Keeping people happy and cool isn’t always easy in a crunch, so it’s essential commercial contractors have the right practices in place — including access to portable equipment — to quickly restore cooling in emergency situations.
Since they don’t have to stay in one place, portable cooling units have been known to show up in some pretty unique places. Here’s a closer look at how portable units are serving in some outside-the-box applications.
Vermeer Corp.’s Yellow Iron Academy employs geothermal technologies
June 29, 2015
The academy incorporates efficient LED and fluorescent lighting, rigid insulation between the frame steel studs, double-pane Pella windows, occupancy sensors and set back controls, and an energy recovery ventilation (ERV) unit on the roof.
While many in the industry are pleased the DOE has taken the opportunity to work together to develop its final rule, exactly how much of the working group’s recommendation the regulatory agency will adopt remains to be seen.
Commercial building codes are mandating higher volumes of fresh-air intake than ever before. To help meet these ventilation requirements, more and more HVAC contractors and building owners are turning to dedicated outdoor air systems (DOAS).
Combined, the award winners achieved energy savings of over 100 million kWh and $10 million per year
June 12, 2015
The organizing partners of the Advanced Rooftop Unit (RTU) Campaign (ARC) have announced their award winners for excellence in RTU efficiency. ASHRAE, Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), and the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Better Buildings Alliance and Federal Energy Management Program launched the campaign in 2013.