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Lennox International is offering additional training that will provide contractors with the proper knowledge to help improve indoor air quality through their Building Better Air initiative. The Building Better Air training program provides a structure to improve indoor air quality of commercial spaces through the Evaluate, Solve, Maintain framework. Contractors trained through the program will have key information to explain how HVAC systems impact IAQ and offer the right solutions for their clients. In October, Lennox introduced the Building Better Air initiative, which helps facilities evaluate the state of their HVAC systems by using an IAQ survey and creates solutions tailored to the needs of the building. The training program is an additional step to further Lennox's goal to create safe working environments for restaurants, movie theaters, schools, offices and similar facilities. For more information about the Building Better Air, visit https://www.lennoxcommercial.com/buildingbetterair. [...]
Thu, Nov 19, 2020
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Registration is open for HVAC Design and Operations training through ASHRAE Learning Institute. The training will run from December 2020 through June 2021. “As technology continues to change, the need for training that incorporates the latest building performance solutions will become critical,” said 2020-21 ASHRAE President Chuck E. Gulledge III, P.E. “ASHRAE's HVAC Design training offers comprehensive professional development that is useful in addressing the today's industry challenges.” HVAC Design: Level I – Essentials provides intensive, practical training ideal for recent technical or engineering school graduates and engineers new to the HVAC field. Developed by industry-leading professionals selected by ASHRAE, the training provides attendees with the fundamentals and technical aspects of HVAC design, installing and maintaining HVAC systems, that can be put to immediate use. HVAC Design Level II – Applications provides instruction in HVAC system design for experienced HVAC engineers and those who have completed the HVAC Design: Level I – Essentials. The training covers the technical aspects of design and methods to increase energy savings through innovation in HVAC design. In light of COVID-19 and the safety of ASHRAE course participants, the HVAC Design trainings will be held online. For the schedule and to register, visit the HVAC Design and Operations page on ashrae.org. [...]
Tue, Nov 17, 2020
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Trane – by Trane Technologies – and Austin Independent School District are teaming up to assess and improve the quality of indoor air in the school district. Indoor air quality has long been a critical part of healthy, effective learning environments and heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems play a critical role in creating proper IAQ. ASHRAE guidelines to address COVID-19 in the reopening of schools indicate that making changes to the operation of HVAC systems can reduce exposure to airborne contaminants. As part of the pilot program, Trane engineers are completing IAQ assessments at a sample of Austin ISD elementary, middle and high schools. The findings will equip Austin ISD school building managers with a clear and cost-effective roadmap for any needed improvements that will bring facilities into alignment with industry recommendations. The Trane Indoor Air Quality Assessment is a fact-based, data-driven analysis of how effectively a building's indoor air quality adheres to industry and CDC recommendations for operating HVAC systems. The Trane IAQ Assessment focuses on four critical areas of indoor air quality – dilute, exhaust, contain and clean. School operators will receive actionable data and insights about the schools' overall air quality to implement immediately or plan for future investment. Visit www.trane.com/k12 to learn more about Trane solutions for schools. [...]
Mon, Nov 16, 2020
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Daikin has expanded its SmartSource Compact water source heat pump product line, adding a horizontal configuration to make the technology a fit for a broader range of applications. SmartSource Compact heat pumps are designed to provide commercial contractors and facility managers with a low-cost alternative to more expensive and larger WSHPs. Now with vertical and horizontal configurations, the compact WSHPs are ideal for new construction and retrofits where space and budgets are limited. They can be configured for boiler tower or geothermal applications that are often found in schools, offices, lodging, condominiums and retail facilities. The expanded line of WSHPs includes several innovations to deliver high efficiencies and optimize indoor air quality. For applications where maintaining low humidity is crucial, Daikin's Smart Dehumidification technology senses when the space reaches the desired temperature and then diverts hot refrigerant gas to the reheat coil located downstream of the cooling coil. This prevents overcooling and maximizes moisture removal for improved comfort. When water loop temperatures are cool enough, SmartSource Compact's waterside economizer reduces energy consumption by using the loop water to condition a space without engaging the compressor. EC motors with adjustable airflow settings also boost airflow performance and enhance energy savings. Both horizontal and vertical configurations are now available, and factory stocked for quick delivery. Learn more about SmartSource Compact WSHPs. [...]
