building control Articles

  • Building Energy Modeling 101: HVAC Design and Operation Use Case

    A great deal of energy use in buildings goes toward heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC). In 2015, HVAC consumed 15.5 quads. The first step in reducing HVAC energy use is reducing heating and cooling load—i.e., the amount of heat that needs to be added to or removed from a building—typically by reducing heat from equipment and lighting; minimizing unnecessary ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Expert Interview: Pushing Air Pollution Control Technology Forward

    Catalytic Products International has a rich history of innovation and expertise in the field of air pollution control technology, as well as a goal of providing our customers with the knowledge that will help them meet their air pollution control needs. As part of our ongoing series of blogs in which we interview members of ...

  • ERG supplied a £2.3m waste gas treatment plant. Over 2 years on and the plant continues to deliver emissions compliance for Saffil - Case study

    Summer 2015 marked the completion of two years successful operation of an ERG (Air Pollution Control) Ltd designed, installed and commissioned waste gas treatment plant at the Saffil production facility in Widnes.  Background Saffil Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Unifrax, produces high temperature insulation products, for use in automotive catalytic convertors and other ...

  • Fire Codes: A Foundation of Safety for a Rapidly Changing World

    Chief among these safety features is fire protection. There are myriad codes and regulations relating to fire safety in commercial buildings, from standards on portable fire extinguishers to the installation of stationary pumps for fire protection — the U.S.- based National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) alone has more than 300 consensus codes that have been adopted in whole or in part ...

  • Controlling Mold Growth in Buildings Prevention and Control Strategies

      In background quantities, molds can be found everywhere-in air, water, our homes, our clothing and even on our pets. They are present in such small numbers that they don"t trigger reactions in humans, except in ultra-sensitive individuals. But, when molds find the right combination of ...

  • Plume Control under a City Building

    Subsurface remediation in a big city setting is complicated. Limited work space, heavy traffic, noise restrictions, and a dense network of utilities are just some of the factors that conspire to make the installation of any in situ plume control or plume reduction system a seemingly unsolvable logistical puzzle. Horizontal wells placed directly beneath a building can provide protection from soil ...

  • Automatic building controls - intelligent building solutions in partnership with eSight

    Automatic Building Controls, LLC (ABC) has remained true to a single mission: deliver customers a holistic approach to intelligent building optimization at a sensible price. They have been delivering that promise to customers in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Indiana since 1976. ABC supports a full range of programs that ensure buildings operate at peak performance and reliability, including partnering ...


    By eSight Energy

  • Building Experience: Energy Efficient Buildings

    Issue: The development of large commercial, governmental and even residential buildings which take advantage of energy efficient design and incorporate on-site renewable energy sources could have a major impact on achieving and maintaining Kyoto targets on reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the future. Although demonstration sites across Europe have been built, the lessons learnt in their ...


  • Asbestos in Buildings: Practical Guidelines for Building Owners

    Practical guidelines for building owners Overview Friable asbestos-containing materials are present in many public and commercial buildings, schools and factories built before the mid-70's. Regulations in Ontario and some other provinces require building owners and property managers to put in place asbestos control programs, once they are aware of the presence of friable asbestos-containing ...


  • Sick-building syndrome and building-related illness

    Significant health problems linked to very poor indoor air qualityIndoor Air Quality (IAQ) deals with the content of interior air that could affect health and comfort of building occupants. The IAQ may be compromised by microbial contaminants (mold, bacteria), chemicals (such as carbon monoxide, radon), allergens, or any mass or energy stressor are more prevalent than anyone could have predicted. ...

  • Lynxspring, leading building automation and control company, in partnership with eSight

    Lynxspring, founded in 2001, is a leading technology company addressing building automation control requirements with a focus on interoperability. Lynxspring manufactures and distributes web-enabled, open protocol control solutions to fit the simplest to the most complex criteria building owners expect in today's market. Using Tridium's web-based NiagaraAX software in an embedded platform, ...


    By eSight Energy

  • Mold, Mold Growth and Buildings

    Concern about mold exposures in buildings continues to be a significant issue. The bottom line is that mold has been around for eons and is not going away.  It will grow whenever and wherever buildings get wet and materials suitable for mold growth are present.  The following paragraphs are meant to shed light on mold issues related to microbiology, health and safety, moisture control, ...

  • What Are Solar Buildings Technologies?

    Solar buildings technologies use the non-polluting power of the sun to help heat, cool, and power our buildings. Because buildings now use one-third of the energy currently consumed in this country, the potential markets for using solar buildings technologies in place of conventional ones is substantial. Whether you're a home owner, architect, builder, business owner, or industry or utility ...

  • Obama, better buildings and the innovators

    When Obama unveiled his “Better Building Initiative” last week, it wasn’t just the usual architects, builders, and energy efficiency service companies that perked up with interest. A whole new segment of energy efficiency companies saw opportunity: the innovators. Emissaries from the high tech world, the innovators are a growing force in energy efficiency. They bring web and ...

  • Building a Perfect Purification Platform

    Dart NeuroScience is one of the largest privately owned biotech companies in San Diego with around 250 employees – and we have an interesting focus: memory. More specifically, our aim is to develop new technologies and therapies that can maintain or improve memory function and cognitive vitality. Much of our research is built on the work of ...


    By Waters Corporation

  • Green Buildings: Economics and Policies

    Introduction Green building has received increased attention over the past decade from both environmental economists and policymakers. While there is no single definition of “green buildings” or its related policy, researchers and organizations tend to emphasize resource efficiency in building and reducing the impacts of buildings on human health and the environment. ...


    By Oxford Journals

  • Building Sustainable Sanitation Systems

    A low cost system of resource management such as composting toilets is helping to mitigate many of Haiti’s social and ecological challenges. The Caribbean Republic of Haiti — the poorest, most environmentally degraded country in the Western Hemisphere with a population of about 10 million — is a case study in forestry and soil fertility mismanagement. A colonial ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Corrugator Wastewater Design Build

    Featured Wastewater Treatment Case Study Corrugator Wastewater Design Build Cost Reduction = $ Increased Profit $ A Pre-Print ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Building Science Issue (Attic)

    Client: Upscale Custom Home Builder  Location: Florida Gulf Coast  Completion: Sept thru Oct 2007  Corrections Cost: ~$25,000 Key Project Team: Timothy Toburen Indoor Environmental Technologies (IET) was retained by the builder to determine the cause of excessive sweating ...

  • Home, Sweet Wastewater Building

    How can a wastewater treatment plant embedded into a neighborhood not use much landmass and be environmentally friendly and user-friendly all at the same time? One system aims to do all of the above. Why should a wastewater treatment plant always have to look like, well, a wastewater treatment plant?  A visual trip through project files of Aqueonics Inc., based in Greenville, SC, reveals photos ...


    By Aqueonics, Inc.

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