Tapping your foot anxiously, you glance at your airline ticket and the terminal noted on it. The flight will be boarding in a few minutes. As you look around, there are several other people waiting for this flight; it seems the plane is fully booked. You close your eyes and breathe in deeply, calming your nerves. The air seems fresh, not stagnant, despite the large number of people around you. There are no empty seats in the area, so you carefully find a window to lean against as you watch the airplanes of other terminals and wait for your own.
Airports must provide a controlled environment for their visitors, while allowing scheduled maintenance within a building that is operational 24/7. Additionally, they must offer a high level of security for their passengers, all while simultaneously moving those travelers and their luggage rapidly through the building, in a finite amount of time.
Generally, airports are large complex buildings divided into numerous areas, with a number of smaller units located within them. Building automation systems (BAS) are used within airports to monitor and control sensors for things like filters, temperature, air flow, and building energy usage.
Imagine you sit down at a restaurant on the outdoor patio, and as you’re waiting to order your food, you glance at the large HVAC system on top of the building across the street. Several questions cross your mind: Why do they need such a big system? And what goes into it? Today I want to introduce one of the vital aspects of a building’s HVAC system, the air handler. Continue reading “What is an Air Handler?”
Today is the last day of AHR Expo, and the show is beginning to settle down as we all head back to our normal day-to-day. We hope that all of our teammates, partners, customers, and acquaintances have safe travels wherever you are headed to. Continue reading “Thanks for Visiting Us at AHR Expo!”
Labeled a “first of its kind investment” by the Department of Energy, a funding opportunity for public K-12 school facilities was approved November 26th, 2022. Its name? The Renew America’s Schools Grant.
The first round of these grants will account for $80 million dollars (and the full grant program estimated to total around $500 million dollars) will be allotted for energy improvements that result in direct reduction to school energy costs, increased energy efficiency, and lead to improvements in teacher and student health. Continue reading “Department of Energy’s “Renew America’s Schools” Grant Program”