HPAC Engineering http://hpac.com/rss.xml en Quarterly GDP Growth Slowest in Two Years http://hpac.com/around-web/quarterly-gdp-growth-slowest-two-years <div class="field-byline"> Associated Builders and Contractors </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Real gross domestic product expanded only 0.5 percent during 2016's first quarter.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/around-web/quarterly-gdp-growth-slowest-two-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/around-web/quarterly-gdp-growth-slowest-two-years#comments Around the Web Thu, 28 Apr 2016 19:05:00 +0000 23671 at http://hpac.com NEBB Donates $10,000 to ASHRAE Research http://hpac.com/industry-event-news/nebb-donates-10000-ashrae-research <div class="node-body article-body">The National Environmental Balancing Bureau (NEBB) donated $10,000 to ASHRAE research at the 2016 NEBB Annual Conference.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/industry-event-news/nebb-donates-10000-ashrae-research" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/industry-event-news/nebb-donates-10000-ashrae-research#comments Industry Event News Thu, 28 Apr 2016 16:41:00 +0000 23641 at http://hpac.com <p>NEBB President Jean-Paul Leblanc presenting the donation to James Vallort, ASHRAE Vice President.</p> Emerson Celebrates Grand Opening of New Innovation Center http://hpac.com/training/emerson-celebrates-grand-opening-new-innovation-center <div class="node-body article-body">Emerson celebrated the grand opening of The Helix Innovation Center on the University of Dayton campus.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/training/emerson-celebrates-grand-opening-new-innovation-center" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/training/emerson-celebrates-grand-opening-new-innovation-center#comments Air Conditioning Training Heating Thu, 28 Apr 2016 13:47:00 +0000 23631 at http://hpac.com GALLERY: Vintage HVAC Advertisements, 1941 http://hpac.com/galleries/gallery-vintage-hvac-advertisements-1941 <div class="field-byline"> By ASHLEY M. DOLES </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In 1941, print advertising focused intensely on patriotism and American support, using robust war imagery and pro-American messages. This article contains a selection of advertisements that appeared in HPAC Engineering in 1941.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/galleries/gallery-vintage-hvac-advertisements-1941" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/galleries/gallery-vintage-hvac-advertisements-1941#comments Galleries Building Controls Heating Humidity Control IAQ & Ventilation Motors / Drives Piping / Pumping Wed, 27 Apr 2016 14:45:00 +0000 23601 at http://hpac.com GALLERY: Most Popular HPAC Engineering Humidity-Control Content http://hpac.com/humidity-control/gallery-most-popular-hpac-engineering-humidity-control-content <div class="node-body gallery-body">Looking to broaden and deepen your knowledge about humidity control? Here is your guide to HPAC Engineering's most-viewed humidification- and dehumidification-related content.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/humidity-control/gallery-most-popular-hpac-engineering-humidity-control-content" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/humidity-control/gallery-most-popular-hpac-engineering-humidity-control-content#comments Galleries Humidity Control Gold Wed, 27 Apr 2016 04:54:00 +0000 23511 at http://hpac.com Sky Imaging - A Competition for Storage in Solar-Diesel-Hybrid Applications? http://hpac.com/whitepapers/sky-imaging-competition-storage-solar-diesel-hybrid-applications <div class="field-deck"> An improved forecasting of weather changes will have consequences for the optimal specification and operation of renewable energy microgrids </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This whitepaper from SteadySun discusses the advantages of solar/diesel hybrid applications. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/whitepapers/sky-imaging-competition-storage-solar-diesel-hybrid-applications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/whitepapers/sky-imaging-competition-storage-solar-diesel-hybrid-applications#comments Whitepapers Silver Tue, 26 Apr 2016 18:41:00 +0000 23611 at http://hpac.com 7-Eleven: Committed to Green Building and Veterans http://hpac.com/blog/7-eleven-committed-green-building-and-veterans <div class="node-body blog-body">Our firm recently assisted in the Green Globes certification of a 7-Eleven convenience store in Miami. The new-construction project has the distinction of being not only the first 7-Eleven store in the world to achieve Green Globes certification, but a franchise awarded to a U.S. military veteran under 7-Eleven’s Operation: Take Command program.</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/7-eleven-committed-green-building-and-veterans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/7-eleven-committed-green-building-and-veterans#comments Archive Clark&#039;s Remarks Tue, 26 Apr 2016 01:29:00 +0000 23551 at http://hpac.com USGBC and GSNN Announce 2016 Best of Green Schools Honorees http://hpac.com/archive/usgbc-and-gsnn-announce-2016-best-green-schools-honorees <div class="node-body article-body">The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council, in collaboration with the Green Schools National Network, recently announced the 2016 Best of Green School award recipients.