Design Solutions http://hpac.com/taxonomy/term/13621/more en School Taps Condensing Gas Boilers for Heating and Hot-Water Upgrade http://hpac.com/heating/school-taps-condensing-gas-boilers-heating-and-hot-water-upgrade <div class="field-byline"> By RINNAI CORP. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Beloved 1920s-era building recipient of modern technology </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Three years ago, Campion Academy, a Christian boarding school of 165 students in Loveland, Colo., made plans to renovate 1920s-era Hankins Hall, one of the oldest and most beloved buildings on campus. Although the original plan was to replace Hankins Hall’s aging hot-water boilers with similar equipment, the plumbing contractor persuaded the school and its mechanical engineer to go with more energy-efficient, versatile condensing gas boilers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/heating/school-taps-condensing-gas-boilers-heating-and-hot-water-upgrade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/heating/school-taps-condensing-gas-boilers-heating-and-hot-water-upgrade#comments Heating Design Solutions Thu, 09 Jan 2014 15:50:00 +0000 11711 at http://hpac.com <p>Hankins Hall on the campus of Campion Academy.</p> Photograph courtesy of Rinnai Corp. Chilled Beams, DOAS Turn Old Factory Into LEED Gold Education Building http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/chilled-beams-doas-turn-old-factory-leed-gold-education-building <div class="field-byline"> By SEMCO LLC </div> <div class="field-deck"> Used in combination with off-peak ice-storage system </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Looking to double the space for its machining and continuing-education programs, Randolph Community College in Asheboro, N.C., purchased a 46,000-sq-ft uninsulated brick shell that once served as a furniture plant with plans to turn it into a high-efficiency educational facility, the Continuing Education and Industrial Center.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/chilled-beams-doas-turn-old-factory-leed-gold-education-building" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/chilled-beams-doas-turn-old-factory-leed-gold-education-building#comments Air Conditioning IAQ & Ventilation Design Solutions Mon, 28 Oct 2013 20:15:00 +0000 10691 at http://hpac.com <p> IQHC active chilled beams installed in the Continuing Education and Industrial Center.</p> Lewis Perkins photo Plastic Cooling Towers Eliminate Noise, Save on Maintenance, Energy http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/plastic-cooling-towers-eliminate-noise-save-maintenance-energy <div class="field-byline"> By DELTA COOLING TOWERS INC. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Help improve the reliability of hospital’s HVAC system </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Undergoing a 72,000-sq-ft expansion, Davis Memorial Hospital in Elkins, W.V., was looking to overcome recurring cooling-tower-related HVAC-performance problems. Sought was a more advanced cooling-tower technology that would optimize performance and minimize maintenance requirements.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/plastic-cooling-towers-eliminate-noise-save-maintenance-energy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/plastic-cooling-towers-eliminate-noise-save-maintenance-energy#comments Air Conditioning Design Solutions Fri, 11 Oct 2013 14:08:00 +0000 10561 at http://hpac.com <p> A Delta Paragon cooling tower is installed on the roof of Davis Memorial Hospital.</p> Building, HVAC Controls Help Military School Keep Energy Costs in Line http://hpac.com/building-controls/building-hvac-controls-help-military-school-keep-energy-costs-line <div class="field-byline"> By DANFOSS </div> <div class="field-deck"> Controller, drive, lighting controls installed </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Located on 206 acres in Gainesville, Ga., Riverside Military Academy includes dormitories, classrooms, an arts center, a dining hall, a library, a gymnasium, an Olympic-sized swimming pool, and lighted athletic fields. With annual utility bills approaching $1 million, the 100-percent-tuition-funded preparatory school was determined to reduce what was its second-largest expenditure.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/building-controls/building-hvac-controls-help-military-school-keep-energy-costs-line" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/building-controls/building-hvac-controls-help-military-school-keep-energy-costs-line#comments Building Controls Design Solutions Thu, 03 Oct 2013 17:59:00 +0000 10311 at http://hpac.com <p> Riverside Military Academy is home to 460 cadets.</p> Dehumidifiers Help Prevent IAQ Problems in World-Class Aquatic Center http://hpac.com/iaq-amp-ventilation/dehumidifiers-help-prevent-iaq-problems-world-class-aquatic-center <div class="field-byline"> By SERESCO TECHNOLOGIES INC. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Work with chloramines source-capture/exhaust system </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The highlight of the 50,000-sq-ft, $19 million Jenks Trojan Aquatic Center (JTAC) in Jenks, Okla., is the world-class Competition Pool, site of the Speedo Champions Series Central Zone Senior Sectionals in March 2012. Similar major swim meets across the country have been marred by poor breathing conditions brought on by the buildup of chloramines, but the event at the JTAC garnered rave reviews for its indoor-air quality.