Commercial HVAC

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ARTICLES

You And Your Collaboratory Creating Open Cloud Services

By Ken Sinclair
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Your cloud and the cloud services you create for your clients on your journey to the Internet of Things (IOT) are a virtual extension of everything you have ever done in the past, with the added power of a mobile cloud services future.
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Tomorrow’s Environment

Third-Party Troubleshooting Review - Part 2

Mapping out the system and walking to conclusions will go a long way in solving mechanical errors.
By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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Continuing on with Part 2 of the discussion on troubleshooting problematic HVAC systems and buildings, I want to get a little more detailed with how to grasp the big picture when starting out with problem solving an installation.
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Case In Point

ERVs, radiant system supply warmth, fresh air to NY utility

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If the little town of Massena, NY, were any further north, it would be in Canada – and it has the climate to prove it.
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BUILDING AUTOMATION

Impact Of ASHRAE 90.1 On Controls And BAS Design

As states adopt more stringent energy codes, here is what you need to know.
By Paul Ehrlich, P.E.
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In an effort to improve energy efficiency for commercial buildings, ASHRAE, IES, ANSI, and the DOE have been working diligently to increase the stringency of state energy codes.
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COMMISSIONING

Beware Of Single-Mode Balancing Reports

System success depends on a well-rounded TAB procedure.
By Rebecca Thatcher Ellis, P.E.
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Proper air and water balancing is critical to HVAC system performance.
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TOMORROW’S ENVIRONMENT

Third-Party Troubleshooting Review - Part 1

Commitments to the process and to listening are just two qualifications you will need for this job.
By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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Third-party troubleshooting review of problematic HVAC installations can be a profitable business if done correctly.
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Tablet As Building Engineering Tool, Part 5: The Business Of Engineering

From ideas to expense report, the last installment in this series looks at some needs in the course of standing engineering business, and what the still relatively new world of apps is offering up to meet them.
By Jeffrey Seewald P.E.
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On my recent travels, I noted the seas of tablets that are now installed at several prominent airports. Several of the terminal areas at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport are graced with hundreds of iPads tethered to counters and tables in gates and concessions.
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CASE IN POINT

Centre for Sustainability takes innovative HVAC, IAQ approach

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The Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS) definitely lives up to its name
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BUILDING AUTOMATION

Controls & Occupancy

Existing sensor strategies and newer lighting tech continue the battle against wasteful energy use.
By Paul Ehrlich, P.E.
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Much of the energy usage in a commercial building can be attributed to systems that are operating under the assumption that the building is “occupied.”
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Tomorrow's Environment

Third-Party Peer Review

It’s not a job for everyone, but follow these steps and you’re on your way to success.
By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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Third-party peer review can be a profitable business if done correctly both technically and professionally.
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EVENTS

Engineering a Total Approach to Gas Monitoring in a Commercial Building

9/12/13
Online

On-Demand As building owner's become more focused on operation of their building, in lieu of first cost, the opportunity for growth in the energy recovery wheel market has been steady.

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Energy Savings Methods in Health Care Facilities

9/26/13
Online

On-Demand ASHRAE 170-2008 addresses environmental control in a hospital as it relates to cleanliness, thermal comfort, and overall indoor air quality. Energy recovery has been widely focused in hospitals on the reclamation of waste heat; however, larger savings are present with the recovery of conditioned exhaust.

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Technology Theater

4/23/14
Long Beach, CA
United States
Contact: Steve Graham
One-day technology sessions target HVACR contractors, OEMs and consulting specifying engineers Read More

Technology Theater

4/24/14
Las Vegas, NV
United States
Contact: Steve Graham
One-day technology sessions target HVACR contractors, OEMs and consulting specifying engineers Read More

Technology Theater

5/7/14
Boston, MA
United States
Contact: Steve Graham
One-day technology sessions target HVACR contractors, OEMs and consulting specifying engineers Read More

Technology Theater

5/8/14
New York City, NY
United States
Contact: Steve Graham
One-day technology sessions target HVACR contractors, OEMs and consulting specifying engineers Read More

37th World Energy Engineering Congress

10/1/14
Washington Convention Center, Hall A
801 Mount Vernon Place, NW
Washington, DC
United States
Contact: Brian Douglas
We invite you to be a part of the nation's largest, most active buying venue for end user energy products and services – the World Energy Engineering Congress (WEEC). Read More

2014 Munters Technology Training

10/7/14
San Antonio, TX
United States

2015 AHR EXPO

1/26/15
McCormick Place Convention Center
Chicago, IL
United States
The world’s largest trade show exclusively for the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration industry Read More

2015 National HVACR Educators / Trainers Conference and Policy Forum

3/15/15
Florida Hotel and Conference Center
Orlando, FL
United States

DOCUMENTS AND FILES

June Facility Files

May 30, 2013

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ES Gallery: Snapshots & Systems

Check out highlights from projects featured in our magazine this year!
9/25/14 2:00 pm EDT

Test Anxiety? Learn How and When to Test Your Standby Generator

This webinar will discuss generator reliability, testing, and troubleshooting from a practical perspective and make recommendations for a comprehensive inspection and testing program.

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