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

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: QR Code Service Link from MovinCool

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.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Basic HVAC Training

Where should a facility management professional look for advanced training that addresses larger HVAC systems?

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.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Energy Assessments by Carrier

Carrier has introduced a service aimed at two facility types—K-12 education and small- to mid-size commercial. While each program is tailored to specific organizations, the aim is to identify and remediate sources of energy waste.

FREE WHITE PAPER: Demand Control Ventilation Benefits For Your Building

DCV can provide good indoor air quality while also delivering substantial energy and cost savings...especially for facilities and zones with highly variable and unpredictable occupancy, such as meeting rooms, classrooms, theaters, auditoriums, gyms, cafeterias/restaurants, retail stores, and hotels.

ASHRAE Launches New Terminology Site – ASHRAEwiki

Common definitions for terms found in ASHRAE standards and other publications can now be found at a new website from the Society.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Flood Prevention Switches by Standex-Meder Electronics

This new line of flood prevention switches (FPS) safeguard HVAC environments in facilities from condensate overflow buildup.

HVAC Trends: Refrigerant Update

As the phaseout of the high global warming impact substances used in HVAC/R equipment ramps up, research on suitable alternatives continues.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Capacity RECOVERY from Carrier

This new capability on the company's Evergreen 19XR, 19XRV, and 23XRV water-cooled chillers helps to restore full cooling capacity quickly after an unexpected power loss occurs.

New Legislation Extends HVAC And Water Heating 25C Tax Credits

In addition to its many other tax provisions, the newly passed bill retroactively reinstates the 25C tax credits for highly efficient HVAC and water heating equipment that expired at the end of 2011.

Tricks Of The Trade: Roof Leaks

Do you have any recommendations for flashing this HVAC unit? Is a double curb the only way to approach this situation?

IAQ Trends: Conundrum In The Air

Ensuring healthy indoor environments often challenges energy efficiency measures.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: The Mystery Of The Fancoil Unit

I was in the process of winterizing the fancoil units, and I noticed that one of them is not getting any flow in the hot water coil (even though I opened both the manual and control valves). What could be the problem?

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