RSES’ Understanding Geothermal Systems is the first title in the RSES Sustainability Series. It was introduced at the RSES Conference and HVACR Technology Expo, in conjunction with the RSES Mid-Southeast Regional Association Conference, in late 2012.
What will be the Westin Cleveland Downtown Hotel is undergoing a $64 million renovation. Due to open in April, 2014, the 484-room hotel will feature work by more than 1,000 Cleveland artists. Ohio-based Marous Brothers Construction, Designer/Builder on the project, began remodeling the property in December 2013. Brewer-Garrett of Cleveland is the mechanical contractor.
In his presentation, “I’m Not a Keynote Speaker, I’m a Ballplayer,” Kruk will entertain the audience with stories from the “big leagues” and how his career arc relates to the mechanical systems contractor....More
A new Research Summit, which comprises a major portion of the technical program with some 30 sessions scheduled, 22 of which are paper-based sessions—brings together distinguished researchers to present and discuss the latest research results, innovative research techniques and forecast future research directions....More
Trane replaced the four existing centrifugal chillers in the building’s west tower, as well as the chilled water condenser water pumps and the cooling towers located on the roof of the building....More
The SLS Hotel and Casino renovation consists of three hotel towers. The Holy Cross Hospital expansion includes a 232,000 square foot patient tower. The National Museum of African American History and Culture will total more than 400,000 sq. ft....More
ASHRAE Golden Circle is made up of investors who contributed $10,000 or more to ASHRAE research. Golden Circle investors contributed more than 10% of the total amount of funds collected for research....More
Steve Wright is president of Wright Brothers, Inc., based in Griffin, GA. Wright and his 30 employees perform refrigeration installation and service for customers within a 100-mile radius. Wright and his wife Beverly started the company in 1976....More
Danfoss, Baltimore, MD, recently issued a press release in support of The Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2013, S.761. The bill was recently reintroduced by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH). ...More
While the efficiency of commercial buildings has improved significantly in recent decades, the building industry has only begun to tap the energy reserves trapped in underperforming facilities, according to Trane, a global provider of indoor comfort solutions and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand....More
Recipients of the Diamond Award are selected based on performance that is special, admirable, and enriches the lives of many. Twenty-four of these awards have been presented since the program was initiated in 1998....More
Low pressure controllers using electronics are taking over the HVACR contracting world, especially in refrigeration applications. It's been going on for years, yet there is still some resistence to it....More
The Mechanical Contractors Association of America held its 2013 Pre-Fab Conference in Cleveland, OH, April 24-26. Three leading HVAC/plumbing firms — Neptune Plumbing, S.A. Communale, and Smith & Oby Company — provided tours of their prefabrication shops. It was a very educational day for about 200 contractors.
Both the Orlando and Chicago facilities offer hands-on service and field courses for Mitsubishi Electric’s residential, light commercial and commercial product lines, as well as application workshops....More
RectorSeal Corp., Houston, a leading manufacturer and U.S. distributor of quality HVACR products, has introduced a line of Engineered HVACR products to design professionals through a nationwide network of bid/spec manufacturer's representatives....More
RectorSeal sources say acquisition, plus the recent development of its own GasGuard locking cap brand, now positions RectorSeal as the market-share leading manufacturer for one of the HVACR industry’s fastest growing market....More
When GEA Grasso, a Dutch component manufacturer for industrial refrigeration installations, considered improving its testing systems for compressor measurements, they turned to LMS for a more integrated and flexible data acquisition and analyzer system....More
The meeting included highly technical roundtable discussions on BACNet and LON integration, Chiller systems integration and optimization, Chiller control retrofits, Niagra (Tridium) framework utilization, and best practices....More
Nothing prepares you for the coming busy season like networking with 2,000 of your friends, soaking up a week of learning, and having some fun while doing it. That's the way they roll at MCAA, and this year's annual convention was no exception....More
A driver safety policy may affect several areas of a business, from vehicle insurance rates, worker compensation claims and risk exposure to reducing downtime due to worker injuries and vehicle repairs....More
Mechanical systems engineers at the university were primarily concerned with completing the project as quickly as possible, and ideally over the course of a single weekend, as the facility itself supported important ongoing research....More
The acquisition builds on Source’s strong platform as the leading independent provider of commercial refrigeration and HVAC services in North America, serving the nation's top supermarket chains, many of the largest convenience store chains, and leading telecom and industrial companies....More
Submitting projects to the ContractingBusiness.com Quality Home Comfort Awards just became a lot easier. Beginning this week, residential HVAC contractors can now use an online form to enter recent residential HVAC projects in the ContractingBusiness.com "Quality Home Comfort Awards" contest....More
Carrier and REGEN Energy Inc., developer of the patented wireless Swarm Energy Management electrical demand management and dynamic load control technology, have signed an agreement to provide a field-installed accessory to assist with energy management on Carrier’s commercial rooftop units....More
Your service/installation trucks may cost you more than ever to maintain and use. See what your peers are doing with regard to purchasing decisions, maintenance practices, brand preferences, and more....More
Question: What skill sets are necessary to be in the HVACR and plumbing performance contracting business? How do you sell new customers versus existing customers? What lessons can be learned from mistakes made?...More
Submitting projects to the ContractingBusiness.com Quality Home Comfort Awards just became a lot easier. Beginning this week, residential HVAC contractors can now use an online form to enter this annual contest....More
It could be you! ContractingBusiness.com wants to hear why you — or an industry colleague — should receive one of the HVAC industry's highest honors! Open to residential and commercial HVAC contracting firms that have been in business for at least 10 years....More
The NATE Magazine is the official publication of North American Technician Excellence, the nation’s largest non-profit certification organization for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration technicians
The ContractingBusiness.com Design/Build Awards honor the finest examples of commercial Design/Build HVAC mechanical systems installations across the U.S.
In addition to recognizing Design/Build project excellence, we will also accept for consideration outstanding examples of the work performed under the Design/Bid and Design/Assist delivery methods....More