HPAC Engineering http://hpac.com/rss.xml en Adventures of Johnny Tundra, Cold-Weather Engineer: 'Sewer Problems in the Attic' http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/adventures-johnny-tundra-cold-weather-engineer-sewer-problems-attic <div class="node-body gallery-body">At Fish & Wildlife Region 9 headquarters, the toilets are backing up and Facility Manager Virgil “Eggshell” Coggeshell’s patience is circling the drain. Johnny floats the idea the source of the problem is in the attic. Will his theory hold water?</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/adventures-johnny-tundra-cold-weather-engineer-sewer-problems-attic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/adventures-johnny-tundra-cold-weather-engineer-sewer-problems-attic#comments Piping / Pumping Wed, 24 May 2017 20:35:00 +0000 31761 at http://hpac.com New Association to Focus on Built-Environment Technology http://hpac.com/building-controls/new-association-focus-built-environment-technology <div class="node-body article-body">BETA will provide a platform and a community for people to come together from all over the world to discover what technologies are available at every stage of the built environment. BETA will also create a think tank for envisioning the “art of the long view” and the use of tech in the future which will, in many cases, transform the way we work. </div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/building-controls/new-association-focus-built-environment-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/building-controls/new-association-focus-built-environment-technology#comments Internet of Things Building Controls Tue, 23 May 2017 19:56:00 +0000 31751 at http://hpac.com A. O. Smith Names Kevin Wheeler President, COO http://hpac.com/heating/o-smith-names-kevin-wheeler-president-coo <div class="node-body article-body">Since 2013, Wheeler has served as senior vice president, president and general manager of North America, India, and Europe water heating, A. O. Smith’s largest operating unit.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/heating/o-smith-names-kevin-wheeler-president-coo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/heating/o-smith-names-kevin-wheeler-president-coo#comments Heating Tue, 23 May 2017 19:44:00 +0000 31741 at http://hpac.com Project Caine-Osborn Engineering: Greater Than the Sum of Their Parts http://hpac.com/blog/project-caine-osborn-engineering-greater-sum-their-parts <div class="node-body blog-body">Bob Caine’s mechanical-electrical-plumbing-fire-protection engineering firm has done quite well—so well it recently was acquired by Osborn Engineering.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/blog/project-caine-osborn-engineering-greater-sum-their-parts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/project-caine-osborn-engineering-greater-sum-their-parts#comments Air Conditioning Heating IAQ & Ventilation Clark&#039;s Remarks Tue, 23 May 2017 12:42:00 +0000 31731 at http://hpac.com DOE Presents Trane Facility with Award for Energy Productivity http://hpac.com/building-controls/doe-presents-trane-facility-award-energy-productivity <div class="node-body article-body">Cloud-based analytics on data collected revealed insights on how to best optimize the facility’s chiller plant, boiler plant and outdoor air in order to realize a reduction in energy consumption of 13 percent from 2014 to 2015, and another 9 percent between 2015 and 2016.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/building-controls/doe-presents-trane-facility-award-energy-productivity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/building-controls/doe-presents-trane-facility-award-energy-productivity#comments Building Controls Mon, 22 May 2017 16:04:00 +0000 31721 at http://hpac.com MrPEX Names Andersson President, ‘Mr. Pex’ Lenman Retires http://hpac.com/heating/mrpex-names-andersson-president-mr-pex-lenman-retires <div class="node-body article-body">Tomas Lenman started at Wirsbo Bruks AB in Sweden in 1971, where he developed the production process for the first PEX process. </div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/heating/mrpex-names-andersson-president-mr-pex-lenman-retires" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/heating/mrpex-names-andersson-president-mr-pex-lenman-retires#comments Heating Fri, 19 May 2017 18:43:00 +0000 31711 at http://hpac.com Lee Departs Samsung HVAC, Tavolacci Named SVP, COO http://hpac.com/heating/lee-departs-samsung-hvac-tavolacci-named-svp-coo <div class="node-body article-body">Bringing more than 30 years of leadership experience in HVAC to his new role, Tavolacci began his journey at Samsung HVAC as senior vice president in October 2015. </div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/heating/lee-departs-samsung-hvac-tavolacci-named-svp-coo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/heating/lee-departs-samsung-hvac-tavolacci-named-svp-coo#comments Heating Fri, 19 May 2017 18:08:00 +0000 31701 at http://hpac.com Knoedler Named President of Energy Management Association’s Board http://hpac.com/heating/knoedler-named-president-energy-management-association-s-board <div class="node-body article-body">Knoedler has provided commissioning and energy-related services for public- and private-sector clients for various buildings and facilities. He holds an EMP certification and is a licensed professional engineer in several states and a Certified Commissioning