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ASHRAE 90.1 is a US standard that provides minimum requirements for energy efficient designs for buildings except for low-rise residential buildings. The original standard, ASHRAE 90, was published in 1975. There have been multiple editions to it since. In 1999, the Board of Directors for ASHRAE voted to place the standard on continuous maintenance, based on rapid changes in energy technology and energy prices. This allows it to be updated multiple times in a year. The standard was re-named ASHRAE 90.1 in 2001. It has since been updated in 2004, 2007, 2010, and 2013 to reflect newer and more efficient technologies. Wikipedia.

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La gamme Liebert PCW propose des solutions allant de 25 à 220 kW, et est équipée de la technologie la plus sophistiquée du secteur afin d'offrir une efficacité maximale et d'assurer une ventilation appropriée aux serveurs . La grande capacité de refroidissement de la gamme Liebert PCW à delta T d'eau glacée élevé a été optimisée pour des circuits d'eau compris entre 20 et 32 °C, et des températures d'alimentation conformes aux dernières enveloppes ASHRAE. Le delta T représente la différence entre les températures d'eau d'entrée et de sortie, dont l'augmentation implique des économies d'énergie importantes ainsi qu'une capacité de refroidissement supérieure. Le système d'eau glacée peut être encore amélioré en étant combiné à des groupes de freecooling adiabatique Liebert AFC, disponibles avec des compresseurs scroll et à vis, afin de garantir une efficacité maximale et d'optimiser les opérations de freecooling tout au long de l'année. L'intégration du régulateur Vertiv ICOM™, basé sur un algorithme SmartAisle spécifique, ajuste le débit d'air aux besoins du serveur sans gaspiller un seul Watt en refroidissement ou en mouvement d'air inutile. De plus, Vertiv LIFE™ Services assure la surveillance préventive et les diagnostics à distance, fournissant à nos techniciens experts un aperçu en temps réel et les informations nécessaires pour identifier, diagnostiquer et résoudre rapidement toutes les anomalies qui peuvent se produire en cours de fonctionnement, garantissant ainsi la continuité de vos équipements sensibles. « La gamme Liebert PCW offre aux responsables informatiques une solution unique et complète pour des capacités de refroidissement accrues et une consommation énergétique réduite dans le datacenter, » explique Kevin Brady, vice président, Thermal Management, pour Vertiv EMEA. « L'expansion de cette gamme vient élargir un portefeuille primé et récemment récompensé par Frost & Sullivan comme l'offre la plus complète de solutions de refroidissement pour les datacenters dans la région EMEA. Nous devons ce succès à notre solide connaissance du secteur et à la compréhension précise des attentes de nos clients, qui s'élabore au sein du Customer Experience Centre, où nos clients et consultants font l'expérience des solutions Vertiv en conditions critiques. En développant et en affinant sans cesse notre portefeuille, nous proposons les technologies les plus avancées pour répondre aux besoins des datacenters de demain. » À propos de Vertiv Vertiv conçoit, développe et assure la maintenance des infrastructures sensibles qui font fonctionner les applications vitales des datacenters, des réseaux de communication et des installations commerciales et industrielles. Anciennement connu sous le nom Emerson Network Power, Vertiv soutient les marchés fortement dynamiques du mobile et du cloud computing grâce à un large éventail de solutions de gestion pour l'alimentation, le refroidissement et l'infrastructure, sous les marques ASCO®, Chloride®, Liebert®, NetSure™ et Trellis™. Au cours de l'exercice 2016, l'entreprise a réalisé un chiffre d'affaires de 4,4 milliards de dollars. Pour plus d'informations, visitez le site VertivCo.com.


