IAQ & Ventilation http://hpac.com/taxonomy/term/7348/more en 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 Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:40:00 +0000 12391 at http://hpac.com HVAC in Popular Movies: Did Hollywood Get It Right? 'The Island' Edition http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/hvac-popular-movies-did-hollywood-get-it-right-island-edition <div class="node-body article-body">Ron Wilkinson, a professional engineer who moonlights as a film critic, takes a look at 2005 science-fiction thriller "The Island" 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-island-edition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/hvac-popular-movies-did-hollywood-get-it-right-island-edition#comments IAQ & Ventilation Tue, 24 Mar 2015 17:56:00 +0000 16491 at http://hpac.com <p>Scarlett Johansson and Ewan McGregor arrive at the UK premiere of &quot;The Island&quot; at the Odeon Leicester Square cinema in London, England, Aug. 7, 2005. (Photo by MJ Kim/Getty Images)</p> Student-Designed Facility Combines Underfloor Ventilation, Ventilated Façade http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/student-designed-facility-combines-underfloor-ventilation-ventilated-fa-ade <div class="field-byline"> By TRISH HOLDER; Trish Holder, Marketing Communications; Greensboro, N.C. </div> <div class="field-deck"> University of Kansas program tests limits of sustainable construction </div> <div class="node-body article-body">At the University of Kansas, the School of Architecture, Design & Planning is helping to loosen the industry’s grip on “tried-and-true-but-not-so-sustainable” building practices by applying cutting-edge design, products, and technologies on real-life construction projects through Studio 804.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/student-designed-facility-combines-underfloor-ventilation-ventilated-fa-ade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/student-designed-facility-combines-underfloor-ventilation-ventilated-fa-ade#comments IAQ & Ventilation Wed, 18 Mar 2015 17:11:00 +0000 16391 at http://hpac.com AMCA Seeks Volunteers to Author Standard on Fan Efficiency Ratio http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/amca-seeks-volunteers-author-standard-fan-efficiency-ratio <div class="node-body article-body">Air Movement and Control Association International Inc. is seeking volunteers to form a committee to author a standard introducing the fan-efficiency-ratio metric.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/amca-seeks-volunteers-author-standard-fan-efficiency-ratio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/amca-seeks-volunteers-author-standard-fan-efficiency-ratio#comments IAQ & Ventilation Wed, 18 Mar 2015 02:31:00 +0000 16371 at http://hpac.com IAQ Control is a ‘Modern Phenomenon’: You Should Take Advantage http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/iaq-control-modern-phenomenon-you-should-take-advantage <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Being able to control indoor air quality (IAQ) is something of a new phenomenon. It hasn&rsquo;t been too long that we have been able to control the quality of air that circulates through our buildings; management needs to be sure to take advantage of this technology.</p> <p><a href="http://specificationonline.co.uk/news-article/8129/elta-fans-controlling-indoor-air-quality-is-a-modern-phenomenon" target="_blank" title="Specification Online IAQ story.">On U.K. magazine Specification Online</a>, they wrote about Elta Fans&rsquo; Mori DMEV, a new ventilation unit.</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/iaq-ventilation/iaq-control-modern-phenomenon-you-should-take-advantage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/iaq-ventilation/iaq-control-modern-phenomenon-you-should-take-advantage#comments IAQ & Ventilation Fri, 13 Mar 2015 15:42:00 +0000 16321 at http://hpac.com <p>Poor IAQ could mean bad air in your building.</p> (Photo combination by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images) GALLERY: Vintage HVAC Advertisements, 1934 http://hpac.com/galleries/gallery-vintage-hvac-advertisements-1934 <div class="field-byline"> By Ashley M. Doles and Hal Conick </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Take a look back in time to one of the most tumultuous, intriguing times in U.S. and world history through the eyes of HPAC Engineering magazine, then called Heating Piping and Air Conditioning, in its sixth year of existence.</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-1934" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/galleries/gallery-vintage-hvac-advertisements-1934#comments Galleries Building Controls Heating Humidity Control IAQ & Ventilation Motors / Drives Piping / Pumping Tue, 10 Mar 2015 16:40:00 +0000 15281 at http://hpac.com Leak Shows Need for Qualified Repairmen http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/leak-shows-need-qualified-repairmen <div class="node-body article-body">A leak of refrigerant gas that occurred this week in Temecula, California, should showcase the importance of qualified repairmen for air conditioning and ventilation jobs.</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/air-conditioning/leak-shows-need-qualified-repairmen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/air-conditioning/leak-shows-need-qualified-repairmen#comments Air Conditioning IAQ & Ventilation Tue, 10 Mar 2015 16:19:00 +0000 16231 at http://hpac.com <p>Hire qualified repairmen for all of your critical building jobs.</p> (Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers) 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 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