HVAC/Mechanical Products

This section breaks out all the products relating to mechanical systems, including boilers, chillers, VFDs, air handlers and beyond.

ARTICLES

Rewriting History Through Adaptive Reuse

An adaptive reuse project gives an old industrial facility the chance to change its ways and become an example of the future instead of a piece of blight from the past.
December 2, 2013
In the early 2000s, the Ambler Boiler House's trademark smokestack changed from a symbol of ruin and blight to one for adaptive reuse instead.
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An Air-volution

November 5, 2013
Air Scrubber Plus offers environmental technology that is reportedly proven to reduce contaminants in the air and surfaces of the home.
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Ductless Heating and Cooling

October 3, 2013
Johnson Controls added ductless mini-split air conditioners and heat pumps to its York Affinity Series and LX Series product lines.
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ASHRAE Awards First Innovative Research Grants

August 1, 2013
The ASHRAE Innovative Research Grant awarded Purdue University and Oklahoma State University with funding for state-of-the-art HVAC&R research.
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Fan Power

UCLA Pauley Pavilion
August 1, 2013
UCLA Pauley Pavilion’s mixed-mode natural ventilation system saves energy and reduces operational costs
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Exploring Every Possibility

July 12, 2013
The Exploratorium’s new waterfront home features an innovative radiant system using San Francisco Bay water.
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Refrigerant Substitutes Pose Fire, Explosion Risk

July 1, 2013
The EPA warns homeowners, home improvement contractors and more against the use of refrigerant substitutes like propane which poses fire and explosion risks.
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ENERGY STAR Requirements Strengthened for Refrigerators, Freezers

June 27, 2013
The strengthened requirements encourage “connected” features, including smart grid functionality.
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ASHRAE Publishes Second Edition of Hospital Design Manual

April 9, 2013

The manual provides guidance on addressing these issues for mechanical and consulting engineers, designers and more.


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Drain Water Heat Recovery Approved as Part of Building Code in Ontario

April 4, 2013

Drain Water Heat Recovery technology becomes part of Ontario Building Code; the first province or state in North America to do so.


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2013 Top Products

In this space last year we said a lot more jobsites could be going paperless in the future—or at least be incorporating more mobile computing devices. Judging by this year’s results of the 2013 Top Products, we officially know we’re not going (too) crazy. It’s glaringly obvious that the market for accessing important information on the go has rapidly evolved in just one year and will continue to change. We wonder what’s in store for 2014, but for now enjoy the products that interested you—the reader of EDC’s print, digital, eNewsletter and, of course, mobile content—most in 2013.

Podcasts

Skanska’s senior vice president of Green Markets, Elizabeth Heider, shares her thoughts on the high points and happenings at Greenbuild 2013.
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April 2014 Cover

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Check out the April edition of EDC along with the announcement of the EDC On the Go app!
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Sustainable Healthcare Architecture, 2nd Edition

The essential guide for architects, interior designers, engineers, healthcare professionals, and administrators who want to create healthy environments for healing.

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Green Product Buzz Guide

Green Product Buzz GuideEDC's Green Product Buzz Guides bring you the latest in green building products and services from companies exhibiting at trade shows, including Greenbuild, the AIA Expo, Coverings, Surfaces and more.

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