Heating http://hpac.com/taxonomy/term/7346/more en Overhaul of WSHP System Improves Energy Performance, Reduces Water Use http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/overhaul-wshp-system-improves-energy-performance-reduces-water-use <div class="field-byline"> By JOHN VASTYAN, Common Ground, Manheim, Pa. </div> <div class="field-deck"> New cooling towers yield yearly savings of $34,000 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">At 615 Chestnut St. in Philadelphia, a 17-story, 380,000-sq-ft building, the original water-source-heat-pump system generally functioned as originally intended, but a steady decline in energy performance and sharp increases in the cost of water were eroding the owners’ bottom line.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/overhaul-wshp-system-improves-energy-performance-reduces-water-use" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/overhaul-wshp-system-improves-energy-performance-reduces-water-use#comments Air Conditioning Heating Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:30:00 +0000 29261 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 Thu, 20 Oct 2016 03:37:00 +0000 12391 at http://hpac.com What 2017 AHR Expo Tells Us About Latest Trends in HVACR Industry http://hpac.com/ahr-expo/what-2017-ahr-expo-tells-us-about-latest-trends-hvacr-industry <div class="node-body article-body">Approximately 80 percent of 2017 International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition exhibitors have indicated they will be displaying new or enhanced products, systems, and technologies. According to International Exposition Co., the innovations echo several major trends.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/ahr-expo/what-2017-ahr-expo-tells-us-about-latest-trends-hvacr-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/ahr-expo/what-2017-ahr-expo-tells-us-about-latest-trends-hvacr-industry#comments Air Conditioning AHR Expo Building Controls Heating IAQ & Ventilation Piping / Pumping Wed, 12 Oct 2016 02:52:00 +0000 29111 at http://hpac.com U.S. Winter Forecast: Above-Normal Snowfall in Northeast http://hpac.com/heating/us-winter-forecast-above-normal-snowfall-northeast <div class="node-body article-body">If you own and/or operate a building from the northern Plains to the eastern United States, this will feel like an extended winter, with cold and snowy conditions stretching into spring 2017, AccuWeather reports.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/heating/us-winter-forecast-above-normal-snowfall-northeast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/heating/us-winter-forecast-above-normal-snowfall-northeast#comments Air Conditioning Heating Humidity Control Wed, 05 Oct 2016 02:32:00 +0000 29031 at http://hpac.com Sounding Board: Letters to the Editor, October 2016 http://hpac.com/heating/sounding-board-letters-editor-october-2016 <div class="node-body article-body">Readers comment on the articles "Fan Selections and Their Energy Impacts, Part 1 of 2" and “Lunching and Learning: Food for Thought on a Geothermal-Heat-Pump-System Design.”</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/heating/sounding-board-letters-editor-october-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/heating/sounding-board-letters-editor-october-2016#comments Air Conditioning Heating IAQ & Ventilation Fri, 30 Sep 2016 23:38:00 +0000 29011 at http://hpac.com Stockbyte Ebert’s Law and Engineering Content http://hpac.com/blog/ebert-s-law-and-engineering-content <div class="node-body blog-body">In film reviews and his Movie Answer Man column, critic Roger Ebert would remind readers of Ebert’s Law, which states: “A movie is not about what it is about. It is about how it is about it.” At HPAC Engineering, we have been thinking a lot about how our content is about what it is about, which has inspired us to experiment with content forms not typically seen in technical publishing, the latest being "Choose Your Own (HVAC) Adventure," inspired by the popular series of interactive gamebooks for younger readers.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/blog/ebert-s-law-and-engineering-content" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/ebert-s-law-and-engineering-content#comments Air Conditioning Building Controls Fire / Smoke Heating Humidity Control IAQ & Ventilation Motors / Drives Piping / Pumping Scott Arnold&#039;s Blog Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:29:00 +0000 28981 at http://hpac.com Solar-Powered Steam Generation http://hpac.com/blog/solar-powered-steam-generation <div class="node-body blog-body">Two years ago, MIT researchers developed a structure capable of converting 85 percent of solar energy to steam. MIT since has improved this “solar vapor generator” to operate even on cool, overcast days.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/blog/solar-powered-steam-generation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/solar-powered-steam-generation#comments Heating Clark&#039;s Remarks Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:14:00 +0000 28921 at http://hpac.com <p>chaluk/iStock</p> 2017 AHR Expo Innovation Awards http://hpac.com/ahr-expo/2017-ahr-expo-innovation-awards <div class="node-body gallery-body">International Exposition Co., owner and manager of the International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo), recently announced the recipients of 2017 AHR Expo Innovation Awards.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/ahr-expo/2017-ahr-expo-innovation-awards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/ahr-expo/2017-ahr-expo-innovation-awards#comments Air Conditioning AHR Expo Galleries New Products Products Building Controls Heating Humidity Control IAQ & Ventilation Motors / Drives Piping / Pumping Sun, 18 Sep 2016 23:42:00 +0000 28861 at http://hpac.com DOE Announces $29 Million Investment in Enhanced Geothermal Systems http://hpac.com/heating/doe-announces-29-million-investment-enhanced-geothermal-systems <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced $29 million in funding under the Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE) program for projects awarded to teams at Sandia National Laboratories and The University of Utah.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/heating/doe-announces-29-million-investment-enhanced-geothermal-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/heating/doe-announces-29-million-investment-enhanced-geothermal-systems#comments Air Conditioning Heating Wed, 14 Sep 2016 16:35:00 +0000 28831 at http://hpac.com New Carrier University Website Launched http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/new-carrier-university-website-launched <div class="node-body article-body">Carrier recently introduced an updated website providing easy access to training opportunities and materials for HVAC-system designers, service technicians, facility managers, and installers and educators.</div> <p><a href="http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/new-carrier-university-website-launched" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/new-carrier-university-website-launched#comments Air Conditioning Training Heating IAQ & Ventilation Wed, 14 Sep 2016 04:02:00 +0000 28801 at http://hpac.com