Building Controls http://hpac.com/taxonomy/term/7344/more en Calendar of HVACR Training and Education Events http://hpac.com/training/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/training/calendar-hvacr-training-and-education-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/training/calendar-hvacr-training-and-education-events#comments Air Conditioning AHR Expo Training Building Controls Fire / Smoke Heating Humidity Control IAQ & Ventilation Motors / Drives Piping / Pumping Mon, 30 Mar 2015 19:08:00 +0000 12391 at http://hpac.com Construction Set to See Growth in 2015 http://hpac.com/building-controls/construction-set-see-growth-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">Construction looks to be in a good place for 2015, according to a recent report from FMI.</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/construction-set-see-growth-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/building-controls/construction-set-see-growth-2015#comments Building Controls Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:18:00 +0000 16541 at http://hpac.com <p>Total construction is predicted to grow 9 percent for the year</p> (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Building Energy Efficiency May Leave Through Elevator Shafts http://hpac.com/building-controls/building-energy-efficiency-may-leave-through-elevator-shafts <div class="node-body article-body">Every building manager should be striving for energy efficiency. Not only does going green help save the environment, it saves money, something every manager and owner should love</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/building-energy-efficiency-may-leave-through-elevator-shafts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/building-controls/building-energy-efficiency-may-leave-through-elevator-shafts#comments Building Controls Mon, 23 Mar 2015 16:19:00 +0000 16451 at http://hpac.com <p>One way energy can escape is through elevator shafts.</p> (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Improving Economy, Improving Real Estate Market http://hpac.com/building-controls/improving-economy-improving-real-estate-market <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Great news for anyone who has a stake in the commercial real estate market: <a href="http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/accelerating-economy-expected-to-drive-growth-in-commercial-real-estate-300052550.html" target="_blank" title="Report from Transwestern and Delta Associates.">a recent report from Transwestern and Delta Associates, titled &ldquo;Insights + Trends + Opportunities,&rdquo; </a>found that the national economy is recovering. This means good things for commercial real estate, according to the report, as it is growing as &ldquo;an experience, not just a location.&rdquo;</p></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/improving-economy-improving-real-estate-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/building-controls/improving-economy-improving-real-estate-market#comments Building Controls Thu, 19 Mar 2015 16:50:00 +0000 16441 at http://hpac.com <p>Commercial real estate and the economy may be on the rise.</p> (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Sharing is Caring: Collaboration May Help Facility Managers http://hpac.com/building-controls/sharing-caring-collaboration-may-help-facility-managers <div class="node-body article-body">There can be some great benefits in utilizing aspects of the sharing economy for facility managers, according to a post on TriplePundit by Kim Tjoa.</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/sharing-caring-collaboration-may-help-facility-managers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/building-controls/sharing-caring-collaboration-may-help-facility-managers#comments Building Controls Wed, 18 Mar 2015 15:16:00 +0000 16381 at http://hpac.com <p>The sharing economy could be a good idea for facility managers and building owners.</p> (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images) U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Awards Utility-Monitoring, Control-Systems Contract to Schneider Electric http://hpac.com/building-controls/us-army-corps-engineers-awards-utility-monitoring-control-systems-contract-schneid <div class="node-body article-body">Energy-management specialist Schneider Electric recently announced it is one of 13 firms awarded a contract for engineering and services by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Engineering and Support Center.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/building-controls/us-army-corps-engineers-awards-utility-monitoring-control-systems-contract-schneid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/building-controls/us-army-corps-engineers-awards-utility-monitoring-control-systems-contract-schneid#comments Building Controls Tue, 10 Mar 2015 20:01:00 +0000 16261 at http://hpac.com A power-distribution and HVAC farm similar to the one located at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Engineering and Support Center in Huntsville, Ala. GALLERY: Vintage HVAC Advertisements, 1934 http://hpac.com/galleries/gallery-vintage-hvac-advertisements-1934 <div class="field-byline"> By Ashley M. Doles and Hal Conick </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Take a look back in time to one of the most tumultuous, intriguing times in U.S. and world history through the eyes of HPAC Engineering magazine, then called Heating Piping and Air Conditioning, in its sixth year of existence.</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/gallery-vintage-hvac-advertisements-1934" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/galleries/gallery-vintage-hvac-advertisements-1934#comments Galleries Building Controls Heating Humidity Control IAQ & Ventilation Motors / Drives Piping / Pumping Tue, 10 Mar 2015 16:40:00 +0000 15281 at http://hpac.com Distech Controls to Be Acquired by Acuity Brands
 http://hpac.com/building-controls/distech-controls-be-acquired-acuity-brands <div class="node-body article-body">Distech Controls Inc., provider of building-automation and energy-management solutions, announced it has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Acuity Brands Inc., provider of intelligent lighting solutions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/building-controls/distech-controls-be-acquired-acuity-brands" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/building-controls/distech-controls-be-acquired-acuity-brands#comments Building Controls Tue, 10 Mar 2015 00:48:00 +0000 16191 at http://hpac.com InsideIQ Building Automation Alliance Member Helps School Reduce Energy Costs http://hpac.com/building-controls/insideiq-building-automation-alliance-member-helps-school-reduce-energy-costs <div class="node-body article-body">Sinking Springs Elementary School in York, Pa., part of Central York School District, is saving $170,000 annually after completing energy-efficiency upgrades with the help of InsideIQ Building Automation Alliance member NRG Controls Inc. of Harrisburg, Pa.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/building-controls/insideiq-building-automation-alliance-member-helps-school-reduce-energy-costs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/building-controls/insideiq-building-automation-alliance-member-helps-school-reduce-energy-costs#comments Building Controls Mon, 09 Mar 2015 17:03:00 +0000 16181 at http://hpac.com FreeSoulProduction Virginia Tech Gets Funding for Building-Automation-System Development http://hpac.com/building-controls/virginia-tech-gets-funding-building-automation-system-development <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. Department of Energy recently awarded Virginia Tech nearly $2 million to continue research and development of its Building Energy Management Open Source Software (BEMOSS) for small and medium-sized commercial buildings.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/building-controls/virginia-tech-gets-funding-building-automation-system-development" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/building-controls/virginia-tech-gets-funding-building-automation-system-development#comments Building Controls Mon, 09 Mar 2015 15:21:00 +0000 16171 at http://hpac.com FrancescoRizzato/iStock