News Article | May 24, 2017
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CENTURY CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--For the second time, Watt Plaza has earned the highest possible LEED certification, attaining LEED Platinum from the U.S. Green Building Council. Watt Plaza exceeded its previous Platinum performance by 5 points due to ongoing improvements and sustainability commitments from all vendors servicing the building. Watt Plaza was the first building in Century City to achieve LEED Platinum certification, and their LEED Platinum certification for Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance is its third LEED certification. The U.S. Green Building Council LEED Certification system is the nation’s benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of the world’s greenest, most energy-efficient and high-performing buildings. “We are thrilled that Watt Plaza has earned LEED Platinum certification once again, which is especially noteworthy because our building has been operational for over 30 years,” said Nadine Watt, President of Watt Companies. “Sustainability is a top priority for us, and we’re proud to serve as an example of how a large commercial development can achieve the highest level of sustainability without sacrificing a high-quality experience to tenants. Our sustainability initiatives have been multi-faceted and we’re constantly seeking new ways to remain a leader in green development.” Watt Plaza embraced groundbreaking initiatives to reduce their environmental footprint. Realizing a reduction of over 31% in conventional transportation trips through an Alternative Commuting Transportation program, Watt Plaza is notably the first commercial office building in Century City to install electric vehicle charging stations in the parking facility to encourage the use of emission-free vehicles. The installation of a white roof to reduce the “heat island effect” was also part of its Sustainable Site Development measures. Watt Plaza achieved a 66% reduction in annual landscape water use compared to the already-low regional average. This significant achievement was due in part to a landscape palette that centered around drought-tolerant plants and utilization of recycled ground covers and a web-based irrigation system that prevented overwatering and ensured the health of the plants. As part of the engineering team’s ongoing commitment to building improvement, the building underwent a complete third party retro-commissioning of all its equipment and systems in 2016. This comprehensive process spanned multiple months and allowed the engineering team to evaluate energy usage by system, develop cost savings calculations on potential projects, and test the performance of all building equipment. This process included upgrades to LED fixtures, improvements to building’s automation system operating parameters, and general renovations to improve both occupant comfort and energy conservation. Occupancy Sensors were also installed throughout offices, common areas corridors, stairwells and restrooms, realizing a drop in electrical consumption by 690,000 kWh and improving the environment with an annual reduction of 936,655 pounds of carbon dioxide, 6,849 pounds of sulfur dioxide and 3,624 pounds of nitrogen dioxide. Thanks in part to these innovations, Watt Plaza has consistently achieved high Energy Star ratings each year since 2004. The building achieved an Energy Star rating of 98 out of 100 this year. Besides decreasing energy use, Watt Plaza has made it a priority to reduce waste. In addition to e-waste, battery, bulb and ballast recycling programs, Watt Plaza implemented a waste-diversion program that rerouted 75%--45% above the national average--of all building waste to a materials recovery facility, leading to a reduction of 1,866 tons of greenhouse gas emissions to date, equivalent to preserving 6,462 trees a year. In the future, Watt Plaza seeks to reach a 95% diversion of waste, which would allow Watt Plaza to consider itself a “Zero Waste Facility.” Watt Plaza also demonstrated its commitment to renewable energy development by offsetting 100% of its annual energy consumption through renewable energy acquisitions. This purchase ensures that the amount of energy consumed at Watt Plaza is replenished by renewable, responsible energy sources. Watt Plaza’s commitment to supporting renewable energy development and reducing greenhouse gas emissions has an impact similar to taking 1,686 passenger vehicles off of the road for a year, or planting 206,888 tree seedlings and growing them for ten years. In addition their laudable greenhouse gas reduction efforts, the team at Watt Plaza expanded their approach to sustainability this year by investing in Pinhook Farms of Clarinda, Iowa, which has been on a multi-decade quest to become a net zero operation that supports untillable acreage through conservation education and tourism aimed at protecting the Indiana Bat. No detail is overlooked as Watt Plaza continues to strive for the highest sustainability goals. Watt Plaza takes great pride in their high-performance cleaning program, consisting of green-certified products and equipment to reduce the environmental impacts of cleaning products, disposable janitorial paper products and trash bags. Watt Plaza enrolled the entire janitorial staff in the Green Janitor Education Program, an environmental education program for janitors to address the energy management and green cleaning practices of commercial buildings in California. To assist with the process, Watt Plaza enlisted the help of Healthy Buildings International, Inc., to perform LEED consulting and project management, as well as indoor air quality testing, ventilation testing, ASHRAE audits, and commissioning services. The Watt Companies is a private, fully-integrated real estate operating and investment company involved in commercial development, homebuilding, asset management and the realization of capital investments for its shareholders, investors, partners and customers across the United States. The company is comprised of four divisions: Watt Investment Partners, the primary new investment and acquisitions arm; Watt Commercial Properties, the management and development services group; Watt Communities, the urban infill residential development group; and Watt Services, which houses the accounting, legal, reporting and financial management activities. In its 60-year history, Watt Companies has developed over eight million square feet of industrial and office space, built more than 50 shopping centers, three first class hotels, homes for over 100,000 families and six major master-planned communities. For more information, please visit www.wattcompanies.com.


