Do It Better and Shorten Time on the Job
February 17, 2014
Successful contractors are always looking for ways to be more efficient and do a better job. Using wireless instruments to take all measurements simultaneously can make the job easier and better, resulting in quicker, more accurate diagnoses and a system that’s optimized for peak performance.
Make Sure Your Inventory Matches Your Needs
February 3, 2014
Wake up in a cold sweat at the thought of inefficient inventory counting? Does the thought of lost source code scare you? The art of logistics is challenging, but when mistakes are made, don’t let the scare be something that was preventable. The boogey-man has nothing on these inventory nightmares.
Moving Beyond Net Zero Building to the Impact of Europe and China on US Green Building
January 20, 2014
Portland/Seattle green builder Hammer & Hand unveiled its 10 predictions for the United States high performance building industry. Hammer & Hand’s Sam Hagerman said, “We see exciting developments coming in 2014.”
Some Frequently Asked Questions and Answers About UV-C
January 6, 2014
UV-C technology is often misunderstood and under-utilized by HVAC contractors. Therefore, we’ve assembled some frequently asked questions and answers about the ultraviolet-C wavelength. Read More
Advice from a Leading Green Building Consultant
December 23, 2013
What makes certain buildings around the globe our best teacher for how to create high performance green buildings? What lessons can we take away from the world's greenest buildings? Green building consultant Jerry Yudelson believes he knows the answers.
Software Package Developed by NREL in Partnership with concept3D
December 9, 2013
An energy audit tool that more accurately pinpoints potential energy savings while potentially costing 35 percent to 75 percent less than traditional audits is set to hit the multi-billion-dollar energy retrofit industry next year.
When Specifying Air Curtains, Engineers, Designers, and Contractors Must Consider Numerous Factors
November 18, 2013
For engineers, designers, and contractors, determining the right HVAC system for their commercial and industrial building projects is critically important. An air curtain may be a small part of a building’s HVAC package, but it can help turn a good building design into a great building design.Read More
Contractor Tabs Aquatherm Blue Pipe for Boiler System Retrofit
November 4, 2013
For the retrofit of a boiler system installed in the 1960s, the contractor selected Aquatherm Blue Pipe® polypropylene-random (PP-R) piping for the job because of its flexibility and material and labor cost savings.
Facility Is First Net-Zero Municipal Building in New York State
October 21, 2013
Mechanical contracting firm TAG Mechanical Systems Inc. announced that it provided HVAC mechanical systems and a 54 kW solar photovoltaic (PV) system for the Skaneateles Village Hall in Skaneateles, N.Y. The facility is the first municipal net-zero energy building in New York State.
A Building Energy Management System Is an Investment in the Future
October 7, 2013
A building energy management system (BEMS) represents a significant investment, so it’s important to look beyond initial cost and specify one that is flexible, scalable, and backwards compatible in order to receive maximum value and return on investment over the long term.Read More