Authority. </div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/heating/knoedler-named-president-energy-management-association-s-board" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/heating/knoedler-named-president-energy-management-association-s-board#comments Air Conditioning Heating IAQ & Ventilation Piping / Pumping Fri, 19 May 2017 17:30:00 +0000 31691 at http://hpac.com Better Buildings Challenge Partners Save $1.9 Billion http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/better-buildings-challenge-partners-save-19-billion <div class="field-deck"> More than 1,000 energy-saving solutions now available to the market </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The 345 public- and private-sector organizations participating in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge have realized cumulative energy and cost savings of 240 trillion Btu and an estimated $1.9 billion, a new report reveals.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/better-buildings-challenge-partners-save-19-billion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/better-buildings-challenge-partners-save-19-billion#comments Air Conditioning Heating IAQ & Ventilation Thu, 18 May 2017 16:19:00 +0000 31681 at http://hpac.com CxEnergy 2017 Enjoys Record Turnout http://hpac.com/industry-event-news/cxenergy-2017-enjoys-record-turnout <div class="node-body article-body">CxEnergy 2017 saw record attendance of nearly 550 building-commissioning, energy-management, and test-and-balance professionals and the most sponsors and exhibitors in CxEnergy history.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/industry-event-news/cxenergy-2017-enjoys-record-turnout" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/industry-event-news/cxenergy-2017-enjoys-record-turnout#comments Industry Event News Wed, 17 May 2017 18:27:00 +0000 31671 at http://hpac.com HVAC in Popular Movies: Did Hollywood Get It Right? 'Andromeda Strain' Edition http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/hvac-popular-movies-did-hollywood-get-it-right-andromeda-strain-edition <div class="node-body article-body">Ron Wilkinson, a professional engineer who moonlights as a film critic, takes a look at this classic sci-fi thriller about the containment of an alien germ.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/hvac-popular-movies-did-hollywood-get-it-right-andromeda-strain-edition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/hvac-popular-movies-did-hollywood-get-it-right-andromeda-strain-edition#comments IAQ & Ventilation Fri, 12 May 2017 14:36:00 +0000 31661 at http://hpac.com Photo by NASA/Getty Images Evaluating Chilled-Water Storage for District Cooling Systems http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/evaluating-chilled-water-storage-district-cooling-systems <div class="field-byline"> By ADAM K. WOLFE, PhD, PE, The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Guidance for assessing thermal-energy storage for cost savings and utility redundancy </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This article provides guidance for evaluating chilled-water-storage systems, including methods for determining economic feasibility.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/evaluating-chilled-water-storage-district-cooling-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/evaluating-chilled-water-storage-district-cooling-systems#comments Air Conditioning Gold Thu, 11 May 2017 18:49:00 +0000 31651 at http://hpac.com Courtesy of DN Tanks Inc. 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 Thu, 11 May 2017 15:31:00 +0000 12391 at http://hpac.com What Owners Need to Know About ... Mechanical Insulation http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/what-owners-need-know-about-mechanical-insulation <div class="field-byline"> By JOHN BUFFA, ISS Insulation Services &amp; Solutions, St. Louis, Mo. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Successful application goes beyond choice of material </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Made from a variety of materials that achieve slightly different results, mechanical insulation is installed primarily to create a barrier between the contents of a pipe or duct and the environment outside.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/what-owners-need-know-about-mechanical-insulation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/what-owners-need-know-about-mechanical-insulation#comments Air Conditioning Heating IAQ & Ventilation Piping / Pumping Gold Thu, 11 May 2017 14:49:00 +0000 31641 at http://hpac.com 8thCreator/iStock/Thinkstock Ultraviolet (UV-C) Lamps: Fact or Fiction http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/ultraviolet-uv-c-lamps-fact-or-fiction <div class="field-byline"> By DANIEL JONES, UV Resources, Santa Clarita, Calif. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Shining a light on this tech for disinfecting air, improving HVACR performance </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Ultraviolet light in the germicidal C-band wavelength (UV-C) is widely misunderstood and, thus, underutilized. This article attempts to set the record straight and improve understanding of how UV-C lamps operate.