas-open-public-review <div class="node-body article-body">An addendum to ASHRAE’s newly published Guideline 13-2014, Specifying Building Automation Systems, is open for an advisory public review until July 21.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/building-controls/addendum-ashrae-guideline-specifying-bas-open-public-review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/building-controls/addendum-ashrae-guideline-specifying-bas-open-public-review#comments Building Controls Mon, 14 Jul 2014 02:00:00 +0000 13481 at http://hpac.com ASHRAE Guideline on Specifying Building Automation Systems Published http://hpac.com/building-controls/ashrae-guideline-specifying-building-automation-systems-published <div class="node-body article-body">ASHRAE recently announced the publication of ASHRAE Guideline 13-2014, Specifying Building Automation Systems.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/building-controls/ashrae-guideline-specifying-building-automation-systems-published" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/building-controls/ashrae-guideline-specifying-building-automation-systems-published#comments Building Controls Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:17:00 +0000 13471 at http://hpac.com Refrigeration Focus of 2014 ASHRAE Handbook http://hpac.com/archive/refrigeration-focus-2014-ashrae-handbook <div class="node-body article-body">The 2014 ASHRAE Handbook, which covers refrigeration equipment and systems for applications other than human comfort, is available for purchase.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/refrigeration-focus-2014-ashrae-handbook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/refrigeration-focus-2014-ashrae-handbook#comments Archive Sun, 13 Jul 2014 03:25:00 +0000 13461 at http://hpac.com July 2014 http://hpac.com/hpac-engineering/2014-07-09 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"></div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>July 2014 issue of <em>HPAC Engineering</em></p> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> <div class="field-mag-teaser"> <a href="/iaq-ventilation/hpac-engineering-design-awards-2014">HPAC Engineering Design Awards 2014 </a> <a href="/iaq-amp-ventilation/ventilation-and-moisture-monitoring">Ventilation and Moisture Monitoring</a> <a href="/fire-smoke/motorized-fire-and-smoke-dampers">Motorized Fire and Smoke Dampers</a> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> </fieldset> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 13441 at http://hpac.com ASHRAE Installs Officers, Directors for 2014-15 http://hpac.com/archive/ashrae-installs-officers-directors-2014-15 <div class="node-body article-body">ASHRAE installed officers and directors during its 2014 Annual Conference, held June 28 to July 2 in Seattle.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/ashrae-installs-officers-directors-2014-15" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/ashrae-installs-officers-directors-2014-15#comments Archive Wed, 09 Jul 2014 02:55:00 +0000 13431 at http://hpac.com Fracking, Thermal-Energy Storage, Sea-Level Rise, Legionella Revisited http://hpac.com/blog/fracking-thermal-energy-storage-sea-level-rise-legionella-revisited <div class="node-body blog-body">Just over a year ago, “Clark’s Remarks” premiered on this Website. To commemorate, I thought it would be fun to look back at the past year’s topics and see if there have been any new developments. Not surprisingly, there have been.</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/fracking-thermal-energy-storage-sea-level-rise-legionella-revisited" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/fracking-thermal-energy-storage-sea-level-rise-legionella-revisited#comments Archive Clark&#039;s Remarks Tue, 08 Jul 2014 13:52:00 +0000 13421 at http://hpac.com ABB Facility Incorporates BACnet in Renovation-Expansion Project http://hpac.com/building-controls/abb-facility-incorporates-bacnet-renovation-expansion-project <div class="field-byline"> by the HPAC Engineering Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The 147,000 square-foot New Berlin, WI manufacturing facility of BACnet International Silver Member ABB underwent a major renovation and expansion in the spring of 2014.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/building-controls/abb-facility-incorporates-bacnet-renovation-expansion-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/building-controls/abb-facility-incorporates-bacnet-renovation-expansion-project#comments Building Controls Mon, 07 Jul 2014 18:31:00 +0000 13401 at http://hpac.com Evaluating Power-Demand Reduction With VFD-Controlled Systems http://hpac.com/motors-drives/evaluating-power-demand-reduction-vfd-controlled-systems <div class="field-byline"> By ALEXANDER L. BURD, PhD, PE, and GALINA S. BURD, MS; Advanced Research Technology; Suffield, Conn. </div> <div class="field-deck"> The impact of relative dynamic-pressure losses and other factors on overall power demand and energy savings </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The pattern of pressure drop through a system during off-design conditions is critical for centrifugal-pump and fan applications and even more so for systems employing variable-frequency-drive control. Typically, the assumption that, based on the affinity laws, relative electrical-power demand is changed following the variation of relative flow rate, which is raised to the power of 3, is made. However, this assumption is correct only when overall system relative pressure differential changes in direct proportion to relative flow rate, which is elevated to the power of 2.