News Article | May 29, 2017
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The Liebert PCW range is available from 25 to 220 kW and is equipped with the most advanced industry technology designed to maximise efficiency, as well as grant the necessary air supply to the servers. The large cooling capacity of the Liebert PCW high chilled water delta T range has been optimised for water regimes of 20-32°C, and supply air temperatures within the latest ASHRAE envelopes. The delta T represents the difference between the inlet and outlet water temperature and its increase allows significant energy savings and greater cooling capacity. The chilled water system can be enhanced even further when coupled with Liebert AFC adiabatic freecooling chillers, available with both scroll and screw compressors, guaranteeing utmost efficiency and maximising freecooling operation all year round. The integrated Vertiv ICOM™ control, based on a specific SmartAisle™ algorithm, adjusts the airflow to the servers' needs without wasting a single Watt on unnecessary cooling or air movement. Furthermore, Vertiv LIFE™ Services deliver remote diagnostics and preventive monitoring, providing service experts the real-time insights and information needed to quickly identify, diagnose and resolve any irregularities that may arise in operation - ultimately taking responsibility for your critical assets. "The Liebert PCW provides IT managers a one-stop-shop for increasing cooling capacities, as well as improving energy consumption in their data centres," said Kevin Brady, vice president of thermal management for Vertiv in EMEA. "This range expansion is the latest addition to an award winning portfolio, recently recognised by Frost & Sullivan as the most comprehensive array of data centre cooling products across the EMEA region. This stems from our strong domain knowledge combined with deep customer understanding achieved at our Customer Experience Centre, that allows customers and consultants to experience the capabilities of Vertiv solutions at peak conditions. By continuously developing and refining our portfolio we are able to deliver best in class technologies that meet the data centre needs of the future." "Vertiv's new product launches, complemented by its technology excellence, will boost its customer acquisition and retention potential," noted Gautham Gnanajothi, Frost & Sullivan senior industry analyst, upon the recognition of the 2017 EMEA Data Centre Cooling Product Leadership Award. "Vertiv's strong R&D culture combined with extensive intellectual property has enabled the company to truly demonstrate product differentiation, ultimately providing it with a unique edge in a highly competitive market." For further information on Vertiv thermal management products, visit www.VertivCo.com/Thermal-Management. About Vertiv Vertiv designs, builds and services critical infrastructure that enables vital applications for data centres, communication networks and commercial and industrial facilities. Formerly Emerson Network Power, Vertiv supports today's growing mobile and cloud computing markets with a portfolio of power, thermal and infrastructure management solutions including the ASCO®, Chloride®, Liebert®, NetSure™ and Trellis™ brands. Sales in fiscal 2016 were $4.4 billion. For more information, visit VertivCo.com.


