Archive http://hpac.com/taxonomy/term/7343/more en Minimizing Ammonia Charge in Industrial Refrigeration Systems, Part 1 of 2 http://hpac.com/archive/minimizing-ammonia-charge-industrial-refrigeration-systems-part-1-2 <div class="field-byline"> By TERRY L. CHAPP, PE, Danfoss, Baltimore, Md. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Over the last decade, ammonia (NH3) has come under increased scrutiny from regulatory authorities, communities, and insurance providers, leading public-refrigerated-warehouse owners to reach out to engineers, contractors, and equipment suppliers for new and innovative ways to minimize their NH3-system charges.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/minimizing-ammonia-charge-industrial-refrigeration-systems-part-1-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/minimizing-ammonia-charge-industrial-refrigeration-systems-part-1-2#comments Archive Gold Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:58:00 +0000 17881 at http://hpac.com KatarzynaBialasiewicz/iStock Efficiency Works: U.S. Energy Intensity Down 50 Percent From 1980 http://hpac.com/archive/efficiency-works-us-energy-intensity-down-50-percent-1980 <div class="node-body article-body">Energy efficiency has made major strides in the United States over the last 35 years, with "energy intensity"—the measurement of energy used per dollar of gross domestic product—down from 12.1 thousand Btu per dollar in 1980 to 6.1 thousand Btu per dollar in 2014, a new report from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy reveals.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/efficiency-works-us-energy-intensity-down-50-percent-1980" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/efficiency-works-us-energy-intensity-down-50-percent-1980#comments Archive Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:30:00 +0000 17811 at http://hpac.com Numerous ASHRAE Standards, Addenda Open for Public Review, Comment http://hpac.com/archive/numerous-ashrae-standards-addenda-open-public-review-comment <div class="node-body article-body">Addenda to major ASHRAE standards, including standards related to thermal comfort, ventilation and indoor-air quality in residences, high-performing buildings, building automation, and energy efficiency, are open for public review and comment.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/numerous-ashrae-standards-addenda-open-public-review-comment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/numerous-ashrae-standards-addenda-open-public-review-comment#comments Air Conditioning Building Controls Heating IAQ & Ventilation Archive Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:52:00 +0000 17801 at http://hpac.com 5 Evolving Trends in Building Operations http://hpac.com/archive/5-evolving-trends-building-operations <div class="node-body gallery-body">The concerns of operators of large facilities always are evolving, Ron Segura of 
Segura & Associates said. Midway through 2015, what mega trends does he see evolving?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/5-evolving-trends-building-operations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/5-evolving-trends-building-operations#comments Archive Tue, 21 Jul 2015 19:17:00 +0000 17781 at http://hpac.com 123ArtistImages/iStock 55 GW of Solar PV to Be Installed Globally in 2015, Up 36% Over 2014 http://hpac.com/archive/55-gw-solar-pv-be-installed-globally-2015-36-over-2014 <div class="node-body article-body">With 55 gigawatts expected to be installed, the global photovoltaic market will grow 36 percent in 2015, according to GTM Research’s latest report. That is up significantly from the market’s 2-percent growth in 2014.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/55-gw-solar-pv-be-installed-globally-2015-36-over-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/55-gw-solar-pv-be-installed-globally-2015-36-over-2014#comments Archive Tue, 21 Jul 2015 15:24:00 +0000 17771 at http://hpac.com Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images Drones on Building Job Sites http://hpac.com/blog/drones-building-job-sites <div class="node-body blog-body">In my Aug. 26, 2014, post, I wrote that we soon might have drones taking our construction-progress photos. Not surprisingly, that time is here.</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/drones-building-job-sites" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/drones-building-job-sites#comments Archive Clark&#039;s Remarks Tue, 21 Jul 2015 13:51:00 +0000 17761 at http://hpac.com <p>Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images</p> Smart-Meter Revenue to Grow 16.9 Percent Annually http://hpac.com/archive/smart-meter-revenue-grow-169-percent-annually <div class="node-body article-body">Growing demand for smart meters and aggressive adoption in states such as Texas and California over the last five years is fueling a surge in smart-meter manufacturing, which is now a $1.8 billion industry, business-intelligence publisher IBISWorld Inc. says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/smart-meter-revenue-grow-169-percent-annually" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/smart-meter-revenue-grow-169-percent-annually#comments Archive Thu, 16 Jul 2015 03:23:00 +0000 17751 at http://hpac.com Urban Green Council Launches Benchmarking Website for NYC Buildings http://hpac.com/archive/urban-green-council-launches-benchmarking-website-nyc-buildings <div class="node-body article-body">Urban Green Council recently launched Metered New York, an online tool allowing New York City building owners and occupants to view their buildings’ energy and water use, see how it stacks up against others’, and find out how to improve efficiency.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/urban-green-council-launches-benchmarking-website-nyc-buildings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/urban-green-council-launches-benchmarking-website-nyc-buildings#comments Archive Thu, 16 Jul 2015 02:33:00 +0000 17741 at http://hpac.com Photo by Afton Almaraz/Getty Images GBCI, Canada Green Building Council Teaming to Advance WELL Standard http://hpac.com/archive/gbci-canada-green-building-council-teaming-advance-well-standard <div class="node-body article-body">Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) and the Canada Green Building Council recently announced an agreement to promote and advance the WELL Building Standard in Canada.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/gbci-canada-green-building-council-teaming-advance-well-standard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/gbci-canada-green-building-council-teaming-advance-well-standard#comments Archive Wed, 15 Jul 2015 18:54:00 +0000 17731 at http://hpac.com <p>People work at dusk on various floors of a modern office development near St. Paul&#39;s Cathedral in London on Feb. 6, 2013. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)</p> Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images 5 Things to Consider 
When Choosing a Building-Project-Delivery Method http://hpac.com/archive/5-things-consider-when-choosing-building-project-delivery-method <div class="node-body gallery-body">The Design-Build Institute of America recently announced the publication of “Choosing a Project Delivery Method,” a free brochure intended to help building owners determine the project-delivery method best suited to their needs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/5-things-consider-when-choosing-building-project-delivery-method" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/5-things-consider-when-choosing-building-project-delivery-method#comments Archive Mon, 13 Jul 2015 18:11:00 +0000 17691 at http://hpac.com Ilyabolotov/iStock