There are over 5.6 million commercial buildings in the U.S., comprising 87 billion square feet of floor space. Air moving, heating, and cooling systems account for the largest amount of electricity used in these buildings. The industry has made intensive efforts to improve the efficiency and productivity of motors and driven equipment. However, the belt drive connecting these components is critical to achieving maximum efficiencies. Two simple solutions for improved HVAC system performance are the use of energy efficient belts and proper drive installation.
Project will reduce university's energy usage by 32 percent
February 6, 2017
The UAPB energy performance project is the largest of its kind completed under the AEPC Program. Once completed, the project will decrease UAPB's energy consumption by a sizeable 32 percent, making it the first state university to meet the 30 percent energy reduction mandate signed into law by Act 1494 of 2009.
The ESPC will guarantee first year savings of more than $151,000
December 5, 2016
Energy efficiency upgrades to 13 U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) buildings in Michigan will generate more than $3.9 million in savings to taxpayers, as part of a GSA contract awarded to Green Generation Solutions LLC (GreenGen).
Upgrades made to assembly plant’s HVAC, lighting, hot water, thermal energy systems
December 5, 2016
Honeywell and Oklahoma Gas & Electric (OG&E) announced a $19.1 million facility modernization project that is expected to reduce energy consumption by 44 percent and lower energy expenses at Tinker Air Force Base’s assembly plant.
Project improves classroom comfort and drives sustainability throughout school district
November 7, 2016
Schneider Electric announced the completion of a $3.4 million infrastructure improvement project at four district schools at the Keystone Oaks School District in Pittsburgh. The project is expected to significantly improve classroom comfort and reduce annual energy and maintenance costs by 18 percent.
Project scope includes HVAC enhancements, building automation modifications, and more
October 10, 2016
Siemens has begun working on infrastructure improvements for Orem, Utah, that are expected to save the city an estimated $11.4 million in energy and operational cost savings and capital cost avoidance over 15 years.
Company selected to provide extensive facility improvements and energy efficiency upgrades
September 19, 2016
ABM, a leading provider of facility solutions, has signed an agreement to implement comprehensive infrastructure improvements through its energy performance contracting program for the city of Temple Terrace in Florida.
In this issue of The NEWS, we examine how HVAC contractors can enter the smart home market along with strategies for success. We also discuss the recent Midterm elections and what they mean for the HVAC industry.