Air Conditioning http://hpac.com/taxonomy/term/7342/more en 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 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 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 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