It’s not practical to build new sustainable homes for every household in the U.S.
June 19, 2017
demolishing old homes to build new, eco-friendly ones from scratch isn’t an option when there are 84 million of them already standing. The time, cost, and displacement involved make it silly. And that’s to say nothing of the sheer waste of materials from bulldozing, which would defeat the whole purpose.
Site of the 1980 “Miracle on Ice” uses Genetron Performax LT
June 2, 2017
Honeywell announced that the Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA), which manages the world-renowned Herb Brooks Ice Arena in Lake Placid, New York, is adopting its Genetron Performax® LT (R-407F) to maintain perfect ice rink temperatures. Honeywell’s refrigerant will replace the currently used R-22 refrigerant as a more cost-effective alternative that provides better performance and long-term savings without requiring significant equipment retrofits.
The city of St. Clair Shores is officially the first city in Michigan to take advantage of a law introduced in July 2016 that allows local governments to make facility improvements leveraging flexible financing programs that are not considered debt. Through the Tax-Exempt Lease Purchase (TELP) program, St. Clair Shores will partner with Johnson Controls on city-wide upgrades, including HVAC, building automation, lighting, and water improvements.
Maintains architectural integrity in historic Iowa school building
May 22, 2017
When Smouse decided to improve its facilities, the school needed a versatile HVAC upgrade that balanced efficiency with the unique design needs of a historic building with several floors of varying environments. Most importantly, Smouse required a system that would provide an optimal comfort environment for its students while preserving the architectural integrity of the building.
Originally designed to support an occupancy level of 850 people, the Arcbest corporate headquarters has grown to now have 1,085 people plus visitors. Ten percent of the people work at night, requiring 24/7 air conditioning. The increase in occupancy drove a need to introduce more outside air to maintain air quality. All of this outside air had to be conditioned, increasing electrical energy costs. In addition, the extra outside air caused draftiness on cold winter days, and, during the summer, the extra outside air flow through the air handlers resulted in some parts of the building getting too cool.
High-efficiency super capacity chiller system successfully completes certification tests
May 8, 2017
The U.S. Navy has successfully completed final production prototype shock and vibration testing for the new-generation high-efficiency super capacity (HESC) chiller system, consisting of the HESC chiller and the HESC variable speed drive (VSD), which integrates key components from Calnetix Technologies.
When the Marriott in West Philadelphia decided to do a major renovation of the rooms, lobby, and conference space, they needed to minimize revenue loss while under construction. It was also time to update the aging HVAC system as hotel management had received numerous complaints of loud HVAC units. Hotel management knew they would lose too much time if they had to replace entire cabinets or systems because each room would be under construction for much longer with the replacement of drywall.
Fans can enjoy a safer, more secure, and comfortable environment
May 4, 2017
The new Atlanta Braves ballpark, SunTrust Park, offers fans a safer, more secure, and comfortable environment thanks to products from UTC Climate, Controls & Security brands — including Carrier, Automated Logic, and Edwards — as well as Otis Elevator. The ballpark is being touted as one of the most technologically advanced ballparks in the country.
Energy optimization algorithms that monitor real-time parameters actively reduce the input power required to maintain system performance which directly reduces energy costs. During this webinar, attendees will learn how to reduce energy costs and unplanned downtime with intelligent HVAC variable frequency drives.