SPR 2018

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/ b r i e f s / p e o p l e industry /hvac NADCA Welcomes a New Leader to its Board of Directors The National Air Duct Cleaners Association recently wel- comed Jim Castellano of Better Air Quality to its board of directors. As the president and owner of Better Air Quality in Middle Island, New York, Castellano has more than 20 years of experience in air conveyance sales and marketing. He serves on NADCA's Fall Technical Conference Committee and the Industry & Public Relations Committee. Castellano is a certified Air Systems Cleaning Specialist. James Appointed to Energy, Clean Air & Natural Resources Committee Barton James , The Air Conditioning Contractors of America senior vice president of government relations, will represent the HVAC contracting industry on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Energy, Clean Air & Natural Resources Committee. The committee develops and maintains chamber policy on all aspects of energy, clean air and natural resources. The com- mittee works to promote legal and regula- tory reforms and other safeguards against regulatory abuses by administrative agencies. ASHRAE Board Member Knight Honored by National Institute of Building Sciences M. Dennis Knight , P.E., recently received the National Institute of Building Sciences 2017 Member Award. The Institute Member Award goes to a member of the institute who has made a substantial contribution in support of the mission, goals and objectives of the organization. He was honored for his work on developing the institute's Building Information Modeling guide geared toward building owners. Knight contributed significantly to integrating the dispa- rate skills and interests of this multidisciplinary team into a coherent product that was downloaded more than 1,300 times in the first six months of its availability. He also contributed a large share of content to the "Infrastructure and Standards" section of the NBGO and kept the concept of employing standards foremost in the team's awareness. As an ASHRAE fellow and di- rector at large, as well as a member of ASHRAE's Steering Committee for BIM, Knight has been instrumental in promoting the work of the institute beyond its boundaries. Recently, he contributed significantly to ASHRAE's efforts to promote the NBGO to an American National Standards Institute standard; ASHRAE has since filed a project initiation notice with ANSI for this effort. Jim Castellano Barton James Specified Air Solutions Acquires 3 Indoor Pool Dehumidification Brands, Creates New Divisions Specified Air Solutions has formed two new divisions, Dehumidified Air Solutions and Dehumidified Air Services that will create a new level of indoor pool dehumidification design, manufacturing and equipment service in North America. SAS acquired the three indoor pool me- chanical dehumidification brands of Dectron, PoolPak and Seresco in the last 18 months and now operates them under DAS. While Dectron, PoolPak and Seresco will continue to operate as three distinct brands, each going to market through their separate sales representative networks, all three brands will benefit from the resources, scale and expertise that DAS brings to the marketplace. SAS is led by Charley Brown, CEO/president. FREE ONLINE NETWORK REIMAGINES CONSUMER-DIRECT HVAC/R EQUIPMENT SUPPLY CHAIN Contractors can capitalize on the growing online market for direct-to-consumer HVAC/R equipment sales through the free MyEZInstall.com platform that allows installers to retain 100 percent of labor fees and grow their service base. Instead of charging members a f lat referral fee or percentage of their installation price, MyEZInstall is compensated from referring e-commerce websites for access to its national network of licensed HVAC/R contractors. Licensed contractors can apply for membership at MyEZInstall.com. Once information is verified and approved, their personalized listing is added to the network. Then, home and business owners purchasing from e-commerce partner sites will utilize an interactive listing of local licensed contractors where they can request several quotes during the check-out process. NADCA RELEASES REFORMATTED GENERAL SPECIFICATION NADCA, the HVAC Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Association, has recently released a reformatted general construction specification document in an effort to better serve architects, engineers and contractors specifying air duct cleaning projects and to increase the opportunity for NADCA member companies to generate more business. The NADCA General Specification, in a three-part format developed and endorsed by the Construction Specifications Institute, is a template document that can be modified to accurately ref lect project requirements and account for the unique system variations within an individual building and cleaning project. The document is available for download at generalspec.nadca.com. WHITE PAPER, VIDEO EXPLORE CHALLENGES OF SOUND MEASUREMENT IN FIELD TESTS Noise reduction is vital in HVAC, power generator and off-highway equipment. All moving components produce noise. Test data shows how much noise a product or part produces, assisting manufacturers in meeting noise level requirements. Multi-Wing's white paper and video illustrate the complexities of sound measurement. In addition to providing an example of a simplified approach to sound propagation, the white paper provides sound propagation in ideal and real-world conditions. The video demonstrates sound measurement of fan noise with a sound meter at given distances in a real-world environment. For more details, visit multi- wing.net/sound. /briefs /people Specifi ed Air Solutions has recently acquired three indoor pool dehumidifi cation brands and created two new divisions. From left, David Lucas, president of Seresco and Charley Brown, CEO of DAS. NIBS.ORG M. Dennis Knight, P.E., (center) receives the National Institute of Building Sciences Institute Member Award from institute President Henry Green (left) and Chair Stephen Ayers (right). HVACPproducts.com HVAC & Plumbing Product News \ Spring 2018 8

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