HVAC Buzz

08

Feb2016
Newsline Mayor Visits AquaMotion Inc. in Warwick, Rhode Island Warwick, Rhode Island, mayor Scott Avedisian and councilman Joseph Gallucci recently visited AquaMotion Inc. to congratulate Hans Kuster, owner and president of AquaMotion, for bringing innovation, industry, and employment to the ... Read More

08

Feb2016
Newsline Rees Scholarship Foundation Awards $60,500 Since the Rees Scholarship Foundation was founded in 2003, it has awarded approximately $440,000 in scholarships to more than 250 deserving students and instructors.  more info...

08

Feb2016
ASHRAE News ASHRAE Announces Call for Papers for 2017 Winter Conference, Jan. 28-Feb. 1, Las Vegas ATLANTA - ASHRAE has announced a call for papers for its 2017 Winter Conference in Las Vegas, Nev., Jan. 28-Feb. 1, 2017.... Read More

08

Feb2016
Newsline NATE Launches New Exams As with the NATE certification exams, these two new certificate exams were developed by the NATE technical committee, comprised of experts from various industry sectors, including manufacturing, distribution, education and training, and contractors. ... Read More

08

Feb2016
ASHRAE News Attendance High for ASHRAE Winter Conference, AHR Expo ATLANTA - High attendance was reported for the recent ASHRAE Winter Conference and AHR Expo, in Orlando. The 2016 ASHRAE Winter Conference, was held Jan. 23-27, with the AHR Expo ... Read More

08

Feb2016
Newsline The Best of Extra Edition: Feb. 8, 2016 At www.achrnews.com, The NEWS’ Extra Edition page is home to hundreds of online-exclusive service and maintenance, technical, and business management articles. Here are some of the best. more info...

01

Feb2016
ASHRAE News User's Manual to ASHRAE/USGBC/IES Green Standard Available ATLANTA - A newly published User's Manual clarifies the intent and implementation of the building industry's foremost green building standard by explaining its requirements and providing example applications. more ... Read More

01

Feb2016
Newsline Congresswoman Gwen Graham Visits Danfoss Turbocor Facility The meeting included a tour of the factory where Danfoss Turbocor Compressors are engineered and produced, emphasizing the importance of the advancement of energy-efficient technologies and the resulting impact on the industry, ... Read More

01

Feb2016
ASHRAE News ASHRAE LowDown Showdown Seeks Participants for 2016 Conference ATLANTA - After the success and popularity of the first modeling challenge, the ASHRAE LowDown Showdown will be a part of the ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA SimBuild 2016 Conference, Aug. 10-12, ... Read More

01

Feb2016
Newsline HVAC Manufacturers: Feb. 1, 2016 Danfoss named Miha Kavcic head of sales and business development in North America; Scotsman Ice Systems’ Meridian HID525 ice and water dispenser receives award; more HVAC manufacturer news briefs. more info...

01

Feb2016
Newsline RectorSeal Acquires AC Leak Freeze RectorSeal Corp. has acquired the assets of Universal Technologies Inc. and its AC Leak Freeze™ brands of refrigeration and air conditioning system leak repair sealants on Dec. 16. more info...

29

Jan2016
Newsline Emerson Surveys Data Centers Half of all data center cooling systems will be upgraded before the end of 2016, according to Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson and a provider of critical infrastructure for information and communications technology ... Read More

29

Jan2016
Newsline Latest Innovations in Effective Duct Sealing Industry experts agree — home performance is the future of the HVAC industry, and innovations in duct sealing provides one of the best means of adding home performance expertise to existing HVAC services.... Read More

29

Jan2016
Newsline Installation Made Simple - W Strut Clamp The 'W' clamp is the brand new strut clamp from Walraven. Revolutionizing the way pipe clamps are installed with strut. more info...

29

Jan2016
Newsline Aeroseal Wins 2016 AHR Expo Product of the Year Award On Tuesday at the 2016 AHR Expo, the winners in each of the 10 product categories of the AHR Expo Innovation Awards gathered in Product Theatre A to learn ... Read More

29

Jan2016
Newsline Taco Draws a Crowd at Expo Reception A huge crowd gathered at the Taco Inc. reception to celebrate the company’s recent strategic partnering with the Italian pump manufacturer, Askoll. more info...

