Advanced Sensors and Controls Have Potential to Reduce Energy Consumption of Buildings by 20-30 Percent
March 5, 2015
HVAC control in small commercial buildings could supply better comfort and efficiency at less expense thanks to a new low-cost wireless sensor technology being developed by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).
Leadership Position Seen as Next Phase of the Alliance’s Growth
March 2, 2015
The InsideIQ Building Automation Alliance, an organization of independent building automation contractors, is seeking an executive director. The alliance said this step is the next phase of its growth. The executive director will provide leadership and ensure the continued advancement of the alliance.
A research group led by Jim Rawlings, the Paul A. Elfers professor, and W. Harmon Ray, professor of chemical and biological engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, has partnered with Johnson Controls to develop better HVAC control systems for large commercial buildings.
Nearly 62,000 Attend HVACR Industry's Premier Event
February 23, 2015
The 2015 AHR Expo blew into the Windy City and proceeded to trump all previous Chicago expo records as manufacturers, contractors, and distributors from all around the country traveled to the Midwest to discover what’s new and trending in the HVACR industry.
With today’s technology, it’s possible for a high-performance building to integrate and optimize all its major functions while also ensuring energy efficiency and comfort. Yet, while opportunities abound for HVAC contractors in this niche, many say there are still barriers restricting the growth of high-performance buildings.
The goal of a high-performance building is to optimize its performance and energy use at all times, in all conditions. And, trends in smart controls and system integration are making this goal more achievable than ever before.
The Companies Said They Are Exploring Ways to Complement Each Other’s Strengths
February 4, 2015
Schneider Electric, a specialist in energy management, and Autodesk Inc., a leader in 3D design and engineering, have announced an agreement to collaborate to enhance current practices for building lifecycle management based on building information modeling (BIM).