Overcoming SF6 Phantom Emissions

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In any business, it is important to take an accurate inventory of assets, and to be sure that the inventory statistics remain accurate, regular follow-up inventory inspections serve as an excellent means, of discovering and repairing any reasons, for a non balanced report.

Entering the results, of taking inventory, into an app, and then backing up the data makes the process much more convenient. It isn’t difficult, to discover an SF6 leak, but in the event that this occurs, such information can, easily be added to the inventory tracking application’s records, which will figure such factors into the inventory balance.

The product is quite costly, today, and the price is likely to increase, with fewer SF6-dependant devices being produced, in favor of more advanced, eco-friendly alternatives that are emerging. This makes having accurate inventory statistics important.

Read the whole story here – http://refrigerantauthority.com/how-to-avoid-phantom-emissions/


Healthy Indoor Air In School: Secure Your Child’s Care


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Find out if the schools related to you are taking the right steps to having healthy indoor air. Many schools, for the same amount of floor space, may have up to four times as many occupants as an office building. This is a problem that needs to be addressed if the air quality is poor.

Children are more likely have respiratory issues has their bodies are still in development. This article explains some tell-tale signs of whether your school building has air quality problems and some techniques that can be utilized in order to address this issue.

Links to the EPA are also available to provide additional information about how to improve the quality of your school’s indoor air.

More of these sure steps to a healthy indoor air in school here – http://www.goodway.com/hvac-blog/2013/10/sure-steps-to-healthy-indoor-air-in-schools/


Let’s talk about the 7 Factors of a Successful High Performance Building

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Buildings can offer different benefits and have different factors on the environment around it, the people working inside of it, and others. Some of these benefits to the environment are energy savings and are “green” buildings. During the 1990’s, the US began to focus on making buildings green and sustainable. Buildings started to become regulated more strictly, as the 2000s Congress defined high-performance buildings as buildings designed and built in the context of larger human, environmental, and economic concerns.

Legrand decided to research and have identified seven key factors behind the success of most high-performance buildings. These seven factors are Market and Economic Influences, Security and Natural Disasters, Energy Security and Climate Change, Social Equity, Changes in Building Design and Management, Information Technology, and Codes and Standards. Buildings that favor these seven factors are destined for success and will sustain that success for a long time.

Read the full article here – http://www.goodway.com/hvac-blog/2013/10/the-7-trends-behind-high-performance-buildings/


HERS Introduced the 2015 Energy Conservation Code


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Homebuilders will now have to adhere to the Energy Conservation code. This helps builders build more energy efficient homes in different climate zones. The incentive for this is home buyers will now qualify for a 2066 IECC tax credit of $2000.

The only requirement is they most use 50% less energy that what was required by IECC in 2006. Not only is the way the home was constructed factored in now but also the type of lights and appliances are included. This will equate to around $100 billion in national savings by 2030.

How all of this pans out is yet to be seen, but it is definitely a step forward towards energy efficiency.

Read the whole story here – http://www.energyvanguard.com/blog-building-science-HERS-BPI/bid/71518/The-2015-Energy-Code-Will-Have-a-HERS-Rating-Compliance-Path


Georgia Power Stepped Up!

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With the new highly disliked Energy Star Version 3 Program, local companies such as Georgia Power has stepped in to provide their own programs similar to that of Energy Star Version 2(a well-liked program).

Georgia Power offers incentives to builders for keeping houses as energy efficient as possible and have also taken steps to use multiple channels of marketing in order to get the word out.

Georgia Power has also provided videos for people who do not know what the HERS Index is and who may not be sure whether or not their home is energy efficient. This promotion is a great step in helping homes become more energy efficient.

For more information, click here – http://www.energyvanguard.com/blog-building-science-HERS-BPI/bid/71895/Georgia-Power-Fills-the-Void-Left-by-ENERGY-STAR


What’s wrong with Energy Star New Homes Program?

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Energy star has introduced the new Version 3 from the Version 2. This new version has people attached to the energy star program in a mad frenzy with all the confusion and regulatory requirements that are now in place, causing many to back out of the Energy Star Program.

Some of the factors relevant to the drop of use in the Energy Star program is due to the housing crash in 2009 but the main issue revolves around what Energy Star used to be and what it now has become. This article argues for the basic reasons of reverting back to some of the benefits provided to the users in the Version 2 and not in the Version 3.

Read more of this news here – http://www.energyvanguard.com/blog-building-science-HERS-BPI/bid/71978/Is-the-ENERGY-STAR-New-Homes-Program-Dying


Clean Sweep: Vacuum Accessory that Sweeps the Area

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The high vacuum wand to low vacuum dust collector known as Clean Sweep removes dust from the area. It is a very economical way to remove dust from certain areas. It provides up to 40 in. wg at 90 psig. Large particles are trapped so they cannot be caught in the filter. It uses a pneumatic vacuum pump that brings in the dust through a hose system.

The vacuum is maintenance free. The accessories it comes with are a flexible hose, floor sweep, and crevice nozzle. It also comes with an instructional video that makes set up a breeze. Overall the vacuum is a very ergonomic way to remove dust from an area.

For more information, visit this link – http://news.thomasnet.com/fullstory/Vacuum-Accessory-keeps-dust-collection-work-areas-clean-20014950

Make Yourself and Your Kitchen Happy

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Families can be overwhelmed with daily duties inside the home, let alone outside of the home. With a busy household, organization is a must. The kitchen seems to be the one room in the house where all the action takes place.

Therefore, great tips on how to organize your kitchen are most helpful. Without a complete kitchen makeover, simple and practical tips can make life a little less hectic.

Start with a clean surface and use your flavor and flair for the kitchen you feel comfortable in, yet allowing your space to do what it’s designed to do. Your family and your peace of mind will thank you!

Want to have a happy kitchen? Find out here how – http://bigchill.com/make-a-happy-kitchen/


Dust Collector: Your Solution to Airborne Dusts


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Airborne dust particles are responsible for so many respiratory illnesses and diseases if there is prolonged exposed in your home or office. There is now equipment that is designed to filter out these harmful and annoying dust particles which was created by air movement specialists called Franquip Dust collector, which is available in four different sizes to suite your needs..

This innovative technology will help to keep you and your family safe from colds or even asthma attacks all while reducing the airborne allergens in your home. Every family should have an air filter in their home for their health and safety.

Read the full article here – http://news.thomasnet.com/fullstory/Dust-Collectors-help-counter-airborne-dust-particle-threats-20013982

Having a Mold Problem at School? Know How to Fight This.

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Washington High School in Atlanta had experienced a very wet summer causing the school to shut down due to mold. When an environment experiences lots of moist wet weather it can affect buildings and can contaminate school with mold and low levels of mold spores. Having these problems in the schools can be caused by leaky roofs, humidity and gutters that cause water to drain around the building.

Mold can cause serious health problems like asthma attacks, allergic reactions and other serious respiratory reactions to staff and students. Mold can grow almost anywhere and not having proper ventilation can make this condition worse.  Mold can grow on almost any surface, it’s important to have those areas cleaned and removed of mold. There are many ways to prevent this mold from reoccurring.

Make sure that you fix any leaks as soon as you see them. Watch for condensation when it gets too muggy, vent any appliances that cause moisture to go outside. Dry damp areas with 48 hours to prevent mold from growing. It’s important to protect the foundation and make sure that the drainage is working properly and flowing away from the building. Taking these precautions can save alot of time and money in the long run.

For more information, visit this link – http://www.goodway.com/hvac-blog/2013/09/could-your-school-have-a-mold-problem/