29

Jan2016
Newsline Triatek Howls at the Moon during the AHR Expo Triatek brought the party to the Howl at the Moon piano bar during Monday night of the 2016 AHR Expo. As song requests came in every few seconds, Triatek also ... Read More

28

Jan2016
Newsline GE’s PTACs Get Revamped General Electric proudly showcased its revamped line of packaged terminal air conditioner (PTAC) units to an intimate audience Tuesday evening at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse in Orlando.  more info...

28

Jan2016
Newsline New Generation of Water-Source Heat Pumps In a New Product and Technology Theater presentation at the 2016 AHR Expo, David Salyer, product manager, WaterFurnace International Inc., discussed “A New Generation of Water-Source Heat Pumps.” more info...

28

Jan2016
Newsline New Generation Refrigerants - Commercial Coolers Applications in European Perspective Luvata commercial coolers presentation is focused on two main themes: the new European directives on reducing emissions into the atmosphere and energy-savings in commercial and industrial refrigeration systems (F-Gas ... Read More

28

Jan2016
Newsline Get the Word Out: Q&A with Marketing Gurus Ashlei Cooper of PHC News and Plumbing Engineer magazines, Erin Haskell of Heatinghelp.com, and Bob Miodonski of BNP Media will discuss marketing strategies for promoting your business. more info...

28

Jan2016
Newsline Hunter Fan Co. Enters the Industrial Fan Market After more than 100 years in the ceiling fan industry, Hunter Fan Co. announced it is expanding into the industrial and commercial market, launching a new division of its business, Hunter ... Read More

28

Jan2016
Newsline Danfoss’ Press Conference Highlights ‘Engineering Tomorrow’ Danfoss hosted its 21st annual press conference at AHR Expo 2016. The theme of the conference was “Engineering Tomorrow,” and in addition to a great breakfast it featured four informative presentations.... Read More

28

Jan2016
Newsline Dwyer Instruments Introduces Smart Hood At a press conference held at the 2016 AHR Expo, Dwyer Instruments announced a new air balancing instrument. The SMART Air Hood will be released in April. The product is the result of three ... Read More

28

Jan2016
Newsline Recruit and Retain the Best Technicians The challenge of recruiting and retaining great technicians is a problem that every contractor will face. Find the best techs and see them flourish with the help of software. more info...

27

Jan2016
Newsline The Demand Duo: Built for Commercial The new Demand Duo™ Commercial Hybrid System is a solution for direct replacement of traditional commercial hot water heaters. Combining the on-demand, continuous supply of tankless with a 119-gallon tank, condensing technology produces ... Read More

27

Jan2016
Newsline Dan Holohan Receives Award Taco Inc.'s John White presented the inaugural “Dan Holohan Lifetime Contribution to Comfort” award to Dan Holohan at the company's 2016 AHR Expo press briefing Monday morning. more info...

27

Jan2016
Newsline Residential Air Balancing with the Internal Air Damper System Residential air balancing that is efficient and affordable. No duct leakage. One person can balance a house. more info...

27

Jan2016
Newsline Johnson Controls Roundtable Discusses Agile Buildings Industry experts and building professionals had a rousing discussion about creating agile buildings in today’s constantly changing world at Johnson Controls Inc. roundtable breakfast Tuesday morning. more info...

27

Jan2016
Newsline Duro Dyne Rocks at the Expo Duro Dyne celebrated the 2016 AHR Expo in style with an exclusive party for customers and friends at the Hyatt Regency adjacent to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. more ... Read More

27

Jan2016
Newsline Fully-Configurable BACnet BTL B-ASC/ WiFi VAV Box Controller This presentation will cover the following features of the BACnet/WiFi VAV Box Controller by ABIES Technology: communication options; BACnet B-ASC and WiFi; configuration capability; facilitate calibration; and IAQ options.... Read More

27

Jan2016
Newsline AHR Expo Survey Shows Optimism in 2016 According to the survey, 86 percent of exhibitors are confident about their business prospects in 2016, with 14 percent answering “excellent” and 62 percent selecting “good.” Only 14 percent rated conditions poor ... Read More