News Article | May 29, 2017
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The Liebert PCW range is available from 25 to 220 kW and is equipped with the most advanced industry technology designed to maximise efficiency, as well as grant the necessary air supply to the servers. The large cooling capacity of the Liebert PCW high chilled water delta T range has been optimised for water regimes of 20-32°C, and supply air temperatures within the latest ASHRAE envelopes. The delta T represents the difference between the inlet and outlet water temperature and its increase allows significant energy savings and greater cooling capacity. The chilled water system can be enhanced even further when coupled with Liebert AFC adiabatic freecooling chillers, available with both scroll and screw compressors, guaranteeing utmost efficiency and maximising freecooling operation all year round. The integrated Vertiv ICOM™ control, based on a specific SmartAisle™ algorithm, adjusts the airflow to the servers' needs without wasting a single Watt on unnecessary cooling or air movement. Furthermore, Vertiv LIFE™ Services deliver remote diagnostics and preventive monitoring, providing service experts the real-time insights and information needed to quickly identify, diagnose and resolve any irregularities that may arise in operation - ultimately taking responsibility for your critical assets. "The Liebert PCW provides IT managers a one-stop-shop for increasing cooling capacities, as well as improving energy consumption in their data centres," said Kevin Brady, vice president of thermal management for Vertiv in EMEA. "This range expansion is the latest addition to an award winning portfolio, recently recognised by Frost & Sullivan as the most comprehensive array of data centre cooling products across the EMEA region. This stems from our strong domain knowledge combined with deep customer understanding achieved at our Customer Experience Centre, that allows customers and consultants to experience the capabilities of Vertiv solutions at peak conditions. By continuously developing and refining our portfolio we are able to deliver best in class technologies that meet the data centre needs of the future." "Vertiv's new product launches, complemented by its technology excellence, will boost its customer acquisition and retention potential," noted Gautham Gnanajothi, Frost & Sullivan senior industry analyst, upon the recognition of the 2017 EMEA Data Centre Cooling Product Leadership Award. "Vertiv's strong R&D culture combined with extensive intellectual property has enabled the company to truly demonstrate product differentiation, ultimately providing it with a unique edge in a highly competitive market." For further information on Vertiv thermal management products, visit www.VertivCo.com/Thermal-Management. About Vertiv Vertiv designs, builds and services critical infrastructure that enables vital applications for data centres, communication networks and commercial and industrial facilities. Formerly Emerson Network Power, Vertiv supports today's growing mobile and cloud computing markets with a portfolio of power, thermal and infrastructure management solutions including the ASCO®, Chloride®, Liebert®, NetSure™ and Trellis™ brands. Sales in fiscal 2016 were $4.4 billion. For more information, visit VertivCo.com.


"Previously, architects and general contractors were faced with conflicting information and no single authority about membranes and spray foam insulation. From concept to close, Demilec now provides the right level of input and experienced turnkey support needed to execute their design intent," Harris added. Heatlok ABS products include Heatlok ABS Membrane (40mm) for summer and winter applications in 6"-36" widths, as well as Heatlok ABS Primer and Heatlok ABS Mastic, which are designed as a base for exterior insulation, used in conjunction with Demilec's Heatlok XT and Heatlok Soy 200 Plus spray foam insulation products. Additionally, the membrane can be used as the primary air barrier system under more typical insulations, board-stock for example, creating a solid airtight barrier against air infiltration and exfiltration thereby minimizing issues associated with energy loss and condensation. Demilec Heatlok ABS has been fully tested by independent laboratories and exceeds the performance requirements of the Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA), ASHRAE 90.1, the Canadian Government Standards for Insulation Material, CAN/ULC S705.1, Insulation Standards - CAN/ULC S705.2 and Air Barrier Assemblies - CAN/ULC S742. Additionally, Demilec provides a manufacturer's inspection program and supports third-party independent inspections through the ABAA. Demilec has been recognized as an industry leader in using innovative technology and advanced science to create a line of open-cell and closed-cell spray foam insulation and coatings for more than 33 years. Demilec focuses on meeting market demands for more energy-efficient products and serves a range of industries, including industrial, residential, commercial, agricultural, original equipment manufacturer, education, water, oil & gas, energy, military and civil. For more information, visit demilec.com. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/demilec-launches-heatlok-abs-the-industrys-first-complete-air-barrier-and-spray-foam-insulation-system-300462373.html


News Article | May 11, 2017
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Interest and advocacy of Passive House standards is surging globally. Passive House building standards are continuously cited by governments across Europe and North America as a vitally important for delivering the carbon emissions reductions required by the Paris Climate Agreement and are uniquely equipped to adapt contemporary life to the demands of a warming planet. Through a combination of innovative design approaches and technologies, Passive House standards have been shown to reduce building heating and cooling energy consumption by up to 90%, all while maintaining a comfortable, healthy and consistent year-round indoor air environment. As the number of Passive House Certified buildings continues to expand rapidly, it has never been more important for professionals and practitioners working on energy efficiency initiatives, high performance buildings and renewables to become familiar with techniques and materials, not to mention one another. This year’s conference recognizes the challenges facing energy efficient and environmentally responsible buildings, and calls on practitioners of every kind to come together to maintain our momentum. Our goal is as ambitious as it is necessary: where federal agencies will not take the lead on climate change and greenhouse gas reductions, the market must. Presentations and panel discussions will provide a comprehensive look at the Passive House building standard through expert testimonials and evaluations. Notable organizations representated at this year’s conference include The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), Passive House Institute (PHI), and many more. NYPH17: Towards Market Transformation will be held on June 16th, 2017 at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011. For a complete schedule of speakers and topics or to register, visit nypassivehouse.org/new-york-passive-house-conference.