Fri, Nov 13, 2020
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SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc. recently announced its live Zoom webinar schedule for the fourth quarter of 2020 as part of its ongoing series. Engineers, mechanical contractors and end users interact with SPX subject matter experts presenting on a host of topics related to evaporative cooling towers and fluid coolers, equipment selection, design and inspection tips, energy and water-efficiency standards and more. Webinar attendees have the opportunity to pose questions to presenters and observe industry trends through live Q&A and polling. Registration is open for the following Zoom webinar sessions, held every other Thursday in Autumn 2020. Timing varies to help accommodate interested professionals around the world: 9 a.m. CST/15:00 GMT, Nov. 19: Package Cooling Tower Selection and Design 9 a.m. C5ST/1:00 GMT, Dec. 3: Cooling Tower Sound 9 a.m. CST/15:00 GMT, Dec. 10: Cooling Tower Fundamentals 10:30 a.m. CST/16:30 GMT, Dec. 17: Energy and Water Efficiency of Package Cooling Towers Register at www.spxcooling.com/webinars. On-demand recordings from webinars conducted earlier in the year are also available for viewing. [...]
Wed, Nov 11, 2020
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Greenheck recently expanded its louver manufacturing capacity with a new 120,000-square-foot facility at its Shelby, North Carolina campus. The expansion significantly increases Greenheck's overall louver manufacturing footprint and supports the company's focus on continuous improvement and growth. The Shelby louver plant includes an advanced high-performance paint line along with leading-edge manufacturing technologies optimized for quick and efficient louver production. High-volume products are being manufactured, with additional models and accessories being added in the coming months. Greenheck is headquartered in Schofield, Wisconsin, For more information visit www.greenheck.com. [...]
Wed, Nov 11, 2020
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Johnson Controls is driving greater efficiencies in residential and light commercial markets with its launch of the next-generation of York Residential Package Equipment. The comprehensive AC and heat pump range is offered in both 14 SEER and Energy Star-certified 16 SEER efficiencies with electric or gas heating, providing affordable performance and reduced energy use compared to older models. York Residential Package Equipment works alongside other Johnson Controls HVAC products and solutions to help make buildings more safe, secure and sustainable. The redesigned blower was engineered to bring quicker comfort and advanced air distribution to improve indoor air quality and enhance wellness. In addition, the advanced fan design and vibration-reducing technology minimize noise to provide quiet comfort year-round. These units are also thoughtfully designed with individual access panels and front-facing connections, simplifying installation and maintenance. Units also offer industry-leading warranties with a lifetime limited heat exchanger warranty, 10-year parts and compressor limited warranties and a one-year labor limited warranty. For more information, visit www.york.com/Residential-Equipment/Heating-and-Cooling/Residential-Packaged-Equipment. [...]
Mon, Nov 09, 2020
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In November, 2019, the Cooling Technology Institute released its latest revision of Acceptance Test Code 128, Measurement of Sound from Water Cooling Towers, which is the Industry's recognized standard specifically for published sound data provided by manufacturers of package cooling towers used on HVAC, industrial and process cooling systems. The updated technique for sound power calculation of package towers was adopted after extensive research, sound modeling, product testing and comparisons with various internationally recognized sound codes. In the 2019 edition, the legacy sound pressure measurement locations of 5 feet and 50 feet remain the same and the 15 meter sound pressure measurements are still used to compute the unit sound power. However, the sound emission surfaces have changed along with the associated sound power equation. With this updated method, sound power results are now more indicative of other international test codes. Other code changes for 2019 included modification to the background sound correction and clarification of definitions. In July 2020, cooling tower manufacturers attending the Virtual CTI Summer Workshop voted unanimously in the ATC-128 Committee meeting that, as of Sept. 1, they have voluntarily began publishing sound power levels in accordance with the latest version of ATC 128. Users of sound data are now urged to check the sound rating method listed on the data sheets provided by manufacturers, which should define which version of ATC-128 has been used to calculate the listed sound power levels. Larry Burdick, chair of the committee, stated, “this agreement will assist those individuals comparing ratings on a given project that the sound values provided by various suppliers are comparable.” The ATC-128 Committee itself is comprised of representatives from many stakeholder groups, including owners and operators of cooling towers, manufacturers, test agencies, sound consultants and certification organizations. ATC-128 (November 2019), along with all other CTI standards, codes and guidelines, [...]
Wed, Nov 04, 2020
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