27

Jan2016
Newsline Daikin Takes Customers Bowling Daikin’s customer appreciation event during the 2016 AHR Expo was held at Splitsville Luxury Lanes in Disney Springs. In addition to five frame games, Daikin customers and guests were able to enjoy drinks, a DJ, ... Read More

26

Jan2016
Newsline Cambridge Engineering Connects at AHR Expo Cambridge Engineering Inc. welcomed about 100 people to its AHR Expo cocktail reception at the Copper Canyon Grill Monday night. The annual event allows the manufacturer to connect with its representatives and contractors.... Read More

26

Jan2016
Newsline Optimizing Buildings Through Analytics and Predictive Maintenance Gain a better understanding of data analytics tools and maintenance services to reduce energy usage and improve operational efficiency in buildings, which consume 42 percent of the world’s energy. more ... Read More

26

Jan2016
Newsline AHR Expo Offers Educational Opportunities More than 50 free sessions will be offered, covering topics ranging from how to commission an economizer to cyber security measures for intelligent buildings to the latest advancements in China’s IAQ market. Attendees may ... Read More

26

Jan2016
Newsline Enterprise and IoT Access to Building Automation Systems: Managing Big Data and Cloud Interoperability Building control systems are commonly exposed to data networks and the cloud and many applications now have access to the system data. However are system ... Read More

26

Jan2016
Newsline Tech of the Month: Jan. 25, 2016 Kory Johnson has excelled in keeping USU’s critical heating and cooling systems in peak operating condition since he was hired seven years ago. He is known for his technical abilities, willingness to ... Read More

26

Jan2016
Newsline Modine Debuts Innovation Tour at AHR Expo More than 300 people got a first-hand look at Modine Mfg. Co.’s new Innovation Tour truck during its AHR Expo cocktail reception at Icebar Orlando on Sunday. A few attendees even braved ... Read More

26

Jan2016
Newsline Expo Offers Educational Opportunities One way to find out what’s new in the HVACR industry is to visit the AHR Expo’s New Product and Technology Theater, which will feature dozens of exhibitors offering brief presentations about their new products. ... Read More

26

Jan2016
Newsline Revved Up at the Harley Factory The legend rolled on Monday night as Armstrong Fluid Technology hosted an evening event for its reps and guests at the historic Harley-Davidson factory in Orlando, Florida. Attendees dined on finger foods and ... Read More

25

Jan2016
Newsline Chillin’ with Sporlan at the AHR Expo The Rosen Centre Hotel Grand Ballroom was filled with great food and even better moods as Parker-Hannifin’s Sporlan Division hosted its Chillin’ with Sporlan Tailgate party.  more info...

25

Jan2016
Newsline What’s New with Flat Rate Pricing Does your flat rate pricing follow the ‘click here buy now’ model? Your customer no longer has time to be sold. Learn how to speed up the process by using Amazon.com’s three key ... Read More

25

Jan2016
Newsline Success and Face Plants: Lessons Learned from All-star Contractors Expert contractors Dan Foley, Ken Barney, and Timothy Cutler will share stories and photos of jobsites from their careers. Some will be tales of warning from projects gone wrong, and ... Read More

25

Jan2016
Newsline AHR Expo Fees Benefit Jacksonville Youth After receiving a record number of Innovation Award entries for the 2016 show, the AHR Expo was proud to contribute $19,600 toward replacing and upgrading air-handling systems at one of Jacksonville PAL’s facilities.... Read More

25

Jan2016
Newsline Smart Buildings and Transactive Energy This session will discuss the state of the transactive energy market as it relates to smart building automation systems. more info...

25

Jan2016
Newsline Jacksonville PAL Benefits from Award Entry Fees Each year the AHR Expo gives back to the local community by donating the sum of Innovation Award entry fees to an organization in the region where the show is being held. ... Read More

25

Jan2016
Cooling Tower 101
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Newsline Cooling Tower 101 Like to know more about cooling towers? Cooling Tower 101 will provide an overview of the basics of cooling tower technology and application. Topics to be covered include common cooling tower terms, how cooling towers work, ... Read More

25

Jan2016
Newsline HVAC Internal Fiberglass Duct Lining and IAQ in Commercial Buildings The impact of failing internal fiberglass duct lining can lead to IAQ complaints from occupants that may be dismissed or not properly identified and corrected. This presentation will review ... Read More

24

Jan2016
Newsline Design Guidance for High Performance Air Systems: Energy Efficiency, Comfort, Indoor Air Quality A fresh look at variable air volume (VAV) systems as modern, efficient, affordable, and effective systems. more info...

