Hospitality HVAC

In which we tackle design and energy management for hotels, restaurants, and other leisure destinations.

ARTICLES

A Starring Role For Universal City Retrofit

A Hilton in the heart of show biz transformed into a sustainable destination hotel with the help of chiller and cooling tower overhauls and improved BAS and ventilation strategies. Don’t miss the final plot twist before the system’s big launch party.
A hotel’s success in the hospitality industry is measured by the quality and value of its guests’ experience, and that requires the hotel to deliver consistently flawless service and reliable comfort at a competitive rate.
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EDITOR’S NOTE

Bust Or Boom

HVAC is making news from Texas to China, either for not working or for working overtime.
The late Red Auerbach of the classic Boston Celtics teams earned a reputation for giving visiting teams less than a gracious welcome upon reaching the Garden for a game.
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Guest Column

Focus On NFPA 92

Las Vegas is an appropriate venue for reviewing tragedies, successes, and Standards past and present.
Las Vegas is a popular spot for tourists, gamblers, and even fire protection enthusiasts.
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Malfunction At The Museum

An air handling unit that hasn’t worked since, well, ever. Chillers that have to work more often as a result — and an extra chiller just to attack the affected zone. These were the obvious symptoms, but what was the cause?
One of my favorite stories is about when I fixed a poorly performing air handling system at a local art museum.
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Case In Point

Louisville hotel plans ahead with energy management system

Guests of the Galt House Hotel in Louisville, KY, may not be aware that one of the most impressive amenities is working behind the scenes.
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Case In Point

Exploratorium’s new waterfront home dips into the Bay for radiant system

When it comes to celebrating the new Exploratorium museum project, located at Pier 15 along San Francisco’s Embarcadero, the engineering and systems design professionals at Integral Group tend to take it a bit … well, personally.


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Case in Pont

Sleeping easier: Vermont hotel’s pump retrofit gives peace to both patrons and facility manager

Kevin Amyot had serious qualms last spring when contractor Ed Friedrich first proposed a major pump-retrofit project at the Sunset Motor Inn, one of the properties Amyot manages for the H. A. Manosh Corporation in Morrisville, VT. Friedrich’s $13,000 estimate called for the replacement of 18 fixed-speed circulating pumps in the heating system at the Sunset with 10 circulators from the Grundfos Pumps Corporation.
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Case in Point

Colorado hotel checks into rebates for sensors, lighting upgrades

When you check into a hotel, you fully expect to be able to control the temperature of your room. The downfall to providing customer comfort is that it can raise energy costs if a room cools down or heats up when nobody is in it.
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Case In Point

All you can heat: Tankless water heating solves chain restaurants’ problems

Hot water is the lifeblood of any restaurant kitchen operation. Lacking a sufficient and ready supply at the correct temperatures, as prescribed by local health authorities, facility management usually has no choice but to lock the doors until the problem is fixed.
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California-based McDonald’s goes green and gold

Beginning as manager trainee and crewperson, respectively, Tom and Candace Spiel have risen within the ranks of the McDonald’s system to own and operate nine restaurants in southern California. In 2010, they rebuilt their first McDonald’s, which originally opened in 1966. They chose to rebuild it to LEED® Gold standards, incorporating eco-friendly and energy-efficient features.
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EVENTS

Industry

2014 Munters Technology Training

10/7/14
San Antonio, TX
United States

Industry

2015 AHR EXPO

1/26/15
McCormick Place Convention Center
Chicago, IL
United States
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Industry

2015 National HVACR Educators / Trainers Conference and Policy Forum

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

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