Good morning, I hope you enjoyed our very first video blog on Friday. If you missed it, check it out here. Today’s post is another video blog, also filmed in Price Research Center North, but it’s about a completely different project. Last week a couple of researchers from Berkeley University in California traveled to Winnipeg to study displacement systems in the Radiant Test Chamber. Although Dr. Bauman explains it best in the video below, the main focus of the study was to better understand how displacement systems interact with radiant systems. Although the results are still in development (an official paper based on the results is being compiled as we speak), my sources in the lab tell me that Berkeley’s findings were quite extensive. We’ll keep you updated as we hear more. For now, check out how the lab team set up the Radiant Test Chamber, and see what the research was all about:
It’s Friday already (the weeks seem to fly by here at the office) and I hope you all have great weekends lined up. For our friends, colleagues, and customers in the states – I hope you all have enjoyed your Thanksgivings and that you get to spend lots of time with family (or shopping all the Black Friday sales!).
Today’s post is our very first video blog! I think we are really starting off with a bang! We had a team of experts in from Germany to do some product testing at Price Research Center North. The team in the lab set up our cold room so that a huge glass window wall could be tested with -30 degree temperatures. The test was part of the development/construction of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, which is an amazing building not only for the historic value it will have inside, but for its architecture and design:
A major challenge for the team building this new Winnipeg landmark is making sure that the glass walls can withstand a regular room temperature on one side, and -30 degree temperatures on the other side without having any problems (like condensation, frost, etc.). That’s where Price comes in! Check out the video below for more details on how we rigged up the huge glass wall!
For more information on our $8 million state-of-the-art lab, check this out:
It has been a very busy week in the PRCN (Price Research Center North). We had visitors from the University of Berkley in to do some research projects in the Radiant Test Chamber (video coming soon), and yesterday afternoon Price hosted some Architecture students from the University of Manitoba. The students enjoyed some presentations, and then a tour of the PRCN, complete with a real ‘hands-on’ approach to some smoke tests. Check out some photos below – they were a very energetic bunch of students!
I hope that everyone was able to find some time to remember during Remembrance Day yesterday. Having the day off yesterday has thrown me for a bit of a loop – today feels like Monday, except it’s Friday tomorrow. I guess that’s not a bad thing!
Right now there are many Price employees at the Greenbuild Conference and Expo in Phoenix, Arizona. We have a booth (see photo below!) that we hope conveys Price’s respect for the environment. Sustainable solutions for saving energy are not only good for the planet, but have financial savings benefits as well. Many buildings are now striving to become LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified. For more info on the LEED program, check out the US Green Buildings Council website here: http://www.usgbc.org/DisplayPage.aspx?CategoryID=19
Of course, Al Gore is this year’s keynote speaker at the event. Here’s hoping that the green energy that comes from that conference can be passed on to everyone who was unable to attend!
For more info on Price’s green initiatives, check out www.price-hvac.com/green.