John Vastyan of Common Ground is a trade journalist whose work is focused on the HVAC, hydronic, plumbing and mechanical, radiant heat, geothermal, solar, and broad building systems industry. For more information, call 717-664-0535 or e-mail email@example.com.
Anyone can buy a bunch of high-quality components, stick them together, keep the water on the inside, and call it a hydronic heating system. It’s not that difficult. The real skill of an exceptional professional lies in understanding what these different components do and then picking the ones that will work together best for each individual system.
Nobody would argue the building needed a mechanical retrofit, so once the Providence Center raised the funds, Victory Heating and Air Conditioning Co. Inc., Bellingham, Massachusetts, was hired to design and install components that would provide a solution.
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania-based manufacturer’s rep firm, H&H Sales Associates Inc., recently held a “Customer Appreciation Day” product show and open house attended by hundreds of mechanical system installers and designers and consulting-specifying engineers.
Renewable energy sources are now being developed at a greater pace than was anticipated just a few years ago, and one of the fastest growing trends in the commercial building industry is the use of water-source heat pumps for heating and cooling.