HPAC Engineering http://hpac.com/rss.xml en 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 Wed, 22 Feb 2017 05:20:00 +0000 12391 at http://hpac.com 2017 AHR Expo Breaks Three Records for Attendance, Size http://hpac.com/ahr-expo/2017-ahr-expo-breaks-three-records-attendance-size <div class="node-body article-body">The 2017 International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo), held Jan. 30 through Feb. 1 in Las Vegas, broke three show records, International Exposition Co. recently announced.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/ahr-expo/2017-ahr-expo-breaks-three-records-attendance-size" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/ahr-expo/2017-ahr-expo-breaks-three-records-attendance-size#comments AHR Expo Wed, 22 Feb 2017 04:17:00 +0000 30741 at http://hpac.com Spring Forecast: Winter Won't Quit in NE; Severe Weather Across Plains http://hpac.com/heating/spring-forecast-winter-wont-quit-ne-severe-weather-across-plains <div class="node-body article-body">AccuWeather forecasters are predicting winter weather will linger into spring across much of the United States.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/heating/spring-forecast-winter-wont-quit-ne-severe-weather-across-plains" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/heating/spring-forecast-winter-wont-quit-ne-severe-weather-across-plains#comments Air Conditioning Heating Wed, 22 Feb 2017 02:33:00 +0000 30731 at http://hpac.com The Return of Bioclimatic Architecture http://hpac.com/blog/return-bioclimatic-architecture <div class="node-body blog-body">Bioclimatic architecture is a design approach that’s been around for hundreds of years and once again is being seriously investigated.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/blog/return-bioclimatic-architecture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/return-bioclimatic-architecture#comments Air Conditioning Clark&#039;s Remarks Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:21:00 +0000 30721 at http://hpac.com <p>kamcma/iStock</p> Belimo Energy Valve™: Making Systems Energy Efficient, Easier to Control and More Transparent http://hpac.com/webinars/belimo-energy-valve-making-systems-energy-efficient-easier-control-and-more-transparent <div class="node-body article-body">Attend to understand the practical science behind the improved performance and the potential gains that can be realized in your buildings.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/webinars/belimo-energy-valve-making-systems-energy-efficient-easier-control-and-more-transparent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/webinars/belimo-energy-valve-making-systems-energy-efficient-easier-control-and-more-transparent#comments Webinars Thu, 16 Feb 2017 22:00:00 +0000 30711 at http://hpac.com Danfoss Accepting Entries for Eighth Annual EnVisioneer of Year Award http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/danfoss-accepting-entries-eighth-annual-envisioneer-year-award <div class="node-body article-body">Danfoss is accepting entries for its eighth annual EnVisioneer of the Year award competition.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/danfoss-accepting-entries-eighth-annual-envisioneer-year-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/danfoss-accepting-entries-eighth-annual-envisioneer-year-award#comments Air Conditioning Heating Thu, 16 Feb 2017 04:13:00 +0000 30691 at http://hpac.com Building HVAC, Occupant Comfort and Safety: Discover Nonlinear and Dynamic Modeling Capabilities http://hpac.com/webinars/building-hvac-occupant-comfort-and-safety-discover-nonlinear-and-dynamic-modeling-capabilit <div class="node-body article-body">Building codes and owner expectations are driving innovative new ventilation strategies.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/webinars/building-hvac-occupant-comfort-and-safety-discover-nonlinear-and-dynamic-modeling-capabilit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/webinars/building-hvac-occupant-comfort-and-safety-discover-nonlinear-and-dynamic-modeling-capabilit#comments Webinars Wed, 15 Feb 2017 22:00:00 +0000 30681 at http://hpac.com Preliminary Energy Savings Announced for 2016 ASHRAE/IES 90.1 Standard http://hpac.com/archive/preliminary-energy-savings-announced-2016-ashraeies-901-standard <div class="node-body article-body">More than 30 percent energy savings can be achieved using the 2016 version of ANSI/ASHRAE/IES 90.1, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, analysis recently conducted by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory shows.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/preliminary-energy-savings-announced-2016-ashraeies-901-standard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/preliminary-energy-savings-announced-2016-ashraeies-901-standard#comments Archive Wed, 15 Feb 2017 21:10:00 +0000 30671 at http://hpac.com The Top 10 States for LEED Green Building in 2016 http://hpac.com/galleries/top-10-states-leed-green-building-2016 <div class="node-body gallery-body">The USGBC recently announced the top 10 states for the LEED green-building rating system, an annual ranking highlighting states that made significant strides in sustainable-building design, construction, and transformation over the previous year.