Building Controls http://hpac.com/taxonomy/term/7344/more en U.S. Summer 2015 Weather Forecast: Is Your Building Ready? http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/us-summer-2015-weather-forecast-your-building-ready <div class="node-body article-body">Warmth and dryness will build in the western United States during the summer of 2015, worsening the historical drought conditions that have plagued California for four straight years, while the Gulf Coast will experience an abundance of moisture, raising concerns for flooding at times, AccuWeather Inc. predicts.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/us-summer-2015-weather-forecast-your-building-ready" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/us-summer-2015-weather-forecast-your-building-ready#comments Air Conditioning Building Controls Fire / Smoke Humidity Control IAQ & Ventilation Piping / Pumping Tue, 05 May 2015 18:29:00 +0000 17001 at http://hpac.com digidreamgrafix/iStock 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 Tue, 05 May 2015 17:09:00 +0000 12391 at http://hpac.com GALLERY: Vintage HVAC Advertisements, 1935 http://hpac.com/galleries/gallery-vintage-hvac-advertisements-1935 <div class="field-byline"> By ASHLEY M. DOLES </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Still in a state of depression, the United States saw its unemployment remain high throughout 1935. With tightened budgets, American advertising shifted its look, focusing more on the consumer than the product, reflecting aspirations of the time, but not directly mentioning the economic struggles. Depression-era audiences desired clear and simple advertising, and print ads morphed from long testimonials to short and straightforward headlines with bold imagery. Take a look at a few of the many advertisements that graced the pages of HPAC Engineering. </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-1935" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/galleries/gallery-vintage-hvac-advertisements-1935#comments Galleries Building Controls Heating Humidity Control IAQ & Ventilation Motors / Drives Piping / Pumping Wed, 29 Apr 2015 16:52:00 +0000 16341 at http://hpac.com KMC Controls Building-Automation Controllers, Sensors Simplify VAV http://hpac.com/products/kmc-controls-building-automation-controllers-sensors-simplify-vav <div class="node-body article-body">Developed to address the need for simplicity in digital variable-air-volume (VAV) projects, SimplyVAV from KMC Controls offers an economical way to meet project requirements for stand-alone operation or automated/integrated systems.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/products/kmc-controls-building-automation-controllers-sensors-simplify-vav" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/products/kmc-controls-building-automation-controllers-sensors-simplify-vav#comments New Products Products Building Controls Tue, 28 Apr 2015 02:50:00 +0000 16861 at http://hpac.com GALLERY: Vintage HVAC Advertisements, 1933 http://hpac.com/galleries/gallery-vintage-hvac-advertisements-1933 <div class="field-byline"> By ASHLEY M. DOLES </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With America’s economic depression at its worst, unemployment skyrocketed in 1933, leaving one in four U.S. workers without a job and creating great unrest within the nation. American advertising was devastated financially during this depression and shifted from a self-indulgent, beautiful style to heroic imagery of working-class salesmen. This gallery contains but a few of the many HVAC advertisements seen during this trying time.</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-1933" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/galleries/gallery-vintage-hvac-advertisements-1933#comments Galleries Building Controls Heating Humidity Control IAQ & Ventilation Motors / Drives Piping / Pumping Tue, 14 Apr 2015 15:35:00 +0000 16431 at http://hpac.com National BIM Standard-United States Version 3 Due This Month http://hpac.com/building-controls/national-bim-standard-united-states-version-3-due-month <div class="node-body article-body">The National Institute of Building Sciences building SMART alliance will release the latest edition of the nation’s consensus-based standard governing building information modeling (BIM) on April 15.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/building-controls/national-bim-standard-united-states-version-3-due-month" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/building-controls/national-bim-standard-united-states-version-3-due-month#comments Building Controls Wed, 01 Apr 2015 20:06:00 +0000 16601 at http://hpac.com <p>The National BIM Standard-United States Version 3 will be released April 15.</p> Meet the HPAC Engineering Editorial Advisory Board http://hpac.com/editorial-advisory-board <div class="node-body article-body">HPAC Engineering's Editorial Advisory Board is comprised of distinguished professionals serving the HVACR industry. Possessing expertise in various engineering and scientific fields, they provide valuable assistance to the magazine's efforts.</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/editorial-advisory-board" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/editorial-advisory-board#comments Air Conditioning Building Controls Fire / Smoke Heating Humidity Control IAQ & Ventilation Motors / Drives Archive Wed, 01 Apr 2015 15:03:00 +0000 5355 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)