Air Conditioning http://hpac.com/taxonomy/term/7342/more en 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 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 Sat, 25 Oct 2014 19:54:00 +0000 12391 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> What Owners Need to Know About ... Rooftop-Unit Maintenance http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/what-owners-need-know-about-rooftop-unit-maintenance <div class="field-byline"> By MICHAEL WEST, PhD, PE, Melbourne, Fla., and RICHARD COMBES, PhD, PE, Beaufort, S.C., AdvanTek Consulting Inc. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Impacts of deferred maintenance and a strategy for mitigating them </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In buildings across the country, reductions in operating budgets are delaying important equipment upkeep. This article discusses impacts of deferring maintenance on rooftop package units and outlines a cost-based preventive-maintenance protocol.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/what-owners-need-know-about-rooftop-unit-maintenance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/what-owners-need-know-about-rooftop-unit-maintenance#comments Air Conditioning IAQ & Ventilation Silver Thu, 09 Oct 2014 15:59:00 +0000 14291 at http://hpac.com Westersoe/iStock Casino Bets on Rooftop Air Handlers and Centrifugal Chillers, Wins Big http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/casino-bets-rooftop-air-handlers-and-centrifugal-chillers-wins-big <div class="field-byline"> By DAIKIN APPLIED </div> <div class="field-deck"> Units help to meet tight schedule, save energy </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Casinos combine a variety of space types under one roof. Hollywood Casino in Toledo, Ohio, is no different. The 177,000-sq-ft main casino level includes 150,000 sq ft of gaming space and five restaurants, while the 167,000-sq-ft lower service level includes administrative and employee areas and a 276-space valet-parking garage.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/casino-bets-rooftop-air-handlers-and-centrifugal-chillers-wins-big" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/casino-bets-rooftop-air-handlers-and-centrifugal-chillers-wins-big#comments Air Conditioning Heating Design Solutions Tue, 07 Oct 2014 20:00:00 +0000 14221 at http://hpac.com GALLERY: Daikin Applied Hollywood Casino Project http://hpac.com/galleries/gallery-daikin-applied-hollywood-casino-project <div class="field-byline"> By DAIKIN APPLIED </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">This gallery contains additional photographs for the article "Casino Bets on Rooftop Air Handlers and Centrifugal Chillers, Wins Big."</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/galleries/gallery-daikin-applied-hollywood-casino-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/galleries/gallery-daikin-applied-hollywood-casino-project#comments Air Conditioning Galleries Heating Tue, 07 Oct 2014 19:59:00 +0000 14211 at http://hpac.com HVAC in Popular Movies: Did Hollywood Get It Right? http://hpac.com/galleries/hvac-popular-movies-did-hollywood-get-it-right <div class="node-body article-body">Hollywood long has been known for—ahem—taking liberties with the truth (just ask any composite character). In this video gallery, longtime HPAC Engineering Editorial Advisory Board member Ron Wilkinson, a professional engineer who moonlights as a film critic, takes a look at 13 movies and three TV series whose makers were not about to let HVAC fundamentals get in the way of a good story.</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/galleries/hvac-popular-movies-did-hollywood-get-it-right" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/galleries/hvac-popular-movies-did-hollywood-get-it-right#comments Air Conditioning Galleries Heating IAQ & Ventilation Wed, 24 Sep 2014 14:18:00 +0000 12911 at http://hpac.com <p>Vince Vaughn (back), Julianne Moore, Jeff Goldblum, and an unexpected guest in a scene from 1997&#39;s &quot;The Lost World: Jurassic Park,&quot; the sequel to &quot;Jurassic Park.&quot; (Photo by Getty Images)</p> Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images The Myth of White Roofs in Northern Climates http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/myth-white-roofs-northern-climates <div class="field-byline"> By GREG LUNA, Luna &amp; Associates, Maryland Heights, Mo. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Contrary to news articles and politicians promoting the benefits of white, reflective roofs, the fact is that most northern U.S. cities are wasting millions of dollars in energy, as well as precious natural resources, by buying into the belief white roofs are energy-efficient regardless of climate zone.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/myth-white-roofs-northern-climates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/myth-white-roofs-northern-climates#comments Air Conditioning Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:48:00 +0000 14081 at http://hpac.com What Owners Need to Know About ... School Fall/Winter HVAC Maintenance http://hpac.com/heating/what-owners-need-know-about-school-fallwinter-hvac-maintenance <div class="field-byline"> By JAMES G. MACMILLAN, PE, LEED AP BD+C; Karpinski Engineering; Cleveland, Ohio </div> <div class="field-deck"> Seven tips for keeping K-12 schools in session and under budget </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Fall and winter HVAC maintenance has unique challenges. Proper planning, inspection, and response are critical to successful and cost-effective building operation. Here are seven tips for keeping K-12 schools in session and under budget.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/heating/what-owners-need-know-about-school-fallwinter-hvac-maintenance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/heating/what-owners-need-know-about-school-fallwinter-hvac-maintenance#comments Air Conditioning Heating IAQ & Ventilation Silver Thu, 11 Sep 2014 20:36:00 +0000 13971 at http://hpac.com