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Training STRUCTURE OF A LARGE DDC SYSTEM

A smaller building may have a single, computerized HVAC controller that operates the direct digital control (DDC) system. However, a large building normally requires a more complex system of controllers, divided into separate sections called tiers. This is called the architecture of the system. First Tier The first tier is a central workstation, consisting of… more »

News The Economizer, In A Nutshell

The function of the economizer is, as its name implies, to “economize” or save on cooling costs. Obviously, it costs money to operate the compressor. If the compressor can be shut down and the system still provide adequate cooling, energy savings can be realized. Heat internal to the building, such as people, lights, computers, copy… more »

News Key Revisions to the 2015 Edition of NFPA 70E

Here are the key revisions to 2015 NFPA 70E from this month’s EC & M The 2015 edition of NFPA 70E reflects a major shift in how stakeholders evaluate electrical risk. In support of this, new definitions were added to Art. 100, including Hazard, Hazardous, Risk, and Risk Assessment. Throughout the document changes were made… more »

News Testing, Adjusting, and Balancing for HVAC

The purpose of testing, adjusting, and balancing (TAB) is to assure that an HVAC system is providing maximum occupant comfort at the lowest energy cost possible. Here is information from an article from The National Institute of Building Sciences: Most of today’s newest HVAC systems are being designed with many more individually controlled temperature zones… more »

News Energy Tips for Commercial Buildings

Reprinted from http://green.dc.gov/service/energy-tips-commercial-buildings No-Cost Tips Adjust your thermostat. In the summer, set your thermostat to 78 degrees when the work place is occupied, and 85 degrees or off after business hours. In the winter, set your thermostat to 68 degrees when the work place is occupied, and 60-65 degrees or off after business hours. You… more »

News 5 Keys To Effective Project Meetings

Send out an advance agenda. Do yourself and your attendees a huge favor — send out an agenda in advance. It doesn’t have to be fully detailed. It doesn’t even have to be the final version. But it will serve two purposes — it will tell them that you are organized and ready and it… more »

Training The importance of an Energized Electrical Work Permit (EEWP)

Electrical work is to be performed in a de-energized state unless energized work can be justified. Where energized work is permitted without justification, the company or organization can be subject to being fined for willful violations, which are the most expensive types of fines. They can also be subject to possible criminal charges where someone… more »

News Emergency Electrical Services Contract

Facility and property managers look at emergency electrical service as a critical aspect of maintaining a building’s functionality. When there is a power issue, employees, tenants and residents do not have a lot of patience. Response is everything! Unfortunately, the lure of a perceived great labor rate can often circumvent great performance. Weather, outages and… more »