June’s ASHRAE Journal cover article discusses how keeping passengers cool while boarding planes is a priority for the Tampa International Airport. A new system there drops the temperature onboarding bridges by 45°F in seven minutes. Other highlights are an article on a geothermal conversion for a Buffalo, N.Y., office, dual temperature chilled water plants, IAQ metrics and more!.
June 2017 ASHRAE Journal: A Conversation on Zero Net Energy Buildings
Editor’s Note: Recently, zero net energy (ZNE) buildings have moved from state-of-the-art small project demonstrations to a more widely adopted approach across the country among various building types and sizes. States such as California set policy goals of all new residential construction to be NZE by 2020 and all commercial buildings to be NZE by 2030. However, the market for designing, constructing, and operating ZNE buildings is still relatively small. We bring together distinguished experts to share their thoughts on making ZNE buildings more widespread and mainstream from a broad perspective, including governments, utilities, energy-efficiency research institutes, and building owners. This conversation also presents the benefits of ZNE and ways to achieve that goal in the design and operation of buildings. The following is a roundtable conducted by ASHRAE Journal and Bing Liu with Charles Eley, Smita Gupta, Cathy Higgins, Jessica Iplikci, Jon McHugh, Michael Rosenberg, and Paul Torcellini. Keep reading…
June 2017 Digital Insights
One hundred eleven awards will be presented at the 2017 ASHRAE Annual Conference in Long Beach, Calif., honoring members for their contributions to the Society and industry as a whole. Also included in this issue are the regular features and departments, including obituaries and updates on ASHRAE’s standards and research activities.
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