Fastrack June 11, 2008

Fastrack June 11, 2008

HPAC Fastrack
hpac.comJune 11, 2008

Nevada Power Sure Bet Program Joins Forces With EGB

Nevada Power Sure Bet Program will co-locate a conference and regional-partner exhibition with HPAC Engineering's fifth annual Engineering Green Buildings (EGB) Conference and Expo Oct. 21 and 22 at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

Nevada Power Sure Bet Program will serve as the Elite Host Sponsor of EGB.

Nevada Power is holding its event to raise awareness of its Sure Bet energy-saving and energy-incentive programs and to commemorate successes it has achieved. A trade show of exhibit stations staffed by regional partners will feature the latest energy-saving technology and energy-efficient-equipment installation services...MORE


Heat-Balance Review for Double-Digit Savings

By Mike Bekedam and James F. Williams
Boiler/steam/condensate cycle holds key to energy savings...MORE


Johnson Controls 1895 Energy Control System Named Historic Landmark
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) designated Johnson Controls' 1895 Energy Control System an historic mechanical-engineering landmark. The invention of the first reliable and economical multizone temperature-control system in 1895 by Johnson Controls founder Warren S. Johnson led to massive growth of the company and helped launch the modern building-controls industry...MORE

Coca-Cola to Deploy HFC-Free Vending Machines
The Coca-Cola Co. plans to have 100,000 hydrofluorocarbon- (HFC-) free refrigerators and vending machines operating around the world by 2010. The machines will be cooled with compressed carbon dioxide instead of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs)...MORE


ASHRAE's High-Performance Building Design Professional (HBDP) Program

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) developed the High-Performance Building Design Professional (HBDP) program in collaboration with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Green Building Initiative (GBI). In today's buildings, implementing innovative technologies for energy-efficient and sustainable designs is essential. Increase awareness of environmentally friendly designs for new and existing buildings by earning the HBDP certification. Candidates who earn the HBDP certification will have demonstrated a well-rounded understanding and knowledge of how HVACR design is integrated into high-performing buildings to achieve the overall goal of producing a sustainable HVACR design. The HBDP examination will take place June 25 in Salt Lake City...MORE

Airplane-Cabin Air-Quality Standard Published
The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) addresses air-cabin air quality in its new Standard 161-2007, Air Quality Within Commercial Aircraft. The standard, which covers issues such as temperature, cabin pressure, air contaminants, and ventilation rates, can be voluntarily adopted by individual airlines and the Federal Aviation Administration or advocated for by airline-passenger and employee groups...MORE


Green Design Is NOT a Fad

In a recent survey, 80 percent of the respondents told HPAC Engineering that they believe green design "is not a fad; it's here to stay." Seventy-five percent said they would be involved in a green-building project within the next 12 months. And according to McGraw-Hill's 2006 Green Building SmartMarket Report, nearly 60 percent said they specify green mechanical systems. Yet, 63 percent of the architect, engineer, and contractor (AEC) community feels its green information needs are not being met. It is evident that designers and specifiers of mechanical systems realize green design has become a fact of life...MORE

Design/Build Seminar Set to Return in November
Building on the success of 2007, the 2008 Commercial Contracting Roundtable & Design/Build Seminar is back and better than ever. Mark your calendars and plan to join Contracting Business magazine on Nov. 12 and 13 at Hilton Atlanta Airport Hotel in Atlanta, Ga. This is an important event for design engineers looking to make the most of the opportunities in the commercial HVACR market...MORE

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