O&M and upgrade tactics can make a real difference for those who decide to focus on improvements short of purchasing a new unit.
June 1, 2014
When I was young, I used to love watching magicians and was amazed how they would pull something out of what appeared to be an empty hat.Read More
Chances are good your control system is not working to its potential. Here are some ways to fix that.
May 1, 2014
Each month in this column, we talk about the benefits of control systems and BAS.Read More
Decreased energy usage seems to be making itself right at home in residential. What should that mean for commercial?
April 23, 2014
A recent Associated Press article noted that the average residential power usage for 2013 is turning out somewhere around 10,800 kWh.Read More
Back 2 Basics
April 1, 2014
At some point in time, most mission critical companies will make the decision to expand their data center space by either outsourcing the mission critical expansion add-on or new space, or lease a tenant space that has already been designed to accept a mission critical data center.Read More
How many health care facilities are limping along in terms of mechanical performance but could be running better than ever with one committed round of treatment?
March 1, 2014
Our BAS columnist makes a house call to prescribe one method of applying retrofit expertise, including the success story of a hospital with mysteries or maladies that required attention in VAV and chillers, air handling strategies, OR ventilation, and beyond.Read More
CONTRIBUTED BY: Syska Hennessy Group
February 24, 2014
Hot spots in the data center can be attributed to two main factors: A lack of cooling capacity and/or a lack of cooling delivery. Read More
The symptoms are familiar: hot and cold complaints, higher-than-expected costs, etc. Here’s a look at how the retrocommissioning process should work to tackle these and other developments for your facility.
February 1, 2014
In the last few years, major cities throughout the country have passed new energy code requirements mandating that commercial buildings perform regular retrocommissioning audits.Read More
Case In Point
November 1, 2013
In real estate it’s all about location. But in south Florida, where beautiful views and gorgeous weather are the norm, building owners need to find ways to differentiate themselves and bring in tenants.Read More
Looking for lifecycle guidance or more extensive info for your stationary appli-cations? An industry IAQ veteran weighs in about the design, installation, commissioning, retrofit, and O&M of ultraviolet systems for commercial HVAC equipment.
September 23, 2013
Feedback from potential users of UV in HVAC equipment suggests that many are confused about its useRead More
Whether it’s terrorism or a natural disaster or accident, building managers must be ready for multiple “worst-case scenarios.”
September 23, 2013
Back in July 2012, this magazine published an article titled “HVAC Security Emergencies — No Terrorists Required” with very little reader response to this most serious issue.Read More