Seismically Certified AAON HVAC Equipment
After an earthquake or seismic event, buildings containing essential services must be able to remain operational. Seismic certification of HVAC equipment provides assurance that the equipment will not only survive the earthquake, it will remain online and functional. Seismically certified HVAC equipment allows consulting and specifying engineers to meet the strictest seismic building codes, quickly and easily, without the delays of additional certification testing. Seismically certified HVAC equipment allows building owners to protect their investment.
350 Euston Road: Improving Building Performances and Carbon Footprint with Innovative HVAC Solutions
This report explores the advantages of how a heat pumps with heat recovery can contribute to improving energy performance and reducing the carbon footprint of buildings, with a short payback, thus being a viable technology for energy cost reduction and for improving the environmental impact of buildings in the UK. All actions and prospective results have been designed on the real and expected needs of the building and are measured against a state-of-the-art baseline. The research shows that heat pumps with heat recovery are a viable solution for London office buildings offering an integrated approach to building heating and cooling. This shows an expected reduction of the building’s primary energy consumption by 38% and CO2 emissions by 34.6%. Due to the gradual de-carbonisation of the electric energy production in the UK, along with other ancillary solutions, such as thermal storage, solar photovoltaic plates and chiller plant optimisation systems it is possible to embrace even further efficiencies.
The Basics of Fan Sound
Fan sound is a very important consideration in the selection and application of fans. In spite of this, fan sound continues to be one of the most misunderstood topics in the air handling industry. In an effort to provide a better understanding and point of reference on how fan sound is developed, rated, applied and controlled; this is the second article in a series of four articles covering this topic.
Diamond Controls™ Solutions: Empowering Innovative Building Management
The Diamond Controls Solutions from Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. Cooling & Heating Division (Mitsubishi Electric) answers challenges by pairing building automation controls with top-notch customer service. The DC-600E™ Integration Controller offers facility managers and owners an unprecedented level of control over the whole building. The wide range of offerings from Mitsubishi Electric’s Professional Solutions Group (PSG) covers every relevant service, from the initial design to post-installation follow-up support. The combination of a quality product (advanced controls) and versatile service ensures that facility managers and owners make the most of their budgets and time.
Mitsubishi Electric DC-600E Integration Controller: Empowering Building Managers Through Product-Services Package
Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. Cooling & Heating Division (Mitsubishi Electric), North America’s leading marketer of advanced cooling and heating systems for commercial applications, announces Diamond Controls™ Solutions and the DC-600E™ Integration Controller. These products provide building managers and owners an innovative product-services package that pairs complete building controls with top-notch customer service from Mitsubishi Electric’s Professional Solutions Group (PSG).
Reducing the Cost of Keeping Office Data Centers Cool
As businesses increasingly rely on computers and telecom equipment to help run more and more aspects of their operations, they often find that the many pieces of IT equipment they have accumulated need to be housed in an office data center. Even for small to medium-size businesses, such data centers can easily contain four or more racks of equipment, which is both heat-sensitive as well as a source of considerable heat itself. This equipment must be kept cool in order to prevent it from malfunctioning or incurring expensive damage. This paper will examine the benefits of using portable spot air conditioners as a less-expensive alternative to precision-cooling systems and mini-splits.
Don't Breathe Easy: The Adverse Effects of Poor Indoor Air Quality
What causes poor IAQ? What are the negative effects? And most importantly, what can be done to achieve cleaner indoor air? The following article will attempt to shed light on these questions so we can all breathe a little easier.
Evaluation of Variable Refrigerant Flow Systems Performance and the Enhanced Control Algorithm on Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Flexible Research Platform
A research project “Evaluation of Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) Systems Performance and the Enhanced Control Algorithm on Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s (ORNL’s) Flexible Research Platform” was performed to (1) install and validate the performance of Samsung VRF systems compared with the baseline rooftop unit (RTU) variable-air-volume (VAV) system and (2) evaluate the enhanced control algorithm for the VRF system on the two-story flexible research platform (FRP) in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. This final report includes discussion of the design and installation of the VRF system, the data monitoring and analysis plan, the cooling season and heating season data analysis, and the building energy modeling study.
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