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/motors-drives/evaluating-power-demand-reduction-vfd-controlled-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/motors-drives/evaluating-power-demand-reduction-vfd-controlled-systems#comments Motors / Drives Mon, 07 Jul 2014 18:15:00 +0000 13351 at http://hpac.com Commercial HVAC Building Management Hits the Cloud http://hpac.com/building-controls/commercial-hvac-building-management-hits-cloud <div class="field-byline"> from the HPAC Engineeering staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A company called Green Metric goes Maverick when it comes to HVAC controls. By blending information technologies and HVAC controls, they put building management into the clouds</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/building-controls/commercial-hvac-building-management-hits-cloud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/building-controls/commercial-hvac-building-management-hits-cloud#comments Building Controls Mon, 07 Jul 2014 17:40:00 +0000 13391 at http://hpac.com <p><span class="body" id="u2875">Green Metric has partnered with MAMAC SYSTEMS, an industry-leading global manufacturer of sensors, transducers, control peripherals and web browser-based IP appliances. Green Metric has industry experts in the IT field who has created a solution to extend the capabilities of the Maverick Appliance product line to the cloud.</span></p> Smart HVAC Controls Market Analysis and Forecast http://hpac.com/building-controls/smart-hvac-controls-market-analysis-and-forecast <div class="field-byline"> from PRNewswire </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This analysis and forecast of HVAC smart controls is for the years 2014 -2020. It is broken down by product type, components, application, and operations/geography.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/building-controls/smart-hvac-controls-market-analysis-and-forecast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/building-controls/smart-hvac-controls-market-analysis-and-forecast#comments Building Controls Mon, 07 Jul 2014 15:36:00 +0000 13371 at http://hpac.com BACnet Implementation Transforms Architectural Facility Into LEED Silver http://hpac.com/building-controls/bacnet-implementation-transforms-architectural-facility-leed-silver <div class="field-byline"> From PRWeb.com Newswire </div> <div class="node-body article-body">From a bowling alley to an architectural firm - the mechanical system and building design in an unoccupied building is transformed into modern office space that is both sustainable, a LEED-Silver candidate. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/building-controls/bacnet-implementation-transforms-architectural-facility-leed-silver" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/building-controls/bacnet-implementation-transforms-architectural-facility-leed-silver#comments Building Controls Mon, 07 Jul 2014 15:04:00 +0000 13361 at http://hpac.com <p>This project transformed the former Red Deer Bowladrom into a sustainable, LEED&reg; Silver targeted facility, housing Berry Architecture + Associates and Downey Roth Hrywkiw Fidek Chartered Accountants. The building&rsquo;s water usage is tracked and logged, and the facility reduces water usage by collecting rainwater for toilets. Natural gas usage is also reduced through the installation of solar panels on the roof.</p> New HVACR Products, July 2014 http://hpac.com/galleries/new-hvacr-products-july-2014 <div class="field-byline"> Compiled and edited by Connie Conklin </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">This month our product selection includes direct-drive utility fans, geothermal heat pumps, concentric and specialty diffusers, and variable-speed circulators. Check the manufacturers' website for more information!</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/galleries/new-hvacr-products-july-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/galleries/new-hvacr-products-july-2014#comments Galleries Heating IAQ & Ventilation Piping / Pumping Wed, 02 Jul 2014 18:32:00 +0000 13341 at http://hpac.com Editorial Highlights http://hpac.com/editorial-highlights <div class="node-body page-body"><h3> <strong>August Issue</strong></h3> <p><span style="color: #900; font-weight: bold; font-size: 14px;">Motors and Drives:</span><br /> <span style="font-style: italic; font-weight: bold;">Evaluating Power-Demand Reduction With VFD-Controlled Systems</span></p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/editorial-highlights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 17:17:32 +0000 13331 at http://hpac.com Motorized Fire and Smoke Dampers http://hpac.com/fire-smoke/motorized-fire-and-smoke-dampers <div class="field-byline"> By MICHAEL J. BULZOMI, LEED Green Associate, Nailor Industries Inc., Houston, Texas </div> <div class="field-deck"> Switching from fusible-link dampers can save first, testing, and maintenance costs </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The reliability and effectiveness of sprinklers often is used to justify the removal of requirements for fire and smoke dampers from model building codes. However, there is ample evidence smoke is the major killer in building fires and that it causes injury, sickness, and property damage.