Keeping large buildings well ventilated has always been a challenge. In health care buildings especially, supplying clean fresh air is of utmost importance to prevent CO2 and other contaminants from accumulating. The answer to energy efficient, healthily ventilated ambient environments? Natural ventilation.
There has been a deluge of recent technological advancements that are creating new air curtain applications that were barely imaginable 10 years ago. Advancements have ranged from more efficient electric heaters to manufacturing improvements that now extend lengths up to 16 feet.
Not All Seals and Gaskets Are the Same; Here Are Some Performance Characteristics and Other Factors to Consider
March 10, 2014
When it comes to the supply of the PTFE seals and gaskets commonly used in combination with other parts that make up many components and assemblies, there are a number of important factors that specifiers need to consider, according to industry experts.
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.
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.”
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.
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.