Jim Patterson’s business is, in his own words, “super small, super specialized.” “The interest for me is radiant, air quality … things that are little more technical, that you don’t see a lot of,” he said.
It is difficult to imagine a city running out of water, but it’s no longer impossible. Water conservation is getting more important in the U.S., and HVAC systems on a large scale represent a chance to make an impact (or not).
Wilo USA and Weil Pump, providers of pumps and pump solutions for water management, building services, and groundwater, announced that they have signed on as American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) Affiliate Sponsors for 2018.
Working in tandem with H2O Degree’s wireless water meters, these web-based leak-detection reports help apartment building owners cut their average daily consumption (ADC). H2O Degree’s two-way mesh submetering system takes a sophisticated approach to detecting and reporting water leaks for a single apartment down to individual point-of-use entry locations (toilet, shower, etc.) throughout the property.
Taco Inc.’s SmartPlug Instant Hot Water Control was announced as the 2017 AHR Expo Innovation Award Product of the Year at the Show’s Innovation Awards ceremony in Las Vegas. The product, which also secured a win in the Innovation Awards’ plumbing category, allows for easy installation onto existing domestic hot water recirculation pump systems, to more efficiently manage on-demand hot water delivery.
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.
For buildings that have up to three chillers with a combined cooling capacity of 400 to 2,000 tons
October 4, 2016
Optimum Energy has released OptimumEDGE™, a patented, quick-start HVAC optimization solution designed to shave chiller plant energy use by 13 percent on average — and cut water use as well — without affecting building operations or occupant comfort, said the company.
Implementation begins to reduce costs and upgrade facilities
September 12, 2016
Ameresco Inc. announced that it has partnered with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) on a new energy savings project. The $3.9 million (CAD) comprehensive energy efficiency and facility renewal project at NRC research facilities is expected to save over $330,000 annually in utility costs.
In this issue of The NEWS, we focus on the Internet of Things and its effect on the HVAC industry, examining its impact on the skilled trades labor shortage, on cybersecurity, and on the popularity of self-healing buildings.