Entries by Trane Canada West

A Touch of Alchemy Transforms a Vermont Brewery

A Touch of Alchemy Transforms a Vermont Brewery “When people walk in the door, their jaws drop,” said John Kimmich, co-owner and head brewer at The Alchemist Brewery. “The natural light, the energy efficiency of the building — it’s a church to beer.” The original Alchemist location opened in Waterbury, Vermont, in 2003. After eight […]

Deliver More Value to Your Customers with Building Integration

By Neil Maldeis, Energy Solutions Engineering Leader, Trane® Connected buildings, the Internet of Things (IoT) and smart devices are buzzwords in the industrial market. But do your customers have a true understanding of what a connected building is and the benefits that it can provide? Connected devices, like lighting, security systems, and heating, ventilation and […]

Seeing the Big Picture in Building Design

By Al Fullerton, Systems Leader, Trane In commercial building design, individual pieces of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment are often selected based on their efficiency. It’s natural to want to choose the most effective solution, and many times we consider this through the performance of an individual component. But is this really the […]

VFD APPLICATION GUIDELINES

By Colmac Coil Background The application of Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) in heating and cooling units is becoming more common every day.  VFDs work by converting an AC voltage to DC voltage and then pulsing the DC voltage to simulate an AC sine wave at the required frequency to control motor speed. VFDs are an […]

Four Ways to Maximize Energy Procurement Savings

By Drew Fellon, business leader for energy supply services, Trane   It’s well-known that energy costs are always one of the most significant portions of a commercial building budget. Finding ways to reduce that spend can be tricky, but there are ways you can impact it: reduce the amount of energy consumed, change the time […]

Advantages of double-wall brazed plate heat exchangers in potable water applications

By: SWEP North America Brazed plate heat exchangers (BPHEs) are one of the most efficient ways to transfer heat.  They are designed to provide unparalleled performance with the lowest life-cycle cost. Choosing brazed technology for your next heating or cooling project will bring many benefits, including savings in space, energy, and maintenance across HVACR and […]

Ice Rink Update

Technical Safety BC’s recent report on the Fernie Arena tragedies underlines the safety risks inherent with ammonia ice plants. A small leak in a chiller tube caused a 9 lb. release of ammonia into the mechanical room which quickly overcame those working there. To quote TSBC, “Ammonia releases from refrigeration systems can cause injuries to […]

3 Things to Consider for Your Next Building Project

The way buildings are used — and the needs within building spaces — are continuously changing. Revitalization efforts turn abandoned warehouses into residential and commercial hot spots. Work place trends turn an old conference room into collaborative space or a wellness lounge. Whether the changes are driven by corporate growth, new technology or shifting needs, […]

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Temperature and Humidity Control for Laboratories, Medical Imaging Rooms, Libraries & Archives

By Mike Lawler, Data Aire Whether your emphasis is on pioneering technology, developing life-saving drugs or managing the integrity of sensitive documents or artifacts, maintaining the perfect environmental envelope is vital to your success. Require tight control over temperature and humidity Have large swings in cooling requirement daily & annually Must dehumidify when little or […]