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University Reduces Alarm Response Time

In Canada, higher educational institutions generally use 60 percent of the electricity allocated to the educational sector, which is equivalent to that consumed by a city of 430,000 households. The operation of academic buildings is associated with significant amounts of…

Strengthening Resiliency through Building Design

2021 is beginning with the suite of COVID-19 vaccines. As the world clamors to immunize against the pandemic, we turn to the concept of immunization: comprehensive protection against a particular illness. It makes me wonder about the idea of vaccines…

Temperature Sensor

Venstar Temperature Sensor The ACC-TSENWIFIPRO Wi-Fi temperature sensor can connect to most Venstar Wi-Fi thermostats to remotely monitor temperature and serve as a temperature sensor for outdoor air, supply air, return air and walk-in refrigeration applications. It has a battery…

Building Management Solution

Johnson Control Building Management Solution The OpenBlue Healthy Buildings suite of connected solutions for sustainability, new occupant experiences and safety and security includes features such as smart equipment, digital sensors, security systems, cameras, monitors, analytics/dashboards, infection control and a mobile…

SkyBlue® LED

BIOS/Lumileds SkyBlue® LED The new SkyBlue® LED uses SkyBlue Circadian technology to engage with a non-visual photoreceptor in the human eye, working with the human body’s circadian rhythm for healthier lighting solutions. The 3030 mid-power LED reduces the lumen per…

Radiation Damper

Greenheck Radiation Damper The model CRD-320WT ceiling radiation damper, combined with select models of Greenheck ceiling exhaust bathroom fans, adds even more code-compliant options for wood truss applications. It is UL-approved for use in 20 different one-hour combustible, UL rated…

Sun Shades

Tubelite Sun Shades MaxBlock® single-blade sun shades have an aerodynamic design that directs wind and water out and away from the building and is able to span up to widths of 8 ft (2.4 m) unspliced or 12.4 ft (3.8…

Thermal Deformation Solution

Technoform Thermal Deformation Solution The shearless polyamide thermal barrier for windows, doors and façade systems reduces the deformation caused by uneven thermal expansion in aluminum framing members. It allows inside and outside of the framing members to expand independently and…

LED Color Line

Product: LEDs Company: Lumileds The updated LUXEON 2835 color line of LEDs features 11 colors and three white options. It now has a 25% brighter red-orange and a 6% brighter red, which enhance the performance of  color-tunable lamps. The new…

Kyoto Station, Kyoto, Japan

By James Scott Brew, AIA; Tomoaki Ushio, P.E., Member ASHRAE Kyoto, Japan, is world renowned for its historic architecture, rich cultural history and beauty. Kyoto Station is the gateway to the city and was designed by visionary architect Hiroshi Hara…

Montana State University (MSU) Campus, Bozeman, Montana

By Megan Sterl, P.E., Member ASHRAE; Kevin Amende, P.E., Member ASHRAE Montana State University’s (MSU) campus in Bozeman, Montana, has become a living laboratory to test building technologies that will achieve low carbon operation. This concept allows MSU to implement…

Air-Cooled Screw Chiller

Product: Air-Cooled Screw Chiller Company: Daikin The waterside economizer (WSE) option on Daikin’s Pathfinder® air-cooled screw chiller adds a fluid-to-air heat exchanger coil in series with the chiller refrigerant condenser coil. The heat rejection airflow moves across both coils, allowing heat…

Building Health Monitoring

Company: Melink Corporation Product: Building Health Monitoring PositiV® is a stand-alone system from Melink Corporation that monitors a building’s pressure and remotely tracks building health. Alerts are sent when the system detects anything out of its set parameters. Moreover, PositiV monitors temperature,…

Water Source Heat Pump System

Company: The Whalen Company Product: Water Source Heat Pump System The Closetline® CAS series water source heat pump system from The Whalen Company exceeds ASHRAE Standard 90.1 minimum efficiency and uses environmentally friendly R-410A refrigerant. Applications include commercial retrofit or new…

Lighting and Controls

Company: Lutron Electronics and Cree Lighting Product: Lighting and Controls Lutron Electronics and Cree Lighting introduce Cree Lighting’s architectural Stylus Linear Series that is enabled with Lutron Vive wireless integral fixture control. Vive, Lutron’s simple and scalable wireless lighting control solution,…

Boiler Communication System

Company: Cleaver-Brooks Product: Boiler Communication System Prometha™ IoT Connected Boiler Solutions from Cleaver-Brooks allows users to remotely monitor their boiler system from anywhere on a smart device, providing text alerts and actionable insights that help prevent or reduce unplanned downtime and…

Acoustical Sealant

Company: DAP Product: Acoustical Sealant New Sound Block™ E90 acoustical sealant from DAP is specifically designed to reduce sound transmission and improve sound tranmission class ratings in sound-rated wall and floor systems. It offers general contractors, builders and drywall installers an…

LED Fixtures

Company: Lithonia Lighting® Product: ENVEX™ Series Acuity Brands, Inc. introduces the ENVEX™ Series of LED fixtures from Lithonia Lighting,® a recessed ambient family of lighting fixtures offering an elegant form factor that blends seamlessly with most conventional ceilings in applications…

Fan System

Company: ZIEHL-ABEGG Product: Fan System ZIEHL-ABEGG offers the ZAplus fan system. The optimized full nozzle with guide vane, motor suspension and short diffuser is combined with FE2owlet fans. This multifunctional system enables high pressures, high efficiencies and low noise emissions. Learn…

Pre-Insulated PEX Piping

Company: Rehau Product: Pre-Insulated PEX Piping Engineered to minimize energy loss during transfer of hot or chilled fluid through buried pipelines, REHAU INSULPEX® consists of PEXa O2 barrier pipe, foam insulation and outer jacket. Available in one- and two-pipe configurations from…