HPAC Engineering http://hpac.com/rss.xml en Danfoss Symposium Addresses Complexities in Commercial Refrigeration http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/danfoss-symposium-addresses-complexities-commercial-refrigeration <div class="field-byline"> Edited by SCOTT ARNOLD, Executive Editor, HPAC Engineering, scott.arnold@penton.com </div> <div class="node-body article-body">On Nov. 5, Danfoss held its 22nd EnVisioneering Symposium, “Refrigerants2Sustainability,” which focused on complex challenges reshaping the refrigeration landscape, including increased regulatory pressure, increasing energy costs, contractor training on new low-global-warming-potential systems that are flammable or mildly flammable, and consumer demands for sustainability.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/danfoss-symposium-addresses-complexities-commercial-refrigeration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/danfoss-symposium-addresses-complexities-commercial-refrigeration#comments Air Conditioning Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:16:00 +0000 14761 at http://hpac.com <p>Tim Anderson, principal engineer, display cases and micro-distributed systems, Hussmann Corp., explains how micro-distributed systems are a viable technology for lower-global-warming-potential refrigerants, featuring minimal leak potential and refrigerant charge, as well as lower direct emissions.</p> 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 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:14:00 +0000 12391 at http://hpac.com Energy Efficiency Key to Lower Carbon Emissions in A/C, Refrigeration http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/energy-efficiency-key-lower-carbon-emissions-ac-refrigeration <div class="field-byline"> By WILLIAM F. MCQUADE, PE, LEED AP, FASHRAE; Johnson Controls Inc. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A report on a recent White House roundtable discussion on the phasedown of high-global-warming-potential refrigerants used in air-conditioning and refrigeration systems.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/energy-efficiency-key-lower-carbon-emissions-ac-refrigeration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/energy-efficiency-key-lower-carbon-emissions-ac-refrigeration#comments Air Conditioning Tue, 25 Nov 2014 17:15:00 +0000 14751 at http://hpac.com BenGoode/iStock Thanksgiving With all the Fixin’s—and HVACR! http://hpac.com/blog/thanksgiving-all-fixin-s-and-hvacr <div class="node-body blog-body">We can be certain HVACR played no part in the first Thanksgiving. Today, of course, we would be hard-pressed to imagine Thanksgiving without it.</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/thanksgiving-all-fixin-s-and-hvacr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/thanksgiving-all-fixin-s-and-hvacr#comments Air Conditioning Heating IAQ & Ventilation Clark&#039;s Remarks Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:34:00 +0000 14741 at http://hpac.com <p>Credit: Fuse</p> Seven Tips for Winterizing Your Building Before it’s Too Late http://hpac.com/galleries/seven-tips-winterizing-your-building-it-s-too-late <div class="node-body gallery-body">“Winter is coming” isn’t just a quote fans of the HBO TV series Game of Thrones; it’s a cold, cold reality for building owners.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/galleries/seven-tips-winterizing-your-building-it-s-too-late" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/galleries/seven-tips-winterizing-your-building-it-s-too-late#comments Galleries Building Controls Piping / Pumping Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:55:00 +0000 14721 at http://hpac.com <p>With winter coming, it&#39;s time to make sure your building is ready for ice cold temperatures.</p> U.S. Green Building Council Extends LEED 2009 http://hpac.com/archive/us-green-building-council-extends-leed-2009 <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. Green Building Council recently extended the date to which users can register projects under LEED 2009.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/us-green-building-council-extends-leed-2009" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/us-green-building-council-extends-leed-2009#comments Archive Wed, 19 Nov 2014 20:31:00 +0000 14711 at http://hpac.com sunstock/iStock Green-Buildings Market Grows to $260 Billion http://hpac.com/archive/green-buildings-market-grows-260-billion <div class="node-body article-body">In 2013, construction of green buildings rose to 325 million sq m of new floor space, with growth driven by economic benefits, rather than environmental ones, Lux Research says in a new report.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/green-buildings-market-grows-260-billion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/green-buildings-market-grows-260-billion#comments Archive Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:06:00 +0000 14701 at http://hpac.com Study Quantifies Health Benefits of Reducing Greenhouse-Gas Emissions http://hpac.com/archive/study-quantifies-health-benefits-reducing-greenhouse-gas-emissions <div class="node-body article-body">Reducing greenhouse-gas emissions is good for not only the environment, but human health, a new study shows.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/study-quantifies-health-benefits-reducing-greenhouse-gas-emissions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/study-quantifies-health-benefits-reducing-greenhouse-gas-emissions#comments Archive Wed, 19 Nov 2014 04:41:00 +0000 14691 at http://hpac.com Janne Ahvo/iStock AMCA International Names Exec Committee, Board for 2014-2015 http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/amca-international-names-exec-committee-board-2014-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">Air Movement and Control Association (AMCA) International Inc. today announced its executive committee and board of directors for 2014-2015.