BACnet Explorer from Cimetrics (Boston) is a Windows NT software tool that allows installers, system integrators, and service technicians to commission building automation networks based on the BACnet protocol. The
Preferred Instruments (Danbury, CT) has released the ZP oxygen probe for use with the company's PCC-III multiple loop controller. The probe is directly connected to the controller, eliminating the need
Pacific Science & Technology's (Bend, OR) ULTRAlite(tm) is a recording four-channel datalogger for monitoring multiple inputs. It was designed for monitoring air quality and meteorological inputs, pulse measurements for flow
From Modine Airsystems (Racine, WI) comes the Series QVA/QV line of variable-air volume, direct-fired, makeup air units are available in 15 model sizes and eight configurations and have Btuh capacities
Koldwave (Westfield, MA) has added a 20-ton unit to its line of vertical, self-contained air conditioners. Features include single-point power connections and removable side and front panels. All models offer
Savings Estimator from Honeywell (Minneapolis) is a PC-based program that estimates energy use and potential savings for new or existing commercial/institutional buildings. Customized estimates based on building use, system type
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.