The Convent of St. Dominic finds energy savings, extended comfort in VRF technology
January 30, 2017
The Convent of St. Dominic is the headquarters for the Sisters’ housing administrative offices, a convalescent wing, and large chapel in Blauvelt. The 100,000-square-foot, five-story brick building was being heated with an archaic steam system. In addition to operating expense, the lack of control over the facility’s heating system was a problem, especially in the hospital and living quarters.
Proactive approach boosts air quality and HVAC efficiency while reducing energy consumption
January 30, 2017
Besides improving air quality, the hidden value of UV-C is its ability to improve airflow, boost heat exchange efficiency, and reduce maintenance needs. It accomplishes this veritable HVAC hat trick at an average equipment cost of less than 15 cents per cfm.
In a past survey, the Association for Talent Development revealed a whopping 87 percent of managers become such without prior management training and education. This sets them up for seagull management — they fly in, crap on people, and fly back out.
New efficiency regulations set to go into effect in less than one year
January 23, 2017
The rooftop air conditioner standards — which will cover new units found on low-rise buildings, like hospitals, schools, and big-box stores — will take effect in two phases, increasing minimum efficiency by about 10 percent as of Jan. 1, 2018, and by 25-30 percent as of Jan. 1, 2023.
Three main, key issues that impacted most contractors, manufacturers, distributors, and organizations included the 92 percent mandate, regional standards enforcement, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) refrigeration alternatives.
Angie Snow affirms that no matter what challenges arise, it’s important to remain flexible. This flexibility helped Western survive the Great Recession, which hit right after the Snows purchased the company.