Echelon Corporation’s new headquarters in San Jose, CA, is a showcase for the company’s LonWorks™ platform of open, interoperable device networks. The new facility integrates key building sub-systems — security, lighting, elevator, and hvac systems — using LonMark®-certified devices from multiple manufacturers into a single smart building system.
The Seattle chapter of the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) sponsored a seminar that focused on educating HVAC contractors on the latest tools and trends available to assist in dealing with indoor air quality (IAQ) threats and safeguards.
California Association of Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association (California SMACNA) presented the 2002 Tom Guilfoy Memorial Architectural Sheet Metal Award to San Diego Sheet Metal Works for its project (“Concourse C”) in the Portland International Airport in Portland, OR.
Western Nevada Supply Co., a distributor of Rehau products, recently announced the grand opening of its new state-of-the-art hvac training center at the Truckee Meadows Community College Technical Institute.
Improvements in energy consumption in the chilled-water plant at the University of Arizona were significant enough in recent years that the electric utility felt it should check its metering equipment. Plant improvements led to an electric demand reduction in the magnitude of 2 MW.
A team of researchers recently analyzed the utility bills of Las Vegas homeowners living in new Building America houses to see if predicted energy savings were being achieved. The analysis turned up some surprises, and the lessons learned should help refine predictions for hot climate energy use.
Ad agency Wieden + Kennedy's new home in a former Portland, OR, warehouse presented unique challenges in design. It also offered the opportunity to install a very different heating and cooling system provided by The Trane Company.
The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) recognized two California contractors for their exceptional legislative contributions at its annual legislative awards dinner in Washington, DC.
Darren Kimura and Energy Conservation Hawaii (ECH) have each come a long way since 1995. Kimura, who started ECH more than six years ago, has developed into quite a businessman, recently being named the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA’s) 2002 Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Hawaii.