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/amca-international-names-exec-committee-board-2014-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/amca-international-names-exec-committee-board-2014-2015#comments IAQ & Ventilation Tue, 18 Nov 2014 20:29:00 +0000 14681 at http://hpac.com The 2014 Green Building Standard is Now Available http://hpac.com/heating/2014-green-building-standard-now-available <div class="node-body article-body">There are now new requirements to further reduce energy and environmental impacts of buildings in the 2014 version of the green building standard from ASHRAE, the U.S. Green Building Council and the Illuminating Engineering Society.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/heating/2014-green-building-standard-now-available" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/heating/2014-green-building-standard-now-available#comments Air Conditioning Building Controls Heating Tue, 18 Nov 2014 18:04:00 +0000 14671 at http://hpac.com <p>There are now new requirements to further reduce energy and environmental impacts of buildings in the 2014 version of the green building standard from ASHRAE</p> Kevork Djansezian / Getty New HVACR Products, November 2014 http://hpac.com/galleries/new-hvacr-products-november-2014 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Featuring an adjustable louver, smart packaged and split-system products, a floor-mounted chilled beam, a flex venting system, a light-commercial boiler, and a thinline curtain fire damper.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/galleries/new-hvacr-products-november-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/galleries/new-hvacr-products-november-2014#comments Galleries Fri, 14 Nov 2014 17:59:00 +0000 14631 at http://hpac.com November 2014 http://hpac.com/hpac-engineering/2014-11-14 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"></div> <div class="field-desc"> <p><a href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/57edc029" style="font-size: 17px; font-weight: bold;" target="_blank" title="HPAC Engineering November 2014 digital edition">Click here for digital edition</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> <div class="field-mag-teaser"> <a href="/iaq-ventilation/health-care-associated-infection-control-reducing-airborne-pathogens">Health-Care-Associated-Infection Control: Reducing Airborne Pathogens</a> <a href="/building-controls/alternative-approach-writing-hvac-control-sequences">An Alternative Approach to Writing HVAC Control Sequences</a> <a href="/building-controls/integration-intel-determining-costs-and-roi-smart-building">Integration Intel: Determining the Costs and ROI of a Smart Building</a> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> </fieldset> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 05:00:00 +0000 14641 at http://hpac.com 7 Things We Learned From the World Energy Outlook 2014 Report http://hpac.com/galleries/7-things-we-learned-world-energy-outlook-2014-report <div class="node-body gallery-body">The International Energy Agency reported in its recent World Energy Outlook 2014 that there are also some great signs that renewable sources of energy are becoming an even greater strength moving into the future.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/galleries/7-things-we-learned-world-energy-outlook-2014-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/galleries/7-things-we-learned-world-energy-outlook-2014-report#comments Galleries Heating Thu, 13 Nov 2014 21:53:00 +0000 14621 at http://hpac.com <p>While there are still stresses on the energy industry, renewable resources are getting stronger.</p> Ebola Outbreak Puts Hospital Protocols Under the Microscope http://hpac.com/blog/ebola-outbreak-puts-hospital-protocols-under-microscope <div class="node-body blog-body">If you have picked up a newspaper, logged on to a news site, or turned on the evening news of late, you no doubt are aware of the recent epidemic of Ebola virus disease.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/scott-arnolds-blog">Scott Arnold&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/blog/ebola-outbreak-puts-hospital-protocols-under-microscope" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/ebola-outbreak-puts-hospital-protocols-under-microscope#comments Archive Scott Arnold&#039;s Blog Thu, 13 Nov 2014 18:14:00 +0000 14571 at http://hpac.com Health-Care-Associated-Infection Control: Reducing Airborne Pathogens http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/health-care-associated-infection-control-reducing-airborne-pathogens <div class="field-byline"> By FORREST FENCL, UV Resources, Santa Clarita, Calif. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In the United States, health-care-associated infections, also known as hospital-acquired infections and nosocomial infections, kill more people than AIDS, breast cancer, and automobile accidents combined.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/health-care-associated-infection-control-reducing-airborne-pathogens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/health-care-associated-infection-control-reducing-airborne-pathogens#comments IAQ & Ventilation Silver Thu, 13 Nov 2014 17:01:00 +0000 14591 at http://hpac.com <p>Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (DTKUTOO/iStock)</p> Refrigerant Additives http://hpac.com/blog/refrigerant-additives <div class="node-body blog-body">In 1995, the Federal Energy Management Program recommended the use of polarized refrigerant oil additives in HVACR equipment in all federal facilities. The following year came scientific studies showing negligible improvement.