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Fri, Apr 20, 2018
Source: Contracting Business
The new UTC Center for Intelligent Buildings has recently opened as a state-of-the-art innovation and technology experience center. Both a modern and connected work space for 500 employees, the environmentally sustainable building was designed to the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED Platinum standards. It serves as the global headquarters for UTC Climate, Controls & Security. Employees working in the building today – and those filling the 100 new jobs expected to be created in Florida by 2021 – will benefit from the same advanced technologies. The center is designed to indoor air quality conditions found by Harvard University researchers to double occupants' cognitive function test scores compared to a conventional building environment. In addition, employees will have access to a custom mobile app that will enable access to the building, control the temperature and lighting in their workspaces and help them find their next meeting through wayfinding capabilities. Further, the office space is also designed to be open and collaborative, incorporating employee feedback and expert guidance to deliver the kind of workplace our employees want and one that best fosters innovation. The 224,000-square-foot UTC Center for Intelligent Buildings meets the highest standards for green design and operation. UTC is seeking LEED Platinum certification by the USGBC for the facility, which boasts a number of efficient and environmentally responsible technologies that reduce energy and the consumption of water and carbon dioxide on an annual basis. Featuring innovative products, integrated systems and interactive displays from UTC brands such as Carrier, Otis, Automated Logic, Chubb, Edwards, Kidde and Lenel, the building offers a top-of-the-line briefing center and conference facility to ensure all customer visits are productive and collaborative from start to finish. [...]
Fri, Apr 20, 2018
Source: HVAC Products HVAC Free
Weldon Long, Gary Elekes, Brigham Dickinson and Mark Matteson explain why customers will pay more for the same product with better customer service — and how much more! [...]
Thu, Apr 19, 2018
Source: Contracting Business
This week's gallery highlights these new HVACR products: high-performing fill that provides easy handling and assembly for faster installations; direct-drive, mixed-flow plenum supply fan for make-up air; a line of portable vacuum pumps; aluminum truck bodies for service vehicles; a portable gas leak detector; a next-gen rooftop unit with a flexible controller; and a venting products catalog. [...]
Thu, Apr 19, 2018
Source: Contracting Business
The U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Rooftop Unit Campaign is recognizing seven organizations for their leadership in installing more energy-efficient RTUs in commercial buildings. As part of the Better Buildings Initiative, the Advanced RTU Campaign works with commercial building owners, managers and operators that wish to upgrade to high-efficiency RTU technologies and practices in commercial buildings, as well as utilities, energy-efficiency organizations, contractors and manufacturers that can assist. Since its 2013 launch, more than 300 partners have replaced or upgraded close to 115,000 units, saving more than $90 million in energy costs annually. The following organizations are recognized this year for their considerable high-efficiency RTU achievements. Together these seven organizations replaced and/or retrofitted more than 10,000 units and installed 5,800 automated fault detection and diagnostics systems in a single year, realizing an annual savings of more than 50 million kilowatt hours, equivalent to $5 million. New recognition categories for AFDD and intelligent controls were included this year to align with the campaign's enhanced focus on operational efficiency. Participant Awards WALGREENS: Highest number of high-efficiency RTU installations and advanced RTU control retrofits. Walgreens replaced 3,988 RTUs with high-efficiency units, resulting in over 35.7 million kWh annual savings. DAVITA, INC.: Highest number of automated fault detection and diagnostic installations on RTUs. DaVita installed 4,889 AFDD systems on their RTUs. SHEETZ: Most innovative intelligent control installations for RTUs. Sheetz applied innovative control strategies that save energy and improve occupant comfort in convenience stores. LIFE TIME FITNESS: Largest RTU efficiency gain from integration of multiple building systems. Life Time Fitness has implemented creative solutions to integrate several systems that resulted in significant reductions in RTU runtimes and improved performance. Supporter Awards MASS SAVE (with ENERGY SOLUTIONS): Highest number of high-efficiency RTU installations and advanced RTU control retrofits through an efficiency program. The Energy Solutions program reported 6,444 high-efficiency RTU installations in Massachusetts, [...]
Thu, Apr 19, 2018
Source: HVAC Products HVAC Free
April 18, 2018 The world of plastic pipes will be on full display when the Plastic Pipes XIX Conference and Exhibition hits the Red Rock Resort in in Las Vegas, Nev., from September 24 to 26, 2018. ”A total of 80 papers will be delivered at our Las Vegas conference,” said Zoran Davidovski, chair of the conference's technical program. ”Technical innovation is continuously enhancing the way we design, make and install plastic pipe systems. ”Nevada is the driest state in the US and is rapidly becoming a showcase for water management on a world scale. Plastic pipes are playing a vital role there in water harvesting, drainage and delivery.” Among the papers to be presented over the three days are: a look at PEX pipe systems and their capabilities in the field of hot and cold water applications, growth in PVC pipe systems for new and replacement applications, an analysis of integrated recycled HDPE into corrugated piping, and a review of the ”Discover: Plastics” multinational awareness campaign launched by The European Plastic Pipes & Fittings Association to champion the suitability of plastic pipe sewer systems. Event organizers have created a LinkedIn page for the event, or visit the event website for more information. www.ppxix.comThe post A showcase for plastic pipes appeared first on Mechanical Business. [...]
Wed, Apr 18, 2018
Source: Mechanical Business
CHANTILLY, Va. – SMACNA, an international trade association representing 3,500 contractor firms specializing in the sheet metal and HVAC industries, has launched its 97th chapter, SMACNA Hawaii. The chapter covers the entire state and represents more than 40 contractor firms. All totaled, these firms employ more than 500 union Hawaii sheet metal workers and hundreds of additional construction-related personnel. SMACNA Hawaii represents the management of unionized sheet metal and air conditioning contractors and provides member services that encompass labor relations, legislative advocacy, education and training and industry promotions. The chapter's executive director is Blake Parsons. For more info, call 808-845-9393, email blake@smcahi.com or visit: smcahi.com. [...]
Wed, Apr 18, 2018
Source: HVAC Products HVAC Free
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Wed, Apr 18, 2018
Source: Contracting Business
Protect and enhance your company with GPS tracking. [...]
Wed, Apr 18, 2018
Source: Contracting Business
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Energy Management Association announced that its Energy Management Professional credential achieved accreditation by the American National Standards Institute, as well as becoming a recognized certification by the Department of Energy's Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines program. Per EMA President Robert Knoedler, “This is an important milestone for the EMP credential. Recognition by ANSI and DOE demonstrates their acknowledgement that EMPs are professionals with the specialized knowledge, skills and experience to provide a variety of energy-related services to building owners, institutions, corporate and utility administrators, and various federal, state and local agencies.” The Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines program requires that recognized certification programs first attain ANSI accreditation, which involves a rigorous process of demonstrating compliance with the International Standard ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024. Once accomplished, the certifying body applies for formal Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines recognition — a designation that demonstrates the program is “high quality, industry endorsed and nationally recognized by DOE.” EMA's EMP Certification Program was developed to respond to the need for a commissioning-based energy management protocol that could be deployed in retro-commissioning and energy retrofit projects. EMPs create added value by comprehensively addressing the energy efficiency of building systems and their ongoing operations; whereas many traditional approaches rely on limited solutions that do not fully address overall building performance. The next opportunities for approved candidates to take the EMP exam are April 24-25 at the CxEnergy Conference & Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada and on May 21-22 in Anchorage, Alaska. [...]
Tue, Apr 17, 2018
Source: HVAC Products HVAC Free
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