HVAC

Hot climate Double facades

“Specializations” of the general double façade (buffer, twin face or extract-air)reflect climate-focused considerations that have evolved and can be seen in recent hot climate projects. This has resulted in either a hybrid approach to the façade or in simplification of a more complex, traditional approach, elaborates, Professor Terri Meyer Boake, …

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Johnson Controls- Controlling building’s efficiency and productivity Johnson

Headquartered in the U.S, Johnson Controls is a leading provider of building technology, products and solution and has helped buildings and facilities worldwide increase their energy efficiency and lower operating costs. These include some the world’s most iconic buildings such as the Empire State Building, Burj Khalifa and Shanghai World …

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Considering Outsourcing?

Any outsourcing arrangement involves a range of complex issues related to personnel, management sponsorship and strategic fit & alignment. Information Services Group (ISG), a US based technology insights and advisory services company examines key functions in facilities management outsourcing identifying critical activities and activities that may merit less consideration, thereby …

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Optimizing HVAC through Green design

HVAC with its vast usage in most of the buildings and increased focus on thermal comfort for the occupants, has become the main contributor to building energy consumption. In a typical air-conditioned building, more than 50% of the electricity consumed will be from HVAC. Therefore, it is very critical to …

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Generating Energy from Earth

Geothermal heat pumps technology is perfect for any building. It’s known as a space conditioning technology, tapping the most resourceful energy from the earth below. Defying the unconditional ambient outside temperature, with near to constant lower earth temperatures, it makes a perfect match to any space conditioning solution to any …

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Reducing energy requirement with Phase Change Materials

According to the Central Electricity Authority, India faced a power deficit of more than 9,000 MW during the peak hours in the financial year 2012-13 as scarcity of coal continued to haunt electricity generation. The peak power demand in the country during the month of April stood at 1, 30,676 …

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Saving HVAC Energy

Ashish Rakheja, a seasoned consulting engineer, heads the sustainability division at AECOM India and is the Chairman of ACREX India 2014. He speaks to Buildotech about the event and the energy saving potential in the Indian building industry. What are some of the new HVAC technologies available to help reduce …

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New approach for HVAC

The nanotechnology implementation is set to significantly increase the energy efficiency of heating and ventilation systems in the coming years. An EU funded project lead by the Danish Technological Institute is currently developing the technology that can help reduce this massive use of energy. Jacob Ask Hansen, Consultant at Danish …

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Benefits of HVAC & Power contingency planning

Most hospitals and medical centers have contingency plans in place to help manage the consequences of natural disasters and building systems failures that could impact normal operations and affect the healthcare organization’s ability to provide its normal high standard of patient care. Acoording to, Sudarshan S. Ananth, Vice President and …

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Duct Cleaning- The Robotic Way

HVAC duct cleaning has always remained a difficult function for the occupants and the service providers. The newage solution to this problem is the Duct cleaning robot, designed to improve the quality of cleaning ventilation ducts. In the conventional method of inspection and cleaning, the technician/cleaner have to physically enter …

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