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/galleries/top-10-states-leed-green-building-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/galleries/top-10-states-leed-green-building-2016#comments Air Conditioning Galleries Building Controls Fire / Smoke Heating Humidity Control IAQ & Ventilation Motors / Drives Piping / Pumping Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:57:00 +0000 30661 at http://hpac.com <p>isavatar/iStock</p> Johnson Controls Helping to Place Women in Engineering, Tech Jobs http://hpac.com/training/johnson-controls-helping-place-women-engineering-tech-jobs <div class="node-body article-body">Johnson Controls has launched a program to help women who have been out of the workforce for two or more years find employment that makes use of their analytic and engineering skills.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/training/johnson-controls-helping-place-women-engineering-tech-jobs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/training/johnson-controls-helping-place-women-engineering-tech-jobs#comments Training Wed, 15 Feb 2017 02:16:00 +0000 30651 at http://hpac.com monkeybusinessimages/iStock GALLERY: Vintage HVAC Advertisements, 1945 http://hpac.com/galleries/gallery-vintage-hvac-advertisements-1945 <div class="field-byline"> By ASHLEY M. DOLES </div> <div class="node-body article-body">1945 marked the end of World War II. Advertisements appealed to veterans returning home, those who had kept the home fires burning in their absence, and businesses working toward a more peaceful economy. Graphics were strong, bold, and direct.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/galleries/gallery-vintage-hvac-advertisements-1945" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/galleries/gallery-vintage-hvac-advertisements-1945#comments Galleries Building Controls Heating Humidity Control IAQ & Ventilation Motors / Drives Piping / Pumping Wed, 15 Feb 2017 01:38:00 +0000 30631 at http://hpac.com 2017 Technology Awards: ASHRAE Recognizes Innovative Building Design http://hpac.com/galleries/2017-technology-awards-ashrae-recognizes-innovative-building-design <div class="node-body gallery-body">During its 2017 Winter Conference Jan. 28 in Las Vegas, ASHRAE recognized outstanding achievements in building design in the areas of occupant comfort, indoor-air quality, and energy conservation as part of its 35th Technology Awards program.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/galleries/2017-technology-awards-ashrae-recognizes-innovative-building-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/galleries/2017-technology-awards-ashrae-recognizes-innovative-building-design#comments Air Conditioning Galleries Heating IAQ & Ventilation Tue, 14 Feb 2017 17:01:00 +0000 30641 at http://hpac.com Low-Temperature-Chilled-Water Plants Revisited http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/low-temperature-chilled-water-plants-revisited <div class="field-byline"> By RICHARD D. HERMANS, PE, HFDP </div> <div class="field-deck"> Examining a common understanding of chilled-water-supply-temperature setpoint using modern chiller-plant design and other revised assumptions through computer energy modeling </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Despite a 14-percent increase in total buildings and a 22-percent increase in total floor space, U.S. commercial-building energy use increased just 7 percent from 2003 to 2012. Still, there is much room for improvement.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/low-temperature-chilled-water-plants-revisited" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/low-temperature-chilled-water-plants-revisited#comments Air Conditioning Gold Thu, 09 Feb 2017 18:21:00 +0000 30781 at http://hpac.com Report: Energy Consumption on College Campuses Down 8% Since 2007 http://hpac.com/archive/report-energy-consumption-college-campuses-down-8-2007 <div class="node-body article-body">Energy consumed in the operations of higher education institutions in the U.S. has declined by 8 percent and related emissions per square foot are down 14 percent from a 2007 baseline.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/report-energy-consumption-college-campuses-down-8-2007" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/report-energy-consumption-college-campuses-down-8-2007#comments Archive Thu, 09 Feb 2017 15:49:00 +0000 30621 at http://hpac.com iStock/Thinkstock HVAC Fan Coils: Refurbish, Retrofit, or Replace? http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/hvac-fan-coils-refurbish-retrofit-or-replace <div class="field-byline"> By JEFFREY D. TUCKER, CEM, CMVP, The Climate Control Group Inc., Batesville, Ind. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Determining the best approach to restoring efficiency, comfort in your building </div> <div class="node-body article-body">It is inevitable: Over time, your facility’s HVAC will break down or require an upgrade. When that time comes, you must decide whether to refurbish, retrofit, or replace equipment. In the case of fan-coil systems, each option has pros and cons.