Project improves classroom comfort and drives sustainability throughout school district
November 7, 2016
Schneider Electric announced the completion of a $3.4 million infrastructure improvement project at four district schools at the Keystone Oaks School District in Pittsburgh. The project is expected to significantly improve classroom comfort and reduce annual energy and maintenance costs by 18 percent.
Bob and Tim were checking a customer's air conditioner and initially thought the unit must be out of refrigerant or very low on refrigerant. But after adding some refrigerant, the suction pressure did not rise at all. Bob then determined they should look for restrictions in the liquid line or the suction line.
To maximize cooling tower benefits, the appropriate tower size must be selected
October 24, 2016
Cooling towers are a relatively inexpensive and reliable way of expelling heat from a number of industrial and commercial applications. As the worldwide market continues to grow, so does the need to address the issue: How large should a cooling tower be to efficiently handle a specific application.
For employers with a union workforce — or a workforce that could unionize — complying with the National Labor Relations Act is an ongoing headache. That headache will only intensify thanks to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the federal agency responsible for regulating labor law.
The 197 Parties to the Montreal Protocol, meeting in Kigali, Rwanda, have struck a global agreement which will see HFC refrigerant consumption and production phased down from 2019. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called the deal 'a monumental step forward.'
Encycle’s solution simplifies HVAC operations, saving valuable time while reducing utility bills
October 24, 2016
Allen Theatres, established in 1912, owns cinemas across New Mexico and Colorado. They were seeking simple solutions to reduce their utility costs and the time required to manage their buildings. Encycle’s EASE provides more visibility into HVAC performance and remote management of sites.
No matter the type, properly designed, specified, installed, and maintained humidification systems can provide years of trouble-free operation. Taking a proactive approach to humidifier maintenance is the single best way to prevent operational issues and unscheduled humidification system shutdowns.
Arlington County, Virginia, is well on its way to a goal of 20 percent energy reduction by 2022. But the county realized it could do more — and do it quicker — if it had a modular solution that could optimize energy usage among multiple building devices.
In reading a recent article by The NEWS’ long-time refrigeration columnist, Joe Marchese, titled “Ice Breaker: Do It Right - Clean, Dry, and Tight,” I realized that two out of three of those items apply to advertising. Clean and tight are essential to do it right.
The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has issued a new resolution for refrigeration, which includes a call for inclusion of HFCs in the Montreal Protocol and a call for members to deploy low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants in “all commercial and industrial refrigeration equipment.”