</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/refrigerant-additives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/refrigerant-additives#comments Air Conditioning Clark&#039;s Remarks Tue, 11 Nov 2014 18:52:00 +0000 14581 at http://hpac.com AERCO International Being Acquired by Watts Water Technologies http://hpac.com/heating/aerco-international-being-acquired-watts-water-technologies <div class="node-body article-body">AERCO International Inc., portfolio entity of The Riverside Company, today announced that they are being acquired by Watts Water Technologies Inc.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/heating/aerco-international-being-acquired-watts-water-technologies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/heating/aerco-international-being-acquired-watts-water-technologies#comments Heating Fri, 07 Nov 2014 22:34:00 +0000 14561 at http://hpac.com ASHRAE 2015 Winter Conference in Chicago Features New Technical Program http://hpac.com/ahr-expo/ashrae-2015-winter-conference-chicago-features-new-technical-program <div class="field-deck"> New Tracks Address Industry’s Big Needs </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With more than five new tracks, 100 sessions and 400 speakers, the Technical Program at ASHRAE’s 2015 Winter Conference will capitalize on the wide range of systems, equipment and applications in the Chicago area to present several relevant and timely programs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/ahr-expo/ashrae-2015-winter-conference-chicago-features-new-technical-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/ahr-expo/ashrae-2015-winter-conference-chicago-features-new-technical-program#comments AHR Expo Fri, 07 Nov 2014 21:20:00 +0000 14551 at http://hpac.com Grundfos Wants to Give HVAC Professionals Better Tools for Sustainability http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/grundfos-wants-give-hvac-professionals-better-tools-sustainability <div class="node-body article-body">Sustainability has been on the tip of every HVAC professional’s tongue in recent years, but how can you have true sustainability in a commercial or residential setting? The proper tools and technology will go long way toward helping.</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/piping-pumping/grundfos-wants-give-hvac-professionals-better-tools-sustainability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/grundfos-wants-give-hvac-professionals-better-tools-sustainability#comments Air Conditioning Building Controls Piping / Pumping Thu, 06 Nov 2014 20:58:00 +0000 14541 at http://hpac.com <div class="image-description"> Grundfos&#39; CEO Mads Nipper said his company wants to pioneer technology that helps customers and improves the planet.</div> <div class="image-description"> Grundfos&#39; CEO Mads Nipper said his company wants to pioneer technology that helps customers and improves the planet.</div> Trane Introduces Building-Controls Upgrade Program http://hpac.com/building-controls/trane-introduces-building-controls-upgrade-program <div class="node-body article-body">Trane, provider of indoor comfort solutions and services, recently introduced BAS R’newal, a program intended to help building owners update existing building control systems and gain access to new technologies that improve overall building performance and operating efficiency.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/building-controls/trane-introduces-building-controls-upgrade-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/building-controls/trane-introduces-building-controls-upgrade-program#comments Building Controls Thu, 06 Nov 2014 01:24:00 +0000 14531 at http://hpac.com LonWorks on Decline in HVAC Controls Industry? Not so Fast—Analyst http://hpac.com/building-controls/lonworks-decline-hvac-controls-industry-not-so-fast-analyst <div class="node-body article-body">Use of the LonWorks protocol in the HVAC controls industry is declining, but not as fast as commonly thought, Omar Talpur,
 security and building-technologies analyst for global information company IHS, says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/building-controls/lonworks-decline-hvac-controls-industry-not-so-fast-analyst" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/building-controls/lonworks-decline-hvac-controls-industry-not-so-fast-analyst#comments Building Controls Wed, 05 Nov 2014 20:10:00 +0000 14521 at http://hpac.com An Alternative Approach to Writing HVAC Control Sequences http://hpac.com/building-controls/alternative-approach-writing-hvac-control-sequences <div class="field-byline"> By RICK MEETRE, PE, CEM, CBCP; Tripleteq LLC; Greenbelt, Md. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Introducing the output-oriented/prioritized method </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Reading and correctly interpreting a control-system sequence of operation can be difficult. Misunderstandings are common and often result in poorly programmed systems. This article discusses an alternative method of writing HVAC control sequences, one resulting in narratives at once concise—often, less than half the word count—and precise, providing absolute clarity as to how a control system operates.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/building-controls/alternative-approach-writing-hvac-control-sequences" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/building-controls/alternative-approach-writing-hvac-control-sequences#comments Building Controls Silver Wed, 05 Nov 2014 17:51:00 +0000 14501 at http://hpac.com leszekglasner/iStock ASHRAE Student Design and Applied Engineering Winners Announced http://hpac.com/archive/ashrae-student-design-and-applied-engineering-winners-announced <div class="node-body article-body">ASHRAE recently announced the winners in its 2014 Student Design Competition and 2014 Applied Engineering Challenge.