In this troubleshooting situation, you are responding to a customer’s complaint about their heat pump, and you’re not the first technician called in to solve this problem of “not keeping the home comfortable and running a lot.”
Contractors, architects, engineers, and others who specify commercial and industrial boilers continually seek systems that are more cost effective, energy efficient, and environmentally friendly. The boiler industry has responded by making significant advances in both construction and design.
A group of manufacturers and certification bodies, coordinated by the European Heat Pump Association (EHPA), has agreed to the terms of the Heat Pump Keymark, which the participants say they expect to become the single certificate for heat pumps in the European market.
The challenge of this project was designing and modeling the building to meet stringent LEED standards
January 4, 2016
Wiegmann Associates announced it has completed work on a new LEED-certified refrigerated food distribution center for The Chefs’ Warehouse in Las Vegas. As engineer of record and mechanical and controls construction manager, Wiegmann designed and installed all refrigeration systems, HVAC equipment, and a building automation system.
Bob and Tim were at a retail store and were preparing to do a routine service call on a 5-ton heat pump. It was a fall day with a temperature of about 50°F when they turned the heat pump on. After doing a visual inspection at the air handler, they moved to the roof to give the outdoor unit a visual inspection.
The new Building Load Deferment (BLD) system, from HIGHMARK, New York City, is a pre-engineered thermal energy storage system, enabling energy usage to be deferred to off-peak hours via ice storage and then utilizing that ice for the building’s chilled water system during peak hours, for energy savings of up to 50 percent.
In order to avoid problems, companies need to follow a few best practices to execute employment agreements that will help both employers and employees achieve their goals, and that will stand up to court challenges.
Adoption of lower GWP refrigerants by supermarkets is vital if European HFC phase-down targets are to be met
December 21, 2015
Speaking at RAC’s Retail Question Time event, consultant Ray Gluckman, who worked closely with officials involved with the European Union (EU) F-gas regulation, said, “At the moment we don’t have enough end users, maintenance, or installation companies taking the necessary action to meet the targets set by the EU.”
Will be largest parks and recreation project in the state of Mississippi
December 21, 2015
Schneider Electric has announced the start of construction on a $5 million energy savings performance contract (ESPC) project with the city of Tupelo, Mississippi. It is expected to reduce the city’s utility budget by 18 percent, saving more than $140,000 in annual energy costs or $2.8 million over the life of the project.