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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.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Energy Assessments by Carrier

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.


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?

Heating Equipment Manufacturers Working Hard to Meet Increased Demand in Wake of Hurricane Sandy

At this point in a typical year, much HVAC equipment has already been manufactured and shipped to distributors, so manufacturers and parts suppliers have quickly ramped up production to meet the unexpected and unprecedented need for these products.

The HVAC Factor: Variable Refrigerant Flow

This heating and cooling strategy enables facility managers to implement tighter control on energy use and occupant comfort.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Cooling Crisis? Five Equipment Rental Tips

The last thing you need on a scorching hot day is HVAC system failure. But, if you find yourself faced with a cooling emergency, you've got to act quickly to keep your facility fully operational and maintain a comfortable environment for occupants and visitors. Robert Long, general manager of Johnson Controls Rental Solutions, offers advice.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Carrier Rooftops App by Carrier

This mobile app can assist facility professionals with on-the-spot information when evaluating light commercial rooftop equipment for replacement or new construction projects.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: PsycIt App from Polygon

This app can save time when calculating relative humidity at a facility.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Pressure Independent Control Valves by Siemens

This line of PCIVs integrates three functions into a single device.

Higher Education Case Study: Core Curriculum

The University of Maryland University College created a hub of academic activity for its students and staff. This renovated building provides a new center of academic life.

The HVAC Factor: How Does That Sound?

In education facilities, acoustical considerations can impact learning.

Thirty-Four Years, 128 Patents

Trane engineers' accomplishments have been recognized with a new wall display.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Wi-Fi Enabled Kühl from Friedrich

Geared for use in dorms, apartments, and commercial and industrial facilities, the new Kühl units can be grouped and managed together for zone cooling or building wide control.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Belt Maintenance

Is it wise to push the integrity of equipment when maintenance is fairly straightforward? Or should you only change belts when necessary?

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Intelligent Performance Testing by utiliVisor

This service works to enable facility managers to optimize the performance of chiller plant equipment.

Retail Case Study: Marketable Investment

With a facility wide remodel, a Connecticut shopping mall ramps up its image along with its "green" quotient.

Hospital Case Study: A Holistic Treatment

From the inside out, recent improvements at this New Hampshire hospital were focused on patient care.

Education Facility Case Study: Urban Learning

A new science education and research center at Georgia State University fosters innovative collaboration.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Preventing The Top Maintenance Issues

This web exclusive looks at five common areas where preventive maintenance can make the difference between a smoothly running facility and a disaster.

FM Frequency: Pinching Pennies; Counting Quarters

Think it's impossible to justify your own salary by scrimping and saving? FM Frequency Columnist Charles Carpenter suggests you think again.

January 2012 Issue (Volume 25, Number 1)

TFM's Facility Executive of the Year headlines this issue, which also looks at HVAC trends, emergency preparedness, high-tech facilities, and green cleaning.

HQ Case Study: Mastering Its New Manor

While one of the largest credit card companies in the world continued to handle it's millions of business transactions successfully, MasterCard's personnel languished due to its numerous office spaces spread throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area. From the February 2003 issue.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Remote HVAC Alarm Monitoring

Is there HVAC alarm monitoring and collection software out there? The goal is not only to react to the alarms as they occur, but to report on the data collected.

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