Whitepapers http://hpac.com/taxonomy/term/13671/more en Five Best Practices to Improve Building Management Systems (BMS) Cybersecurity http://hpac.com/whitepapers/five-best-practices-improve-building-management-systems-bms-cybersecurity <div class="field-byline"> Sponsored Content by Schneider Electric </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Data breaches and other cyber crime cost companies billions each year worldwide, and the damage to brand reputation can be incalculable. Since hackers look for weakly defended systems to attack, this paper presents 5 cybersecurity &ldquo;best practices&rdquo; to mitigate system vulnerabilities. Some are commonsense measures like effective password management; others involve securing open ports and other access points, software upgrades, user management, and vulnerability plans.</p></div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/whitepapers/five-best-practices-improve-building-management-systems-bms-cybersecurity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/whitepapers/five-best-practices-improve-building-management-systems-bms-cybersecurity#comments Whitepapers Tue, 22 Nov 2016 21:58:00 +0000 29671 at http://hpac.com Optimizing Buildings Using Analytics and Engineering Expertise http://hpac.com/whitepapers/optimizing-buildings-using-analytics-and-engineering-expertise <div class="field-byline"> Sponsored Content by Schneider Electric </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>When fully utilized, Building Management Systems (BMS) offer facility managers many advantages. Harnessing building data to help correct root-cause energy inefficiencies is one area that is increasingly important yet challenging. This paper shows how leveraging BMS data through building data analytics software and combining it with expert engineering services creates actionable intelligence that can reduce HVAC energy costs by up to 30%.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/site-files/hpac.com/files/uploads/2016/06/09/schneider_LIO_Life-Green_RGB1.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 69px;" /></p> </div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/whitepapers/optimizing-buildings-using-analytics-and-engineering-expertise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/whitepapers/optimizing-buildings-using-analytics-and-engineering-expertise#comments Whitepapers Thu, 20 Oct 2016 20:20:00 +0000 29291 at http://hpac.com Transitioning from UL 1995 to UL 60335-2-40 http://hpac.com/whitepapers/transitioning-ul-1995-ul-60335-2-40 <div class="field-byline"> Content Sponsored by Intertek </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Though not required until December, 2022, the new UL 60335-2-40 standard is currently active for matched and packaged air conditioners/heat pumps (no standalone systems), liquid chillers and hydronic fan coil units, hot water heat pumps, dehumidifiers and supplemental heaters (designed as part of an appliance package).<br /> &nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/whitepapers/transitioning-ul-1995-ul-60335-2-40" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/whitepapers/transitioning-ul-1995-ul-60335-2-40#comments Whitepapers Mon, 19 Sep 2016 16:23:00 +0000 28751 at http://hpac.com Selecting a Building Management System (BMS) for Sites with a Data Center or IT Room http://hpac.com/whitepapers/selecting-building-management-system-bms-sites-data-center-or-it-room <div class="field-byline"> Content Sponsored by Schneider Electric </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A data center or IT room uniquely alters the requirements of a building management system (BMS). This is primarily because of the criticality of IT and its dependence on facility infrastructure. IT&rsquo;s reliance on power and cooling systems makes a BMS an important part of a larger data center infrastructure management (DCIM) solution that brings together Facilities and IT. The cooperation and information sharing better ensures uninterrupted and efficient operation.</p></div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/whitepapers/selecting-building-management-system-bms-sites-data-center-or-it-room" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/whitepapers/selecting-building-management-system-bms-sites-data-center-or-it-room#comments Whitepapers Fri, 09 Sep 2016 14:11:00 +0000 28661 at http://hpac.com Preventative Maintenance Strategy for Building Operations – a Better Approach http://hpac.com/whitepapers/preventative-maintenance-strategy-building-operations-better-approach <div class="field-byline"> Content Sponsored by Schneider Electric </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Maintenance costs account for almost as large a percentage of a facility&rsquo;s operating budget as energy expenses. But usually this money is spent inefficiently with a reactive &ldquo;wait till it breaks&rdquo; approach. This white paper shows how a proactive, predictive maintenance approach coupled with analytics can reduce a building&rsquo;s maintenance and energy costs by up to 20%. The pros and cons of different approaches to maintenance are discussed, as well as practical guidance on deciding whether to develop a smart services plan in-house or outsource it.</p></div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/whitepapers/preventative-maintenance-strategy-building-operations-better-approach" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/whitepapers/preventative-maintenance-strategy-building-operations-better-approach#comments Whitepapers Thu, 08 Sep 2016 16:56:00 +0000 28641 at http://hpac.com Advanced Heating Technology: Applying VRF in Cold Climates http://hpac.com/whitepapers/advanced-heating-technology-applying-vrf-cold-climates <div class="field-byline"> Content Sponsored by Mitsubishi Electric HVAC </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Heating in cold climates has put industry professionals to the test. Many heating systems don&rsquo;t perform as the temperature drops, causing end users to rely on auxiliary heat, and often on fossil fuels. Advanced heating technology was developed to address these very issues, and heat pumps can now offer impressive performance in even the coldest climates &ndash; with no need for auxiliary heat.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/whitepapers/advanced-heating-technology-applying-vrf-cold-climates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/whitepapers/advanced-heating-technology-applying-vrf-cold-climates#comments Whitepapers Thu, 09 Jun 2016 15:33:00 +0000 25611 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> <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 Diamond Controls Solutions Empowering Innovative Building Management http://hpac.com/whitepapers/diamond-controls-solutions-empowering-innovative-building-management <div class="node-body article-body">Facility managers and owners must run their facilities’ operations as cost-effectively as possible. Today’s advanced controls systems make that effort more successful than ever by bolstering energy efficiency, lowering costs and offering intuitive operation. </div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/whitepapers/diamond-controls-solutions-empowering-innovative-building-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/whitepapers/diamond-controls-solutions-empowering-innovative-building-management#comments Whitepapers Fri, 30 Oct 2015 16:08:00 +0000 17031 at http://hpac.com Evolving Energy Efficiency Regulations for HVACR http://hpac.com/whitepapers/evolving-energy-efficiency-regulations-hvacr <div class="node-body article-body">The US Department of Energy (DOE) issued 10 Direct Final Rules recently, with dozens more expected over the next several years with an impact to the HVACR industry.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/whitepapers/evolving-energy-efficiency-regulations-hvacr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/whitepapers/evolving-energy-efficiency-regulations-hvacr#comments Whitepapers Wed, 19 Mar 2014 16:08:00 +0000 16151 at http://hpac.com Understanding the Source of Damage with Data Loggers http://hpac.com/whitepapers/understanding-source-damage-data-loggers <div class="node-body article-body"><p style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">As the supply chain becomes more complex, measuring its effectiveness has become increasingly complex as well.</p></div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/whitepapers/understanding-source-damage-data-loggers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/whitepapers/understanding-source-damage-data-loggers#comments Whitepapers Fri, 28 Feb 2014 17:08:00 +0000 12201 at http://hpac.com