Phase Change Material Subdues Hot/Cold Calls
At an outpatient facility, trial implementation of phase change material showcases latent heat storage that improves occupant comfort.
Facility Executive | February 2020 Issue
The February 2020 issue introduces this year's Facility Executive of the Year. Plus, a look at building envelope issues, workplace redesign, and energy metering.
R22 Refrigerant Phaseout
The move to ban R-22 refrigerant is nearly complete. What happens next?
Natural Gas Challenges In The Northeast U.S.
Insufficient natural gas infrastructure? Variable refrigerant flow and split systems can offer a no-compromise solution.
The Role Of HVAC Controls
When planning an HVAC upgrade, here are three control strategies to help ensure the new equipment runs as efficiently as possible.
Updated Legionella Guidance On The Way
A supplement to ASHRAE Standard 188, the revised Guideline 12-2000R is expected to be published later this year.
Stop Refrigerant Leaks Before They Start
Rising costs and new environmental regulations call for facilities to enact proactive refrigerant management programs.
Improving Long-Term HVAC Performance
Cumulative impact of three operational strategies helped a multi-tenant office building recertify LEED and boost its ENERGY STAR score.
Breakthroughs In Boiler Technology
Several innovations have led the way to improved commercial boiler design and performance.
Applying Insulation To HVAC Equipment
The University of Maryland Medical Center garners operational benefits by installing reusable HVAC insulation in its central plant facilities.
Looking For HVAC Zone Control?
To satisfy energy efficiency and occupant demands, variable refrigerant flow systems may deliver on facility management needs.
Eight Lessons On Legionella Prevention Policy
Why state officials hold the keys to preventing Legionnaires’ Disease and ASHRAE Standard 188 is their best option for the next five years.
Optimizing HVAC Systems
Gaining holistic knowledge of how the equipment is operating is significant to improving HVAC efficiency.
Short On HVAC Staff? Turn To Tech
The impact of HVAC equipment condition and operation is significant, and facility management should consider all the tools available.
Repair Versus Replace HVAC Equipment?
Preventive maintenance keeps HVAC systems running, but don’t forget to take the long view to plan for 2018.
Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation Improves IAQ
With millions of travelers passing through LAX annually, facility management at the world’s seventh busiest airport chose UVGI, or UV-C, technology.
Concerned With Poor IAQ?
A facility’s indoor air quality affects occupant health as well as energy efficiency. Take steps to mitigate negative impacts.
Reduce Energy Use, And Save Water
An emerging focus on the water energy nexus—the interplay of these resources in building systems—holds promise for conservation.
Derive Savings From Demand Control Ventilation
Among energy conservation measures, DCV provides significant energy reductions for the operation of HVAC systems.
Refrigerants With Low Global Warming Potential
Regulations and overall concern for the environment is driving research to identify effective refrigerant alternatives with low GWP.