IAQ & Ventilation http://hpac.com/taxonomy/term/7348/more en Health-Care Patient-Room HVAC Airflow Patterns http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/health-care-patient-room-hvac-airflow-patterns <div class="field-byline"> By KISHOR KHANKARI, PhD, AnSight LLC, Ann Arbor, Mich. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Evaluating the impact of return-grill location on the flow path of airborne pathogens </div> <div class="node-body article-body">To understand how HVAC configuration can affect airflow patterns, temperature distribution, and the transmission of airborne pathogens, a virtual patient room was created with the help of computational fluid dynamics.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/health-care-patient-room-hvac-airflow-patterns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/health-care-patient-room-hvac-airflow-patterns#comments IAQ & Ventilation Silver Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:51:00 +0000 16131 at http://hpac.com XiXinXing/iStock New HVACR Products, February 2015 http://hpac.com/galleries/new-hvacr-products-february-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Featuring a commercial tankless water-heating system, noise-control products and services, VRF units, and more!</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/galleries/new-hvacr-products-february-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/galleries/new-hvacr-products-february-2015#comments Galleries Building Controls Heating IAQ & Ventilation Wed, 25 Feb 2015 14:36:00 +0000 16081 at http://hpac.com Energy Impacts of Laboratory Ventilation Methods http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/energy-impacts-laboratory-ventilation-methods <div class="field-byline"> By VICTORIA HERMAN, PE, LEED AP BD+C, and KENNETH GOW, PE, FPE, Greenwood Village, Colo., and JOHN B. (JOBY) EVANS JR., PE, CAC, CxA, CBCP, CEM, LEED BD+C, Decatur, Ga., Merrick &amp; Co. </div> <div class="field-deck"> An evaluation of the fixed-percentage-offset and fixed-flow-per-door methods </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Over lunch one day, a colleague asked whether rule-of-thumb methods used to determine laboratory directional airflow lead to excessive energy consumption. That led Victoria Herman, Kenneth Gow, and John B. (Joby) Evans Jr. to investigate what drives the energy consumed by ventilation air. What they discovered surprised them.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/energy-impacts-laboratory-ventilation-methods" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/energy-impacts-laboratory-ventilation-methods#comments IAQ & Ventilation Silver Wed, 18 Feb 2015 17:32:00 +0000 15951 at http://hpac.com AlexRaths/iStock ASHRAE 2015 Winter Conference: Outstanding Achievements Recognized http://hpac.com/ahr-expo/ashrae-2015-winter-conference-outstanding-achievements-recognized <div class="node-body article-body">Sixty-six people were recognized for their contributions to ASHRAE and the built-environment industry during ASHRAE’s 2015 Winter Conference Jan. 24-28 in Chicago.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/ahr-expo/ashrae-2015-winter-conference-outstanding-achievements-recognized" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/ahr-expo/ashrae-2015-winter-conference-outstanding-achievements-recognized#comments Air Conditioning AHR Expo Heating IAQ & Ventilation Tue, 17 Feb 2015 19:17:00 +0000 15911 at http://hpac.com 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 AHR Expo Building Controls Fire / Smoke Heating Humidity Control IAQ & Ventilation Motors / Drives Piping / Pumping Archive Tue, 17 Feb 2015 18:37:00 +0000 12391 at http://hpac.com HVAC in Popular Movies: Did Hollywood Get It Right? 'Boondock Saints' Edition http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/hvac-popular-movies-did-hollywood-get-it-right-boondock-saints-edition <div class="node-body article-body">Ron Wilkinson, a professional engineer who moonlights as a film critic, takes a look at 1999 cult crime film "The Boondock Saints" as part of HPAC Engineering’s ongoing series “HVAC in Popular Movies: Did Hollywood Get It Right?”</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/iaq-ventilation/hvac-popular-movies-did-hollywood-get-it-right-boondock-saints-edition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/hvac-popular-movies-did-hollywood-get-it-right-boondock-saints-edition#comments IAQ & Ventilation Sun, 08 Feb 2015 18:16:00 +0000 15771 at http://hpac.com <p>Actors Norman Reedus (left) and Sean Patrick Flanery pose together following the premiere of &quot;The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day&quot; at the Cat N&#39; Fiddle Pub &amp; Restaurant Oct. 28, 2009, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Kristian Dowling/Getty Images)</p> Sounding Board (Letters to the HPAC Engineering Editor), January 2015 http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/sounding-board-letters-hpac-engineering-editor-january-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">One reader weighs in on health-care-associated infections, while another remembers the late Bill Coad.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/sounding-board-letters-hpac-engineering-editor-january-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/sounding-board-letters-hpac-engineering-editor-january-2015#comments IAQ & Ventilation Fri, 30 Jan 2015 20:08:00 +0000 15611 at http://hpac.com Credit: Mega_Pixel 2015 AHR Expo Product Report http://hpac.com/ahr-expo/2015-ahr-expo-product-report <div class="node-body gallery-body">The International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo) returned to the Windy City in 2015. Here is your guide to some of what you may have missed.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/ahr-expo/2015-ahr-expo-product-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/ahr-expo/2015-ahr-expo-product-report#comments Air Conditioning AHR Expo Galleries Building Controls Heating Humidity Control IAQ & Ventilation Motors / Drives Piping / Pumping Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:19:00 +0000 15511 at http://hpac.com GALLERY: Innovative HVACR Solutions, January 2015 http://hpac.com/archive/gallery-innovative-hvacr-solutions-january-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body">The latest products from HPAC Engineering advertisers. Features packaged outdoor mechanical rooms, a scale-removal system, skid packaged boiler systems, and more!</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/archive/gallery-innovative-hvacr-solutions-january-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/archive/gallery-innovative-hvacr-solutions-january-2015#comments Air Conditioning Heating IAQ & Ventilation Motors / Drives Piping / Pumping Archive Tue, 20 Jan 2015 20:12:00 +0000 15501 at http://hpac.com AMCA International’s Certified Ratings Program http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/amca-international-s-certified-ratings-program <div class="field-byline"> By JOE BROOKS, LISA ULLRICH, and MICHAEL IVANOVICH, Air Movement and Control Association International, Arlington Heights, Ill. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Ensuring you get the peace of mind that comes with specifying AMCA-certified products </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This article corrects common misconceptions about Air Movement and Control Association International’s Certified Ratings Program and provides some exemplary language to aid specification.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/amca-international-s-certified-ratings-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/amca-international-s-certified-ratings-program#comments IAQ & Ventilation Silver Thu, 15 Jan 2015 17:02:00 +0000 15401 at http://hpac.com <p>Power roof ventilator being tested with a dynamometer.</p>