Seismically Certified AAON HVAC Equipment
After an earthquake or seismic event, buildings containing essential services must be able to remain operational. Seismic certification of HVAC equipment provides assurance that the equipment will not only survive the earthquake, it will remain online and functional. Seismically certified HVAC equipment allows consulting and specifying engineers to meet the strictest seismic building codes, quickly and easily, without the delays of additional certification testing. Seismically certified HVAC equipment allows building owners to protect their investment.
Demystifying Fume Hood Control Systems With a Simple, Intuitive User Interface
Fume Hood Control Systems have historically been complex and cumbersome to use. The setup, modification and maintenance of the controls often requires utilizing factory trained personnel. This can be expensive and can often lead to scheduling delays waiting for a factory trained technician. That has all changed with the Accutrol AVC5000 Fume Hood Control System.
Commercial Kitchen Exhaust and Makeup Air
Commercial Kitchen Ventilation (CKV) systems ensure a safe working environment by providing a means to remove convective heat, smoke, and grease produced during normal cooking operations. CKV systems also offer fire protection via the exhaust hood to protect the occupants of the restaurant. When designing ventilation systems, compliance with local building and energy codes must be met; these include mechanical codes such as International Mechanical (IMC) or Uniform Mechanical (UMC). Comfort conditions vary, depending on several factors such as local climate, seasonal changes with outdoor air conditions, makeup air design, and integration with the building heating, ventilating, and air conditioning system (HVAC).
350 Euston Road: Improving Building Performances and Carbon Footprint with Innovative HVAC Solutions
This report explores the advantages of how a heat pumps with heat recovery can contribute to improving energy performance and reducing the carbon footprint of buildings, with a short payback, thus being a viable technology for energy cost reduction and for improving the environmental impact of buildings in the UK. All actions and prospective results have been designed on the real and expected needs of the building and are measured against a state-of-the-art baseline. The research shows that heat pumps with heat recovery are a viable solution for London office buildings offering an integrated approach to building heating and cooling. This shows an expected reduction of the building’s primary energy consumption by 38% and CO2 emissions by 34.6%. Due to the gradual de-carbonisation of the electric energy production in the UK, along with other ancillary solutions, such as thermal storage, solar photovoltaic plates and chiller plant optimisation systems it is possible to embrace even further efficiencies.
Pressure Control for Today's High Performance Green Buildings
The control of building pressure is essential to maintain acceptable indoor air quality (IAQ), thermal comfort, and structural integrity. Negatively pressurized buildings result in the transport of untreated outdoor air into the building. this untreated outdoor air will result in the transport of dirt, dust and other contaminants; the transport of moisture in humid climates; mold growth; and more. In addition, improper building pressure may damage the building envelope.
Understanding the Development of Fan Sound Data and the Product Rating Process
Sound is a very important consideration in the selection and application of fans. If not properly evaluated, fan sound can turn an otherwise completely acceptable application into a disaster. In spite of this, fan sound continues to be one of the most misunderstood topics in the air handling industry. In an effort to provide a better understanding and point of reference on how fan sound is developed, rated, applied, and controlled, this is the first in a series of four articles covering this topic.
Greenheck Project Profile: Grand Canyon University College of Arts and Science Building, Phoenix, AZ
Construction of a new, fourstory College of Arts and Science building with state-of-the-art science and nursing laboratories began in November 2011 on the campus of Grand Canyon University in central Phoenix, Arizona. The project was completed in time for the fall 2012 classes. Grand Canyon University was founded in 1949 as a premier Christian college, and now serves over 6,000 students. The fourth floor of the new building includes six science laboratories with fume hoods and two simulation and skills laboratories without fume hoods.
Diamond Controls™ Solutions: Empowering Innovative Building Management
The Diamond Controls Solutions from Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. Cooling & Heating Division (Mitsubishi Electric) answers challenges by pairing building automation controls with top-notch customer service. The DC-600E™ Integration Controller offers facility managers and owners an unprecedented level of control over the whole building. The wide range of offerings from Mitsubishi Electric’s Professional Solutions Group (PSG) covers every relevant service, from the initial design to post-installation follow-up support. The combination of a quality product (advanced controls) and versatile service ensures that facility managers and owners make the most of their budgets and time.
Mitsubishi Electric DC-600E Integration Controller: Empowering Building Managers Through Product-Services Package
Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. Cooling & Heating Division (Mitsubishi Electric), North America’s leading marketer of advanced cooling and heating systems for commercial applications, announces Diamond Controls™ Solutions and the DC-600E™ Integration Controller. These products provide building managers and owners an innovative product-services package that pairs complete building controls with top-notch customer service from Mitsubishi Electric’s Professional Solutions Group (PSG).
Reducing the Cost of Keeping Office Data Centers Cool
As businesses increasingly rely on computers and telecom equipment to help run more and more aspects of their operations, they often find that the many pieces of IT equipment they have accumulated need to be housed in an office data center. Even for small to medium-size businesses, such data centers can easily contain four or more racks of equipment, which is both heat-sensitive as well as a source of considerable heat itself. This equipment must be kept cool in order to prevent it from malfunctioning or incurring expensive damage. This paper will examine the benefits of using portable spot air conditioners as a less-expensive alternative to precision-cooling systems and mini-splits.
Don't Breathe Easy: The Adverse Effects of Poor Indoor Air Quality
What causes poor IAQ? What are the negative effects? And most importantly, what can be done to achieve cleaner indoor air? The following article will attempt to shed light on these questions so we can all breathe a little easier.
Simplified BAS Solutions for Small to Medium Buildings
While building automation systems have been available for many years, research suggests that the benefits of a building automation system (BAS) may not be fully realized or understood, especially in regard to smaller and medium-sized commercial buildings. New BAS options, in addition to evolving technology such as wireless technology, mean building automation is being used differently than in the past, providing the detail and sophisticated control of automation in a simplified and cost-effective solution. This makes a simplified BAS technology a more feasible solution for small- and medium-sized commercial buildings.
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