Everyone involved with IAQ knows about the 1970s, when excess energy use became Public Enemy No. 1 for commercial building designers. Saving energy was the critical goal: Air leaks were being hunted like wild animals, and windows and doors were sealed so tightly that not a breath of conditioned air could seep out.
University of Akron has more than 27,000 students and offers in excess of 300 undergraduate and graduate programs. Located in metropolitan Akron, the university has more than 80 buildings on 218 acres. Since 2000, it has added 22 buildings, completed 18 major additions, acquisitions and renovations, and created 34 acres of green space.
If you remember the rolling blackouts suffered by Californians in the years 2000 and 2001, you may also remember that they cost companies in excess of $50 billion in lost manufacturing capacity and sales. What you may not remember is the good that came out of that disaster.
What is a super tech? A super tech is one who eats, sleeps, and breathes HVAC. He may be a contractor, manager, or technician, but, above all, he is a perfectionist. And his greatest enemy is the callback.
Successful contractors are always looking for ways to be more efficient and do a better job. Using wireless instruments to take all measurements simultaneously can make the job easier and better, resulting in quicker, more accurate diagnoses and a system that’s optimized for peak performance.
Hemant Mehta’s WMGroup must be doing something right because his team has been fine-tuning HVAC systems for the same major New Jersey pharmaceutical company since 1984. The latest improvement involved the upgrading of the chiller systems at the company’s 100-acre research and development campus.