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Fastrack - January 27, 2010


Danfoss Turbocor Inventor Launches New Venture
Ron Conry, the inventor and founder of Turbocor Compressors, has launched a new company to develop new technologies and create solutions for energy generation and conservation. [MORE]

AHRI Names Chief Executive Officer
During its recent meeting, the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigerating Institute (AHRI) Compensation Committee promoted AHRI President Stephen R. Yurek to the position of chief executive officer (CEO). His new title, effective Jan. 1, is president and CEO. [MORE]

November Heating-and-Cooling-Equipment-Shipment Data Released
According to the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), November 2009 brought commercial gas water heaters a 16-percent increase in shipments from 4,910 units in November 2008 to 5,691 units in November 2009. However, shipments of commercial electric water heaters dropped 10 percent in November 2009 to 3,864 units, compared with 4,292 units in November 2008. [MORE]

ASHRAE Publishes Update on HVAC Principles
The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has published a new textbook designed to double as a reference manual that allows engineers to build on their knowledge of HVAC design procedures and methods. [MORE]

January 27, 2010

The Greenhouse-Gas Impact of Various Chiller Technologies
By GERALD J. WILLIAMS, PE, LEED AP, 8760 Engineering LLC, St. Louis, Mo.
Through 2009, 663 college and university presidents had signed the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), pledging "to eliminate net greenhouse-gas emissions from specified campus operations and ... promote ... research and educational efforts ... to equip society to re-stabilize the earth's climate." In part, the ACUPCC states the signatories' agreement to "initiate the development of a comprehensive plan to achieve climate neutrality as soon as possible." With such a daunting goal, discussion of the engineering fundamentals of the production of greenhouse gases is in order. [MORE]

The Key to Demand Control Ventilation (DCV) Systems that Work
Low efficiency or poor indoor air quality? Which DCV problem do you struggle with? DCV systems typically either over ventilate causing high cost of operation or under ventilate causing poor indoor air quality. Poor indoor air quality negatively affects human comfort and diminishes employees’ performance. Finding a balance between saving energy and maintaining acceptable indoor air quality can be challenging. CO2 measurement technology can make or break efficient operation of your DCV system. Download “CO2 Measurement Technology Essential for DCV Savings” Application Note here.

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