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The Case for High Performance VAV Systems
The Case for High Performance VAV Systems: Application of best practices, modern components yields higher efficiencies. "In recent years, engineers have been encouraged to turn away from variable air volume systems by manufacturers of decentralized HVAC technologies and by parties who view VAV systems as antiquated, inefficient, or too difficult to design or operate..."  The case for high-performance VAV systems: one systems for heating, cooling, and ventilation; the benefits - high energy efficiency, low life-cycle cost, low first cost, minimal risk…Read Article →
415 N. Mathilda (Clover): Structures Awards 2015: Green Project of the Year
Silicon Valley Business Journal Structures Awards 2015. 415 N. Mathilda (Clover) receives Gren Project of the Year Award. Therma-Fuser Systems specified on this net-zero project. Source: 415 N. Mathilda (Clover): Structures Awards 2015: Green Project of the YearRead Article →
415 N. Mathilda (Clover): Acterra Sustainable Built Environment Award, Business Environmental Awards, 2016
415 N. Mathilda net-zero project receives Acterra Sustainable Built Environment Award, 2016. Therma-Fuser Systems specified on this project:   [embed]https://youtu.be/GWKnkW7htbs?list=PLokiHd-8So7kLMdgwTdx3LSO3f9fkJRsV[/embed] Source: 415 N. Mathilda (Clover): Acterra Sustainable Built Environment Award, Business Environmental Awards, 2016Read Article →
415 N. Mathilda (Clover):  CoreNet Global, Sustainable Leadership Award, 2016
CoreNet Global, the leading professional association for corporate real estate has announced the winners of its three annual global best practice awards. 415 N. Mathilda received the Sustainable Leadership award, 2016. Therma-Fuser Systems were specified on this net zero project. Source: 415 N. Mathilda (Clover): CoreNet Global, Sustainable Leadership Award, 2016Read Article →
435 Indio:  ASHRAE, Golden Gate Chapter, Technology Award, Commercial Buildings Category, 2016
435 Indio Way, a Zero Net Energy project we completed in 2013, recently won the Technology Award for the Commercial Buildings Category, from the Golden Gate Chapter of ASHRAE. Therma-Fuser Systems Specified on this project. Source: 435 Indio: ASHRAE, Golden Gate Chapter, Technology Award, Commercial Buildings Category, 2016Read Article →
Kaiser Bishop Ranch, San Ramon:  ASHRAE, Golden Gate Chapter, Technology Award, Commercial Buildings Category, 2016
The Kaiser Permanente Medical Office Building in San Ramon at Bishop Ranch entailed a conversion of a three-story, 72,230 sf speculative office building to medical clinics, which included Acutherm LLC Therma-Fuser VAV Diffusers. The project was awarded a Technology Award for the Commercial Buildings Category, from the Golden Gate Chapter of ASHRAE. Source: Kaiser Bishop Ranch, San Ramon: ASHRAE, Golden Gate Chapter, Technology Award, Commercial Buildings Category, 2016Read Article →
435 Indio: Structures Awards 2014: Best Reuse/Rehap Project
435 Indio received Silicon Valley Business Journal Structures Award, 2014, Best Reuse/Rehad Project. Therma-Fuser Systems specified on this net-zero, developer-led project. Source: 435 Indio: Structures Awards 2014: Best Reuse/Rehap ProjectRead Article →
New Buildings Institute ‘ZNE Watchlist’ features Acutherm’s Net Zero projects
A new resource for tracking progress toward zero net energy (ZNE) buildings in California is now available from New Buildings Institute (NBI). The new California ZNE Watchlist, produced with support from the California Public Utilities Commission, tracks buildings that are either “ZNE Verified” or “Ultra-low Energy”. The list also includes “Emerging ZNE” buildings, those buildings built or in progress with stated goals to meet zero energy performance. Buildings that appear on the verified lists have had 12 months of energy…Read Article →
415 N. Mathilda (Clover): Award of Merit, ENR California Best Projects 2016
ZNE project 415 N. Mathilda receives Award of Merit in the Renovation/Restoration category from ENR California Best Projects, 2016. Therma-Fuser Systems specified on this project. Source: 415 N. Mathilda (Clover): Award of Merit, ENR California Best Projects 2016Read Article →
2016 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings
A diverse group of professionals from around the world gathered at this pre-eminent meeting to discuss the technological basis for, and practical implementation of, actions to reduce energy use and the climate impacts associated with buildings. The Summer Study enabled sharing of ideas and dialog among leading thinkers, visionaries, and luminaries in our field. Kurt Herzog, Vice President, Managing Director of Acutherm was invited to present on the topic of "Achieving High Satisfaction in High Performance Buildings." Co-Authors of the…Read Article →
World’s Coolest Offices of 2016, Inc. Magazine
Acutherm is honored to have provided Therma-Fuser Systems for Gensler's Oakland office, which has been named one of the “World’s Coolest Offices of 2016” by Inc. Magazine. #OfficeEnvy Source: World’s Coolest Offices of 2016, Inc. MagazineRead Article →
Specifications for High-Efficiency VAV Systems
"With codes changing at an aggressive pace, new approaches to old strategies may be required. The qualities AMCA ascribes to High Performance Air Systems (HPAS) align well with the requirements of a high-efficiency VAV system defined by the WSEC. One thing is certain: Choosing high-efficiency systems improves comfort, health, energy use, and sustainability and lowers costs.” Read the full article in HPAC, with excerpts from a white paper developed by Air Movement and Control Association's HPAS task force, Chaired by…Read Article →