Air Conditioning http://hpac.com/taxonomy/term/7342/more 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> 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 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 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> Upcoming DOE HVACR Energy-Efficiency Rule Changes http://hpac.com/webinar/upcoming-doe-hvacr-energy-efficiency-rule-changes <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="http://hpac.com/site-files/hpac.com/files/157833867.jpg?1414279394" /> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-webinar-details"><legend>Webinar Details</legend> <div class="field-webinar-date"> <span>Date &amp; Time:&nbsp;</span> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - <span class="date-display-start">14:00</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">15:00</span></span> </div> <div class="field-time-description"> 60 minutes </div> <div class="field-webinar-type"> <span>Event Type:&nbsp;</span> Live Webinar </div> <div class="field-webinar-cost"> <span>Cost:&nbsp;</span> Free </div> <div class="field-webinar-speakers"> <span>Speakers:&nbsp;</span> <p><strong>Mike Stem</strong>, technical director, energy efficiency, Intertek</p> <p><strong>Byron Horak</strong>, director of engineering, HVAC performance, Intertek</p> </div> </fieldset> <div class="node-body webinar-body">The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued 10 direct final rules impacting the HVACR industry for 2014, with dozens more expected over the next several years. In this free hour-long webinar, industry experts Mike Stem and Byron Horak will discuss the regulation-development process, impacts on product testing, and what’s next.</div><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-registration-form"><legend>Registration Form</legend> <div class="field-accela-form-length"> <span>Embedded Form Length:&nbsp;</span> 550pixels </div> </fieldset> <div class="field-display-promo-image"> <span>Display Promo Image:&nbsp;</span> Display Promo Image on Page </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/webinar/upcoming-doe-hvacr-energy-efficiency-rule-changes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Air Conditioning Heating IAQ & Ventilation Webinars Sat, 25 Oct 2014 23:05:00 +0000 14441 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> Globalization of the HVAC Industry and the U.S.’s Place in It http://hpac.com/blog/globalization-hvac-industry-and-us-s-place-it <div class="node-body blog-body">Air conditioning perhaps is one of the last global industries in which the United States plays a significant role, but that could be changing.</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/globalization-hvac-industry-and-us-s-place-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/globalization-hvac-industry-and-us-s-place-it#comments Air Conditioning Heating IAQ & Ventilation Clark&#039;s Remarks Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:10:00 +0000 14381 at http://hpac.com <p>Ivary</p>