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/usgbc-and-gsnn-announce-2016-best-green-schools-honorees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/usgbc-and-gsnn-announce-2016-best-green-schools-honorees#comments Archive Sun, 24 Apr 2016 04:59:00 +0000 23481 at http://hpac.com Ivary 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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></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 Thu, 21 Apr 2016 12:31:00 +0000 12391 at http://hpac.com California’s Advanced-Energy Workforce Tops Half a Million, Up 18% http://hpac.com/archive/california-s-advanced-energy-workforce-tops-half-million-18 <div class="node-body article-body">Employment in California’s advanced-energy industry grew 18 percent—six times the rate of statewide employment growth—last year, a new report by the Advanced Energy Economy Institute says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/california-s-advanced-energy-workforce-tops-half-million-18" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/california-s-advanced-energy-workforce-tops-half-million-18#comments Archive Thu, 21 Apr 2016 04:24:00 +0000 23361 at http://hpac.com Rawpixel Ltd/iStock Changes to 189.1 Green-Building Standard Open for Public Comment http://hpac.com/archive/changes-1891-green-building-standard-open-public-comment <div class="node-body article-body">Nine proposed addenda to ASHRAE/IES/USGBC/ICC Standard 189.1, Standard for the Design of High Performance Green Buildings, are open for public review.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/changes-1891-green-building-standard-open-public-comment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/changes-1891-green-building-standard-open-public-comment#comments Archive Wed, 20 Apr 2016 17:57:00 +0000 23341 at http://hpac.com Volunteers Sought for AMCA Air-Curtain-Unit Technical Committee http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/volunteers-sought-amca-air-curtain-unit-technical-committee <div class="node-body article-body">Air Movement and Control Association International is seeking volunteers to serve on the technical committee for the revision of AMCA Standard 220, Laboratory Methods of Testing Air Curtain Units for Aerodynamic Performance Ratings.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/volunteers-sought-amca-air-curtain-unit-technical-committee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/volunteers-sought-amca-air-curtain-unit-technical-committee#comments IAQ & Ventilation Tue, 19 Apr 2016 20:14:00 +0000 23301 at http://hpac.com Proposed Energy Guideline for Historic Buildings Open for Comment http://hpac.com/archive/proposed-energy-guideline-historic-buildings-open-comment <div class="node-body article-body">A proposed guideline concerning energy-efficiency and energy-conservation improvements for historic structures is open for a second public review until May 2.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/proposed-energy-guideline-historic-buildings-open-comment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/proposed-energy-guideline-historic-buildings-open-comment#comments Archive Tue, 19 Apr 2016 18:47:00 +0000 23291 at http://hpac.com Trends in Data-Center Thermal Management http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/trends-data-center-thermal-management <div class="field-byline"> By JOHN PETER “JP” VALIULIS, Emerson Network Power, Westerville, Ohio </div> <div class="field-deck"> Keys to superior performance, increased efficiency, and happier customers </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In data-center thermal management, five trends are dominating discussions and driving decisions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/trends-data-center-thermal-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/trends-data-center-thermal-management#comments Air Conditioning Fri, 15 Apr 2016 19:23:00 +0000 23201 at http://hpac.com Ralwel/iStock Yaskawa America Inc. Promotes Knapek to CEO http://hpac.com/motors-drives/yaskawa-america-inc-promotes-knapek-ceo <div class="node-body article-body">Yaskawa America Inc. today announced the promotion of Mike Knapek, president and chief operating officer of the Drives & Motion Division, to the position of chief executive officer.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/motors-drives/yaskawa-america-inc-promotes-knapek-ceo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/motors-drives/yaskawa-america-inc-promotes-knapek-ceo#comments Motors / Drives Fri, 15 Apr 2016 18:35:00 +0000 23191 at http://hpac.com Free Conference on Sustainable Buildings April 27 and 28 http://hpac.com/training/free-conference-sustainable-buildings-april-27-and-28 <div class="node-body article-body">The 2016 Sustainable Buildings Conference, a free event, will be held April 27 and 28 at the IAQ Learning Institute in Clearwater, Fla.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/training/free-conference-sustainable-buildings-april-27-and-28" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/training/free-conference-sustainable-buildings-april-27-and-28#comments Training Industry Event News Fri, 15 Apr 2016 16:39:00 +0000 23171 at http://hpac.com GALLERY: Most Popular HPAC Engineering Piping and Pump Content http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/gallery-most-popular-hpac-engineering-piping-and-pump-content <div class="node-body gallery-body">Looking to broaden and deepen your knowledge about piping and pumping? Here is your guide to HPAC Engineering's most-viewed piping- and pump-related content.