Fastrack April 15, 2009

April 15, 2009
Boiler Inspection, Maintenance, Safety
Free Download of Advanced Energy Design Guides
With the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act signed by President Obama on Feb. 17 providing funding to modernize, renovate, and repair public schools, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) is offering a free download of its "Advanced Energy Design Guide for K-12 School Buildings." The guide provides recommendations for achieving 30-percent energy savings over the minimum code requirements of ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-1999...MORE
Energy-Efficiency Retrofit at Empire State Building
Design and construction partners of the Empire State Rebuilding program, including the Clinton Climate Initiative, Rocky Mountain Institute, Johnson Controls Inc., and Jones Lang LaSalle, unveiled a $500 million upgrade plan, presently under way, to reduce energy use in the Empire State Building. The program is expected to reduce energy consumption by up to 38 percent and provide a replicable model for similar projects around the world...MORE
Nonresidential Construction Activity Predicted to Decline in 2009
According to a semi-annual survey conducted by the American Institute of Architects (AIA), nonresidential construction spending is expected to decrease by 11 percent in 2009. Commercial projects, including office buildings and retail establishments, will see the most significant decrease in activity...MORE
EPA Monitoring Toxic Outdoor-Air Pollution Around Schools
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will monitor toxins in air around 62 schools located near large industrial facilities or in urban areas in 22 states. The EPA and states will work with school communities to ensure they understand the monitoring results. In addition to monitoring outdoor-air quality, the EPA will help schools improve the quality of their indoor air...MORE
April 15, 2009
Boiler Inspection, Maintenance, Safety
By Stephen Kleva
Preventing loss of life, property damage, and business interruptions...MORE
Free AutoCAD MEP Webcast
As today's building projects increase in complexity, communicating designs and design changes among mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) engineers and their extended teams, including architects and structural engineers, becomes more important. If you're a MEP designer or engineer, our webcast series featuring AutoCAD MEP and Revit MEP will help you improve productivity, accuracy, and coordination. To register, click here.

High-efficiency boilers
Bryan Steam's HE-AB series of forced-draft, gas-fired "flexible watertube" water boilers features efficiency of 85 percent. The high combustion efficiency results from an integrated extended-surface heat extractor, which is supported by 7 sq ft of heating surface per boiler horsepower. The boilers operate at normal operating temperatures and without the challenges of special venting or condensing material. The boilers are available in six models, ranging from 900-MBH to 3,000-MBH inputs. The flexible-watertube design provides fast internal circulation and eliminates damage from thermal shock and stresses caused by poor or unequal internal circulation. Visit
--Bryan Steam LLC

True GREEN Savings

EXHAUSTO's DCV systems offer true energy savings for clothes dryer, bathroom and kitchen exhaust system. Available and installed for decades real savings have been documented. Advantages include:

  • Pay-back of less than 12 months and a huge Return on Investment.
  • Big energy savings
  • Saves valuable floor space
  • Quick and easy to install.
  • Perfect for renovation projects
  • Ultra quiet operation

Contact us for cost and savings estimates – it's never too early to start saving.
For more information call (800) 255-2923 or visit

Line of Commercial Spot Air Conditioners
MovinCool, the world's largest manufacturer of commercial spot air conditioners, offers a wide range of portable and ceiling mounted models, with capacities from 7,000 to 60,000 Btu/h. The units are used for emergency backup, supplemental and permanent cooling - perfect for data centers, office spaces, hospitals, schools, warehouses, manufacturing plants and outdoor events. MovinCool's portable models can be quickly wheeled into place whenever needed, with virtually no installation required. The company's latest compact, ceiling-mounted model allows easy installation in tight spaces, making it ideal for server and telecom closets. Plus now thru 5/31/09, get $100 with MovinCool's Double-Play Promotion. For more information, visit the MovinCool web site at

Contact information: Jami Knoth, HPAC Engineering

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