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/ultraviolet-uv-c-lamps-fact-or-fiction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/ultraviolet-uv-c-lamps-fact-or-fiction#comments Air Conditioning Heating IAQ & Ventilation Gold Wed, 10 May 2017 17:22:00 +0000 31631 at http://hpac.com AMCA Revises Louver Application Manual, Design Guide http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/amca-revises-louver-application-manual-design-guide <div class="node-body article-body">AMCA Publication 501 provides information and important points to be considered when designing or specifying installations requiring louvers. It serves as a guide toward understanding the various types of louvers available and includes topics to be considered to ensure their proper use.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/amca-revises-louver-application-manual-design-guide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/amca-revises-louver-application-manual-design-guide#comments IAQ & Ventilation Tue, 09 May 2017 20:17:00 +0000 31611 at http://hpac.com ASHRAE Learning Institute Offers HVAC Courses at 2017 Conference http://hpac.com/industry-event-news/ashrae-learning-institute-offers-hvac-courses-2017-conference <div class="node-body article-body">A new course discusses the new and updated requirements for HVAC and service water heating systems of ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2016 Energy Standards for Buildings, and how to comply during building design and construction.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/industry-event-news/ashrae-learning-institute-offers-hvac-courses-2017-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/industry-event-news/ashrae-learning-institute-offers-hvac-courses-2017-conference#comments Industry Event News Tue, 09 May 2017 19:58:00 +0000 31601 at http://hpac.com The Uncertain Future of ENERGY STAR http://hpac.com/blog/uncertain-future-energy-star <div class="node-body blog-body">The Trump administration is proposing cutting $2.6 billion from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's budget. Included in those cuts is ENERGY STAR.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/blog/uncertain-future-energy-star" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/uncertain-future-energy-star#comments Air Conditioning Heating IAQ & Ventilation Clark&#039;s Remarks Tue, 09 May 2017 18:07:00 +0000 31581 at http://hpac.com <p>Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images</p> 2017 U.S. Summer Forecast: Heat Held Back in NE, South to Swelter http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/2017-us-summer-forecast-heat-held-back-ne-south-swelter <div class="node-body article-body">Wet weather and severe storms will keep extreme temperatures at bay in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic while heat and humidity plague the South this summer, AccuWeather reports.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/2017-us-summer-forecast-heat-held-back-ne-south-swelter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/2017-us-summer-forecast-heat-held-back-ne-south-swelter#comments Air Conditioning Humidity Control IAQ & Ventilation Tue, 09 May 2017 16:24:00 +0000 31571 at http://hpac.com Manufacturing- and Testing-Facility Modifications http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/manufacturing-and-testing-facility-modifications <div class="field-byline"> By MICHAEL SHOWS, Intertek, Plano, Texas </div> <div class="field-deck"> Ensuring optimal performance and regulatory compliance </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Ensuring the optimal efficiency and regulatory compliance of manufacturing and testing facilities requires continual assessment of operations to determine areas for improvement.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/manufacturing-and-testing-facility-modifications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/manufacturing-and-testing-facility-modifications#comments Air Conditioning Heating IAQ & Ventilation Gold Thu, 04 May 2017 18:39:00 +0000 31551 at http://hpac.com Digital Vision/DigitalVision/Thinkstock Control Freaks: The IoT-Enabling Tech of the Printed Circuit Board http://hpac.com/building-controls/control-freaks-iot-enabling-tech-printed-circuit-board <div class="field-byline"> By ANDY GONZALEZ and DAVID LINHOFF, Buse Industries Inc., Bridgeton, Mo. </div> <div class="field-deck"> An inside look at devices allowing remote monitoring and control of buildings </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A critical component of devices enabling operators to log on from a remote location and control various aspects of their buildings is the printed circuit board.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/building-controls/control-freaks-iot-enabling-tech-printed-circuit-board" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/building-controls/control-freaks-iot-enabling-tech-printed-circuit-board#comments Internet of Things Building Controls Tue, 02 May 2017 15:52:00 +0000 31541 at http://hpac.com Marchcattle/iStock/Thinkstock Ingersoll Rand on CR Magazine’s Best Corporate Citizens List for 4th Year http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/ingersoll-rand-cr-magazine-s-best-corporate-citizens-list-4th-year <div class="node-body article-body">Ingersoll Rand made a Climate Commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from its products and operations by 2030. </div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/ingersoll-rand-cr-magazine-s-best-corporate-citizens-list-4th-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/ingersoll-rand-cr-magazine-s-best-corporate-citizens-list-4th-year#comments Air Conditioning Heating Mon, 01 May 2017 22:18:00 +0000 31531 at http://hpac.com IFMA Credential Training Available Online http://hpac.com/training/ifma-credential-training-available-online <div class="node-body article-body">More hiring managers are looking for and preferring candidates with professional credentials as proof of professional aptitude. This new platform for IFMA’s credential training is designed to serve as a one-stop-shop for professional development needs throughout facility managers’ careers.