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/gallery-most-popular-hpac-engineering-piping-and-pump-content" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/gallery-most-popular-hpac-engineering-piping-and-pump-content#comments Galleries Piping / Pumping Thu, 14 Apr 2016 01:06:00 +0000 23111 at http://hpac.com Droning on: More on Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems in Construction http://hpac.com/blog/droning-more-use-unmanned-aircraft-systems-construction <div class="node-body blog-body">In assisting clients with green-building certification, our firm often recommends pre- and post-construction photographic evidence. Because this evidence can be provided with drones, we have been closely following their use. The most recent development was a March 10 Senate hearing.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Content Goal </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/droning-more-use-unmanned-aircraft-systems-construction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/droning-more-use-unmanned-aircraft-systems-construction#comments Archive Clark&#039;s Remarks Tue, 12 Apr 2016 14:25:00 +0000 23101 at http://hpac.com <p>abadonian/iStock</p> ASHRAE Celebrates New Faces of Engineering http://hpac.com/training/ashrae-celebrates-new-faces-engineering <div class="node-body article-body">Two ASHRAE members are being recognized as part of a national effort to bring attention to the future generation of engineers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/training/ashrae-celebrates-new-faces-engineering" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/training/ashrae-celebrates-new-faces-engineering#comments Training Wed, 06 Apr 2016 15:08:00 +0000 23051 at http://hpac.com Thermal-Energy-Storage-Tank Addition at Chaffey College http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/thermal-energy-storage-tank-addition-chaffey-college <div class="field-byline"> By CAMERON GARNIER, PE, CEM, LEED AP; Southland Industries; Garden Grove, Calif. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Tank enables college to reduce utility demand premiums and purchase electricity when it is least costly </div> <div class="node-body article-body">To improve operational efficiency and boost cooling and heating capacity, Chaffey College commissioned an expansion of its central plant. Upgrades to the chilled-water system included the erection of a nearly 60-ft-tall, 47-ft-diameter, 8,000-ton-hour steel thermal-energy-storage tank.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/thermal-energy-storage-tank-addition-chaffey-college" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/thermal-energy-storage-tank-addition-chaffey-college#comments Air Conditioning Wed, 06 Apr 2016 14:00:00 +0000 23041 at http://hpac.com GALLERY: Vintage HVAC Advertisements, 1940 http://hpac.com/galleries/gallery-vintage-hvac-advertisements-1940 <div class="field-byline"> By ASHLEY M. DOLES </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As U.S. forces continued to rearm in preparation for turbulence overseas, the Great Depression eased its grip on the American people in 1940. People were working and earning more and, in turn, buying more goods. Advertising agencies increased spending, stressing patriotism and support for the country. Here is a selection of advertisements that appeared in HPAC Engineering in 1940.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/galleries/gallery-vintage-hvac-advertisements-1940" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/galleries/gallery-vintage-hvac-advertisements-1940#comments Galleries Building Controls Heating Humidity Control IAQ & Ventilation Motors / Drives Piping / Pumping Wed, 06 Apr 2016 04:02:00 +0000 22981 at http://hpac.com Unique Approach to High-Efficiency Laboratory-Exhaust Energy Recovery http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/unique-approach-high-efficiency-laboratory-exhaust-energy-recovery <div class="field-byline"> By CRAIG BUCK, PE, LEED AP; RMF Engineering; Baltimore, Md. </div> <div class="field-deck"> The addition of adiabatic/evaporative exhaust cooling to a laboratory run-around-coil heat-recovery system at the College of Charleston </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In laboratory facilities with large numbers of fume hoods and biosafety cabinets, meeting evermore stringent ventilation requirements can be challenging, especially in jurisdictions that do not permit the passage of hazardous containment air through high-efficiency total energy-recovery wheels. That was the case with the renovation of the Rita Hollings Science Center at the College of Charleston.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/unique-approach-high-efficiency-laboratory-exhaust-energy-recovery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/unique-approach-high-efficiency-laboratory-exhaust-energy-recovery#comments IAQ & Ventilation Tue, 05 Apr 2016 18:49:00 +0000 23011 at http://hpac.com gevende/iStock School’s Low Roof, Ceiling Clearances Necessitate Use of Rooftop Units http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/school-s-low-roof-ceiling-clearances-necessitate-use-rooftop-units <div class="field-byline"> By DAIKIN APPLIED </div> <div class="field-deck"> Exterior wall-mounted unit ventilators replaced </div> <div class="node-body article-body">At Achilles Elementary School, classrooms in the original 1960s-built section of the building were in need of upgrades, including replacement of HVAC equipment. Low clearances between the roof and ceilings necessitated rooftop units to replace exterior wall-mounted unit ventilators. