ASHRAE Winter Conference Highlights

In January, four team members from Coward Environmental Systems, Inc. (CESI) attended the ASHRAE Winter Conference in Chicago's famed McCormick Center. ASHRAE is a diverse organization with over 50,000 members from over 132 nations, dedicated to advancing the arts and sciences of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration to serve…

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Creating Precise Humidity for a Room within a Room

Many of the nation's biggest pharmaceutical companies are located in the Mid-Atlantic, attracted by the growing biotech and pharma research industry that continues to thrive in the area. Expansion in the region has boomed over the past few decades, making Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley a pharma research and manufacturing…

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Plasticair Helps Keep Smithsonian Workers Safe

The Smithsonian Institution is the world's largest museum, but it's also an education and research organization featuring twenty-one public museums, twenty-one libraries, nine research centers, and the National Zoo. Sometimes called "the nation's attic", the Smithsonian manages over 154 million items. In order to maintain, restore, and clean these mammoth collections, the Smithsonian…

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Buffalo Air Adds 60,000 Square Feet with Lynchburg Manufacturing Facility

In 2023, Buffalo Air Handling expanded its facilities into Lynchburg, VA, converting 60,000 square feet of the former RR Donnelly building into additional manufacturing space, with room for growth. Buffalo Air is committed to expanding to meet ever-increasing demand, and has invested significantly into the space, adding four new cranes,…

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Tips for Modular Construction: Better Planning for Better Results

Modular Construction can reduce costs and timelines, but smart planning is required to avoid mistakes or delay schedules. We recently spoke with Bill Bullock, Vice President - MEP Engineered Solutions at Environmental Air Systems (EAS) in High Point, North Carolina, to learn how he helps customers manage complicated projects efficiently…

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Preparing for the R410 Refrigerant Phase-Out  

Air handling and air quality technologies have rapidly evolved to provide more effective, efficient, and green solutions. While most of the industry has been focused on anticipating "what's next," government agencies have been helping change along by implementing bans on  R410A refrigerants after 2025. The History of the AIM Act…

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Navigating Supply Chain Challenges in the Commercial Air Quality Industry

By Bob Miller, President of Coward Environmental Systems In recent years, our industry has grappled with significant supply chain challenges, with delays becoming an all-too-familiar refrain. While the global logistics landscape faced disruptions during the pandemic, it prompted a collective effort to fortify infrastructure, stabilize systems, and eliminate bottlenecks. Although strides…

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The Right Cleanroom Solution for Every Need

BASX is the North American leader in cleanrooms. Its commitment to cleanrooms started decades ago with the refinement of an innovative flush ceiling system. Since then, the company has become the gold standard for cleanrooms, with an emphasis on American and Canadian construction. BASX founder, Dave Benson, pioneered the development…

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Expanding Facilities and Training Force in U.S. is a Smardt Move

David Donges, General Manager of the Americas at Smardt Chiller Group, recently talked with Coward Environmental Systems, Inc. (CESI) about efforts to build and fortify its presence in the U.S. "The pandemic really magnified the weaker points in our global distribution strategies," says Donges. "Like most manufacturers, we experienced backups…

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Wistex Custom Builds VFDs and Control Panels for Perfect Control

While controlling flow or output in systems involving fans or pumps may seem straightforward, it involves carefully considering various factors such as flow rate, pressure, timing, and energy efficiency. Proper control methods are vital to achieving optimal system performance. For example, flow and velocity must be synced in pump applications…

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