24

Jan2016
Newsline Securing Networks Against Outside Threats Hackers are creating cyber security threats in all types of networks. This session, with a panel of experts, will discuss industry best practices for securing data and control networks and a roadmap for risk ... Read More

24

Jan2016
ASHRAE News ASHRAE Recognizes Members for Outstanding Industry and Society Achievements ATLANTA - Fifty-four people were recognized for their contributions to ASHRAE and the industry at the Society's 2016 Winter Conference, Jan. 23-27, Orlando, Fla. more info...

23

Jan2016
ASHRAE News New ASHRAE Application Automates Compliance Calculations for Standard 90.1-2010 ATLANTA - A new web application from ASHRAE automates the calculations needed to show a building project's compliance with Standard 90.1-2010. more info...

19

Jan2016
ASHRAE News Guidance on New Compliance Path for 90.1-2016 Now Available ATLANTA - A newly published document from ASHRAE and IES gives users of their energy efficiency standard immediate access to an optional third path for compliance, providing more flexibility ... Read More

19

Jan2016
Newsline Hoshizaki America Inc. Supports Atlanta Girl Scouts Last year, donations to the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta provided 10,377 girls with financial assistance to participate in Girl Scout camp and other activities. more info...

19

Jan2016
Newsline DiversiTech Acquires Cliplight Mfg. During the integration, which is already underway, customers of both companies will continue to receive the same level of service and delivery they’ve come to expect. The complete integration is expected to be finalized in ... Read More

19

Jan2016
Newsline ASHRAE Recognizes Innovative Buildings The awards recognize outstanding achievements by members who have successfully applied innovative building designs. Their designs incorporate ASHRAE standards for effective energy management and IAQ.  more info...

19

Jan2016
Newsline Carrier Awards Contest Winner an Infinity System A North Carolina family received a Carrier Infinity System by winning a recent Carrier Corp.-sponsored social media contest.    more info...

18

Jan2016
Newsline ACCA CCI Up in December For December 2015, the CCI scored a 72. Contractors’ opinions remain largely unchanged as one year ago the CCI scored a 71. more info...

18

Jan2016
Newsline Marshall Home Comfort Donates to Children’s Hospital Marshall Home Comfort, a family-owned and operated home services business located in Skippack, Pennsylvania, donated $6,500 to The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) for the second consecutive year. more info...

18

Jan2016
Newsline George T. Wilkinson Acquires Ultra Filtronics Through this strategic acquisition, George T. Wilkinson Inc. will be able to leverage its more than 60 years of high-efficiency commercial and industrial heating and hot water offerings, enabling the firm to gain ... Read More

18

Jan2016
Newsline ZigBee, EnOcean Announce Collaboration The cooperation connects the two alliances’ advantages, synergies, and track records of standards advancements to create an open, global specification that will extend energy-harvesting wireless communication to a broader range of self-powered IoT sensor solutions. ... Read More

18

Jan2016
Newsline Training Track: Jan. 18, 2016 This event will educate attendees about the latest information on low-mass hydronic heating systems and hydronic piping design.  more info...

18

Jan2016
Newsline Ohio Contractor Donates $10,000 to Purple Heart Homes Project Purple Heart Homes has several programs in place to help veterans with home ownership, including Veterans Aging in Place, Veteran Homeownership Program, and the Boots to Backyards mentor program. ... Read More

13

Jan2016
ASHRAE News UK BIM Requirement Pushes Industry Forward: ASHRAE Winter Conference Features BIM Sessions for Practitioners ATLANTA - While the United Kingdom's Government Construction Strategy mandated use of Level 2 building information modeling (BIM) on all public sector projects by ... Read More

12

Jan2016
Newsline ABC Forecasts Construction Industry Growth Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) forecasts the U.S. commercial and industrial construction industries will continue their steady economic recovery in 2016. more info...