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/school-s-low-roof-ceiling-clearances-necessitate-use-rooftop-units" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/school-s-low-roof-ceiling-clearances-necessitate-use-rooftop-units#comments Air Conditioning Heating IAQ & Ventilation Tue, 05 Apr 2016 17:32:00 +0000 23001 at http://hpac.com UVC KOs Viruses and Bacteria, Prevents Disease Spread for College http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/uvc-kos-viruses-and-bacteria-prevents-disease-spread-college <div class="field-byline"> By UV RESOURCES </div> <div class="field-deck"> Wall-mounted units kill virtually all infectious agents </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As winter approaches each year, the threat of cold and flu lingers in the back of everyone’s mind. Nowhere is this truer than schools and universities, where students, faculty, and staff members—and their germs—congregate.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/uvc-kos-viruses-and-bacteria-prevents-disease-spread-college" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/uvc-kos-viruses-and-bacteria-prevents-disease-spread-college#comments IAQ & Ventilation Tue, 05 Apr 2016 14:45:00 +0000 22971 at http://hpac.com School Integrates DDC for VRF to Improve Control, Energy Management http://hpac.com/building-controls/school-integrates-ddc-vrf-improve-control-energy-management <div class="field-byline"> By ALERTON </div> <div class="field-deck"> Units have built-in temperature, humidity sensors </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When York County School Division renovated Magruder Elementary School, it chose to install variable refrigerant flow (VRF) for heating and cooling. The wall controllers supplied by the VRF manufacturer, however, lacked dual set points, night setback, and consistent interoperability across competing systems, restricting the school division’s ability to manage energy use.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/building-controls/school-integrates-ddc-vrf-improve-control-energy-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/building-controls/school-integrates-ddc-vrf-improve-control-energy-management#comments Air Conditioning Building Controls Heating Mon, 04 Apr 2016 18:47:00 +0000 22931 at http://hpac.com Riptide Smart Building Solution for Small and Medium-Size Businesses http://hpac.com/new-products/riptide-smart-building-solution-small-and-medium-size-businesses <div class="node-body article-body">Focused on the retail and retail-food markets, Smart Building makes the benefits of automation accessible to owners of small to medium-size businesses.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/new-products/riptide-smart-building-solution-small-and-medium-size-businesses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/new-products/riptide-smart-building-solution-small-and-medium-size-businesses#comments New Products Products Building Controls Mon, 04 Apr 2016 18:08:00 +0000 22921 at http://hpac.com ONICON F-4400 Portable Clamp-on Ultrasonic Flow Meter http://hpac.com/new-products/onicon-f-4400-portable-clamp-ultrasonic-flow-meter <div class="node-body article-body">F-4400 is a battery-operated portable meter utilizing clamp-on transducers that measures flow through pipe walls.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/new-products/onicon-f-4400-portable-clamp-ultrasonic-flow-meter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/new-products/onicon-f-4400-portable-clamp-ultrasonic-flow-meter#comments New Products Products Piping / Pumping Mon, 04 Apr 2016 17:42:00 +0000 22911 at http://hpac.com NexRev DrivePak Variable-Frequency-Drive (VFD) Upgrade http://hpac.com/new-products/nexrev-drivepak-variable-frequency-drive-vfd-upgrade <div class="node-body article-body">DrivePak is a variable-frequency-drive (VFD) upgrade that increases the energy efficiency of packaged rooftop HVAC equipment.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/new-products/nexrev-drivepak-variable-frequency-drive-vfd-upgrade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/new-products/nexrev-drivepak-variable-frequency-drive-vfd-upgrade#comments New Products Products Motors / Drives Mon, 04 Apr 2016 17:08:00 +0000 22891 at http://hpac.com Nailor EZvav Digital Controls for Terminal Units http://hpac.com/new-products/nailor-ezvav-digital-controls-terminal-units <div class="node-body article-body">EZvav digital controls bring simplicity to the variable-air-volume (VAV) terminal-unit market.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/new-products/nailor-ezvav-digital-controls-terminal-units" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/new-products/nailor-ezvav-digital-controls-terminal-units#comments Air Conditioning New Products Products Building Controls Heating IAQ & Ventilation Mon, 04 Apr 2016 15:55:00 +0000 22881 at http://hpac.com Engineered Comfort 41V Vertical Floor-Mount (Sill) Fan-Coil Units http://hpac.com/new-products/engineered-comfort-41v-vertical-floor-mount-sill-fan-coil-units <div class="node-body article-body">The 41V Series vertical floor-mount (sill) fan-coil unit is available in concealed and exposed-chassis designs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/new-products/engineered-comfort-41v-vertical-floor-mount-sill-fan-coil-units" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/new-products/engineered-comfort-41v-vertical-floor-mount-sill-fan-coil-units#comments Air Conditioning New Products Products Heating Mon, 04 Apr 2016 15:28:00 +0000 22871 at http://hpac.com