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.
Leaning on experience and data from various K-12 cities and projects, the author pursues some less conventional design approaches. They may revolve around radiant heating and/or cooling, but depending on school size and other factors, the smart use of heat recovery, DOAS, and improved central plants could also put a project on the HVAC honor roll.