District embraces energy saving initiatives to upgrade learning environment
July 4, 2016
Ameresco Inc. and the Hillsboro School District announced that they have begun work on a nearly $3.5 million energy savings performance contract (ESPC) to improve 13 schools and increase their operational efficiency.
Bob and Tim were on their last service call for the day. It was an apartment house with a heat pump and the weather was warm during the day and cool at night. The tenant had just moved into this apartment and was trying to get the air conditioning to operate to her satisfaction and she said it was too breezy.
Did you know that an HVAC system can produce up to 20 gallons of water a day? Due to this fact, as much as 90 percent of central air conditioning service calls are to address water leaks caused by condensation.
The NLRB has regularly ruled that employees have the right to complain and even insult their employers online, as long as doing so constitutes “protected activity.” When developing policies around how workers can talk about their workplaces on social media, companies must be careful that they don’t violate federal laws.
The first magnetic cooling system for commercial refrigeration is being commercially launched by French firm Cooltech Applications. The firm said its magnetic refrigeration system (MRS) product line, offering capacities between 200W and 700W, will go on sale using water instead of a refrigerant.
The benefits of going green will be experienced by residents of River Pointe, a new senior apartment community built to National Green Building Standard (NGBS) requirements. CertainTeed’s SoftTouch™ duct wrap insulation will play a role in delivering that experience, as 24,000 square feet of the product has been installed.
When equipment in the boiler room fails, it can be a building owner’s and facility manager’s worst nightmare. Whether a boiler is condensing or non-condensing, built with copper, cast iron, or stainless steel, it’s important to conduct a maintenance program to make sure systems remain in tip-top condition to avoid potential pitfalls.
SINGH360 Helps Strack & Van Til and Coborn’s trim energy consumption
June 6, 2016
Two prominent grocery chains in the Upper Midwest are reducing their energy use and cutting energy cost by retro-commissioning their stores. The chains have done so with the help of SINGH360, a service provider that specializes in working with grocery chains.
Lining up your succession plan with your children in mind
June 6, 2016
More than 70 percent of all businesses in the United States are family businesses, generating more than half of the U.S. gross national product (GNP). However, two out of three don’t survive to the next generation. How does a family business remain on the plus side of these statistics?
HVAC giant Daikin is ramping up its offering to customers, as it prepares to integrate its purchase of Italian refrigeration group Zanotti for €98 million. The €1.85 billion firm is looking to offer customers an integrated approach which it believes rivals cannot match.