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In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the HVACR industry has requested "essential business" status for its technicians and engineers.

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Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. HVAC articles below.


COVID-19: HVACR Organizations Promote Essential Status

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the HVACR industry has requested "essential business" status for its technicians and engineers.

Getting Up To Speed On Cooling Tower Designs

Engineered plastic cooling towers outlast metal designs, and can be constructed of unique antimicrobial resins which guard against Legionnaires and other health hazards

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.

O3 Sensor Hub 2.0 Open Platform Controller

The O3 Sensor Hub 2.0 replaces the conventional thermostat with an all-encompassing hub that creates a more comfortable space for occupants, while also providing easy accessibility and management for building owners.

DOE Invests $74M In Building And Construction Technologies

The funding will help develop energy-efficient and flexible building technologies, systems, and construction practices to improve the energy performance of the nation’s buildings and electric grid.

New Digital Controllers For HVLS Fans By Hunter Industrial

Hunter Industrial has introduced three new controllers for each of its high-volume, low-speed fan lines—named the 350 Series, 430 Series, and 700 Series.

Grant Will Help Find Best Classroom Environment For Learning

The NSF-funded project will help researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute study how factors such as classroom temperature, ventilation, and lighting impact students.

MetLife Recognized For Energy Efficiency Leadership

MetLife Investment Management's 910,000-square-foot building in Washington, DC is a Better Buildings showcase project and saves 31% annually on energy costs.

Bacharach Refrigerant Management Software Now Available For Free

Parasense Refrigerant Tracking software is designed for facility managers and compliance officers who support multi-site organizations like supermarkets, food processing plants, cold storage warehouses, hospitals, universities, or K-12 schools.

ASHRAE Breaks Ground On Global HQ Renovation Project

The two-story, 66,700 square-foot building in Peachtree Corners, GA will showcase ASHRAE's best practices and help achieve its vision of a healthy and sustainable environment.

Mapping Geothermal Potential In NYC

Research into New York City’s geology has produced a geothermal ground source screening tool to assess sites for this energy resource.

Smart Buildings In Real Time

In an evolving landscape, smart buildings dynamically respond to the immediate and future needs of facility management and occupants.

Hybrid HVAC Cooling

These types of systems help facilities balance water and energy usage goals and demands.

Tackling HVAC Deferred Maintenance

Work toward optimizing HVAC systems by implementing these practical solutions.

R-22 Refrigerant Phaseout Arrives In 2020

The move to ban R-22 refrigerant is nearly complete. What happens next?

Facility Executive | December 2019 Issue

The December 2019 Issue looks at HVAC, smart building technology, and the building envelope. Plus green restrooms and wayfinding with color.

ASHRAE Releases Revised Data Center Energy Standard

The updated standard enables operators and designers to use the latest and most effective equipment and techniques to achieve energy efficiency in data centers, while avoiding potential reliability issues.

K-12 Construction Recognized For Use Of Propane Powered Equipment

The Propane Education & Research Council awards architectural and engineering firm TSP its 2019 Propane Project of the Year prize of $10,000 for its work on Andes Central High School in South Dakota.

HVACR Manufacturers, Industry Professionals Report Strong Economy

The HVACR community has a positive business outlook heading into 2020, finds the latest AHR Expo and ASHRAE Journal Annual Economic Outlook Survey.

Green Campus Revitalization

Sustainability plans for Ford Motor Company’s Dearborn, MI campus include net zero goals for energy, water, and waste.

Natural Gas Challenges In The Northeast U.S.

Insufficient natural gas infrastructure? Variable refrigerant flow and split systems can offer a no-compromise solution.

Energy The Key For ASHRAE 2019 LowDown Showdown

In its fifth year, this competition engaged architects, engineers, designers, and energy modelers to team up and design a highly energy efficient building based on a specific scenario.

Facility Executive | October 2019 Issue

The October 2019 Issue looks at sustainability for buildings and grounds. Plus sensor technology, keeping facility grounds safe, and lighting retrofits.

ALDI Lauded As Industry Leader In Sustainable Refrigeration

The EPA's GreenChill Partnership has recognized ALDI as the grocery retailer with the most GreenChill store certifications in the past year.

Smart Buildings And The IoT

IoT is creating opportunities for information gathering and sharing that will have an astounding impact on the way buildings are managed and operated.

Three Ways Facility Managers Can Retain Their Best Tenants

To tighten bonds and boost retention rates with commercial tenants, facility managers should leverage these three evolving trends.

Bacharach Releases Combustion App

Bacharach introduced a complimentary new mobile app for its hand-held combustion and emissions analyzer portfolio

Weil-McLain Expands Stainless Vertical Firetube Commercial Boiler Line

Four larger sizes added to new state-of-the-art boiler line featuring efficiency, ease of installation, and maintenance.

YORK’s Cost-Effective Comfort Cooling

YORK Sun Choice rooftop units already surpass future DOE 2023 part-load standards by almost 10% to reduce energy consumption and operating costs.

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.

Facility Executive | August 2019 Issue

The August 2019 issue looks at workplace violence, security trends, and fire safety.Plus HVAC controls, roofing maintenance, energy storage, and more.

TripleGuard Wins Product Design Award

TripleGuard™, a smart water leak monitoring, detection and prevention system from RectorSeal®, has won a Dealer Design Award sponsored by the HVAC/R industry magazine The News.

Hot Rooms, Hot Buyers

Can the temperature of a room affect a buyer’s eagerness to buy an item—or haggle for a good deal?

ABM’s Energy Performance Program Projected to Save Over $2.6 Million

ABM has created an Energy Performance Contracting program for Saint Joseph County, Michigan that is projected to save more than $2.6 million.

Fujitsu Expands Unitary Ducted Equipment Offering

Fujitsu General America has expanded its line of unitary ducted products.  They now offer a broader selection of residential air conditioners, heat pumps, and gas furnaces as well as a new line of light commercial equipment.

IDEC Upgrades Human-Machine Interface Line

IDEC Corporation upgraded HG2G-V5 5.7", HG3G-V8 8.4", HG3G-VA 10.4", and HG4G-VC 12.1" HMI touchscreen models, which are a fit for both new and retrofit applications.

Question Of The Week: Are These Five HVACR Trends Impacting Your Facilities?

AHR Expo Expert Council convened to discuss and develop consensus views on five HVACR trends poised to be hot topics for the industry.

Solar, Waste Heat Help Power Athletic Facility

At Phillips Academy in Andover, MA, a new student athletic facility achieved LEED Platinum certification.

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.

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