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/fire-smoke/motorized-fire-and-smoke-dampers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/fire-smoke/motorized-fire-and-smoke-dampers#comments Fire / Smoke Silver Wed, 02 Jul 2014 14:37:00 +0000 13321 at http://hpac.com ASHRAE and IES Publish User’s Manual for Standard 90.1 http://hpac.com/archive/ashrae-and-ies-publish-user-s-manual-standard-901 <div class="node-body article-body">ASHRAE recently announced the publication of a user’s manual for ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2013, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/ashrae-and-ies-publish-user-s-manual-standard-901" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/ashrae-and-ies-publish-user-s-manual-standard-901#comments Archive Tue, 01 Jul 2014 20:06:00 +0000 13311 at http://hpac.com HPAC Engineering Design Awards 2014 http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/hpac-engineering-design-awards-2014 <div class="field-deck"> Multiuse School Building Demands Multidisciplinary Approach </div> <div class="node-body article-body">For the Federal Way Public Schools Support Service Center in Federal Way, Wash., Bellevue, Wash.-based mechanical and electrical engineering firm Wood Harbinger was faced with the task of incorporating a bus depot, maintenance shops, vehicle-fueling stations, offices, classrooms, and storage space into one highly energy-efficient facility.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/hpac-engineering-design-awards-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/hpac-engineering-design-awards-2014#comments Air Conditioning Heating IAQ & Ventilation Silver Tue, 01 Jul 2014 14:37:00 +0000 13301 at http://hpac.com <p>The Federal Way Public Schools Support Service Center.</p> Outstanding Achievements Recognized at 2014 ASHRAE Annual Conference http://hpac.com/archive/outstanding-achievements-recognized-2014-ashrae-annual-conference <div class="node-body article-body">Eighty-nine people were recognized for their contributions to ASHRAE and the built-environment industry during ASHRAE’s 2014 Annual Conference, being held June 28 to July 2 in Seattle.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/outstanding-achievements-recognized-2014-ashrae-annual-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/outstanding-achievements-recognized-2014-ashrae-annual-conference#comments Archive Mon, 30 Jun 2014 19:31:00 +0000 13291 at http://hpac.com Report Highlights 
Key Building-Industry Priorities http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/report-highlights-key-building-industry-priorities <div class="node-body article-body">Recommendations implementable in the near term that can serve as the basis for a national building policy are contained in the National Institute of Building Sciences Consultative Council’s recently released 2013 report, “Moving Forward: Findings and Recommendations From the Consultative Council.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/report-highlights-key-building-industry-priorities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/report-highlights-key-building-industry-priorities#comments Piping / Pumping Wed, 25 Jun 2014 03:32:00 +0000 13281 at http://hpac.com Meet the 2014 IBM Smarter Cities Challenge Recipients http://hpac.com/galleries/meet-2014-ibm-smarter-cities-challenge-recipients <div class="node-body gallery-body">In 2010, technology and consulting company IBM created the Smarter Cities Challenge, a competitive grant program intended to help cities address critical issues. For 2014, these 16 cities and regions were selected from more than 100 applicants from around the world.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/galleries/meet-2014-ibm-smarter-cities-challenge-recipients" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/galleries/meet-2014-ibm-smarter-cities-challenge-recipients#comments Galleries Wed, 25 Jun 2014 02:48:00 +0000 13271 at http://hpac.com Smart Cities: Bringing Together Technology, Government, and Society http://hpac.com/blog/smart-cities-bringing-together-technology-government-and-society <div class="node-body blog-body">If asked to name the city in North America that has more than 20 universities offering engineering and technology curricula, is home to more than 100 software companies and computer manufacturers (including such household names as Intel and Oracle), and graduates some 7,000 engineers a year, how would you answer?</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/smart-cities-bringing-together-technology-government-and-society" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/smart-cities-bringing-together-technology-government-and-society#comments Archive Clark&#039;s Remarks Tue, 24 Jun 2014 15:05:00 +0000 13261 at http://hpac.com <p>agencyby/istock/thinkstock</p> Green Building Council Names Top 10 Countries for LEED Outside U.S. http://hpac.com/archive/green-building-council-names-top-10-countries-leed-outside-us <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recently released its ranking of the top 10 countries for the USGBC’s LEED green-building certification system outside of the United States.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/green-building-council-names-top-10-countries-leed-outside-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/green-building-council-names-top-10-countries-leed-outside-us#comments Archive Wed, 18 Jun 2014 18:34:00 +0000 13251 at http://hpac.com