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/hvac-fan-coils-refurbish-retrofit-or-replace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/hvac-fan-coils-refurbish-retrofit-or-replace#comments Air Conditioning Heating IAQ & Ventilation Gold Thu, 09 Feb 2017 15:37:00 +0000 30751 at http://hpac.com Optimizing Data-Center Performance in 2017 http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/optimizing-data-center-performance-2017 <div class="field-byline"> By JP VALIULIS, Vertiv, Columbus, Ohio </div> <div class="node-body article-body">If your goal is to increase the uptime, reduce the energy use, and minimize the operational costs of a mission-critical facility, here is some advice.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/optimizing-data-center-performance-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/optimizing-data-center-performance-2017#comments Air Conditioning Wed, 08 Feb 2017 15:30:00 +0000 30771 at http://hpac.com Data-Center Contingency Planning http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/data-center-contingency-planning <div class="field-byline"> By GARY W. WAMSLEY, PE, CEM, JoGar Energy Services, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Ensuring all of your bases are covered in the event of an emergency </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As infrastructure devices in server systems have grown in size and become a critical part of site operational integrity, concern about data-center efficiency and reliability has grown.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/data-center-contingency-planning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/data-center-contingency-planning#comments Air Conditioning Gold Wed, 08 Feb 2017 15:30:00 +0000 30761 at http://hpac.com canjoena/iStock AMCA International Seeks Standard 500-L Committee Members http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/amca-international-seeks-standard-500-l-committee-members <div class="node-body article-body">Air Movement and Control Association (AMCA) International Inc. announced it is seeking technical-committee members for the revision of AMCA Standard 500-L, Laboratory Methods of Testing Louvers for Rating.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/amca-international-seeks-standard-500-l-committee-members" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/amca-international-seeks-standard-500-l-committee-members#comments IAQ & Ventilation Wed, 08 Feb 2017 03:42:00 +0000 30611 at http://hpac.com New Report Looks at Energy and Water Performance of Sports Venues http://hpac.com/archive/new-report-looks-energy-and-water-performance-sports-venues <div class="node-body article-body">A new report released by the National Institute of Building Sciences and the Green Sports Alliance looks at ways the energy and water use of the nation’s sports venues can be reduced.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/new-report-looks-energy-and-water-performance-sports-venues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/new-report-looks-energy-and-water-performance-sports-venues#comments Archive Wed, 08 Feb 2017 02:36:00 +0000 30601 at http://hpac.com efks/iStock Reflections on the 2017 AHR Expo http://hpac.com/blog/reflections-2017-ahr-expo <div class="node-body blog-body">Learn what caught HPAC Engineering blogger Larry Clark's eye at the 2017 International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo).</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/blog/reflections-2017-ahr-expo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/reflections-2017-ahr-expo#comments Air Conditioning AHR Expo New Products Products Building Controls Heating Humidity Control IAQ & Ventilation Piping / Pumping Clark&#039;s Remarks Tue, 07 Feb 2017 18:44:00 +0000 30591 at http://hpac.com Miura America Receives $21 Million to Expand U.S. Operations http://hpac.com/heating/miura-america-receives-21-million-expand-us-operations <div class="node-body article-body">Miura America Co., designer and manufacturer of industrial steam boilers, announced it has secured a $21 million investment to improve operations and meet increasing demand.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/heating/miura-america-receives-21-million-expand-us-operations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/heating/miura-america-receives-21-million-expand-us-operations#comments Heating Wed, 01 Feb 2017 04:48:00 +0000 30571 at http://hpac.com VIDEO: 2017 AHR Expo Exhibitors Comment on Exciting Initiatives http://hpac.com/ahr-expo/video-2017-ahr-expo-exhibitors-comment-exciting-initiatives <div class="node-body video-body">In this video shot on the floor of the 2017 AHR Expo, hear exhibitors discuss their most exciting initiatives for 2017.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/ahr-expo/video-2017-ahr-expo-exhibitors-comment-exciting-initiatives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/ahr-expo/video-2017-ahr-expo-exhibitors-comment-exciting-initiatives#comments AHR Expo Tue, 31 Jan 2017 14:32:00 +0000 30551 at http://hpac.com VIDEO: 2017 AHR Expo Exhibitors Comment on HVACR-Industry Trends http://hpac.com/ahr-expo/video-2017-ahr-expo-exhibitors-comment-hvacr-industry-trends <div class="node-body video-body">In this video shot on the floor of the 2017 AHR Expo, hear what exhibitors see as the top trends in the HVACR industry.