The mission of the IEQ-GA is to promote and advocate for acceptable indoor environmental quality (thermal environment, indoor air quality, lighting, and acoustics) for building occupants globally while ensuring the knowledge from IEQ research is implemented in practice.
Armstrong Fluid Technology announced that its Design Envelope (DE) 4380 Vertical In-Line pumps are now also available in stainless steel. Ideal for domestic water and light industrial use, the pumps are certified for safe drinking water systems to the NSF-61 and NSF-372 standards.
In this section of our post-AHR/ASHRAE coverage, your intrepid editor traverses the carpeted hallways of Las Vegas, taking copious notes at gatherings to discuss two specific standards past, present, and possibly future.
Magnum Energy Solutions has introduced a new product for commercial building automation. The cBox or “CloudBox” is a gateway that enables self-powered, wireless devices to securely and efficiently communicate with Amazon Web Services (AWS) IoT. The cBox enables smart building control and the remote monitoring of devices, including Magnum’s OPUS lighting nodes, to connect, authenticate, and exchange critical data with AWS IoT using the M2M IoT protocol MQTT.
Metalaire has released its Non-Ducted Return Hood. The Model NDRH is intended to be a field added accessory to return grilles in non-ducted plenum applications. The company claims the model significantly reduces the amount of sound transmitted into or from the plenum and also functions as a light shield.
What is the difference between a typical BAS scenario and one that involves building analytics? And why did one library start to see its utility costs and trouble calls start to spiral upward? As you might imagine, the answers to these questions are related …
Since the early ’80s, building automation technology (BAS) have played an integral role in engineers’ ability to aid facility owners and operators in achieving operational efficiency, dependable comfort, and lower energy costs. However, despite significant capital investments, often times the full potential of these systems is not realized, resulting in less than optimal building performance.
Engineered Systems magazine’s March 2020 issue showcases how students at one Apple Valley, Minnesota, high school helped the facility achieve LEED Gold; how engineers can design a system to heat a building using a chilled water system, the codes and steps behind adequately design a K-12 safety shelter, and much more.