Fresh-Aire UV introduced the Fresh-Aire UV Control Panel, a control panel that automates the monitoring of UV-C wavelength feedback, safety, and efficacy for new air handling unit (AHU) FAUV Commercial Series UV light systems.
The UV-Com™ Control Panel from UV Resources provides a means of monitoring multiple Ultraviolet “C” (UV-C) fixtures installed in individual air handling units (AHUs). According to the manufacturer, the UV-Com easily automates the conventional means of “manually checking” that lamps and ballasts are operational and communicates this lamp status to most BAS and BMS. A single UV-Com control panel can simultaneously monitor up to eight separate UV-C fixtures. Multiple UV-Com panels can be linked together in a daisy-chain sequence in order to monitor as many individual UV-C fixtures as necessary.
Butler Manufacturing says building owners can now incorporate daylighting into existing buildings to minimize lighting-related electricity costs with the introduction of the RetroLite™ daylighting system. According to company officials, implementing daylighting technology can provide significant savings, as lighting-related electricity is often the highest operating expense in a building — frequently exceeding heating and cooling costs.
Many engineers tend to avoid or delegate the nitty gritty of a ground source heat pump system, from soil moisture effects to building system (im) balance. It's time for designers to get in the loop. Learn more about Grounded In Reality in the December issue. Other topics in the December issue include health care HVAC, Boilders, check out the Back2Basics, and more.