11

Jan2016
Newsline HVAC Contractor Earns National Honor Hamstra Heating and Cooling recently opened its 15,304-square-foot office facility in Tucson, Arizona, to high accolades, winning the Metal Building Systems-New Award from Metal Construction News. more info...

11

Jan2016
Newsline Danfoss Breaks Ground on New Laboratory in Tallahassee, Florida The research and development center for future innovation will expand the existing facility that houses the engineering and manufacturing of Danfoss Turbocor oil-free, magnetic-bearing compressors. more info...

11

Jan2016
ASHRAE News ASHRAE Announces Call for Programs for 2016 Annual Conference ATLANTA - A call for programs has been announced for ASHRAE's 2016 Annual Conference, June 25-29, St. Louis, Mo. more info...

11

Jan2016
Newsline OSHA Fines Likely on the Rise OSHA must make the adjustment before Aug. 1. In subsequent years, OSHA will also be allowed, for the first time, to adjust its penalties based on inflation. more info...

11

Jan2016
Newsline Carrier Supports Habitat for Humanity of Greater Indianapolis Carrier has supported Habitat for Humanity for nearly two decades with donations of Carrier heating and cooling products, many employee volunteer hours, and significant financial contributions. more info...

11

Jan2016
Newsline GEO, IGSHPA Expand Partnership IGSHPA and GEO will establish a joint task force to coordinate the efforts of the organizations as related to advocacy, research, and promotion of the industry. more info...

06

Jan2016
ASHRAE News Balancing Energy, Comfort in Homes: Residential Systems Addressed at ASHRAE Winter Conference ATLANTA - Over the last 15 years single family homes have been built tighter, making them much more energy efficient and comfortable compared to drafty houses ... Read More

05

Jan2016
ASHRAE News Innovative Buildings Recognized by ASHRAE with Technology Awards ATLANTA - Wind turbines, subcooled glycol/water, geothermal wells, reuse of coil condensation water and a central heat pump water heating system are among the innovative measures used in the five ... Read More

04

Jan2016
Newsline How the HVACR Directory Can Help You The online version of the HVACR Directory & Source Guide is the most comprehensive, searchable database dedicated to HVACR suppliers. more info...

28

Dec2015
Newsline AHRI’s Warren Lupson Retires Lupson is well-known in the industry for his work promoting HVACR education and certification and for his devotion to industry workforce development. The organization has not yet named his successor. more info...

28

Dec2015
Newsline Automation Hardware Growth Soars Home automation hardware, sold as stand-alone units, is forecast to exceed 300 million units by 2020, according to Juniper Research. This represents growth of more than 1,000 percent from an estimated installed base of 28 ... Read More

28

Dec2015
Newsline Tech of the Month: Bret Fuller Fuller is service manager at Logan A/C & Heat Services in Dayton, Ohio. more info...

22

Dec2015
Newsline Global Building Automation Market to Grow The global building automation and control systems market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.04 percent in terms of revenue during 2014-2019, according to a new report ... Read More

22

Dec2015
Newsline Chinese Wire Company Expands The company currently manufactures CDP® wearplates and cored wires, with further investments planned in 2016 for additional standard-CDP production lines, plasma cutting machines, and bending/rolling equipment for customized wear parts fabrication.  more info...

21

Dec2015
Newsline Reinhard Hurt Receives Paul B. Reed RSES Award The Paul B. Reed Award is presented to RSES chapters that have developed exceptional educational programs, and the Greater Detroit Chapter received this award in the Large Chapter category. ... Read More

21

Dec2015
Newsline Dwyer Group Awards 2015 Women in the Trades Scholarships The scholarships are available to women working toward a career in the trades, to students studying for a career in the trades, or to frontline female employees at franchise locations ... Read More

21

Dec2015
Newsline Georgia-SMACNA Chapter Welcomes Senator Johnny Isakson Members of the Georgia-SMACNA Chapter recently met with U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Georgia, who discussed his support for pension reform.  more info...

21

Dec2015
Newsline Carrier Partners with KB Home Incorporating the Côr thermostat as a standard feature of KB Home’s residences is the builder’s latest in a series of continual energy-efficiency improvements to its new homes.  more info...

