Boiler efficiency is an important factor in selecting a space heating boiler, but what does “boiler efficiency” really mean? In selecting the right boiler for a commercial application, it is important to understand the difference between the various types of boiler efficiencies.
On Aug. 27, 2015, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the federal agency responsible for regulating labor law, issued a controversial landmark decision, which overturned 30 years of established precedent and has the potential to upend traditional labor relations.
Non-adoption of BIM could hinder the UK construction sector over the next year, according to research
September 21, 2015
BSRIA is concerned that three quarters of surveyors believe non-adoption of building information modeling (BIM) could seriously hinder the United Kingdom construction sector over the next year, according to research published by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
The site provided opportunities to supply energy savings improvements across multiple systems
September 21, 2015
SmartWatt Energy has completed a major sustainability project for wire rope manufacturer Bridon American at its Hanover, Pennsylvania, facility. UGI presented a $100,000 rebate check to Bridon American during an event at the facility.
Your role in this troubleshooting situation is a follow-up to visits by other technicians who responded to this customer’s complaint about the cost of operating their heat pump in the winter. Opinions offered so far range from a possibly failing reversing valve to improper use by the customer.
Focusing on only one can come at the cost of the other
September 7, 2015
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) says you can breathe easy in its net-zero energy house. After 15 months of monitoring, researchers report that even with its airtight construction, IAQ in the two-story home that serves as a laboratory is better than the IAQ in new, conventionally built houses.
Articles about the shortage of qualified HVAC technicians primarily focus on the negative. Some suggest that the HVAC industry will be in serious trouble, especially when the residential and commercial sectors both build up a head of steam. But the laws of supply and demand may actually bring about the change that the industry needs.
An innovative large scale heat pump system from Star Renewable Energy and E.ON will work with a solar energy installation to supply E.ON’s community energy center in Cranbrook to the east of Exeter, with renewable heating and hot water.
Tecogen® Inc. has announced the sale of a CM-60 combined heat and power (CHP) module to the Supreme Sports Club. In addition to providing electrical power to the facility, the CHP system will provide domestic hot water and pool heating at a far lower overall operating cost than the existing configuration, said Tecogen.