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HVAC | Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings

HVAC systems may be the key to providing occupants with mobile connectivity in a facility.

The HVAC Factor: Double Duty

The HVAC Factor: Double Duty

HVAC systems may be the key to providing occupants with mobile connectivity in a facility.

Revenues For Smart Building Applications To Grow 150% Globally By 2017

The global market for integrated equipment in buildings is forecast to grow at an average annual rate of 20.3%—from $12.6 billion in 2012 to $31.6 billion by 2017. As a proportion of overall building equipment investment, smart applications are forecast to increase from 8% to 14% over the same period.

Manufacturing Case Study: Optimized Production

Since 2012, a manufacturing facility in New Jersey has optimized production by operating on solar energy.

K-12 Case Study: Education Renovation

New facility systems and equipment improve the learning environment in a St. Louis, MO suburb.

Refrigerant Management Program Generates More Than 100,000 Metric Tons of Verified Greenhouse Gas Emission Reductions

Carrier end-of-life refrigerant management program with EOS Climate generates more than 100,000 metric tons of verified greenhouse gas emission reductions.

High Tech Case Study: Fitting In

Bringing a new data center online in less than three months called for a coordinated, creative approach.

The HVAC Factor: Standard Maintenance

The recently updated ACR standard from NADCA advises facility managers, and their contractors, on best practices.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Bell & Gossett Series e-1510 Pumps by Xylem

A redesign of the company's 1510 pumps provides significantly higher levels of efficiency over a wider range of operating conditions.

2013 Trends Recap

A look at the topics covered over the past year provides a peek into what will be top of mind in 2014.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Hyper-Heating R2-Series by Mitsubishi Electric

Using patented flash injection technology, these units perform at full heating capacity down to 0°F.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: QR Code Service Link from MovinCool

This new feature provides customers smartphone access to online warranty and service support information.

Services & Maintenance: Indoor Air Concerns

Addressing complaints and suspected problems calls for a targeted inspection.

U.S. Department Of Energy Rules Finalized For Rating Commercial Systems

DOE accepted the working group’s recommendations covering the use of alternative energy determination methods (AEDMs).

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Monitoring Temperature In Lab Settings

An automated approach enables the facilities department at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Research Center of Chicago to detect potential problems.

LEED Case Study: To Sustain And Support

At Seattle University, another LEED Gold facility boosts the campus green quotient. From the October 2013 issue.

AHRI Launches Certification Programs: Variable Frequency Drives And Datacom Cooling

These new programs have been introduced in order to meet increasing demand for independent performance verification for VFDs and datacom cooling products.


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New Energy Code Includes Efficiency In Existing Buildings

Lighting controls and advanced HVAC also gain ground at 2015 IECC final action hearings.

Hotel Case Study: At Your Service

On the banks of Fox River in Oshkosh, WI, a new Best Western Premier delivers business and pleasure. From the September 2013 issue.

FREE WHITE PAPER: Yaskawa Water Condenser Chiller

This paper examines how air handlers are used in buildings to control air supply pressure.

The HVAC Factor: Spiral Round Ductwork

As an alternative to rectangular ducting, this approach is a more efficient delivery system when conditions are suitable. From the August 2013 issue.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Allergic To Air Conditioning

A facility manager wants to know how to resolve a complaint regarding "air conditioning allergies."

WEB EXCLUSIVE: You Could Eat Off The Floor!

At a manufacturing plant in Dallas, the facility manager relies on principles of Lean Six Sigma to foster a clean and safe environment.

Healthcare Project Receives IFMA Boston Award Of Excellence 2013

Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton, a member of Steward Health Care, has been recognized by IFMA for Best Practice in Sustainability.

Building Automation Trends: Building Automation Evolution

Myriad levels of interaction characterize the next generation of facility controls. From the June 2013 issue.

The HVAC Factor: Wireless Thermostat Conversion

In Oakland, CA, an office building reduced energy use (and occupant complaints) with a retrofit to its pneumatic equipment. From the June 2013 issue.

Professional Development: The Energy Future

Here are 10 concepts to watch now and in the coming years. From the May 2013 issue.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Air Conditioning Systems For Libraries

Libraries are very specialized environments, as all facility managers know. So when it comes time to replace an aging air conditioning system, facility managers in these environments benefit from various sources of input.

FREE WHITE PAPER: Yaskawa Air Handlers

This paper examines how air handlers are used in buildings to control air supply pressure.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Artisan SmartSeries by Marley Engineered Products

This latest release is part of the company's continued efforts to provide the most advanced electronic controlled wall heater, with elevated design and technology. Applications for this wall heater include hotels, conference rooms, restaurants, atriums, residential spaces, and more.

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