21

Dec2015
Newsline RAE Corp. Reaches $50M in Sales RAE Corp. recently set record-breaking sales growth with year-to-date (YTD) sales exceeding $50 million. more info...

21

Dec2015
Newsline Las Vegas Embraces Solar Energy The energy dedicated from this solar facility, coupled with the power the city receives from NV Energy that already satisfies the state’s renewable portfolio standard, would allow the city of Las Vegas’ retail load ... Read More

17

Dec2015
ASHRAE News Guidance on Low GWP Refrigerants Presented at ASHRAE Winter Conference ATLANTA -As climate change talks in Paris conclude with signing of a historic agreement, countries with high ambient temperature characteristics are looking ahead to next-generation ...... Read More

15

Dec2015
Newsline The Best of Extra Edition: Dec. 14, 2015 At www.achrnews.com, The NEWS’ Extra Edition page is home to hundreds of online-exclusive service and maintenance, technical, and business management articles. Here are some of the best. more info...

15

Dec2015
Newsline Angie’s List Launches LeadFeed Developed in response to direct feedback from service providers, LeadFeed builds upon the benefits that Angie’s List advertisers already realize from members. more info...

14

Dec2015
Newsline Johnson Controls Donates 18 HVAC Systems in Support of Wounded Veterans Building Homes for Heroes is a nonprofit, public charity committed to constructing and renovating homes in support of military men and women injured in the line of duty.... Read More

14

Dec2015
Newsline ABC Releases New Merit Shop Scorecard The Merit Shop Scorecard grades states on project labor agreement (PLA), prevailing wage, and right-to-work policies, as well as their construction job growth rate, commitment to developing a well-trained workforce, level of flexibility ... Read More

14

Dec2015
Newsline ASHRAE, Meline Establish Scholarship The scholarship award is designed to assist teaching faculty interested in developing course material on GSHP or otherwise providing geothermal heat pump information to students; students interested in a career in HVAC and interested in ... Read More

14

Dec2015
Newsline ACCA CCI Up in November The CCI is calculated based on a survey of the association’s contractor members, who are asked how positive they feel about new business prospects, existing business activity, and expected staffing decisions in the short-term ... Read More

14

Dec2015
Newsline USGBC Honors Leadership Award Recipients The awards celebrate the outstanding individuals and organizations at the forefront of sustainability in the built environment. more info...

14

Dec2015
Newsline Danfoss Wins AHRI Chairman’s Challenge At the beginning of the year, AHRI chairman Ed Purvis established his 2015 Chairman’s Challenge, calling for AHRI member companies to visit schools with HVACR programs to promote careers in the industry and the ... Read More

09

Dec2015
ASHRAE News Addition of Subclass 2L Refrigerants Proposed for ASHRAE Refrigerant Safety Standard ATLANTA - Industry input is being sought into a proposal to modify portions of ASHRAE's refrigeration safety standard to incorporate subclass 2L flammability classifications. more ... Read More

08

Dec2015
Newsline Nortek Implements QR Codes In addition to the new product labels, the company supports contractors with an in-home sales iPad app, mobile load calculation tools, weekly video tips, and even support for managing a Facebook business page.... Read More

07

Dec2015
Newsline ASHRAE Students ‘Beat the Heat’ The 2015 Design Competition focused on a three-story classroom and office building in Doha, Qatar, while its Applied Engineering Challenge asked students to design a collapsible, portable, conditioned shelter for treatment of heat-illness victims. ... Read More

07

Dec2015
Newsline Massachusetts Remains Most Efficient State The top 10 states for energy efficiency are Massachusetts, California, Vermont, Rhode Island, Oregon, Connecticut, Maryland, Washington, and New York, with Minnesota and Illinois tied for 10th place.  more info...

07

Dec2015
Newsline RSES Presents Awards at Annual Conference RSES awarded individuals and organizations for their outstanding achievements in, and contributions toward, the education of HVACR professionals, Oct. 2, during the 78th RSES Annual Conference in Rosemont, Illinois. more info...

