Construction supply facility reports 40 percent savings
January 9, 2017
Euclid Chemical, based in Cleveland, has been supplying the construction industry with products to improve the strength, appearance, and usability of concrete since 1910. Now a large, multi-national corporation, Euclid Chemical’s main offices are in a two-story, 15,000 square foot building that also contains laboratories where it develops products ranging from sealants to micro synthetic fibers.
Until recently, the building relied upon an aging variable air volume (VAV) system with terminal reheat to keep its offices comfortable and to maintain environmental conditions in the laboratories even though records showed the system had not performed as designed.
CHP module increases the overall efficiency of the system
September 8, 2016
FlexEnergy Inc. has announced the release of a new integrated exhaust heat recovery module for its GT333S microturbine powered electric generators. The new heat recovery module will allow FlexEnergy to improve its microturbine products with increased efficiency and improved performance.
A focus on individualized comfort and energy efficiency spurs VRF growth in North America
April 25, 2016
While VRF technology has had a strong footprint in Japan and Europe for decades, it’s still maturing and gaining widespread acceptance throughout North America. And as the market matures and evolves, manufacturers are enhancing and improving their ductless offerings, including those featuring VRF technology.
First supermarket 1234ze/CO2 cascade with heat recovery expects savings of over a third vs. conventional system
March 7, 2016
Honeywell Solstice ze (HFO 1234ze) refrigerant is being combined with carbon dioxide in a new supermarket cascade system designed to deliver heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration in one comprehensive, low-carbon solution.
With another AHR Expo in the books, it’s clear that even though the industry is gradually progressing, overall it’s ripe for innovation. Four areas in particular stand out where forward-thinking manufacturers can have a powerful impact.
Energy-efficient HVAC featured at newly-renovated, LEED-certified hotel
August 17, 2015
State Mechanical Services, the installing mechanical contractor, was hand-selected to provide a heating and air conditioning system that would allow the Chicago Motor Club to keep its architectural integrity, while also serving its new purpose in a practical manner.
In October 2009, Stanford University released a comprehensive and long-range Energy and Climate Action plan aimed at maximizing energy efficiency and utilizing clean, renewable energy on campus. The plan includes a cutting-edge energy supply system known as the Stanford Energy System Innovations (SESI) project.
Acquisitive HVAC firm Swegon has added air handling unit specialist P. Lemmens’ to its portfolio. The firm’s largest product area is compact air handling units with built-in controls. The product range also includes fans, air curtains, and products for heat recovery.
Besides traditional renewable products, there are a list of HVAC-specific items that could be considered as energy-saving options for the residential and commercial contractor looking to offer customers renewable solutions.