Emulsion Mist Collectors Designed for Heavy Industry

Linda Hardesty

A new line of emulsion mist collectors from Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC) handles the heaviest loads encountered in industry to clean up contaminants generated during milling, drilling, tapping, turning, grinding and other machining processes that utilize emulsion mist coolants. Camfil’s Handte EM Profi collector uses long-life coarse and fine filter demisters followed by a   …Continue Reading

Final Energy Conservation Standards for Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners Mirror ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2013

Linda Hardesty

The Department of Energy issued a pre-publication final rule regarding energy conservation standards for Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners (PTACs) and Packaged Terminal Heat Pumps (PTHPs). Based on the analysis supporting this final rule, DOE was not able to show with clear and convincing evidence that energy conservation standards for PTAC and PTHP equipment at any   …Continue Reading

Seeley International Acquires Coolerado

Linda Hardesty

Australian manufacturer Seeley International has purchased Coolerado, a Denver-based manufacturer of air conditioning systems for commercial, industrial, government and military use. For Seeley, the acquisition establishes a US-based manufacturing facility, which is another step in its growth strategy to move closer to its North American customers. Coolerado’s indirect evaporative air conditioning products will become a   …Continue Reading

Excalibur Energy Becomes Preferred Supplier for Facilities Management Firm

Linda Hardesty

UK-based Excalibur Energy has been awarded preferred supplier status by facilities management firm Mitie for energy saving projects related to refrigeration and cooling in a range of client facilities. Excalibur provides consultancy, performance analysis and measurement with retrofit solutions to improve chiller efficiency without wholesale replacement. Excalibur optimizes the efficiency of chillers, cooling and refrigeration   …Continue Reading

Combining Solar with Ground Heat Pump Is Energy, Cost Efficient

Karen Henry

The energy- and cost-efficiency of buildings and areas can be improved by combining a ground heat pump with solar heating, according to the results of a project led by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. VTT used ecological hybrid solutions to enhance the efficiency of heat and electricity production in buildings and found that a   …Continue Reading

DOE Awards $600,000 for Building Energy Efficiency Projects

Linda Hardesty

The US Department of Energy announced $600,000 in funding to help American universities establish stronger partnerships with industry and business in the area of building efficiency. Each selected project for the Building University Innovators and Leaders Development (BUILD) awards will receive $200,000 in funding; more than 50 percent of expenditures in each project will be   …Continue Reading

ASHRAE High-Performance Building Design Professional Certification Earns ANSI Accreditation

Linda Hardesty

ASHRAE’s High-Performance Building Design Professional (HBDP) certification has received accreditation from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), becoming the first certification from ASHRAE to earn the recognition. Launched in 2008, the HBDP certification program provides the necessary training and tools for the design of high-performance buildings. The program combines the criteria of ASHRAE Standards 90.1 (energy   …Continue Reading

Home Depot Hires HVAC Provider for South Arizona Stores

Linda Hardesty

The HVAC company Intelligent Design, based in Tucson, Arizona, is working for Home Depot stores throughout Southern Arizona. Intelligent Design was selected over several other HVAC companies to replace Home Depot’s existing provider. Intelligent Design will be the exclusive provider of both service to existing HVAC systems, the installation/replacement of new or existing HVAC systems,   …Continue Reading

Set Back Business Thermostats on Holidays

Linda Hardesty

A blog posting on EnerNOC’s site says $700 million is wasted in the United States each year by businesses forgetting to turn their building settings to “unoccupied” mode on holidays. Next week, Canada Day falls on Wednesday, July 1, and the American July 4th Holiday will be celebrated by most businesses on Friday, July 3.   …Continue Reading

DOE Provides Energy-Related Small Business Grants

Linda Hardesty

The US Department of Energy Office of Science has awarded four Small Business Innovation Research grants targeting advances in solid-state lighting (SSL) and building-integrated heat and moisture exchange technology to the following recipients: VoltServer for Low-Cost, High Efficiency Integration of SSL and Building Controls using a PET Power Distribution System. This Phase II project will demonstrate   …Continue Reading