Air Conditioning http://hpac.com/taxonomy/term/7342/more en Reducing Peak Demand With Thermal-Energy Storage http://hpac.com/managing-facilities/reducing-peak-demand-thermal-energy-storage <div class="field-byline"> By MARK M. MACCRACKEN, PE, LEED AP, CALMAC, Fair Lawn, N.J. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Using ice produced at night, when electricity is cheaper, for cooling during the day </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Ice is essential to any party. For a typical gathering, about 1 lb per person is needed. Would you wait for the first guests to arrive to begin making ice for your party? Of course, you would not. As waiting to make ice is unwise in the case of a party, it is even more so in the case of a building.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/managing-facilities/reducing-peak-demand-thermal-energy-storage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/managing-facilities/reducing-peak-demand-thermal-energy-storage#comments Air Conditioning Managing Facilities Sun, 27 Jul 2014 22:27:00 +0000 13571 at http://hpac.com Photograph by Ros Kavanagh 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, 23 Jul 2014 17:24:00 +0000 12391 at http://hpac.com Recognizing HVAC Engineering Heroes. Who's Yours? http://hpac.com/blog/recognizing-hvac-engineering-heroes-whos-yours <div class="node-body blog-body">Recently, IEEE Spectrum published an article titled “Where Are Today’s Engineering Heroes?” The author’s premise is that, in a hero-worshipping society, professional modesty gets you nowhere.</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/recognizing-hvac-engineering-heroes-whos-yours" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/recognizing-hvac-engineering-heroes-whos-yours#comments Air Conditioning Heating IAQ & Ventilation Clark&#039;s Remarks Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:41:00 +0000 13511 at http://hpac.com <p>stokkete/iStock/thinkstock</p> Energy Dept. Invests $14 Million in Building-Efficiency Technologies http://hpac.com/archive/energy-dept-invests-14-million-building-efficiency-technologies <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced $14 million in funding for 15 research and development projects intended to dramatically reduce energy consumption in commercial and residential buildings.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/energy-dept-invests-14-million-building-efficiency-technologies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/energy-dept-invests-14-million-building-efficiency-technologies#comments Air Conditioning Heating IAQ & Ventilation Archive Wed, 16 Jul 2014 19:15:00 +0000 13491 at http://hpac.com HPAC Engineering Design Awards 2014 http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/hpac-engineering-design-awards-2014 <div class="field-deck"> Multiuse School Building Demands Multidisciplinary Approach </div> <div class="node-body article-body">For the Federal Way Public Schools Support Service Center in Federal Way, Wash., Bellevue, Wash.-based mechanical and electrical engineering firm Wood Harbinger was faced with the task of incorporating a bus depot, maintenance shops, vehicle-fueling stations, offices, classrooms, and storage space into one highly energy-efficient facility.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/hpac-engineering-design-awards-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/hpac-engineering-design-awards-2014#comments Air Conditioning Heating IAQ & Ventilation Silver Tue, 01 Jul 2014 14:37:00 +0000 13301 at http://hpac.com <p>The Federal Way Public Schools Support Service Center.</p> HPAC Engineering Advisor, Colleague Receive Defense Department Honor http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/hpac-engineering-advisor-colleague-receive-defense-department-honor <div class="node-body article-body">HPAC Engineering Editorial Advisory Board member Michael K. West, PhD, PE, building-systems scientist, and Richard Combes, PhD, PE, energy-efficiency engineer, of AdvanTek Inc. recently received the 2013 Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) Energy and Water Project of the Year Award from the U.S. Department of Defense.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/hpac-engineering-advisor-colleague-receive-defense-department-honor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/hpac-engineering-advisor-colleague-receive-defense-department-honor#comments Air Conditioning Heating IAQ & Ventilation Mon, 16 Jun 2014 18:34:00 +0000 13231 at http://hpac.com U.S. Army Teams with Honeywell to Save Energy at Largest U.S. Arsenal http://hpac.com/building-controls/us-army-teams-honeywell-save-energy-largest-us-arsenal <div class="field-byline"> News from Honeywell </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center to Receive Extensive Building Upgrades Expected to Provide $5.3 Million in Annual Savings</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/building-controls/us-army-teams-honeywell-save-energy-largest-us-arsenal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/building-controls/us-army-teams-honeywell-save-energy-largest-us-arsenal#comments Air Conditioning Building Controls Heating Thu, 12 Jun 2014 15:14:00 +0000 13151 at http://hpac.com <p>The Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center occupies 1.5 million square feet of its Kingsbury Complex home.</p> Courtesy of the JMTC website Controls Freak: Time for New HVAC System Concepts http://hpac.com/building-controls/controls-freak-time-new-hvac-system-concepts <div class="field-byline"> by Thomas Hartman, P.E. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Over the years, major changes in commercial building heating and cooling load patterns have occurred, but we still design and implement HVAC systems the sae way we have for generations. It's time for a change.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/building-controls/controls-freak-time-new-hvac-system-concepts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/building-controls/controls-freak-time-new-hvac-system-concepts#comments Air Conditioning Building Controls Heating Wed, 11 Jun 2014 20:37:00 +0000 13131 at http://hpac.com <p>This is the mechanical room of the Empire State building, which underwent a multi-million dollar renovation project in 2009. The mechanical system upgrade was done to reduce energy consumption by 38 percent and allow the Empire State Building to enter the top 10 percent of eco-friendly offices.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images The Data Revolution: How Information Technology Is Transforming Buildings and HVACR http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/data-revolution-how-information-technology-transforming-buildings-and-hvacr <div class="field-byline"> By ROBERT CAVEY, Praxis, Washington, D.C., and LISA TRYSON, Danfoss North America, Baltimore, Md. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Recent dramatic advances in data acquisition and online processing are revolutionizing possibilities for improved performance throughout industry and will transform demands on the HVACR community for continual improvement of its technology, products, and services.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/data-revolution-how-information-technology-transforming-buildings-and-hvacr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/data-revolution-how-information-technology-transforming-buildings-and-hvacr#comments Air Conditioning Heating IAQ & Ventilation Silver Wed, 04 Jun 2014 13:57:00 +0000 13071 at http://hpac.com zhudifeng/iStock/Thinkstock Air-Conditioning Refrigerants Subject of White Paper From Emerson http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/air-conditioning-refrigerants-subject-white-paper-emerson <div class="node-body article-body">Refrigerants used in residential and commercial air-conditioning systems is the subject of a white paper from Emerson Climate Technologies Inc.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/air-conditioning-refrigerants-subject-white-paper-emerson" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/air-conditioning-refrigerants-subject-white-paper-emerson#comments Air Conditioning Wed, 04 Jun 2014 02:46:00 +0000 13051 at http://hpac.com