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.
Aircuity has launched its 2.0 platform. The company said Aircuity 2.0 is ideal for a variety of commercial buildings looking to significantly reduce energy costs, improve cognitive function and productivity, and achieve quantifiable results as part of a smart building strategy.
Johnson Controls introduces Metasys® Enterprise Management, a cloud-based optimization platform that analyzes building energy and equipment data across an enterprise to identify issues and opportunities for performance and operational savings.
The new Metasys® 9.0 building automation system from Johnson Controls offers enhancements to the Metasys product line, including two new IP/Ethernet-based controllers and user interface (UI) features that make finding critical information and resolving issues easier, according to the manufacturer.
On Demand Maintaining a single point of control for a building’s mechanical systems through integration makes facility management easier and more effective. With HVAC systems responsible for a significant part of a building’s energy costs, this webinar explores the range of integration options available to owners and managers interested in maximizing efficiency and access to information across mechanical systems as they achieve optimal performance of VRF, a sophisticated HVAC technology.
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.
Engineered Systems magazine’s June 2019 issue examines the role of HVAC systems and power in colleges and universities via the decentralization of a Missouri college’s central boiler plant, an examination of ventilation considerations in Group R-2 facilities, the steps engineers should consider when overcoming unanticipated boiler room setbacks, common calculations and considerations regarding NFPA 92, and much more.