News Article | May 15, 2017
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The Mid-Atlantic Precast Association (MAPA) recently announced that one of its producers, High Concrete Group, has received industry honors for an office building project in Philadelphia, PA. The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) presented High Concrete with two awards, including the 2016 Design Award: Best Office Building and the 2016 Design Award Specials: Harry H. Edwards Industry Advancement Award. Both honors were for their four-story office building project at 1200 Intrepid Avenue in the Navy Yard in Philadelphia. The project proves that precast concrete enables the most innovative architectural designs while providing a highly energy-efficient and durable envelope. PROJECT OVERVIEW The building was designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), a Danish architectural firm that has long relied on precast to achieve form and function in their designs. “We came very quickly to the idea that precast concrete would be a great way to achieve our goals on this project,” says Kai-Uwe Bergmann, principal at Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), the architect on the project. One of the most prominent features of the building is the white precast concrete façade, which dips dramatically away from the walkway along the eastern edge, then tips back out again, much like the buildings in a Dr. Seuss story. “One of the key design challenges was to create that curved façade from precast panels,” says David Bosch, design team leader for High Concrete Group, the precaster on the project and one of MAPA’s producers. The curved load-bearing design was achieved by assembling flat, traditional precast concrete panels to form a complex faceted geometry. An interlocking structural system was embedded within the panels to eliminate the need for traditional precast concrete spandrel panels. “The resulting façade creates an aesthetic versatility that is unique to the project,” Bosch says. The design breaks away from traditional architecture to better engage with the local surroundings, says Bergmann. “In many cases, architects design big, boxy buildings that could be placed anywhere and don’t connect directly to the site.” He argues that the curved white façade, and deeply reflective windows in this design were inspired by the city’s rectangular city blocks and the adjacent circular park that sits just in front of the building. It also echoes the geometries of maritime architecture and nearby waterway. “You would really be hard-pressed to place this building anywhere else other than where it is, due to how it connects,” Bergmann says. “We like to think about a building beyond its borders and look at how it interacts with its neighbors and the open spaces around.” PRECAST SOLUTION Along with being visually inviting, the owners wanted the building to achieve LEED Gold certification, which led to several sustainability measures enabled by the use of precast concrete. The thermal benefits of the precast façade lowered projected heating and cooling costs, contributing 7 of the 60 total LEED points for overall energy performance. The panels were also created using local raw materials and recycled content less than 60 miles from the project site, minimizing the greenhouse gas emissions related to transport and adding more LEED points to the total. “While the concrete production requires a larger carbon footprint initially, it is a material that will have a long life span and can be recycled if needed,” Bosch adds. Finally, the precast concrete façade solved the fact that the building’s steel structure was designed to carry only lateral loads, which meant the precast concrete façade had to transfer the gravity loads directly through the precast concrete panels to the foundations. To achieve this, the engineers designed a structural steel system embedded into the precast concrete panels. Pockets were formed into alternating panels at the spandrel level to allow the interlocking of each panel during installation. “All the gravity loads are transferred from any given panel to the adjacent panel on either side until they reach the foundation,” Bosch explains. “In order to prevent a progressive collapse in the event that one connection should happen to fail, each panel also has a safety backup connection.” For video content and a project photo gallery, visit the 1200 Intrepid Project Profile on the MAPA website. PROJECT AT-A-GLANCE Location: 1200 Intrepid Avenue in the Navy Yard (Philadelphia, PA) Precast Producer & Precast Specialty Engineer: High Concrete Group (Denver, PA) Owner: Liberty Property Trust (Philadelphia, PA) Architect: BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group (New York, NY) Engineer of Record: