Many homeowners aren’t aware of the danger that mold, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), particulates, allergens, and other biological contaminants pose inside their homes. Therefore, they don’t proactively search for a solution.
Campus physical plants that have become internets of things — requiring cloud-based management, machine learning, and visualization tools — could serve as more than unseen controllers of the classroom environment. They could be the classroom.
As the main campus for UBER’s autonomous vehicle research and development labs, the building presented a unique design challenge. Vehicle testing garages sit side-by-side with state-of-the-art conference rooms and office space. This drove the need for zone control and specialized ventilation.
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.
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy study found that most commercial air conditioners in the US are oversized by 25-50 percent. In fact, subsequent studies have only counted units as oversized if it is more than 25 percent oversized because that is widely considered a “safe and acceptable practice.”
When Josh Jeffers put his vision of creating a mixed-use complex into motion with a multi-million-dollar overhaul, the goal for the Mackie Building was to maintain the historic design aesthetics while upgrading the HVAC system to effectively serve a diverse range of tenants.
Geary Pacific has invested in a learning management system (LMS) exclusively for the company. The LMS, made by BlueVolt, has 272 users who take, on average, nearly 12 courses from a catalogue of more than 200 ranging from tutorials on new products to handling customers.
A thermal imaging camera can help HVACR professionals quickly determine the root cause of a problem, identify the faulty component, and provide a level of trust that recommended repairs are indeed required.
Steve Austin is a 22-year-old HVACR technician employed with Metropolitan Mechanical Contractors (MMC) Inc., Eden Prairie, Minnesota, a division of APi Group Inc. Like his bionic namesake, Austin’s hearing is perfect; however, he has no voice.
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.