Responsive design automatically resizes screen resolution for smartphone, tablet, laptop, or PC
July 20, 2015
Berner International Corp., a manufacturer of air curtains, has redesigned its website utilizing mobile-friendly responsive design. In coordination with the website redesign, the company has also reorganized its product line by application to better expedite air curtain selection and specification.
While traditional hospital HVAC systems often consist of chillers and boilers, other types of equipment are becoming more widely accepted in the health care market, including variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems, air curtains, and geothermal heat pumps.
Air curtains keep unwanted cold or hot air from infiltrating an open doorway during winter or summer, respectively. The units also keep out flying insects and maintain a comfortable working environment for employees.
Design Uses Air Curtains on Entrances as well as High-Efficiency Chillers, Boilers, and Rooftop Units
June 23, 2014
The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) set out to make the new $252 million Monroeville, Pennsylvania, facility the most sustainable of its 30-hospital network. Its design team delivered a building that’s saving an estimated $350,000 to $500,000 in annual energy savings.
There has been a deluge of recent technological advancements that are creating new air curtain applications that were barely imaginable 10 years ago. Advancements have ranged from more efficient electric heaters to manufacturing improvements that now extend lengths up to 16 feet.
Air Curtains, Dehumidifiers, Condensing Boiler Contribute to Supermarket’s Efficiency
January 6, 2014
Supermarket retailer Pete’s Fresh Market is recognized as one of the greenest supermarket retailers in the U.S., but something sets its nine-store Chicago-based operation’s green mission apart from other chains. The chain records energy data, utilizing equipment that has proven effective at other locations.
For engineers, designers, and contractors, determining the right HVAC system for their commercial and industrial building projects is critically important. An air curtain may be a small part of a building’s HVAC package, but it can help turn a good building design into a great building design.
Energy Conservation Code Provision Complements Similar Provision in Green Construction Code
November 14, 2013
Air Movement and Control Association International (AMCA International) announced that the 2015 version of the International Energy Conservation Code will contain a provision enabling air curtains to be considered as an alternative to vestibules.
As home and building owners continue to look for ways to save money, manufacturers of air movement and ventilation products are reporting growing popularity in energy recovery ventilators (ERVs), air curtains, electronically commutated motors (ECMs), HVLS (high-volume, low-speed) fans, and ventilation control systems.