The HVAC Factor: Solar Hot Air
This technology reduces the energy other facility systems must expend for space heating.
The HVAC Factor: Greening Schools, One HVAC Step At A Time
School districts in Illinois are beginning to embrace the benefits of retrofitting and building new facilities with the most energy efficient HVAC available.
The HVAC Factor: Heading Off Trouble With Technology
Facility management staff can detect HVAC equipment problems sooner using automated tools. Here are five options to consider.
The HVAC Factor: Preventing Legionella
An upcoming ASHRAE Standard will require facilities to create an HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) plan.
The HVAC Factor: High Volume, Low Speed Fans
Throughout the year, this ceiling mounted equipment can take a load off a facility's other mechanical equipment.
The HVAC Factor: Preventing Equipment Failure
A predictive maintenance program continuously monitors HVAC systems with the goal of avoiding costly breakdowns.
The HVAC Factor: The Mounting Case For MCPs
Modular Central Plants (MCPs) could pay off in four markets that are poised for growth.
The HVAC Factor: Water Treatment Services
Selecting a provider for cooling tower and related equipment operations should be based on the facility
The HVAC Factor: Radiant Cooling
Increasingly paired with radiant heating, this hydronic system can greatly reduce energy consumption in the right scenario.
The HVAC Factor: Maintaining Comfort In A Changing Environment
During facility renovations, renting HVAC equipment can play a key role in a smooth project.
The HVAC Factor: Moisture Management
Cooling and ventilation parameters are key to maintaining proper indoor air quality.
HVAC Trends: The New HVAC
Smaller, more efficient packaged systems and intelligent controls are anticipated for 2010.
The HVAC Factor: Remote Monitoring Services
Depending on in-house resources, hiring an outside firm to track HVAC systems can be useful.
The HVAC Factor: The ABCs Of UVC
This technology works to keep HVAC systems clean from the inside out.
The HVAC Factor: Ductless Mini-Splits
In certain spaces, this type of system can ease the demand on a facility manager
The HVAC Factor: Watch Out For Roadblocks
Guest Contributer Karl Decker discusses three scenarios that can throw a construction project off track.
The HVAC Factor: HCFC Phase Outs On The Way
Guest Contributor Colleen Hughes explains how the manufacture of a commonly used refrigerant will cease at the end of 2009.
The HVAC Factor: The Role Of Air Filtration
Evaluating three performance factors enables facility managers to install the best filter for the job.
The HVAC Factor: Cleaning The Systems
A consistent, effectively designed program will keep HVAC equipment in top condition.
The HVAC Factor: Net-Zero-Energy Buildings
Can these types of facilities be market viable by 2030?