07

Dec2015
Newsline Experts Predict Construction Growth ABC chief economist Anirban Basu, AIA chief economist Kermit Baker, and NAHB chief economist David Crowe predicted continued construction industry growth in 2016 during a joint economic Web forecast. more info...

07

Dec2015
Newsline Survey Examines Smart Homes By 2020, there will be more than 37 million safety and security systems installed in smart homes worldwide generating $13 billion in annual revenue. more info...

07

Dec2015
Newsline Source 1 HVAC Supply Center Opens in Jacksonville, Florida Source 1 is the exclusive supplier of factory-authorized service parts and residential accessories for all of JCI’s unitary products’ residential and light commercial HVAC equipment.  more info...

04

Dec2015
ASHRAE News U.S. House of Representatives Misses Opportunity to Support Energy Efficiency ATLANTA - This week, the U.S. House of Representatives had the chance to stand with the private sector, professional and nonprofit stakeholder organizations to reaffirm its strong commitment ... Read More

03

Dec2015
ASHRAE News ASHRAE Extends Paper Deadline and Announces Call for Presenters for IAQ 2016 Conference ATLANTA - A call for papers for the IAQ 2016 Conference, "Defining Indoor Air Quality: Policy, Standards and Best Practices," co-organized by ASHRAE and AIVC, ... Read More

02

Dec2015
ASHRAE News Proposed ASHRAE/ACCA Standard for Energy Audits Open for Public Comment ATLANTA - While energy audits are vital to ensuring energy efficient buildings, the audit industry has been largely unstructured. Work products that are labeled energy audits vary greatly ... Read More

30

Nov2015
Newsline Project Files: An Advanced Connection The property manager of a five-story building in New York City needed to upgrade the control integration of the indoor heating and cooling system.  more info...

30

Nov2015
Newsline GEO Board Expands, Slashes Utility Dues The board then unanimously voted to expand representation from seven to nine members; one GEO board seat is left open for new company participation. more info...

30

Nov2015
Newsline Danfoss Event Explores Refrigerants Danfoss recently hosted its 25th EnVisioneering Symposium, which addressed how an increasing industry-wide focus on refrigerants and energy is driving changes in the design, deployment, and maintenance of refrigeration equipment and supermarkets. more ... Read More

30

Nov2015
Newsline NEMA Appoints First Female Chairperson Sylvester is president and CEO of GE Lighting and Current, powered by GE, and is the first woman to head the nearly 90-year-old association. more info...

30

Nov2015
Newsline WaterFurnace Donates $37,000 to USO of Indiana WaterFurnace raised the proceeds during its 27th Annual Supplier Golf Outing, held Sept. 9-10 at Brookwood Golf Club in Fort Wayne. In addition to fundraising activities on the course, the outing also ... Read More

30

Nov2015
Newsline USEF, OpenADR Sign Agreement By working together, the partners aim to accelerate the development of an integrated smart energy future that is energy-efficient, cost-effective, and beneficial for businesses and consumers alike. more info...

24

Nov2015
Newsline The New Flat Rate Opens New Headquarters TNFR moved into the building in mid-August and launched the training center Aug. 24 under the leadership of Matt Koop, vice president and senior trainer.  more info...

24

Nov2015
Newsline Tech of the Month: Yusef Zindani Yusef Zindani, HVAC service technician at Thornton and Grooms Heating, Cooling, Plumbing, and More in Farmington Hills, Michigan. more info...

23

Nov2015
Newsline Hypertherm Receives EPA Green Power Leadership Award In 2014, Hypertherm fulfilled 100 percent of its domestic energy requirements with the purchase of more than 18 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of green power — enough to power 2,000 American homes ... Read More

23

Nov2015
Newsline Climate Change Study Underway Illinois Tech and Elevate Energy are recruiting 30 homes from Chicago, and its surrounding suburbs, to participate in the study to assess the air quality of a dwelling before and after weatherization retrofits are applied. ... Read More

23

Nov2015
Newsline Grundfos Pumps Corp. Holds Annual Walk for Water Charity Event In partnership with Water Missions Intl., the noncompetitive, educational event is meant to illustrate the plight of people in developing countries who sometimes walk four miles each day to ... Read More

23

Nov2015
ASHRAE News ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA SimBuild 2016 Conference Announces Call for Presenters ATLANTA - The ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA SimBuild 2016: Building Performance Modeling Conference has announced a call for presenters. more info...

