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This heating and cooling strategy enables facility managers to implement tighter control on energy use and occupant comfort.


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This heating and cooling strategy enables facility managers to implement tighter control on energy use and occupant comfort.

HVAC

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


The HVAC Factor: Variable Refrigerant Flow

This heating and cooling strategy enables facility managers to implement tighter control on energy use and occupant comfort.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Cooling Crisis? Five Equipment Rental Tips

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.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Carrier Rooftops App by Carrier

This mobile app can assist facility professionals with on-the-spot information when evaluating light commercial rooftop equipment for replacement or new construction projects.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: PsycIt App from Polygon

This app can save time when calculating relative humidity at a facility.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Pressure Independent Control Valves by Siemens

This line of PCIVs integrates three functions into a single device.

Higher Education Case Study: Core Curriculum

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.

The HVAC Factor: How Does That Sound?

In education facilities, acoustical considerations can impact learning.

Thirty-Four Years, 128 Patents

Trane engineers' accomplishments have been recognized with a new wall display.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Wi-Fi Enabled Kühl from Friedrich

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.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Belt Maintenance

Is it wise to push the integrity of equipment when maintenance is fairly straightforward? Or should you only change belts when necessary?

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Intelligent Performance Testing by utiliVisor

This service works to enable facility managers to optimize the performance of chiller plant equipment.

Retail Case Study: Marketable Investment

With a facility wide remodel, a Connecticut shopping mall ramps up its image along with its "green" quotient.

Hospital Case Study: A Holistic Treatment

From the inside out, recent improvements at this New Hampshire hospital were focused on patient care.

Education Facility Case Study: Urban Learning

A new science education and research center at Georgia State University fosters innovative collaboration.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Preventing The Top Maintenance Issues

This web exclusive looks at five common areas where preventive maintenance can make the difference between a smoothly running facility and a disaster.

FM Frequency: Pinching Pennies; Counting Quarters

Think it's impossible to justify your own salary by scrimping and saving? FM Frequency Columnist Charles Carpenter suggests you think again.

January 2012 Issue (Volume 25, Number 1)

TFM's Facility Executive of the Year headlines this issue, which also looks at HVAC trends, emergency preparedness, high-tech facilities, and green cleaning.

HQ Case Study: Mastering Its New Manor

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.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Remote HVAC Alarm Monitoring

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.

ASHRAE Announces Technology Awards

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...

Indoor Air Quality Trends: Take A Deep Breath

There are many benefits to improving facility indoor air quality (IAQ). But how can facility managers get it done?

Tricks Of The Trade: Following Up On HVAC Trends

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.

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.

October 2011 Issue (Volume 24, Number 10)

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.

New Product Flash: Thermal Comfort Tool, Version 2 from ASHRAE

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...

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.

Standard 90.1-2007 Established as National Reference Standard for Federal, Commercial Buildings by DOE

Prior to the new rules, federal and commercial buildings had to meet requirements in the 2004 standard.

New Product Flash: SeeSnake® microDrain™ D65S Inspection Camera System by RIDGID®

This new camera system allows for accessible and precise inspections of many types of lines, ducts, pipes, and chimneys.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: PAN200 Series Duct Leakage Tester From TSI

This system provides an automated solution to quantify air leakage in ductwork and other areas.

The HVAC Factor: Preventing Legionella

An upcoming ASHRAE Standard will require facilities to create an HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) plan.

ASHRAE Standard On Legionellosis Open For Comment

Standard 188P is aimed at helping fms apply available information to prevent this disease associated with building water systems.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Do Clothes Make The Man Hotter Or Cooler?

Comprehensive data exists on western clothing insulation values, but little research exists on non-western. Having information on attire like saris could influence the design of ventilation and air-conditioning systems to provide the best thermal comfort for occupants.

FRIDAY FUNNY: The OSHA HAZCOM Song

a song about OSHA safety training is also well on its way to becoming a viral YouTube hit. Marshall Carroll of Winnipeg has taken it upon himself to come up with a song about OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard (HAZCOM).

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.

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