Tag Archives: HVAC

Putting the "V" in "HVAC": Ventilation

By Richard M. Lindemon, PE, LEED AP Most people are familiar with the abbreviation “H-V-A-C,” whether in full detail or nothing beyond reciting the four letters in succession. Sometimes people try to pronounce it as a two-syllable acronym, “H-VAC,” which may be as divisive as you can get among those in the trade! Still, others […]

Bigger Isn't Always Better! Why Oversizing Packaged DX HVAC Equipment Isn't a Good Idea

By Rich Lindemon, PE, LEED AP It is very easy to fall into the trap of thinking that bigger is better when you consider something that you like or enjoy or that benefits you and those around you.  That super-sized value meal with the extra-large fries and drink must be better than the regular sized […]

Trying to Reduce Energy Consumption in Your Plant? Check These Two Important Components

By Timothy A. Warren, PE, LEED AP BD +C Continuing our conversation on industrial energy reduction that started here, we will discuss energy reduction for compressed air and pumping systems. Compressed air. This is probably the most expensive form of energy used in an industrial plant because of its poor efficiency – with an efficiency […]

Scott Butcher Presents to SMPS Chapter

Scott D. Butcher, FSMPS, CPSM, vice president and chief marketing officer of JDB Engineering, Inc., recently presented to the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) Northeast Ohio chapter in Cleveland.  His topic was A/E/C Business Development – The Decade Ahead, a presentation he developed for the SMPS Foundation, a non-profit research organization for which he […]

When Do Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) Systems Make Sense?

by Kevin G. Angle, PE, LEED Green Assoc. Having three young children at home, I hear all kinds of music in the car and in the house. Lately, my kids have become excited when Meghan Trainor’s “All About the Bass” comes on the radio – I regularly listen to all three of them in the […]

IAQ: Indoor Air Quality

Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) is a growing cause of concern for our modern day society. Any building has the potential for SBS, which can cause headaches, fatigue, and even mucous membrane irritation for those exposed to it. Even more serious is Building Related Illness (BRI), a medically identifiable disease which, in extreme cases, can cause […]

Air System Basics: VAV

Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems play a large role in the successful operation of a facility. They are responsible for maintaining comfort conditions day in and day out. These systems, often very large and energy-consuming, are responsible for a large portion of a building’s first cost and operating cost. It is, therefore, very […]