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HVAC | Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings
The HVAC Factor: Preventing Legionella
An upcoming ASHRAE Standard will require facilities to create an HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) plan.
Standard 188P is aimed at helping fms apply available information to prevent this disease associated with building water systems.
Comprehensive data exists on western clothing insulation values, but little research exists on non-western. Having information on attire like saris could influence the design of ventilation and air-conditioning systems to provide the best thermal comfort for occupants.
a song about OSHA safety training is also well on its way to becoming a viral YouTube hit. Marshall Carroll of Winnipeg has taken it upon himself to come up with a song about OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard (HAZCOM).
Throughout the year, this ceiling mounted equipment can take a load off a facility's other mechanical equipment.
Is it too much for a building occupant/tenant to expect a comfortable working environment?
This diagnostic tool detects sounds that may signify problems such as compressed air leaks and other facility issues.
Power, HVAC, and access control are vital to a data center, and the fm has responsibility for all of these areas.
A predictive maintenance program continuously monitors HVAC systems with the goal of avoiding costly breakdowns.
Numerous awards and announcements are being made during ASHRAE's 2011 Winter Conference being held this week in Las Vegas.
Building officials from across the nation voted to support gains in the energy efficiency of building energy codes at the Final Action Hearings for the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).
Aggreko, a global company specializing in rental power, cooling, heating, and oil-free compressed air, recently played an integral part in what could have been an explosive piece of artwork.
Engineering practices such as building information modeling (BIM), geothermal, and combined cooling, heating, and power were highlighted in the winning entries in the 2010 ASHRAE Student Design Competition.
MovinCool, designer and manufacturer of spot cooling products for facilities, has launched the "Dare to Dream" $25,000 Sweepstakes. The contest runs through September 30,...
The new resource contains the most current ASHRAE procedures and definitive, yet easy to understand, treatment of building HVAC systems, from basic principles through design and operation.
The Heat by Design convective picture heater uses a patented carbon fiber heating element system that is embedded behind the image. The flat carbon fiber elements safely increase the temperature of medium sized rooms by 3° to 7° F.
These mercury-free thermostats use preset electronic fixed temperature set points to maintain desired comfort settings.
While penetrations on these roof types can sometimes be avoided, mounting essential rooftop equipment and ancillary mechanicals will be successful when certain guidelines are followed.
The manufacturer of metal roofing and wall and ceiling panels was honored by the state of Virginia with a 2009 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award in April.
Facility professionals would do well to continue managing their buildings with an eye toward ensuring they are leveraging every aspect in a manner that contributes to the business.
With cold and flu season upon us, spending time reviewing your HVAC system, its major components, and air and water distribution is time well spent to help mitigate the spread of type A (H1N1) and other types of Influenza.
IFMA has released "Temperature Wars: Savings vs. Comfort," a new study that takes an in-depth look at the most common thermal complaints made by workers and the variety of ways facility professionals respond to them.
The association will use a unified mark to identify HVAC/R products that have achieved third-party certification of their performance ratings.
Contributor Chad Safran reveals why ground source heat pumps may prove to be the next wave in HVAC systems.
The association had added a new VP and will move to a new headquarters this month.
TFM takes a look back at the most influential trends of 2007
FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane asks, "When will systems really start speaking the same language?"
Spring is in the air, but from Columnist Crane, it isn't such a pleasant time for facilities that suffer from poor ventilation. From the April 2006 issue.
Contributor Mike DeNamur explains how the removal of crossed signals may ease communications problems.
Efforts to lessen the environmental impact of a facility can take on many forms.