Monthly Archives: September 2016

SIDEBAR: Energy Stars — Houston Schools Shine in EPA Challenge

2016-09-12T06:00:00+00:00September 12th, 2016|News|

Part four of a 4-part article on the Houston Independent School District's HVAC program By Dave Lubach, Associate Editor HVAC   Article Use Policy The Houston Independent School District’s efforts to reduce energy consumption last year did not go unnoticed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Nine district campuses received recognition from the EPA as

HVAC Preventive Maintenance Program Rescues Houston School District

2016-09-12T06:00:00+00:00September 12th, 2016|News|

Part one of a 4-part article on the Houston Independent School District’s HVAC preventive maintenance program By Dave Lubach, Associate Editor HVAC   Article Use Policy The road to improved sustainability and improved energy efficiency in institutional and commercial facilities requires more than strong talk from maintenance and engineering managers. It also involves hard decisions and

Houston Schools Seek to Streamline HVAC Direct Digital Controls System

2016-09-12T06:00:00+00:00September 12th, 2016|News|

Part three of a 4-part article on the Houston Independent School District's HVAC program By Dave Lubach, Associate Editor HVAC   Article Use Policy In addition to the PM program, the district also is taking a closer look at building performance by streamlining its DDC program. The district currently works with about six different DDC systems

Houston School District Realizes Benefits of Preventive Maintenance Program

2016-09-12T06:00:00+00:00September 12th, 2016|News|

Part two of a 4-part article on the Houston Independent School District’s HVAC preventive maintenance program By Dave Lubach, Associate Editor HVAC   Article Use Policy Before the preventive maintenance program, the district’s HVAC technicians worked in “firefighter mode,” Busby says. “There was no planned maintenance in the approach we had taken with this many systems