Building Controls http://hpac.com/taxonomy/term/7344/more en 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 Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:34:00 +0000 12391 at http://hpac.com ASHRAE Publishes 2013 BACnet-Conformance Test Standard 135.1 http://hpac.com/building-controls/ashrae-publishes-2013-bacnet-conformance-test-standard-1351 <div class="node-body article-body">ASHRAE recently announced the publication of ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 135.1-2013, Method of Test for Conformance to BACnet.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/building-controls/ashrae-publishes-2013-bacnet-conformance-test-standard-1351" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/building-controls/ashrae-publishes-2013-bacnet-conformance-test-standard-1351#comments Building Controls Mon, 24 Mar 2014 15:59:00 +0000 12421 at http://hpac.com Getting What You Pay For http://hpac.com/blog/getting-what-you-pay <div class="node-body blog-body">Replacing equipment with the lowest-priced option may cost more in the long run.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Influencer </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/getting-what-you-pay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/getting-what-you-pay#comments Air Conditioning Building Controls Fire / Smoke Heating Humidity Control IAQ & Ventilation Motors / Drives Piping / Pumping Clark&#039;s Remarks Tue, 11 Mar 2014 19:04:00 +0000 12351 at http://hpac.com Trane Set to Begin Road Show of HVAC Equipment, Controls, Services http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/trane-set-begin-road-show-hvac-equipment-controls-services <div class="node-body article-body">Trane, provider of indoor comfort solutions and services, will begin Acceleration Now, a 39-week, 70-stop tour of North America, March 31 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/trane-set-begin-road-show-hvac-equipment-controls-services" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/trane-set-begin-road-show-hvac-equipment-controls-services#comments Air Conditioning Building Controls Heating IAQ & Ventilation Tue, 11 Mar 2014 17:02:00 +0000 12341 at http://hpac.com ASHRAE Seeking Papers for 2015 Winter Conference in Chicago http://hpac.com/ahr-expo/ashrae-seeking-papers-2015-winter-conference-chicago <div class="node-body article-body">ASHRAE has issued a call for papers for its 2015 Winter Conference, which will be held Jan. 24-28 in Chicago.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/ahr-expo/ashrae-seeking-papers-2015-winter-conference-chicago" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/ahr-expo/ashrae-seeking-papers-2015-winter-conference-chicago#comments Air Conditioning AHR Expo Building Controls Fire / Smoke Heating Humidity Control IAQ & Ventilation Motors / Drives Piping / Pumping Thu, 06 Mar 2014 18:44:00 +0000 12311 at http://hpac.com Distech Controls' Web-based Multi-protocol BAS System http://hpac.com/building-controls/distech-controls-web-based-multi-protocol-bas-system <div class="field-byline"> provided by Distech Controls </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Learn more about the Distech's EC-Net AX building automation platform that supports and evolves with a commercial building system’s lifecycle.</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/distech-controls-web-based-multi-protocol-bas-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/building-controls/distech-controls-web-based-multi-protocol-bas-system#comments Building Controls Thu, 06 Mar 2014 14:54:00 +0000 12301 at http://hpac.com <p>See the full graphic on the <a href="http://www.distech-controls.com/Products/images/Architecture-July-2013-Web-full.jpg" target="_blank" title="Distech Controls">Distech Controls website</a>.</p> School District Upgrades Building Automation Using Existing System http://hpac.com/building-controls/school-district-upgrades-building-automation-using-existing-system <div class="field-byline"> provided by the InsideIQ Building Automation Alliance </div> <div class="node-body article-body">HVAC controls system company saves school district $1 million with building automation installation to accomodate new cooling systems in 15 schools.</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/school-district-upgrades-building-automation-using-existing-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/building-controls/school-district-upgrades-building-automation-using-existing-system#comments Building Controls Thu, 06 Mar 2014 14:10:00 +0000 12291 at http://hpac.com Global Building Automation Market Expected to Grow 60% in Next Decade http://hpac.com/building-controls/global-building-automation-market-expected-grow-60-next-decade <div class="field-byline"> Provided by Navigant Research </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A new research report expects growth in the global market for building automation systems from now until the start of next decade to exceed 60%.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Aggregated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/building-controls/global-building-automation-market-expected-grow-60-next-decade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/building-controls/global-building-automation-market-expected-grow-60-next-decade#comments Building Controls Silver Mon, 03 Mar 2014 21:59:00 +0000 12231 at http://hpac.com <p>Technological advances will fundamentally alter the nature of the products and services on offer within the commercial building automation systems market, and will encompass areas including new embedded computing, communications, sensing, and software.</p> When It Comes to Building Controls Design, It's Important to Get the Little Things RIght http://hpac.com/building-controls/when-it-comes-building-controls-design-its-important-get-little-things-right <div class="field-byline"> by Thomas Hartman, P.E. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Many building control systems fall short of planned performance because commuications beween controls designers and building operators can fall short</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Influencer </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/building-controls/when-it-comes-building-controls-design-its-important-get-little-things-right" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/building-controls/when-it-comes-building-controls-design-its-important-get-little-things-right#comments Building Controls Mon, 03 Mar 2014 19:57:00 +0000 12221 at http://hpac.com <p>Graphic from the <a href="http://www.kmccontrols.com/products/Understanding_Building_Automation_and_Control_Systems.aspx" target="_blank" title="KMC Controls website">KMC Controls website</a> showing in general the complexity and simplicity of buidlig control design. As Thomas Hartman says, &quot;Inattention to smaller details that are necessary for the systems involved to operate efficiently are often the cause of those systems not operating to specification.&quot;</p> Paradigm Shifts and the HVAC Systems Engineering Industry http://hpac.com/mike-weil/paradigm-shifts-and-hvac-systems-engineering-industry <div class="node-body article-body">From building information modeling to integrated design and beyond, the changes sweeping through the HVAC engineering world are coming on fast and hard. Are you ready?</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Influencer </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/mike-weil/paradigm-shifts-and-hvac-systems-engineering-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/mike-weil/paradigm-shifts-and-hvac-systems-engineering-industry#comments Air Conditioning Mike Weil Building Controls Heating Fri, 28 Feb 2014 15:39:00 +0000 12191 at http://hpac.com <p>How does a paradigm shift come about? Well it is usually the case that people start to notice ways in which a certain view or interpretation of something doesn&rsquo;t make sense. Then eventually someone takes this evidence and makes a strong argument in support of a new way of viewing or interpreting something, and this leads people to stop viewing/interpreting the issue or event in the old way and to adopt this new perspective. &mdash; from<a href="http://leminhkhai.wordpress.com/2012/09/06/paradigm-shifts-in-vietnamese-history/" target="_blank" title="HVAC industry Paradigm Shift"> Paradigm Shifts in Vietnamese&nbsp;History</a></p>