Environetics (Philadelphia, PA) Contractor: Turner Construction Company (Philadelphia, PA) Project Cost: $19,017,393 Square Footage: 99,450 sq. ft. precast concrete façade for four-story building in Navy Yards of Philadelphia Architectural Precast Elements: Include 421 architectural precast concrete panels at an average nominal size of 5 ft. x 18 ft. LEED: The façade is 30% more efficient than the baseline ASHRAE assembly, contributing to the LEED Gold certification. ABOUT MID-ATLANTIC PRECAST ASSOCIATION The Mid-Atlantic Precast Association (MAPA) is a professional marketing organization committed to the growth and greater profitability of the Precast Industry in the Mid-Atlantic region. Founded in 1978, MAPA is comprised of 13 prestressed/precast producer member firms located throughout the Mid-Atlantic States, including New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C. The organization is closely associated with the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) and has over 50 associate member companies that produce a variety of concrete industry related products. For more information, visit http://www.mapaprecast.org.


Topics ranged from Developing a Comprehensive Enterprise Water Management Program to When and How to Work with Your Local Health Department to Managing Ice Machines and Decorative Water Features for Legionella. The keynote, which described the current legal landscape following the 2015 release of ASHRAE Standard 188, "Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems" and 2016 release of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Water Management Toolkit, was delivered by Scott Furman, Esq. of the environmental law firm of Sive, Paget and Riesel P.C. This year's Summit featured a panel composed of early adopters of water management programs, who shared their experiences of leading and actively participating on a water management team. A second panel of infection prevention professionals discussed the importance of their role within water management teams. To view content from this year's Summit or request an invite to next year's Summit in Orlando, go to www.smartwaterleadership.com and join the Smart Water Community. The Smart Water Leadership Summit is an invitation-only event produced by Phigenics. The purpose of the Summit is to provide an invigorating forum for water management leaders to learn, develop and promote best practices for sustainable facility water management. Invited guests include professionals in facility management, EH&S, engineering, sustainability, compliance, infection prevention, research, government policy and regulation, academia, and related disciplines who are responsible for managing utility, process and potable water within their facilities. Industry sectors include a broad base of healthcare, higher education, retail, commercial, hospitality, government and manufacturing organizations. www.smartwaterleadership.com. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/phigenics-smart-water-leadership-summit-provides-forum-for-facility-leaders-and-infection-prevention-professionals-to-discuss-water-management-300453261.html


News Article | May 9, 2017
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A User Community, or “Ask the Expert” forum, was recently launched on The BACnet Institute (TBI), an e-learning environment developed to serve as a central resource for BACnet-related education and information. This forum, targeted at end users, facility operators, owner/operators, and building engineers, provides an opportunity for users to submit BACnet-related questions to be answered by a panel of experts in the BACnet industry. Once a question is submitted through the Ask the Expert forum, it is carefully discussed by a panel of experts who collectively determine an accurate, concise answer. This process allows the user to avoid a chain of responses that may not effectively answer his/her question. All final answers are posted with the question on the Ask the Expert forum for all registered TBI users to view. Questions can be searched by topic and/or date range. Beyond submitting a question, users can share past questions and answers from within the ‘Ask the Expert’ forum via a share link in the post. “We are thrilled to launch The BACnet Institute and provide a one-stop, 360 degree resource to learn about BACnet,” said Andy McMillan, president and managing director of BACnet International. “Having a combination of forums and community, an easily accessible resource library, and online courses answers a lot of the currently unanswered questions about where to send somebody if they truly want to learn more about BACnet.” The User Community is open to anyone who registers on The BACnet Institute. While registration to TBI is required, it is free. To