Air Conditioning http://hpac.com/taxonomy/term/7342/more en 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 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 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:01:00 +0000 12391 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 Essential Strategies for Condensation Control in Chilled-Water Insulation Systems http://hpac.com/webinar/essential-strategies-condensation-control-chilled-water-insulation-systems <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, October 8, 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>Presenters: <strong>Derek Bowen</strong>, demand-creation manager, and <strong>Thomas Brown</strong>, marketing development, Armacell.</p> <p>Moderator: <strong>Scott Arnold</strong>, executive editor, <em>HPAC Engineering</em>.</p> </div> </fieldset> <div class="node-body webinar-body">Join HPAC Engineering and Armacell for this free one-hour webinar, which will give you the tools and understanding you need to plan a chilled-water-piping insulation system that will deliver the reliable performance you expect.</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/essential-strategies-condensation-control-chilled-water-insulation-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Air Conditioning Webinars Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:42:00 +0000 13931 at http://hpac.com As With Anything, When It Comes to HVAC, Too Much of a Good Thing … http://hpac.com/blog/anything-when-it-comes-hvac-too-much-good-thing <div class="node-body blog-body">As an advocate for solar energy, I was alarmed by recent news from the BrightSource Energy plant in California’s Mojave Desert.</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/anything-when-it-comes-hvac-too-much-good-thing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/anything-when-it-comes-hvac-too-much-good-thing#comments Air Conditioning Heating IAQ & Ventilation Clark&#039;s Remarks Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:12:00 +0000 13921 at http://hpac.com <p>The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in the Mojave Desert in California near Primm, Nev., on Feb. 20, 2014. The largest solar thermal power-tower system in the world, owned by NRG Energy, Google, and BrightSource Energy, uses 347,000 computer-controlled mirrors to focus sunlight onto boilers on top of three 459-ft towers, where water is heated to produce steam to power turbines providing power to more than 140,000 California homes. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)</p> Indoor-Environmental-Quality Optimization http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/indoor-environmental-quality-optimization <div class="field-byline"> By DAVID HARLOS, ScD, and MICHAEL WEST, PhD, PE; AdvanTek Consulting Inc.; Melbourne, Fla. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Actively managing buildings to improve occupant health, productivity, and well-being </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Codes and standards contain minimum requirements intended to ensure buildings do not impair occupant health and comfort. Environmental-quality optimization is a concept aimed at actually improving occupant health and comfort. As this article discusses, by intelligently exceeding codes and standards, we not only get by, we get ahead.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/indoor-environmental-quality-optimization" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/indoor-environmental-quality-optimization#comments Air Conditioning Building Controls Heating Humidity Control IAQ & Ventilation Silver Mon, 08 Sep 2014 19:07:00 +0000 13901 at http://hpac.com BoeniceboY 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 15 movies and four 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, 03 Sep 2014 17:33:00 +0000 12911 at http://hpac.com <p>Actors (from left) Donald Glover, Danny Pudi, Gillian Jacobs, Joel McHale, Alison Brie, Ken Jeong, and Yvette Nicole Brown and creator/Executive Producer Dan Harmon speak during the &ldquo;Community&rdquo; panel held during the NBC Universal portion of the Television Critics Association 2011 winter press tour at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena, Calif., Jan. 13, 2011. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)</p> Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images Survey Examines Hot Weather’s Impact on Office Productivity http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/survey-examines-hot-weather-s-impact-office-productivity <div class="node-body article-body">A survey conducted by One Poll on behalf of U.K.-based air-conditioning and heating specialist Andrews Sykes Hire reveals how hot conditions affect productivity in the workplace.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/survey-examines-hot-weather-s-impact-office-productivity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/survey-examines-hot-weather-s-impact-office-productivity#comments Air Conditioning Wed, 03 Sep 2014 15:10:00 +0000 13871 at http://hpac.com Creatas/Creatas/Thinkstock Seattle-Area Young Engineers in ASHRAE Planning Series of Free Events http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/seattle-area-young-engineers-ashrae-planning-series-free-events <div class="node-body article-body">“Challenges Met and Survived” is the central theme of a series of free events being planned by the Puget Sound Chapter of ASHRAE’s Young Engineers in ASHRAE (YEA) group.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/seattle-area-young-engineers-ashrae-planning-series-free-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/seattle-area-young-engineers-ashrae-planning-series-free-events#comments Air Conditioning Building Controls Fire / Smoke Heating Humidity Control IAQ & Ventilation Motors / Drives Piping / Pumping Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:53:00 +0000 13831 at http://hpac.com GALLERY: Vintage HVAC Advertisements, 1931 http://hpac.com/galleries/gallery-vintage-hvac-advertisements-1931 <div class="field-byline"> Edited by Connie Conklin </div> <div class="node-body article-body">1931 was a year of great American classics: Charlie Chaplin in the theaters, baseball legends Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth, the first Dracula movie, and convicted gangster Al Capone. But the classics in the heating, piping, and air-conditioning industry belong to our advertisers! Take a walk through history with these vintage ads.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/galleries/gallery-vintage-hvac-advertisements-1931" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/galleries/gallery-vintage-hvac-advertisements-1931#comments Air Conditioning Galleries Building Controls Heating Humidity Control IAQ & Ventilation Motors / Drives Piping / Pumping Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:45:00 +0000 13821 at http://hpac.com