Building Controls http://hpac.com/taxonomy/term/7344/more en To Retrofit or to Replace Your Building System, That Is the Question http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/retrofit-or-replace-your-building-system-question <div class="field-byline"> By MICHAEL BRUDERS and SHANNON LIPPOLD, Honeywell International Inc. </div> <div class="field-deck"> How to tell if your building system is at a crossroads or at the end of the line </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With the passage of time, mechanical systems deteriorate and performance declines; that goes without saying. What is less clear is the line between retrofitting a system and replacing it.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/retrofit-or-replace-your-building-system-question" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/retrofit-or-replace-your-building-system-question#comments Air Conditioning Building Controls Fire / Smoke Heating Humidity Control IAQ & Ventilation Motors / Drives Piping / Pumping Thu, 01 Dec 2016 18:19:00 +0000 29821 at http://hpac.com John Lund/Paula Zacharias Selecting Actuators for Industrial HVAC/Process Dampers http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/selecting-actuators-industrial-hvacprocess-dampers <div class="field-byline"> By BILL LAMPKIN, Greenheck Fan Corp., Schofield, Wis. </div> <div class="field-deck"> What you need to know about this important and not-so-simple process </div> <div class="node-body article-body">If it is to accomplish its intended purpose, any damper installed in a HVAC system must be equipped with an appropriate actuator. The selection of an actuator for a specific damper requires consideration of a number of factors.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/selecting-actuators-industrial-hvacprocess-dampers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/selecting-actuators-industrial-hvacprocess-dampers#comments Building Controls IAQ & Ventilation Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:42:00 +0000 29811 at http://hpac.com Zffoto/iStock Thread Networking Protocol Expanding Into Commercial-Building Space http://hpac.com/building-controls/thread-networking-protocol-expanding-commercial-building-space <div class="node-body article-body">The Thread Group recently announced its intention to expand the Thread networking protocol beyond the connected home into the commercial-building and professional sectors.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/building-controls/thread-networking-protocol-expanding-commercial-building-space" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/building-controls/thread-networking-protocol-expanding-commercial-building-space#comments Building Controls Wed, 30 Nov 2016 04:47:00 +0000 29721 at http://hpac.com GALLERY: Vintage HVAC Advertisements, 1944 http://hpac.com/galleries/gallery-vintage-hvac-advertisements-1944 <div class="field-byline"> By ASHLEY M. DOLES </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Advertising in 1944 stressed sacrifice and that the people of the United States were in the fight together. Still patriotic, ads began to sell a “postwar dream.” In the ads, companies would feature goods and services not yet available to the public in the hope of being well-positioned when the war finally ended. Cast in a poor light during the Great Depression, many companies sought to redeem their public image with postwar promises. An Allied victory was expected to bring forth a new era of prosperity.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/galleries/gallery-vintage-hvac-advertisements-1944" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/galleries/gallery-vintage-hvac-advertisements-1944#comments Galleries Building Controls Heating Humidity Control IAQ & Ventilation Motors / Drives Piping / Pumping Tue, 29 Nov 2016 14:32:00 +0000 29631 at http://hpac.com 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> <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, 21 Nov 2016 19:15:00 +0000 12391 at http://hpac.com New App Allows Occupants to Tap Into 
IoT to Address Building Issues http://hpac.com/internet-things/new-app-allows-occupants-tap-iot-address-building-issues <div class="node-body article-body">A new mobile software application addresses building occupants’ frustrations at not knowing whom to call when their work area is too cold or how to gain access to a facility when they forget their access card at home.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/internet-things/new-app-allows-occupants-tap-iot-address-building-issues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/internet-things/new-app-allows-occupants-tap-iot-address-building-issues#comments Internet of Things New Products Building Controls Wed, 16 Nov 2016 01:27:00 +0000 29571 at http://hpac.com Your Building Control Systems Have Been Hacked. Now What? http://hpac.com/building-controls/your-building-control-systems-have-been-hacked-now-what <div class="field-byline"> By MICHAEL CHIPLEY, PhD, GICSP, PMP, LEED AP; DARYL HAEGLEY, OCP, CCO; and ERIC J. NICKEL, RCDD, GICSP, CPT, CEH </div> <div class="field-deck"> Tactics, techniques, and procedures for detecting, responding to, and recovering from a cyber attack </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Building owners and managers, facility engineers, and physical-security specialists, be warned: Building control systems are now squarely in the sights of nation-state and criminal hackers. This article discusses tactics, techniques, and procedures for detecting, responding to, and recovering from a cyber attack.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/building-controls/your-building-control-systems-have-been-hacked-now-what" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/building-controls/your-building-control-systems-have-been-hacked-now-what#comments Building Controls Thu, 10 Nov 2016 16:15:00 +0000 29501 at http://hpac.com BeeBright/iStock Beyond the Hype: IoT in the Real World http://hpac.com/internet-things/beyond-hype-iot-real-world <div class="field-byline"> By PAUL RAUKER, Daikin Applied, Minneapolis, Minn. </div> <div class="field-deck"> As Internet-of-Things adoption increases, the benefits of connectivity are setting in </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In the HVAC industry, the hype surrounding the Internet of Things is shifting from obscure possibilities to true benefits. We are starting to see real-world examples of advantages afforded by the IoT, particularly in the health-care and education sectors.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/internet-things/beyond-hype-iot-real-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/internet-things/beyond-hype-iot-real-world#comments Internet of Things Building Controls Wed, 09 Nov 2016 18:19:00 +0000 29491 at http://hpac.com <p>jamesteohart/iStock</p> So, You Want to Be a ... Automation- and Control-Systems Integrator http://hpac.com/building-controls/so-you-want-be-automation-and-control-systems-integrator <div class="field-byline"> By STEVE JOANIS, ENE Systems Inc., Canton, Mass. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Role requires much more than technical expertise </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Before investing effort into becoming a control-systems integrator, be sure you have the stomach for it. There is no sense in learning to become a sea captain if you are sick every moment you spend on the water.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/building-controls/so-you-want-be-automation-and-control-systems-integrator" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/building-controls/so-you-want-be-automation-and-control-systems-integrator#comments Building Controls Wed, 09 Nov 2016 17:26:00 +0000 29481 at http://hpac.com ipopba/iStock BAS Key to Museum’s Replacement of a Relic of a Mechanical System http://hpac.com/building-controls/bas-key-museum-s-replacement-relic-mechanical-system <div class="field-byline"> By HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC. </div> <div class="field-deck"> New system meets environmental, safety, security needs </div> <div class="node-body article-body">At the Textile Museum of Canada, the aging mechanical equipment barely was keeping pace with basic environmental, safety, and security needs. An immediate systemwide overhaul was needed to keep the museum operating as needed.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/building-controls/bas-key-museum-s-replacement-relic-mechanical-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/building-controls/bas-key-museum-s-replacement-relic-mechanical-system#comments Building Controls Wed, 09 Nov 2016 16:46:00 +0000 29471 at http://hpac.com