Johnson Controls introduced its new TEC3000 Series thermostat controllers. The company claims these direct hardware replacements for TEC2000 Series thermostats reduce installation time by loading all configuration files and parameters at once using a USB stick. The thermostats also offer rapid-speed commissioning by using the USB stick to commission multiple TEC3000s of the same model.
The new 2014 AQ Pro by E Instruments is an all-in-one tool for indoor air quality monitoring and real-time data logging. The product is ideal for IAQ analysis in hospitals, schools, labs, clean rooms, airports, and more. Multiple parameters can be monitored by customizing up to three gas sensors at one time.
Mitsubishi Electric US has launched the new SmartME Zone Controller. The controller is a single-source integrated controls product for commercial HVAC systems of all sizes. The company says the advanced functions include temperature and humidity sensors, as well as an energy save setting, which controls the operation mode using a built-in occupancy and brightness sensors.
Although it’s the second-oldest college in America, the College of William & Mary boasts the oldest college building in the United States, the Sir Christopher Wren Building, which was built in 1695 before the founding of nearby Williamsburg, VA. Now fast-forward to the 1960s, when the college expanded to accommodate Baby Boom students.
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.