Life is filled with unintended consequences and sometimes so are boiler rooms. When you’re tasked with designing and/or installing a replacement boiler for a customer, you’re certainly performing your due diligence, but there may still be problems that you do not anticipate.
HVAC and trade educators know the importance of students learning and working on equipment they will encounter in the field. This exact focus on experiential learning informed the plans for an expansive new trades teaching facility at Sheridan College’s Brampton, Ontario, Canada, campus.
Schneider Electric has developed the next generation of EcoStruxure Building, the open platform for buildings. According to company officials, EcoStruxure Building’s open, end-to-end IP architecture enables quick connectivity of IoT devices for faster commissioning and changes, and provides for edge control and collaboration between building systems and third-party systems and devices.
Daikin says its new OptiLine™ is the ideal solution when livable space is at a premium. Engineered for high-rise apartments, office buildings, dormitories, and hotels, officials said the OptiLine provides new levels of quiet, comfortable, and economical heating and cooling in a very slender package.
Honeywell introduced its Honeywell Vector Space Sense, a software solution that shows where, when, and how building spaces are used at any given point in time. As a result, Honeywell officials said the building operations team can make better-informed real estate and space usage decisions that provide opportunities to optimize costs and promote better building experiences for occupants.
Dwyer Instruments has released its Carbon Dioxide Transmitter Series CDWP. The CO2 Transmitter can be utilized to monitor the carbon dioxide concentration in applications such as HVAC and CO2 refrigeration mechanical rooms.
On Demand Using PEX in hydronic heating and cooling applications is a growing trend in the commercial building industry due to the product’s durability and ease of use. This webinar will focus on the benefits of PEX in hydronic applications, including fan-coil units, VAVs, AHUs, unit heaters, radiant manifolds, and more and explore the differences and similarities of using PEX compared to other piping materials.
People operate spaces based on how they feel, not on energy models. The same science used by engineers when applied to define building problems is not applied to integrate the human factor. The success of this strategy is a miserably low satisfaction rate with the built environment. If society honestly desires energy efficiency from architecture, then it should not be the exclusive goal, but rather the outcome from successfully achieving the desired indoor climate.
Engineered Systems magazine’s September 2019 issue questions the need for multiple building codes that cover the same subjects, examines the dos and don’ts of power systems for critical facilities, offers tips on how to select the proper centrifugal pump circuit flow controls, and much more.