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/ashrae-student-design-and-applied-engineering-winners-announced" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/ashrae-student-design-and-applied-engineering-winners-announced#comments Archive Wed, 05 Nov 2014 01:53:00 +0000 14491 at http://hpac.com Affiliated Power Services and Holman Boiler Works to Merge http://hpac.com/heating/affiliated-power-services-and-holman-boiler-works-merge <div class="node-body article-body">Texas-based boiler companies Affiliated Power Services and Holman Boiler Works, acquired this year by Cleaver-Brooks, recently announced their business operations will merge and operate under the name of Cleaver-Brooks Sales and Service Inc. effective Dec. 1.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/heating/affiliated-power-services-and-holman-boiler-works-merge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/heating/affiliated-power-services-and-holman-boiler-works-merge#comments Heating Tue, 04 Nov 2014 20:42:00 +0000 14471 at http://hpac.com Report Forecasts Future of U.S. Demand-Response Market http://hpac.com/building-controls/report-forecasts-future-us-demand-response-market <div class="node-body article-body">Over the last three-plus decades, the evolution of demand response has been slow. That will change over the next 10 years, a new report from GTM Research says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/building-controls/report-forecasts-future-us-demand-response-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/building-controls/report-forecasts-future-us-demand-response-market#comments Building Controls Tue, 04 Nov 2014 19:15:00 +0000 14461 at http://hpac.com Integration Intel: Determining the Costs and ROI of a Smart Building http://hpac.com/building-controls/integration-intel-determining-costs-and-roi-smart-building <div class="field-byline"> By FRANK ROTELLO, InsideIQ Building Automation Alliance and Alpha Controls &amp; Services </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Today, integrated buildings are more than facilities with open systems operating HVAC equipment. They are “smart buildings,” facilities with sophisticated automation systems promising unparalleled levels of control and the potential to greatly reduce energy costs. How does an owner achieve these benefits and obtain a favorable return on investment?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/building-controls/integration-intel-determining-costs-and-roi-smart-building" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/building-controls/integration-intel-determining-costs-and-roi-smart-building#comments Building Controls Silver Mon, 03 Nov 2014 16:07:00 +0000 14451 at http://hpac.com leszekglasner/iStock NRDC: Security and Affordability of U.S. Energy Services Never Better http://hpac.com/archive/nrdc-security-and-affordability-us-energy-services-never-better <div class="node-body article-body">The United States is reducing its dependence on oil, slowing the growth of its electricity needs, and making energy services more affordable to all Americans, and smarter use of energy is the biggest reason why, a new report from the Natural Resources Defense Council reveals.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/nrdc-security-and-affordability-us-energy-services-never-better" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/nrdc-security-and-affordability-us-energy-services-never-better#comments Archive Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:40:00 +0000 14431 at http://hpac.com A Look Inside ‘The World's Greenest Hotel’ http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/look-inside-worlds-greenest-hotel <div class="node-body article-body">Recently, Candace Roulo, senior editor of HPAC Engineering sister publication CONTRACTOR, traveled to Europe as part of a media tour sponsored by pump manufacturer Grundfos. In Copenhagen, Denmark, the group visited Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers, named the world's greenest hotel 
by two organizations.</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/piping-pumping/look-inside-worlds-greenest-hotel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/look-inside-worlds-greenest-hotel#comments Piping / Pumping Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:45:00 +0000 14421 at http://hpac.com Communities Across Globe Take Part in USGBC Green Apple Day of Service http://hpac.com/archive/communities-across-globe-take-part-usgbc-green-apple-day-service <div class="node-body article-body">Hundreds of thousands of volunteers participated in 3,760 service projects at schools in all 50 states and in 42 countries around the world as part of the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council’s third annual Green Apple Day of Service.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/communities-across-globe-take-part-usgbc-green-apple-day-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/communities-across-globe-take-part-usgbc-green-apple-day-service#comments Archive Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19:11:00 +0000 14411 at http://hpac.com Emerson Climate Technologies Breaks Ground for HVACR Innovation Center http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/emerson-climate-technologies-breaks-ground-hvacr-innovation-center <div class="node-body article-body">Emerson Climate Technologies, provider of heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration solutions for residential, industrial, and commercial applications, broke ground for a $35 million innovation center on the campus of the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio, Oct. 17.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/emerson-climate-technologies-breaks-ground-hvacr-innovation-center" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/emerson-climate-technologies-breaks-ground-hvacr-innovation-center#comments Air Conditioning Heating IAQ & Ventilation Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:07:00 +0000 14401 at http://hpac.com <p>Emerson and University of Dayton officials, along with Dayton community leaders, break ground on the Emerson Innovation Center.</p>