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/iaq-amp-ventilation/dehumidifiers-help-prevent-iaq-problems-world-class-aquatic-center" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/iaq-amp-ventilation/dehumidifiers-help-prevent-iaq-problems-world-class-aquatic-center#comments Humidity Control IAQ & Ventilation Design Solutions Wed, 28 Aug 2013 17:24:00 +0000 9931 at http://hpac.com <p> The Jenks Trojan Aquatic Center Competition Pool is a true Olympic-sized pool: 50 m long by 25 yards wide, with a minimum depth of 7 ft. There are eight 50-m lanes and up to 19 25-yard lanes. (Melissa Lukenbaugh photo)</p> Training Center Showcases Integration, Control of Hydronic, Air Systems http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/training-center-showcases-integration-control-hydronic-air-systems <div class="field-byline"> By TACO INC. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Taco headquarters addition dedicated to innovation and education </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Featuring classrooms, conference rooms, a business center, and functional laboratories, the Taco Innovation & Development Center serves as a showcase for energy-saving and sustainable products and systems, which are visible throughout the facility for close-up viewing, hands-on learning, and teaching.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/training-center-showcases-integration-control-hydronic-air-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/training-center-showcases-integration-control-hydronic-air-systems#comments Air Conditioning Building Controls IAQ & Ventilation Piping / Pumping Design Solutions Fri, 16 Aug 2013 14:23:00 +0000 9791 at http://hpac.com <p> Taco Innovation &amp; Development Center.</p> Photograph courtesy of Taco Inc. Cogeneration Keeps the Beer Cold at New York City Distribution Warehouse http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/cogeneration-keeps-beer-cold-new-york-city-distribution-warehouse <div class="field-deck"> Grid independence, sustainable future draw cheers </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A combined heat-and-power plant provided the solution when a New York City beer distributor consolidated its operations.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/cogeneration-keeps-beer-cold-new-york-city-distribution-warehouse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/cogeneration-keeps-beer-cold-new-york-city-distribution-warehouse#comments Air Conditioning Heating Design Solutions Tue, 16 Apr 2013 20:09:00 +0000 8361 at http://hpac.com Relocated Plastic Cooling Tower Handles Weather Extremes http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/relocated-plastic-cooling-tower-handles-weather-extremes <div class="field-byline"> By DELTA COOLING TOWERS INC. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When Paul Case and son Brian Case, owners of Kolani Distillers, decided to convert an old sugar mill in Paia, on the island of Maui, into a rum distillery, they knew they needed a reliable cooling tower.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/relocated-plastic-cooling-tower-handles-weather-extremes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/relocated-plastic-cooling-tower-handles-weather-extremes#comments Air Conditioning Design Solutions Thu, 07 Mar 2013 21:45:00 +0000 7992 at http://hpac.com Duct-Sealing Technology Eliminates Leaks at Ultraluxurious Condominiums http://hpac.com/archive/duct-sealing-technology-eliminates-leaks-ultraluxurious-condominiums <div class="field-byline"> By AEROSEAL </div> <div class="field-deck"> Internal sealing process reduces leakage by 90 percent </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Using an aerosol sealant to seal ductwork from the inside saved a luxurious condominium complex thousands of dollars in project costs while proving minimally disruptive to residents.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/duct-sealing-technology-eliminates-leaks-ultraluxurious-condominiums" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/duct-sealing-technology-eliminates-leaks-ultraluxurious-condominiums#comments Air Conditioning Heating IAQ & Ventilation Archive Design Solutions Mon, 04 Mar 2013 20:12:00 +0000 7711 at http://hpac.com Measurement Service Uses Ultrasonic Flow Meters to Learn Plant Capacities http://hpac.com/archive/measurement-service-uses-ultrasonic-flow-meters-learn-plant-capacities <div class="field-byline"> By JACK SINE, freelance writer </div> <div class="field-deck"> Non-intrusive meters make data gathering fast and easy </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With $85 million to invest in expansion, including $25 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to start the first solar-development laboratory in the country, SVTC (formerly Silicon Valley Technical Center) was looking to expand its facility in San Jose, Calif., by 30,000 sq ft, including a 12,000-sq-ft cleanroom. Because the building was constructed during the 1980s, before metering and submetering became common, SVTC did not know how much more infrastructure capacity was needed.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/measurement-service-uses-ultrasonic-flow-meters-learn-plant-capacities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/measurement-service-uses-ultrasonic-flow-meters-learn-plant-capacities#comments Archive Design Solutions Tue, 12 Feb 2013 15:19:00 +0000 7431 at http://hpac.com <p> SVTC used ultrasonic flow meters to determine the capacity of its HVAC systems.</p>