Air Conditioning http://hpac.com/taxonomy/term/7342/more en Ultraviolet (UV-C) Energy and the Persistence of Building Performance http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/ultraviolet-uv-c-energy-and-persistence-building-performance <div class="field-byline"> By FORREST FENCL, UV Resources, Santa Clarita, Calif. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Keeping buildings working according to designer’s intent and owner’s requirements </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Getting everything in a building to work to the designer’s intent and in accordance with the owner’s project requirements is one thing. Maintaining that level of performance is another.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Influencer </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/ultraviolet-uv-c-energy-and-persistence-building-performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/ultraviolet-uv-c-energy-and-persistence-building-performance#comments Air Conditioning Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:15:00 +0000 12661 at http://hpac.com GALLERY: Most Popular HPAC Engineering Air-Conditioning Content http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/gallery-most-popular-hpac-engineering-air-conditioning-content <div class="node-body gallery-body">Looking to broaden your knowledge about nonresidential-building air conditioning? Here is your guide to HPAC Engineering's most-viewed air-conditioning-related content.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/gallery-most-popular-hpac-engineering-air-conditioning-content" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/gallery-most-popular-hpac-engineering-air-conditioning-content#comments Air Conditioning Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:14:00 +0000 12611 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 Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:07:00 +0000 12391 at http://hpac.com Survey: Office Temperature Costs UK Economy Billions http://hpac.com/heating/survey-office-temperature-costs-uk-economy-billions <div class="node-body article-body">In the United Kingdom, approximately 2 percent of office hours are wasted because of temperature, potentially costing the economy in excess of £13bn (nearly $21.6 billion) annually, a recent survey by heating and air-conditioning specialist Andrews Sykes reveals.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/heating/survey-office-temperature-costs-uk-economy-billions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/heating/survey-office-temperature-costs-uk-economy-billions#comments Air Conditioning Heating Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:38:00 +0000 12591 at http://hpac.com Variable-Refrigerant-Flow Zoning Remedy for Long-Dormant Sick Building http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/variable-refrigerant-flow-zoning-remedy-long-dormant-sick-building <div class="field-byline"> By MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC COOLING &amp; HEATING </div> <div class="field-deck"> Overcomes low deck height and earns LEED points </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In 1967, a 15-story building was constructed in downtown Towson, Md. Initially, a number of prominent investment firms called the building home. Later, it housed an assortment of state and county offices until being closed and declared a sick building because of alleged ventilation issues in 2002. For 10 years, the building stood vacant. Then, in 2012, Caves Valley Partners acquired the building and began planning an extreme makeover.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/variable-refrigerant-flow-zoning-remedy-long-dormant-sick-building" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/variable-refrigerant-flow-zoning-remedy-long-dormant-sick-building#comments Air Conditioning Wed, 02 Apr 2014 19:04:00 +0000 12531 at http://hpac.com <p>&ldquo;For over a decade, Towson had to endure the presence of this 15-story &lsquo;sick building&rsquo; in the heart of its commercial district,&rdquo; Arsh S. Mirmiran of Caves Valley Partners said of Towson City Center. Today, the office tower is &ldquo;a showcase for sustainability and modernization.&rdquo;</p> Chilled Beams and Operable Windows? No Sweat for College HVAC Retrofit http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/chilled-beams-and-operable-windows-no-sweat-college-hvac-retrofit <div class="field-byline"> By SEMCO LLC </div> <div class="field-deck"> Condensation avoided, even when windows are open </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In the fall of 2011, The University of North Carolina at Asheville embarked on a $5 million renovation of Governors Village, a five-building residence-hall complex. The most critical challenge was preserving the buildings’ original interior and exterior architectural aesthetics while complying with university officials’ request to retain operable windows for natural ventilation.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/chilled-beams-and-operable-windows-no-sweat-college-hvac-retrofit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/chilled-beams-and-operable-windows-no-sweat-college-hvac-retrofit#comments Air Conditioning IAQ & Ventilation Wed, 02 Apr 2014 13:10:00 +0000 12521 at http://hpac.com Bell & Gossett Announces Spring 2014 Little Red Schoolhouse Schedule http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/bell-gossett-announces-spring-2014-little-red-schoolhouse-schedule <div class="node-body article-body">Bell & Gossett, a brand of water-technology provider Xylem Inc., recently announced the 2014 second-quarter seminar schedule for its Little Red Schoolhouse.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/bell-gossett-announces-spring-2014-little-red-schoolhouse-schedule" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/piping-pumping/bell-gossett-announces-spring-2014-little-red-schoolhouse-schedule#comments Air Conditioning Heating IAQ & Ventilation Piping / Pumping Tue, 01 Apr 2014 20:31:00 +0000 12511 at http://hpac.com What Owners Need to Know About ... Evaporative-Cooling Equipment http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/what-owners-need-know-about-evaporative-cooling-equipment <div class="field-byline"> By JUNE GALLOWAY, Baltimore Aircoil Co., Jessup, Md. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Tips for achieving—and maintaining—desired fluid temperature and flow rate </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This article provides general guidance regarding periodic inspection and maintenance of evaporative-cooling equipment.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Influencer </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/what-owners-need-know-about-evaporative-cooling-equipment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/what-owners-need-know-about-evaporative-cooling-equipment#comments Air Conditioning Silver Tue, 01 Apr 2014 15:41:00 +0000 12491 at http://hpac.com Combining DOAS and VRF, Part 2 of 2 http://hpac.com/iaq-amp-ventilation/combining-doas-and-vrf-part-2-2 <div class="field-byline"> By GRANT BOWERS, PE, LEED AP; SSOE Group; Hillsboro, Ore. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Separating cooling/heating and ventilation airflows simplifies system design and control </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Part 1 of this article discussed the limitations of VAV design and VAV systems. Part 2 discusses the merits and challenges of combining DOAS and VRF systems as an alternative to VAV systems.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Influencer </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/iaq-amp-ventilation/combining-doas-and-vrf-part-2-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/iaq-amp-ventilation/combining-doas-and-vrf-part-2-2#comments Air Conditioning Heating IAQ & Ventilation Silver Thu, 27 Mar 2014 15:44:00 +0000 12451 at http://hpac.com HVAC and Cloud Computing: More Similar Than You Think http://hpac.com/blog/hvac-and-cloud-computing-more-similar-you-think <div class="node-body blog-body">If you are like me, at some point, you have had a “Microsoft moment” and lost some important document or file on your computer because—in spite of all the warnings—your computer was not backed up properly.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Influencer </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/hvac-and-cloud-computing-more-similar-you-think" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/hvac-and-cloud-computing-more-similar-you-think#comments Air Conditioning Heating IAQ & Ventilation Clark&#039;s Remarks Tue, 25 Mar 2014 18:36:00 +0000 12441 at http://hpac.com