Airtight Buildings and Energy Performance

Airtight Buildings and Energy Performance

When constructing new buildings today, companies are opting for an airtight facility. Airtight buildings have the ability to increase energy performance and at the same time, lower the facility’s carbon footprint. Before constructing an airtight building, or upgrading a commercial property, it is important to review certain factors. Below is a short guide on airtight buildings and energy performance, providing insight into the pros and cons of sealing a property.

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What is Direct Digital Control Technology?

What is Direct Digital Control Technology?

Direct Digital Control Technology is the control of a building’s conditions through a digital device, typically a computer. It is a system that is commonly aligned with Building Automation Systems. And, it is mainly used in commercial HVAC control and energy management system applications. In a commercial building, Building Automation Systems (BAS) and Direct Digital Control Technology (DDC) work together to provide programmable and precise control of the building’s functions.

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Life Expectancy of Commercial HVAC Equipment

Life Expectancy of Commercial HVAC Equipment

While you may take care of maintenance, you might also be considering how long the system will last. When was the last time it was replaced? How many years can you honestly expect to get out of your HVAC system? These questions are something to keep in mind when you own a business. Here’s a look at the factors that play a role in the commercial HVAC equipment lifespan.

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Data Centers Need More Than Cold Air

Data Centers Need More Than Cold Air

Managing the temperature through compressors or ACs is a very expensive process. Cooling makes up at least 40 percent of your monthly energy consumption, which can quickly eat up your budget. Without HVAC, however, data centers would feel like the Sahara at the height of summer. This is why IT managers are trying to find ways to decrease temperature levels without racking up the electricity costs.

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Fundamentals of Efficient HVAC Design

Fundamentals of Efficient HVAC Design

When it comes to designing HVAC systems, many manufacturers are switching to energy efficient models and design methods. In fact, many factors go in to designing an efficient HVAC system, and this article will focus on those elements. Read carefully and take into consideration these tips on the fundamentals of efficient HVAC design. Upon reading, you will gain more insight into designing an HVAC system, as well as understand what to look for when purchasing a new HVAC system.

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Chilled Beams vs. Chilled Ceiling

Chilled Beams vs. Chilled Ceiling

Chilled beams are often compared to a chilled ceiling though there is a distinguishable difference between the two. A chilled ceiling will use pipes with water flow as a chilled beam system. However, the pipes of the ceiling will be placed behind metal ceiling plates. Then, the plates are heated or cooled based on the method of convection rather than the pipes providing the heating or cooling method.

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Air Distribution in Buildings

Air Distribution in Buildings

In heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) there are systems that cool and heat forced air. Forced air is a central heating system that uses air as its medium to transfer heat. This system relies on vents, duct work, and plenums for building air distribution that is separate from actual cooling or heating systems.

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