HVAC Commercial Market

Consumer Comfort Dependent on Humidity Control

Comfort, Health Big Factors in Controlling Moisture

When it comes to IAQ, humidity plays an influential role in the health, safety, and comfort of occupants in buildings and homes. 


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A History of Steam Pressure Relief Valves

Who Truly Gets Credit for the Invention of the Steam Pressure Relief Valve?

In 1905, a boiler in a Boston shoe factory blew up, traveled a great distance through the air, and landed, with delightful justice, in the front yard of the operating engineer’s house. Think it got his attention?


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Project Files: Energy-Efficient Exploratorium

Net-Zero Museum Uses San Francisco Bay as Heat Source/Sink

The goal of the project was to become the largest net-zero museum in the U.S. using a variety of green features, including solar energy and radiant heating/cooling.


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HVAC Commercial Contractors: August 12, 2013

Walbridge and Brasfield & Gorrie’s joint venture wins award from national Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) awards program.


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HVACR Industry Cruising Through First Half of 2013

HVACR Contractors, Distributors, Associations Report All-Around Growth

With research metrics rising and economic uncertainty settling, many in the industry are boasting prerecession returns heading into the second half of 2013.


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Net-Zero Schools Lead the Green Pack

More Districts Utilizing High-Efficiency HVAC Equipment to Reach Energy Goals

Many schools are turning to highly efficient HVAC solutions for both new-build and retrofit projects, indicating that the once-novel concept of LEED-certified and zero-energy schools may soon become commonplace in school districts across the U.S.


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School Ventilation, IAQ, and Energy Loss

Studies Show Many Students Not Receiving Enough Fresh Air

Though ASHRAE recommends bringing in 15 cfm of outside air per occupant in a commercial building, a growing number of studies show that many U.S. schools are falling significantly short of that goal, which can translate to lower test scores, increased absences, and other health issues caused by poor IAQ.


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Outdated Factory Transformed into LEED-Certified School

Active Chilled Beams, Dedicated Outdoor Air Help Building Achieve LEED Gold Certification

Engineers and architects took the seemingly impossible task of recycling an outdated industrial factory into a LEED-Gold showcase of some of the HVAC industry’s most innovative equipment for Asheboro, N.C.-based Randolph Community College (RCC).


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USGBC: Schools Need $500B for Updates

HVACR Contractors Can Work with Schools to Improve Buildings

It would take roughly $271 billion to bring public school buildings across the U.S. up to working order to gain compliance with the law, and a staggering $542 billion to meet current health, safety, and education standards. 


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United CoolAir Corp.: Commercial Air Conditioning

The company’s equipment mounts entirely indoors, requiring no roof or pad space. 


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NEWSMakers: Jason Vogelbaugh

Jason Vogelbaugh of Alpha Controls drops in to the NEWSMakers podcast to discuss his role with the company, the InsideIQ Building Automation Alliance, and current energy-efficiency projects being worked on. Posted on Sept. 26.

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