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/training/ifma-credential-training-available-online" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/training/ifma-credential-training-available-online#comments Training Mon, 01 May 2017 21:50:00 +0000 31521 at http://hpac.com Enthalpic Core the New (HVAC) Standard for Pa. Elementary School http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/enthalpic-core-new-hvac-standard-pa-elementary-school <div class="field-byline"> By VALENT AIR MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS </div> <div class="field-deck"> DOAS units improve efficiency, reduce maintenance </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Built in 1965, Hatfield Elementary was, by 2014, facing challenges familiar to many schools: Spaces were ill-suited for modern teaching strategies, and the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems were becoming obsolete.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/enthalpic-core-new-hvac-standard-pa-elementary-school" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/enthalpic-core-new-hvac-standard-pa-elementary-school#comments IAQ & Ventilation Sun, 30 Apr 2017 00:26:00 +0000 31511 at http://hpac.com Hospital in Gettysburg Addresses Issue of Ailing Evaporative Coolers http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/hospital-gettysburg-addresses-issue-ailing-evaporative-coolers <div class="field-byline"> By JOHN VASTYAN, Common Ground, Manheim, Pa. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Replacement improves dependability of patient care </div> <div class="node-body article-body">WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital was looking to modernize mechanical systems to ensure reliability of critical patient-care functions. At the very top of the list were its cooling towers.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/hospital-gettysburg-addresses-issue-ailing-evaporative-coolers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/hospital-gettysburg-addresses-issue-ailing-evaporative-coolers#comments Air Conditioning Sat, 29 Apr 2017 22:29:00 +0000 31501 at http://hpac.com Belimo Energy Valve http://hpac.com/new-products/belimo-energy-valve <div class="node-body article-body">The pressure-independent Energy Valve is now an Internet of Things (IoT) device.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/new-products/belimo-energy-valve" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/new-products/belimo-energy-valve#comments Internet of Things New Products Products Piping / Pumping Sat, 29 Apr 2017 20:55:00 +0000 31491 at http://hpac.com Greenheck Vektor Laboratory Exhaust Fans http://hpac.com/new-products/greenheck-vektor-laboratory-exhaust-fans <div class="node-body article-body">The Vektor line of laboratory exhaust systems now includes a direct-drive Arrangement 4 option.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/new-products/greenheck-vektor-laboratory-exhaust-fans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/new-products/greenheck-vektor-laboratory-exhaust-fans#comments New Products Products IAQ & Ventilation Sat, 29 Apr 2017 17:12:00 +0000 31481 at http://hpac.com Sierra Monitor BACnet Explorer NG Network Discovery and Management http://hpac.com/new-products/sierra-monitor-bacnet-explorer-ng-network-discovery-and-management <div class="node-body article-body">BACnet Explorer NG is the industry’s first cloud-connected network-discovery-and-management solution for BACnet networks.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/new-products/sierra-monitor-bacnet-explorer-ng-network-discovery-and-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/new-products/sierra-monitor-bacnet-explorer-ng-network-discovery-and-management#comments New Products Products Building Controls Sat, 29 Apr 2017 17:01:00 +0000 31471 at http://hpac.com Schneider Electric Pressure-Independent Balancing and Control Valves http://hpac.com/new-products/schneider-electric-pressure-independent-balancing-and-control-valves <div class="node-body article-body">Pressure-independent balancing and control valves (PIBCVs) from Schneider Electric reduce energy consumption by 15 to 20 percent.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/new-products/schneider-electric-pressure-independent-balancing-and-control-valves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/new-products/schneider-electric-pressure-independent-balancing-and-control-valves#comments New Products Products Piping / Pumping Sat, 29 Apr 2017 16:54:00 +0000 31461 at http://hpac.com Ruskin EME720 7-Inch Horizontal Louver http://hpac.com/new-products/ruskin-eme720-7-inch-horizontal-louver <div class="node-body article-body">EME720 is a 7-in. horizontal louver combining a continuous-blade architectural appearance with wind-driven-rain-resistant performance.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/new-products/ruskin-eme720-7-inch-horizontal-louver" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/new-products/ruskin-eme720-7-inch-horizontal-louver#comments New Products Products IAQ & Ventilation Sat, 29 Apr 2017 16:47:00 +0000 31451 at http://hpac.com