Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. HVAC articles below.
Do you have any recommendations for flashing this HVAC unit? Is a double curb the only way to approach this situation?
Ensuring healthy indoor environments often challenges energy efficiency measures.
I was in the process of winterizing the fancoil units, and I noticed that one of them is not getting any flow in the hot water coil (even though I opened both the manual and control valves). What could be the problem?
At this point in a typical year, much HVAC equipment has already been manufactured and shipped to distributors, so manufacturers and parts suppliers have quickly ramped up production to meet the unexpected and unprecedented need for these products.
This heating and cooling strategy enables facility managers to implement tighter control on energy use and occupant comfort.
The last thing you need on a scorching hot day is HVAC system failure. But, if you find yourself faced with a cooling emergency, you've got to act quickly to keep your facility fully operational and maintain a comfortable environment for occupants and visitors. Robert Long, general manager of Johnson Controls Rental Solutions, offers advice.
This mobile app can assist facility professionals with on-the-spot information when evaluating light commercial rooftop equipment for replacement or new construction projects.
This app can save time when calculating relative humidity at a facility.
This line of PCIVs integrates three functions into a single device.
The University of Maryland University College created a hub of academic activity for its students and staff. This renovated building provides a new center of academic life.
In education facilities, acoustical considerations can impact learning.
Trane engineers' accomplishments have been recognized with a new wall display.
Geared for use in dorms, apartments, and commercial and industrial facilities, the new Kühl units can be grouped and managed together for zone cooling or building wide control.
Is it wise to push the integrity of equipment when maintenance is fairly straightforward? Or should you only change belts when necessary?
This service works to enable facility managers to optimize the performance of chiller plant equipment.
With a facility wide remodel, a Connecticut shopping mall ramps up its image along with its "green" quotient.
From the inside out, recent improvements at this New Hampshire hospital were focused on patient care.
A new science education and research center at Georgia State University fosters innovative collaboration.
This web exclusive looks at five common areas where preventive maintenance can make the difference between a smoothly running facility and a disaster.
Think it's impossible to justify your own salary by scrimping and saving? FM Frequency Columnist Charles Carpenter suggests you think again.
TFM's Facility Executive of the Year headlines this issue, which also looks at HVAC trends, emergency preparedness, high-tech facilities, and green cleaning.
While one of the largest credit card companies in the world continued to handle it's millions of business transactions successfully, MasterCard's personnel languished due to its numerous office spaces spread throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area. From the February 2003 issue.
Is there HVAC alarm monitoring and collection software out there? The goal is not only to react to the alarms as they occur, but to report on the data collected.
Five of the top six winning projects of the 2011 ASHRAE Technology Awards are located in Canada; the lone U.S. facility is in Kansas...
There are many benefits to improving facility indoor air quality (IAQ). But how can facility managers get it done?
TFM Columnist Jim Elledge assists a graduate student in need of the latest information on cutting edge HVAC technologies. Former Tricks Columnist Elledge, facility/office services manager for Dallas, TX-based Summit Alliance Companies, is the recipient of the Distinguished Author Award from the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), is an IFMA Fellow, and is a member of TFM’s Editorial Advisory Board.
School districts in Illinois are beginning to embrace the benefits of retrofitting and building new facilities with the most energy efficient HVAC available.
Water conservation measures are no longer the stuff of science fiction books or disaster films. The pressure is on for large consumers to cut back.
An updated tool from ASHRAE provides a user-friendly interface to predict thermal comfort, based on the Society’s standard for thermal environmental conditions.
ASHRAE Thermal Comfort...
Facility management staff can detect HVAC equipment problems sooner using automated tools. Here are five options to consider.
Prior to the new rules, federal and commercial buildings had to meet requirements in the 2004 standard.
This new camera system allows for accessible and precise inspections of many types of lines, ducts, pipes, and chimneys.
This system provides an automated solution to quantify air leakage in ductwork and other areas.
An upcoming ASHRAE Standard will require facilities to create an HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) plan.