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Is it too much for a building occupant/tenant to expect a comfortable working environment?

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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.


QUESTION OF THE WEEK: The War Of The Thermostats

Is it too much for a building occupant/tenant to expect a comfortable working environment?

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Marksman Master Kit By Spectronics

This diagnostic tool detects sounds that may signify problems such as compressed air leaks and other facility issues.

FM Issue: Today’s Data Center

Power, HVAC, and access control are vital to a data center, and the fm has responsibility for all of these areas.

The HVAC Factor: Preventing Equipment Failure

A predictive maintenance program continuously monitors HVAC systems with the goal of avoiding costly breakdowns.

ASHRAE Recognizes Outstanding Achievements

Numerous awards and announcements are being made during ASHRAE's 2011 Winter Conference being held this week in Las Vegas.

Building Codes Council Votes To Up Efficiency By 30%

Building officials from across the nation voted to support gains in the energy efficiency of building energy codes at the Final Action Hearings for the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).

Equipping Artistic Expression

Aggreko, a global company specializing in rental power, cooling, heating, and oil-free compressed air, recently played an integral part in what could have been an explosive piece of artwork.

ASHRAE Competition Gives Students Practical Experience

Engineering practices such as building information modeling (BIM), geothermal, and combined cooling, heating, and power were highlighted in the winning entries in the 2010 ASHRAE Student Design Competition.

MovinCool $25,000 Sweepstakes Open

MovinCool, designer and manufacturer of spot cooling products for facilities, has launched the "Dare to Dream" $25,000 Sweepstakes. The contest runs through September 30,...

ASHRAE Publishes Update to Principles of HVAC

The new resource contains the most current ASHRAE procedures and definitive, yet easy to understand, treatment of building HVAC systems, from basic principles through design and operation.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Heat By Design Picture Heater Product Line

The Heat by Design convective picture heater uses a patented carbon fiber heating element system that is embedded behind the image. The flat carbon fiber elements safely increase the temperature of medium sized rooms by 3° to 7° F.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Accustat Independence By PSG Controls

These mercury-free thermostats use preset electronic fixed temperature set points to maintain desired comfort settings.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Penetrations Through Standing Seam Metal Roofs

While penetrations on these roof types can sometimes be avoided, mounting essential rooftop equipment and ancillary mechanicals will be successful when certain guidelines are followed.

ATAS Awarded For Part In Green Project

The manufacturer of metal roofing and wall and ceiling panels was honored by the state of Virginia with a 2009 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award in April.

FM Issue: Life Cycle Cost Analysis: An Asset Management Strategy

Facility professionals would do well to continue managing their buildings with an eye toward ensuring they are leveraging every aspect in a manner that contributes to the business.

Tips for Mitigating Influenza in Commercial Buildings

With cold and flu season upon us, spending time reviewing your HVAC system, its major components, and air and water distribution is time well spent to help mitigate the spread of type A (H1N1) and other types of Influenza.

IFMA Study: Going From Hot To Cold (And Back Again)

IFMA has released "Temperature Wars: Savings vs. Comfort," a new study that takes an in-depth look at the most common thermal complaints made by workers and the variety of ways facility professionals respond to them.

AHRI Moves Certification Marks Under One Umbrella

The association will use a unified mark to identify HVAC/R products that have achieved third-party certification of their performance ratings.

HVAC Trends: Journey From The Underground

Contributor Chad Safran reveals why ground source heat pumps may prove to be the next wave in HVAC systems.

AHRI News

The association had added a new VP and will move to a new headquarters this month.

Trends: 2007 Year In Review

TFM takes a look back at the most influential trends of 2007

FM Frequency: The Myth Of Interoperability

FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane asks, "When will systems really start speaking the same language?"

FM Frequency: AH-CHOO! Indoor Air Quality Revisited

Spring is in the air, but from Columnist Crane, it isn't such a pleasant time for facilities that suffer from poor ventilation. From the April 2006 issue.

Professional Development: The Benefits Of Integration

Contributor Mike DeNamur explains how the removal of crossed signals may ease communications problems.

FM Issue: Resourceful Reduction

Efforts to lessen the environmental impact of a facility can take on many forms.

HVAC Trends: Filtering Out The Rest

Advances in filter media and duct insulation help facility managers create productive, efficient work space.

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