The Humanities Building at Palomar College in San Marcos, Calif., is a three-story, 78,000-sq-ft building incorporating a mixed-mode approach to ventilation, integrating occupant-controlled operable windows with automatically controlled mechanical air-conditioning systems....More
Danfoss, the pioneer of oil-free, magnetic-bearing, variable-speed centrifugal compressors and a manufacturer of other high-efficiency components and controls for air-conditioning and refrigeration systems, recently named Mads-Peter Clausen vice president, oil-free-technology development....More
International Exposition Co., owner and manager of the International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo), recently announced the recipients of 2017 AHR Expo Innovation Awards.
The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced $29 million in funding under the Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE) program for projects awarded to teams at Sandia National Laboratories and The University of Utah....More
Carrier recently introduced an updated website providing easy access to training opportunities and materials for HVAC-system designers, service technicians, facility managers, and installers and educators....More
Emerson Network Power recently released results of a survey showing information-technology and data-center managers in North America are becoming more focused on how they manage remote network closets and server rooms used in edge computing....More
This fall, warm weather is predicted across much of the eastern United States, while developing dryness and worsening drought conditions will grip the majority of the western United States, and frequent showers will result in cooler air in the Northwest....More
In 2009, researchers accidentally discovered a new color, a shade of blue they dubbed YInMn Blue. The new pigment absorbs UV and is resistant to high temperatures. As a roof coating, it offers the promise of a cool and attractive roof....More
Trane recently updated Trane 360°, a free downloadable mobile app for HVAC contractors and service professionals providing the latest information and literature about Trane parts and light-commercial unitary solutions....More
We all know the importance of comfort in schools and comfort’s relationship with student performance. While temperature gets the lion’s share of attention, equally important are noise, humidity, and ventilation....More
At Atlanta Symphony Hall, metal cooling towers on the roof were at the end of their useful life, filling the concert hall during performances with noise likened to the sound of a jet passing over the building....More
Hazelwood School District includes more than 30 buildings. The HVAC systems in most of those buildings were 15 to 25 years old, and maintenance costs were rising. Tom Mangogna and his engineering staff felt there had to be more efficient systems on the market....More
Fred, a mechanical engineer, and William, a civil engineer, had been friends for years and met weekly for lunch at their favorite restaurant. The waitress had barely finished taking their orders when Fred asked William: “Are you familiar with geothermal heat-pump systems? I have a twist I am looking at for a new project. Actually, it all started as a result of a fishing trip.”...More
When fully utilized, Building Management Systems (BMS) offer facility managers many advantages. Harnessing building data to help correct root-cause energy inefficiencies is one area that is increasingly important yet challenging. This paper shows how leveraging BMS data through building data analytics software and combining it with expert engineering services creates actionable intelligence that can reduce HVAC energy costs by up to 30%....More
Though not required until December, 2022, the new UL 60335-2-40 standard is currently active for matched and packaged air conditioners/heat pumps (no standalone systems), liquid chillers and hydronic fan coil units, hot water heat pumps, dehumidifiers and supplemental heaters (designed as part of an appliance package).
A lot of leading building automations systems (BAS) are touted as being open. But what does that really mean? And does being open mean that building owners and operators are getting the most out of their BAS investments?
During this webinar, Johnson Controls BAS experts will examine the definition of openness and advise on what to look for from a BAS provider when secure interoperability and ease of integration is paramount. Because a unified intelligent infrastructure provides better interoperability so businesses run more efficiently....More