set up an account, users should select the 'Sign up now' link on the TBI login page, which can be accessed here. About The BACnet Institute Designed around BACnet community needs revealed in an extensive 2014 member survey, The BACnet Institute is designed to encompass on-demand, self-paced courses alongside an organized repository of white papers, presentations and recorded webinars, as well as community forums. It operates under the administration of BACnet International in collaboration with other BACnet industry groups. About BACnet International BACnet International is an industry association that facilitates the successful use of the BACnet protocol in building automation and control systems through interoperability testing, educational programs and promotional activities. BACnet International oversees operation of the BACnet Testing Laboratories (BTL) and maintains a global listing of tested products. The BACnet standard was developed by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and has been made publicly available so that manufacturers can create interoperable systems of products. BACnet International complements the work of the ASHRAE standards committee and BACnet-related interest groups around the world. BACnet International members include building owners, consulting engineers and facility managers, as well as companies involved in the design, manufacture, installation, commission and maintenance of control equipment that uses BACnet for communication. For more information, please visit [http://www.bacnetinternational.org.


News Article | May 9, 2017
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With this in mind, mechanical engineers, building owners and facilities managers are now seeking HVAC technology solutions that use less outside air to ventilate a building, thereby boosting energy efficiency, saving on costs, and maintaining air quality to keep occupants comfortable. One solution, HVAC Load Reduction® (HLR®) technology, cleans and recycles the indoor air instead of constantly replacing it with outside air – complying with ASHRAE Standard 62.1 IAQP. In doing so, HLR technology decreases the outside air intake required to ventilate a building by 60 to 80 percent. It also reduces peak HVAC capacity, resulting in 20 to 30 percent energy savings and up to 40 percent lower utility demand charges, particularly important during summer's peak demand days when electricity costs can skyrocket. Using less outside air extends the life of air filters, reduces water consumption, and will help postpone HVAC equipment replacement. Moreover, with HLR technology, buildings can invest in lower-capacity and less expensive HVAC systems, and benefit from decreased maintenance costs. ArcBest, a multibillion-dollar logistics business, is one company that has seen a decrease in energy costs and increase in occupant satisfaction by installing these innovative technologies. "I previously got calls from people that they were cold during the summer, which was a direct result of having to introduce so much chilled air into the building to meet the appropriate CO levels," said Richard Rieske, Director of Corporate Facilities at ArcBest. "Likewise, they felt drafts during the winter due to all the outside air that was being used to ventilate the building. When enVerid's HLR modules are running, our people are more comfortable." Solutions like the HLR system also enable increased visibility through Internet-of-Things (IoT) capabilities that provide 24/7 monitoring and management of a building's indoor air quality, temperature, and humidity. These real-time insights into air quality and comfort allow for more proactive management of buildings to help reduce energy costs and will keep occupants comfortable and happy all summer long. For more information, please visit www.enverid.com. About enVerid Systems Inc. enVerid Systems Inc. is committed to improving energy efficiency and indoor air quality in buildings worldwide through its innovative HVAC Load Reduction® (HLR®) solutions. Awarded the prestigious 2016 R&D 100 Award, enVerid is the only solution that helps commercial, educational and government buildings remove carbon dioxide (CO ), aldehydes, volatile organic chemicals (VOCs) and particulate matter (PM ) from indoor air, reducing the outside air intake required for ventilation. enVerid's HLR technology is ASHRAE-compliant and has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. General Services Administration's Green Proving Ground Program, and the U.S. Green Building Council. For more information, please visit www.enverid.com. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/commercial-buildings-need-to-prepare-now-to-beat-the-summer-heat-300454200.html

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