Articles Tagged with ''design''

What Lies Beneath

Geothermal ground source heat pumps have been increasing in popularity. While geothermal heat pumps can be installed just about anywhere in the United States, some contractors may not be aware of how important it is to first understand the soil composition and subsurface conditions in their area before taking on any job.
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All That Goes Into Simple

The pendulum in terms of ice machines has been swinging back and forth between complex to basic systems. Sometimes the trend was to the complex with detailed diagnostics. The swing to basic brought simple systems designed to run efficiently. But now there is a new level of up front high tech developments to make things simpler down the line.
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HVAC System Helps Hopper Paintings Come Home

In celebration of its 40th anniversary as a non-profit center, the Edward Hopper House will exhibit some of the painter’s early works, which are on loan from the Whitney Museum of American Art. But before the exhibition could take place, the home first had to meet the stringent climate control requirements of the Whitney Museum.
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A Brief Introduction to Building Information Modeling (BIM)

Recent industry trends have given rise to a new generation of building design tools known as building information modeling, or BIM. BIM goes further than traditional CAD drawings by providing intelligence to building components (such as HVAC) as well as providing system- and building-wide information and awareness (system flows or building loads) in addition to spatial relationships.
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Blasting From Compressor Past to Future

In the mid-1960s, The NEWS ran a seven-part series on trends in compressor design. The author accurately predicted the future shift that took place in compressor development. So it’s fitting to tune in again to hear what this compressor expert has to say about the history and future trends in compressor design.
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ASHRAE Winter Meeting in Vegas to Focus on Zero-Energy Design

Highlighting the importance of finding balance in design, this year’s American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers’ (ASHRAE) Winter Conference will focus on zero-energy design and greening the industry. The program will include paper-related sessions, application-oriented, non-paper seminars, and open discussion forums.
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Images from the 2015 ACCA Conference in Grapevine, Texas. Posted on April 8, 2015.

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Mark Crockett vice president, Crockett Facilities Services, explains the importance of technician training, the value of being a top minority-owned company in the U.S., current projects the company is managing, and much more. Posted on April 24.
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