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/ahr-expo/video-2017-ahr-expo-exhibitors-comment-hvacr-industry-trends" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/ahr-expo/video-2017-ahr-expo-exhibitors-comment-hvacr-industry-trends#comments AHR Expo Tue, 31 Jan 2017 14:32:00 +0000 30541 at http://hpac.com VIDEO: 2017 AHR Expo Exhibitors Comment on Their Messages for 2017 http://hpac.com/ahr-expo/video-2017-ahr-expo-exhibitors-comment-their-messages-2017 <div class="node-body video-body">In this video shot on the floor of the 2017 AHR Expo, hear exhibitors discuss the messages they are looking to convey to the industry in 2017.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/ahr-expo/video-2017-ahr-expo-exhibitors-comment-their-messages-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/ahr-expo/video-2017-ahr-expo-exhibitors-comment-their-messages-2017#comments AHR Expo Tue, 31 Jan 2017 14:32:00 +0000 30531 at http://hpac.com Building Energy Standard 90.1 Talk on Menu of ASHRAE Press Breakfast http://hpac.com/archive/building-energy-standard-901-talk-menu-ashrae-press-breakfast <div class="node-body article-body">Major changes in the recently published 2016 version of ANSI/ASHRAE/IES 90.1, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, was the subject of the 2017 ASHRAE Press Breakfast, held as part of the 2017 AHR Expo.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/building-energy-standard-901-talk-menu-ashrae-press-breakfast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/building-energy-standard-901-talk-menu-ashrae-press-breakfast#comments Archive Tue, 31 Jan 2017 03:42:00 +0000 30521 at http://hpac.com 2017 AHR Expo: Day One in Las Vegas http://hpac.com/ahr-expo/2017-ahr-expo-day-one-las-vegas-0 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Day One in Las Vegas at the AHR Expo.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/ahr-expo/2017-ahr-expo-day-one-las-vegas-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/ahr-expo/2017-ahr-expo-day-one-las-vegas-0#comments Air Conditioning AHR Expo Galleries New Products Products Building Controls Fire / Smoke Heating Humidity Control IAQ & Ventilation Motors / Drives Piping / Pumping Tue, 31 Jan 2017 02:49:00 +0000 30561 at http://hpac.com 2017 AHR Expo Report http://hpac.com/ahr-expo/2017-ahr-expo-report <div class="node-body gallery-body">The 2017 edition of the International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition is expected to be the largest event in the show’s 88-year history. Here is your guide to some of what awaits you at the Las Vegas Convention Center.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/ahr-expo/2017-ahr-expo-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/ahr-expo/2017-ahr-expo-report#comments Air Conditioning AHR Expo Galleries New Products Products Building Controls Fire / Smoke Heating Humidity Control IAQ & Ventilation Motors / Drives Piping / Pumping Tue, 31 Jan 2017 02:49:00 +0000 30241 at http://hpac.com AHR 2017 - At-A-Glance Show Guide http://hpac.com/ahr-expo/ahr-2017-glance-show-guide <div class="node-body article-body"><p><a href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/b9b3fc6f" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="/site-files/hpac.com/files/uploads/2016/06/09/612CBGL_CVR.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 209px; margin: 5px; float: left;" /></a>Check out the AT-A-GLANCE advanced planning guide to the 69th International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating EXPO. This year&#39;s show takes place in Las Vegas, NV, Jan. 30 - Feb. 1. Click <a href="/site-files/hpac.com/files/uploads/2016/06/09/AHR%20Expo.webarchive" target="_blank">here</a> to download the guide.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/ahr-expo/ahr-2017-glance-show-guide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/ahr-expo/ahr-2017-glance-show-guide#comments AHR Expo Mon, 30 Jan 2017 17:06:00 +0000 30501 at http://hpac.com 2017 AHR Expo: Day One in Las Vegas http://hpac.com/ahr-expo/2017-ahr-expo-day-one-las-vegas <div class="node-body gallery-body">Day one in Las Vegas at the AHR Expo.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/ahr-expo/2017-ahr-expo-day-one-las-vegas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/ahr-expo/2017-ahr-expo-day-one-las-vegas#comments Air Conditioning AHR Expo Galleries New Products Products Building Controls Fire / Smoke Heating Humidity Control IAQ & Ventilation Motors / Drives Piping / Pumping Mon, 30 Jan 2017 14:50:00 +0000 30511 at http://hpac.com <p>AHR Expo 2017.&nbsp;Reporting for duty. Looking forward to an information-packed day.</p> Adventures of Johnny Tundra, Cold-Weather Engineer: 'Compounding the Problem' http://hpac.com/heating/adventures-johnny-tundra-cold-weather-engineer-compounding-problem <div class="node-body gallery-body">The one and only steam sterilizer at Stony End Home for the Aged is water-logged; if it shuts down, clinic operations will come to a screeching halt, with the next-closest medical facility more than two hours away. Luckily for Facilities Manager Thatcher “Thatch” McGowan, his old pal Johnny Tundra is only a phone call away.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/heating/adventures-johnny-tundra-cold-weather-engineer-compounding-problem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/heating/adventures-johnny-tundra-cold-weather-engineer-compounding-problem#comments Galleries Heating Thu, 26 Jan 2017 17:12:00 +0000 30491 at http://hpac.com