Tankless water heaters are an affordable, high performance alternative to other options such as traditional tank water heaters or boilers. This guide will help you understand the world of tankless water heaters and the advantages that they provide to homes and buildings.
Choosing the right type of water heating system includes identifying which type of energy-efficient water heater is most suitable for the application. A plumbing professional can help ensure performance that meets business requirements and also meets energy efficiency standards as well.
Today’s leading decentralized wastewater systems have closed that gap between the capabilities and performance of conventional wastewater treatment systems. Decentralized wastewater systems are pre-designed for collection, treatment, and dispersal/reuse of wastewater at or near the point of waste generation.
When water quality for commercial projects is sub-par, equipment suffers damage and inefficiency and there may be the risk of implications for public health. It's important to look at the chemistry in terms of pollutants that could adversely affect equipment or a process.
High performing schools with quiet, properly ventilated classrooms and healthy air provide teachers and students the physical environments that promote learning. This white paper explores the effects of indoor environmental quality in schools and some of the solutions and technology being implemented to improve it.
Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF), an HVAC technology, is a great solution for almost any K-12 educational facility. It responds to each of this application’s specific challenges, offering industry-leading efficiencies, integration with ventilation systems, advanced filtration systems, whisper-quiet operation and more.
Sustainability drives both the curriculum and building design for The Willow School, so when the school was designing its fourth building – the Health, Wellness and Nutrition Center – the project team selected a Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) zoning system from Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating.
A state-of-the-art HVAC technology, Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) systems are poised for growth in all areas of commercial construction because they provide precise zoned control that can contribute points toward LEED® certifications. This paper describes the major benefits of VRF systems and how to garner LEED points by applying these systems.
The Oklahoma City Boathouse District is central to the city's vibrancy, with six buildings offering athletic training, event spaces, activities for children and adults, and more. With such a wide range of cooling and heating needs, it’s no surprise that the five newest Boathouse District buildings use Variable Refrigerant Flow.
The Florida State capitol building is the centerpiece of downtown Tallahassee. During a building retrofit project, engineers noted that much of the existing exhaust ductwork had never been sealed. The contractors knew that sealed ducts are paramount to maintaining and ensuring proper exhaust.
During a major renovation project, NAVFAC Northwest was on a mission to solve a persistent mold and mildew problem plaguing its 4-story, 380+ room quarters at Naval Base Kitsap. After a variety of duct sealing methods were tested, the use of Aeroseal proved to be the fastest, most cost-effective way to reach proper ventilation specifications.
While the JW Marriott hotel in Atlanta has always been a model of elegance and luxury, owners of the 28 year-old building continued to struggle with issues related to a poorly designed ventilation system. However, an innovative approach to duct sealing allowed workers to cost-effectively seal leaks while the hotel remained in full operation.
About a year ago, the owners of the Houwman building in Sioux Falls hired some professionals to do some mechanical maintenance on the three-story structure. The initial work helped improve the performance of the building’s two HVAC systems, but they knew that leaks in the ductwork prevented them from maximizing HVAC efficiency.
It was determined that leaks in the ductwork of Harvard's Girguis Lab were reducing static pressure to such a degree that air couldn’t reach its destinations. However, in just a matter of days, the problem was fixed thanks to an innovative duct sealing strategy.
A 2008 report from the National Research Council discovered that in urban areas runoff from roads carries more pollutants than plazas, courtyards, and similar hardscapes. This white paper identifies five options for an eco-friendly driveway, all of which can satisfy pervious surface requirements where they exist.
If the occupants and managers of a restaurant or office building or healthcare facility find themselves without hot water, it often means closure or at least severely curtailed operations until the situation is rectified. There's one tactic that makes sense for any commercial facility hot water design: redundancy.
Spending thousands of dollars – and, in some cases, hundreds of thousands of dollars – for a commercial water heater system isn’t simply a purchase. It’s an investment. Such systems demand upfront planning and attention along the way. Here are four things building owners and operators can do to help extend the life of their water heater or boiler.
Recently, activity in downtown Detroit has greatly increased thanks to a focus on rehabilitating historic buildings. Several projects are credited with this revitalization – among them the $94.5 million renovation of the David Whitney Building, a class A skyscraper.
Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) is an HVAC technology that minimizes operating costs. It makes the most of square footage and budget while offering energy-efficient technology that provides outstanding comfort.
The Sustainability Institute is an award-winning, nonprofit organization with a mission of empowering South Carolinians to conserve energy and reduce their environmental footprint. Comfort, zone control, and energy savings were a few of the requirements that were required when it came time to retrofit the HVAC system in their Charleston location.
Indoor air quality in homes, buildings, and schools is a silent-yet-critical component in the overall health and well-being of the individuals who inhabit them. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that poor indoor air quality is among the top global environmental health risks.
There are many mats on the market to consider, each attempting to address one or two problems such as minimizing slipping or the reduction of snow and ice melting chemicals entering the premise. But none offer the quality, durability and safety, plus the energy efficiency of STEP Heat Mat by STEP Warmfloor.
As Bill Kelly of Kelly Brothers Painting began planning his new business facility in Truckee, California two years ago there was one clear objective: achieve the maximum energy efficiency possible. This case study explains how the owner decided that radiant heating was the best option, providing instant comfort and savings.
Most of us have lived with forced air heating systems. These systems heat air within the furnace as its blower forces the heated air throughout the house via ducts. Radiant heat, however, is a completely different, more efficient, method of heating a home.