HVAC

Resources to help facility and property management professionals run more efficient buildings and facilities. The archive for HVAC articles.


TEC™ In-Floor Heat by H.B. Fuller Construction Products

Easily customizable spa-inspired heated flooring brings warmth and comfort to resorts and hotels.

New Pressure Sensor by Sensaphone®

The new Sensaphone® Pressure Sensor is ideal for measuring and detecting loss of boiler pressure in hot water systems at large facilities including hotels, schools, hospitals, universities, and housing communities.

Modulating Boilers Lower Energy Use, Heating Costs For Massachusetts School

With failing oil-fired boilers and an aging, inefficient heating system, Elm Street School in Gardner, MA, turned to modulating boilers from Weil-McLain to spark energy efficiencies and lower heating costs.

The HVAC Factor: New Life For An Aging Chiller Plant

Completed in December 2014, this renovation project serves as an example of how a historic utility plant can be improved to address significant elements and concerns.

Hydronic Systems Seminars From Weil-McLain

This annual series focused on hydronic systems has eight more dates scheduled in the Eastern and Midwest regions.

Danfoss Marks 50 Years For T2 Expansion Valve

These valves are used for liquid injection into evaporators on refrigeration and air conditioning systems using fluorinated refrigerants.

ASHRAE Funds Thermal Comfort Database Project

Creation of a database to help better understand human thermal comfort in residential and commercial buildings is being funded through an ASHRAE grant program.

Retrocommissioning HVAC

Deferred maintenance directly affects the physical condition of a facility which has a significant impact on the asset value.

Facility Executive | January / February 2016 Issue

This issue announces our 2016 Facility Executive of the Year, and the popular Readers' Choice Awards. Plus a look at cyber security, cleaning performance assessments, roofing insulation and systems, HVAC maintenance, and renewable energy initiatives.

Question Of The Week: Section 179D Reinstated

Will you pursue the recently extended Energy-Efficient Commercial Buildings Tax Deduction (Section 179D)?

2016 Facility Executive Readers’ Choice Awards: Selected By Facility Management Professionals

This year’s Readers’ Choice Awards features companies in more than 40 categories, whose products and services were rated highest by facility management professionals based on aesthetics, reliability, value, and customer service.

New Product Flash: Expanded Options For Multi V IV VRF From LG

The company's Multi V VRF systems are now compatible with the LG Art Cool Gallery offering.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: ASCENDANT From SEMCO

Applications for this active desiccant hybrid system include hospital operating rooms, archival and dry storage, hotels, and multi-family buildings.

Facility Executive | November/December 2015 Issue

This issue takes a comprehensive look at smart facility technologies, the Internet of Things, maintenance software, and energy management. Plus, mitigating disaster.

FM Alert: DOE Issues Largest Energy-Saving Standards Ever For Rooftop Air Conditioners

New energy efficiency standards issued for rooftop air conditioners and heat pumps represent the largest energy and pollution savings of any rule ever issued by the Department of Energy.

Office Temperature A Source Of Workplace Conflict, Decreased Productivity

More than 70 percent of workers think sitting in an office that is too warm impacts their productivity, according to new CareerBuilder survey.

New Product Flash: Generation 3 DE Pumps From Armstrong Fluid Technology

Expanding on the company's Design Envelope technology, this new line of pumps features 33 energy savings models.

The HVAC Factor: Executive View of Preventive Maintenance

A summary report of HVAC service provides insight that is useful to repair and replace plans.

Friday Funny: Frosty the FM

Facility manager and FM Frequency Columnist Charles Carpenter flexes his poetic muscle yet again with his take on the classic Winter holiday story. Dedicated to those who have to wear parkas at their desks year-round.

Energy Retrofit In Senior Living Settings

An assisted living residence conducts a pilot program to increase energy efficiency.

Teaching Old Buildings New Tricks

Retrofit or forward-fit? Smart systems give new life—and new return on investment—to aging facilities.

Focus On: Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

Several recently released products aimed at improving indoor air quality are highlighted.

Fall Is A Great Time To Focus On Energy Systems

Facility managers can reap maximum R.O.I. on their energy systems by taking simple preventive maintenance measures this fall.

Reduce Legionella Risk With Cooling Tower Maintenance

Cooling towers are ideal places for legionella to flourish.

Facility Executive | July/August 2015 Issue

This issue takes a comprehensive look at a multitude of security issues and their solutions. Also featured: HVAC, hospitality case study, pest control, professional development.

The HVAC Factor: Insulation For Chilled Water Piping

With hot, humid climates as the focus, several types of chilled water pipe insulation were field tested.

Extreme Heat Maintenance Tips

As the mercury rises, CMMS provider FacilityDude highlights four areas to watch to keep your facilities in check.

Data Center Decisions: Build, Buy, Or Lease?

The decision may rest on factors such as available capital, timeline, and degree of desired control.

HVAC Considerations For Dry Climates

Consider the benefits of: heat pumps with auxiliary heat; zoned duct systems; zoned mini-splits; and straight cools.

Star Of Energy Efficiency Award Winners 2015

On September 17, 2015 over 500 industry leaders and important representatives will gather at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, DC to honor the impressive achievements of these award winners.

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