Commercial Building Size Is Rising

Commercial Building Size Is Rising

New commercial buildings are larger than they were a decade ago, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS). CBECS estimates there were 5.6 million commercial buildings in the U.S. in 2012, totaling 87 billion square feet of floor space. This level represents a 14 percent increase in the…

Cooling Tower HVACR Maintenance is Not To Be Forgotten

Cooling Tower HVACR Maintenance is Not To Be Forgotten

When it comes to large commercial systems, cooling towers seem to receive less attention than other system components. The cooling tower is often the most easily forgotten component of an HVACR system when it comes to maintenance. Yet, cooling tower maintenance is vital to ensuring overall system efficiency and preventing downtime. To avoidworst-case failure scenarios, mechanical…