The Madera County Board of Supervisors announced it has completed the latest chapter in its successful solar and energy efficiency program with OpTerra Energy Services. The county is set to achieve nearly $15 million in energy savings as a result of the comprehensive solar and energy efficiency upgrades.
Bob and Tim had just arrived at the house of a new customer who explained that the air conditioning system was not working. The homeowner said that they had just had a warm day and the air conditioning system did not come on when they tried to cool the house down yesterday.
Parallel compressor refrigeration racks have been the primary source of refrigeration for the grocery store industry over the years. In this article I am going to go over the benefits a parallel rack system can offer the commercial and industrial refrigeration markets.
When California’s Fair Pay Act took effect on Jan. 1, it represented one of the toughest equal pay laws in the nation. The law, which strengthened the state’s Equal Pay Act, represents the latest legislative change causing issues and concerns for employers throughout the United States.
Enables energy efficiency and monitoring services for the food and hospitality industry
April 18, 2016
Visible Energy Inc. has unveiled its Wi-Fi enabled energy monitoring “Cloudfridge” range for commercial refrigerators at the China Refrigeration 2016 exhibition. The product line is designed specifically for commercial refrigerators, enabling energy efficiency and monitoring services for the food and hospitality industry.
Small to medium sized buildings make up the vast majority of buildings. Many existing buildings are inadequately insulated, use outdated, inefficient HVAC technologies, and have poorly functioning control systems. This poses a pressing renovation need, notes BSRIA, and also a host of new business opportunities.
A thermostatic expansion valve (TXV) is designed to maintain a specific amount of superheat at the outlet of the evaporator. If the superheat value is too high or too low, the TXV may be the cause. However, before deciding the TXV is defective, all other system causes must first be investigated and ruled out.
Hospitals today are increasingly being challenged by rising patient infection rates, especially from superbugs such as Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). And the challenges are only going to increase as new Medicare rules go into effect in 2017 that will include MRSA in all reimbursement calculations.
Habits can be a trap for people in leadership positions. As leaders, they should provide a compelling vision that inspires those around them. Instead, many of them lapse into automatic thinking. And that can affect every decision they make — and the actions of the people who report to them.
Increasing emphasis being placed on life cycle costing studies as part of the decision-making process
April 4, 2016
BSRIA has launched its new Life Cycle Costing Guide, designed to present a simple process for the practical calculation of life cycle costs. It includes examples to show how the different stages of the process relate to one another, to show how the results are obtained and what they really mean.