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2014-09-29 23:04:27

Animated production is designed to educate and inform building owners, property managers and the general public on the benefits of HVAC optimization Irvine, Calif. (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 When upgrading a large building’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system to improve occupant comfort and comply with today’s efficiency standards, commercial building owners and property managers have numerous choices. Various energy optimization systems all claim to be the best,...

2014-09-26 12:25:48

BURNABY, Canada, September 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Increasing HVAC Adoption in IT/ITeS Coupled with Growing Commercial Real Estate Sector to Drive HVAC Market in India During 2014-19 HVAC systems are becoming one of the key building blocks in modern infrastructure. These systems are found in almost all upcoming commercial as well as residential buildings. Rise in infrastructure, rapid urbanization and growth in commercial properties are some of the key factors fuelling...

2014-09-25 12:23:58

GUANGZHOU, China, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "Alive, A Life" Air Purifier launching conference was held by PHNIX in Beijing JW Wanhao Hotel on Sept. 23, 2014. The leading role of this conference was informing the world about a brand-new product designed by PHNIX -- the intelligent PHNIX Air Purifier "Alive". Different from current mode 1.0 era air purifiers, PHNIX Air Purifier "Alive" has a unique "air changing" function that brings users fresh "alive" air, which benefits...

2014-09-24 12:24:23

TORONTO, Sept. 24, 2014 /CNW/ - The Ontario Power Authority (OPA) today announced updates to the saveONenergy RETROFIT PROGRAM that provide additional financial incentives for Ontario businesses to reduce energy used by lighting, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, refrigeration systems and building plug loads. Retrofitting outdated equipment provides cost savings and improves the efficiency of operational procedures and processes. Eligible companies can receive...

2014-09-24 12:23:55

Entries Are Due Oct. 31 HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today urged Pennsylvania students, ages nine to 14, to enter a national radon poster contest designed to help raise awareness about the dangers of radon. The deadline to enter is Oct. 31. Radon exposure causes nearly 21,000 lung cancer deaths in the U.S. each year, and 40 percent of homes in Pennsylvania have radon levels above the EPA guideline of...

2014-09-23 23:05:54

Air Oasis is offering any school in the affected areas of EV-D68 no-cost-sanitization-equipment and lab materials necessary to teach the importance of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and how viruses are spread via air and surfaces. The IAQ Lab enables children to test for and visually see contaminants in their classroom, and learn how to remove them. Amarillo, TX, (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 Teaching kids to wash their hands and cover their mouths has been proven for decades to greatly reduce the...

2014-09-23 12:29:30

Mold in warehouse buildings is a significant problem. Many of our nations are not climate controlled and therefore increasingly have problems with dealing with mold due to how items are shipped. BALTIMORE, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Mold is a highly resilient organism of the natural order, which can survive on even the slimmest of natural organisms. Mold can survive off of moisture, and cellulose materials, and a warehouse environment can provide the best possible...

2014-09-22 23:07:28

BAS, Energy Efficiency Expertise Results in Comfort, Savings for Healthcare Providers SANFORD, Florida (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 InsideIQ Building Automation Alliance member firms MC2 and CM3 have completed building automation system (BAS) and energy efficiency projects for two Florida Hospitals. Both firms are experienced providers of automation and energy management systems for a variety of commercial buildings, including healthcare facilities. InsideIQ is an international alliance of...

2014-09-22 23:00:28

Recognizing water damage in your home can help prevent small problems from becoming major water damage issues. Cleveland, Ohio (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 Restoration Local, a leading provider of water damage repair and restoration in the United States, is offering tips on recognizing water damage in your home. With a watchful eye and a little bit of knowledge, water damage issues can be avoided or taken care of before they become major repairs. Foundations that crack due to low-quality...

2014-09-18 23:03:18

Enerliance and Ocean West Capital’s Efficiency Collaboration is a Resounding Success for 300,000-Square-Foot Irvine Office Tower Irvine, Calif. (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 An initial two-day validation exercise at 2600 Michelson, a 300,000-square-foot office tower in Irvine, Calif., reveals that the building’s recent LOBOS HVAC efficiency upgrade will provide a 43.7% reduction in HVAC energy usage. This reduction equates to a projected savings of nearly one million kWh per year....


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'