HVAC Design/Construction Process

Modular Mechanical Seals Protect HVAC Piping & Duct Systems

How can you really, really seal any gap between your pipe and the rest of the wall that just had a hole put in it to accommodate the pipe’s path? That’s a question we haven’t asked in these pages before. Learn about the available technology, bolt/nut combinations, and more to maintain a safe long-term relationship between these elements of your building systems and your building.
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JBA Consulting Engineers Embraces Technology To Power Growth

Follow one firm’s path from committing to BIM to climbing a learning curve in using it to serve clients, and even on to taking an unusual step to fill what it sees as a need in the market.
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Twenty Years and Counting

It’s been an interesting two decades (and counting), commenting on the industry one page at a time.
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The Importance Of Doing BAS Right

In the big picture, good enough isn’t good enough.
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DOE establishes ASHRAE 90.1-2007 as national reference for federal and commercial buildings

U.S. shipments of residential gas storage water heaters for August 2011 decreased 8%, to 284,536 units, down from 308,646 units shipped in August 2010. Residential electric storage water heater shipments decreased 5% in August 2011, to 284,574 units, down from 299,048 units shipped in August 2010.
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The Green Pages

Where do health care facilities looking to up their sustainability profile start? Here, we shine a light on expected sites and some lesser-known resources. Archived video from conferences, toolkits for benchmarking, assessing a facility for CHP, general design guides, and even primers for executives looking to get the ball rolling … ideas and tips for good design and operations run a lot deeper than LEED®.
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Reinforces value in submetering

Survey: building performance, tenant satisfaction higher in sustainable buildings

New findings unveiled from CBRE multi-year study with University of San Diego and McGraw-Hill construction
New findings unveiled from CBRE multi-year study with University of San Diego and McGraw-Hill construction.
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62.1 Too Complicated?

Alternative to ASHRAE Standard 62.1 ventilation rate procedure proposed

Public comment sought on a proposed additional default value for the IAQ standard.
Public comment sought on a proposed additional default value for the IAQ standard.
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December BIM event coming to Washington

The National BIM Conference is concurrent with Ecobuild America and hosts a wide assortment of sessions.
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Commissioning: TREND Logs- Worth the effort?

Using data trend logs to supplement in-field functional performance testing (FPT) has always been an option in the commissioning process, particularly for HVAC systems controlled by DDC systems. As DDC system trending capabilities and computer hardware storage capacities have improved substantially over the past few years, I propose that trend logs be given a more prominent place in the commissioning toolbox.
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