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Press release written by Laura Molesworth.

Kennesaw, GA. - The PlantCTRL solution, a sophisticated native BACnet® control system for chiller plants, is now available from Automated Logic Corporation. Automated Logic, a leading provider of innovative building automation systems, is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

News originally appeared in ASHRAE Email Newsletter, and was written by Jodi Scott.

Arlington, VA – The HVACR Workforce Development Foundation released three new reports and accompanying executive summary today confirming that demand outstrips the supply of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration employees. In particular, mechanics and installers are in critical shortage in most areas of the nation. ASHRAE is a member of the Foundation.

ACI offers a full line of accurate, durable Relative Humidity sensors. For a complete listing of these products, visit our website http://workaci.com/sites/default/files/lineCards/Humidity.pdf.

News originally appeared on "the News" website and was written by Thomas Rice.

A health care facility’s HVAC system is perceived to control temperature, IAQ, and energy costs, but the often-overlooked factor is relative humidity (RH) levels.

News originally appeared on newyork.construction.com and was written by Peter Maloney.

July 28, 2015 - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on July 28 unveiled a $4 billion construction project that aims to tear down and rebuild large parts of LaGuardia Airport in Queens, New York.

The gateway project is being developed in concert with separate development efforts by Delta Air Lines, which operates in terminals A, C and D.

It’s important for facility managers to understand the importance of data before, during, and after energy efficiency projects. Data can be your friend. Data — which as we’ll see, comes from such sources as utility bills, meters, submeters, and data loggers — guides energy audits (also called energy assessments) that lead to the creation of energy conservation measures (ECMs) that in turn will serve the building’s interests.

Press release was written by Jim Hayman.

BREA, CA—April 28, 2015 - Controls Group North America (CGNA) announced the “2014 CGNA Preferred Vendor of the Year” Award winner at their recent CGNA Synergy Conference in Savannah, GA, at the Westin Hotel. This year’s winner is Automation Components, Inc., (ACI), Middleton, WI.

News originally appeared on ControlDesign.com and was written by Mike Bacidore.

Despite an evolution of alternatives, pneumatics have stood the test of time. Hydraulic and electromechanical systems might offer a better solution in certain circumstances, but there are still plenty of pneumatic applications. We gathered input from a panel of industry veterans to determine how prevalent the technology still is and what to consider when making a decision.

To view the complete "What's Pnew in Pneumatics" article, click the Control Design URL above.

Evidence gathered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) indicates that some refrigeration facilities may be failing to properly manage hazardous chemicals, including anhydrous ammonia, as required by the Clean Air Act (CAA) Section 112(r).
In response, the EPA released an environmental alert about processors’ responsibilities to prevent accidental releases of chemicals like anhydrous ammonia through compliance with CAA’s Chemical Accident Prevention Program.

News originally appeared on facilitiesnet.com, and was written by Derek Tynan.

Maintenance and engineering managers in institutional and commercial facilities have an array of components and technology to consider when upgrading their HVAC systems to maximize energy efficiency. But which options are most appropriate for their facilities’ specific energy-efficiency needs?

News originally appeared in ASHRAE Email Newsletter, and was written by Jodi Scott.

ATLANTA – The growing use of plug loads in buildings as well as insufficient data on how much energy they generate present a challenge to engineers in determining how to best cool a building.