Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. HVAC articles below.
Cooling towers are ideal places for legionella to flourish.
This issue takes a comprehensive look at a multitude of security issues and their solutions. Also featured: HVAC, hospitality case study, pest control, professional development.
With hot, humid climates as the focus, several types of chilled water pipe insulation were field tested.
As the mercury rises, CMMS provider FacilityDude highlights four areas to watch to keep your facilities in check.
The decision may rest on factors such as available capital, timeline, and degree of desired control.
Consider the benefits of: heat pumps with auxiliary heat; zoned duct systems; zoned mini-splits; and straight cools.
On September 17, 2015 over 500 industry leaders and important representatives will gather at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, DC to honor the impressive achievements of these award winners.
Whether a resident backup system or on-call emergency plan, these temporary tools should be deployed quickly.
The new energy legislation, which was passed at the end of April 2015, will have an impact on commercial buildings; it will also affect hvac systems and water heaters.
As the U.S. continues its recovery and budgets are refreshed, tracking the retrofit and new build markets will remain an important metric for growth opportunity, especially as energy efficiency recommendations continue to evolve.
One facility management professional is looking for input on the testing requirements and frequency for backflow preventers used in conjunction with water glycol piping systems.
Variable speed drives make chiller equipment more efficient. Enhancing internal controls increases this further.
Smithsonian’s Freer gallery will close to the public on January 2016; should reopen mid-2017.
Three new models of CREST Condensing Boilers feature 750,000, 1.0 million and 1.25 million Btu/hr inputs.
HVAC systems and room air currents significantly impact transmission of airborne illness.
Resolving the challenges of facility systems integration requires a clear look at how building automation protocols interact.
This article features four products that cover HVAC innovations.
Technicians are spending a significant amount of time each season releasing "stuck" radiator valves for occupants, and one manager is looking for ways to resolve the situation permanently.
Wyndham Worldwide continues on a sustainable path for its headquarters campus in Parsippany, NJ.
This article features four products that cover data center infrastructure.
As with traditional operating rooms, HVAC systems are crucial to the success of these emerging healthcare spaces.
The power cords on certain Packaged Terminal Air Conditioner/Heat Pump (“PTAC”) units from Amana, Century, Comfort-Aire, Goodman, and York International can overheat, posing burn and fire hazards.
This line of water-cooled chillers has been enhanced with the Trane Adaptive Frequency Drive, which adjusts motor speed based on demand.
With temperatures topping 90˚F, air conditioning use is on the rise and cooling bills are hitting record highs.
Among the many hats facility managers wear, the ability to field odd requests and mediate occupant disputes is a necessity.
HVAC systems may be the key to providing occupants with mobile connectivity in a facility.
The global market for integrated equipment in buildings is forecast to grow at an average annual rate of 20.3%—from $12.6 billion in 2012 to $31.6 billion by 2017. As a proportion of overall building equipment investment, smart applications are forecast to increase from 8% to 14% over the same period.
Since 2012, a manufacturing facility in New Jersey has optimized production by operating on solar energy.
New facility systems and equipment improve the learning environment in a St. Louis, MO suburb.
Carrier end-of-life refrigerant management program with EOS Climate generates more than 100,000 metric tons of verified greenhouse gas emission reductions.
Bringing a new data center online in less than three months called for a coordinated, creative approach.
The recently updated ACR standard from NADCA advises facility managers, and their contractors, on best practices.
A redesign of the company's 1510 pumps provides significantly higher levels of efficiency over a wider range of operating conditions.
A look at the topics covered over the past year provides a peek into what will be top of mind in 2014.