Aircuity Sensor Swap

Today’s blog post comes from Aircuity’s monthly newsletter, Aircuity Monitor. In this issue of the newsletter, you’ll learn about how Aircuity cut energy use at Northwestern in the battle of the buildings. You’ll also learn more about the Better Buildings Initiative expansion to increase the efficiency of U.S. Laboratories…

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Wrap-around Heat Pipes

Designing a building’s HVAC system requires designers to meet or exceed minimum outdoor air requirements, maximize energy savings, and meet all state and local codes. Most states and local codes have adopted ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings. This post reviews the ASHRAE Standard 90.1 requirements for air energy recovery for ventilation systems and reviews one product that is listed in Section 6.5.6 as an exception to the required energy recovery system—the wrap-around heat pipe.

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Zero energy

Last Thursday, September 17, 2015, the Department of Energy (DOE) released a common definition of what a zero energy building is. After years of debate and differences in opinion, now there is a clear definition and standard. Today’s post comes from ASHRAE’s press release regarding the statement. Find out more details and read the definition…

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