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July 22, 2010
Taking a 'Belt and Suspenders' Approach to Cooling
Taking a 'Belt and Suspenders' Approach to Cooling
By MICHAEL MCGRAW, Johnson Controls Rental and Modular Solutions, Indianapolis, Ind.
In the world of facility management, no one can afford to be caught unprepared in the event of an emergency. Yet the uncertainty of today's economy is forcing many facility managers to tempt fate. Organizations of all sizes are under increasing pressure to cut capital expenses and focus on revenue-generating core competencies. As a result, substantial facility investments are being put on hold, with limited or aging equipment forced to operate for as long as possible in what commonly is referred to as "run-to-fail" mode. For facility managers in such predicaments, there is the cooling contingency plan, an affordable, flexible, and reliable way to prepare for the unexpected. [MORE]
ASHRAE Reveals iPhone App
The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has introduced an application for Apple's iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad intended to make ventilation rates easier to calculate in the field. [MORE]
Self-Nomination Period for 2011 USGBC Board Open
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is accepting self-nominations for its Board of Directors. [MORE]
DOE Announces Funding for Building Technologies and Training Programs
U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu has announced awards totaling more than $76 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to support advanced energy-efficient building-technology projects and the development of training programs for commercial-building equipment technicians, building operators, and energy auditors. [MORE]
May Heating, Cooling Equipment Shipment Data Released
According to the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), commercial-gas-water-heater shipments decreased 5 percent in May 2010 to 5,939 units, compared with 6,220 units shipped in May 2009. Commercial-electric-water-heater shipments decreased 5 percent in May 2010 to 4,457 units, down from 4,691 units shipped in May 2009. [MORE]
July 14, 2010
Early bird registration for the 2010 Engineering Green Buildings (EGB) Conference and Expo, part of HVACR Week, ends July 15. The Early Bird Full Conference rate is $495. After tomorrow, conference registration will be $625. You still have time to save $130, IF YOU ACT QUICKLY. Being on our attendee list gets you all of the upcoming promotional materials with information on conference sessions, sponsors, special show events, and more! To register, visit HVACR Week’s registration page. For additional registration information, including that on group discounts, contact Marge Dietrich at 216-931-9550 or [email protected].
Triple-Flex™ Ultra-High Efficiency Boilers Bryan Triple-Flex™ (patent pending) Ultra-High Efficiency Condensing Boilers feature flexible stainless steel tubes, minimum thermal efficiency of 90% with 160° return, 180° supply at 100% firing load. Efficiencies of 99% are achievable with lower return water temperatures as found in new building designs. Triple-Flex boilers fire at 3,000 MBH input, with sub 30 PPM NOx utilizing a hybrid metal fiber 5:1 turndown burner. Triple-Flex boilers are suited to deliver the industry's highest operating efficiencies up to 99% in new buildings designed for condensing boiler conditions and better than 90% efficiency in retrofit applications not designed for condensing boilers. Steam LLC
The Energy Professional’s Guide to Data Loggers & Building Performance A new 30-page guide from Onset details how portable data loggers can be applied in a number of building monitoring applications, such as HVAC systems monitoring, commissioning, Measurement & Verification, and load profiling. The guide offers practical tips and techniques on a range of topics, including data logger installation, monitoring plan development, safety, and data interpretation. Click here to download the free guide today!--Onset Computer Corporation

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