23

Nov2015
Newsline HVAC Contractors Earn 2015 COOL SMART Awards COOL SMART, now in its 11th year, is a high-efficiency heating and cooling rebate program for residential customers of National Grid, Eversource, Unitil, and the Cape Light Compact.  more info...

23

Nov2015
Newsline October CCI Up From 2014 The CCI shows that HVAC contractors are feeling better about short-term growth than they were 12 months earlier when the CCI was 72. more info...

17

Nov2015
ASHRAE News ASHRAE Announces Recipients of Student Design Competition; Applied Engineering Challenge ATLANTA - Heat - whether in designing a building in Qatar or a temporary structure for heat illness victims - was the focus of two ASHRAE competitions challenging ... Read More

16

Nov2015
Newsline SMACNA Honors Couple with Award The Daniels have been members of SMAC PAC’s Congressional Insiders Club for nearly 20 years and consistently attended the Washington Issues conferences and convention political events.  more info...

16

Nov2015
Newsline Schneider Electric Launches New Campaign Through the Life Is On campaign, Schneider Electric aims to humanize and bring to life its industrial brand; put the spotlight on the company’s customers, showcasing their ability to make an impact on their ... Read More

16

Nov2015
Newsline Training Track: Nov. 16, 2015 Participants will learn the fundamentals of steam and basic steam utilization throughout the entire steam and condensate loop, including generation, distribution, utilization, and recovery.  more info...

16

Nov2015
Newsline Nexstar Announces Levels Project Nexstar Network® recently hosted its Super Meeting in Philadelphia, where it introduced the Levels Project to nearly 500 members.  more info...

16

Nov2015
Newsline Real Estate Market Expanding Compared to the previous forecast conducted in April 2015, the new Consensus Forecast is slightly less bullish in its outlook; however, it predicts three more years of favorable real estate conditions. more info...

09

Nov2015
Newsline AHRI Names John Lanier COO In his expanded role, Lanier will manage AHRI’s certification programs, standards, software development, regulatory and international policy, communications, and information technology.  more info...

09

Nov2015
Newsline Carrier Partners with Orca Energy The agreement between Orca Energy and Carrier is part of Carrier’s renewed emphasis on geothermal heating and cooling solutions.  more info...

05

Nov2015
ASHRAE News New Course on Legionella Standard among ASHRAE 2016 Winter Conference Courses ATLANTA - Guidance on how to reduce the risk of Legionnaires' Disease via a recently published standard will be shared in a new course from ASHRAE at ... Read More

03

Nov2015
ASHRAE News ASHRAE Celebrates Future of Engineering Innovation as Solar Decathlon Sponsor ASHRAE Celebrates Future of Engineering Innovation as Solar Decathlon Sponsor more info...

03

Nov2015
ASHRAE News ASHRAE Extends Deadline for Call for Papers for IAQ 2016 ASHRAE Extends Deadline for Call for Papers for IAQ 2016 more info...

03

Nov2015
Newsline Study: HVACR Workers in High Demand HVACR employers are having a difficult time filling positions, especially for refrigeration and HVAC technicians, which take 44 and 36 days longer, respectively, than the national average of 29 days for similar positions.... Read More

03

Nov2015
Newsline BAS Market Estimated to Hit $116B by 2020 Transformation has gradually been taking place in the building management system (BMS) market. This market is trailing other markets, and, as a consequence, these new technologies have had limited impact on ... Read More

03

Nov2015
Newsline Whalen Co. Announces Promotions The Whalen Co., a manufacturer of HVAC vertical stack riser heat-exchanger fan coil units and water-source heat pumps, announced the promotion and addition of key employees. more info...

03

Nov2015
Newsline Temtrol Wins Oklahoma Governor’s Manufacturing Leadership Award Each year, the Oklahoma governor recognizes companies located in the state for achievements in innovative and successful manufacturing practices. As a winner of this award, Temtrol was praised for demonstrating a willingness ... Read More

02

Nov2015
Obituary: Tom Le Duc
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Newsline Obituary: Tom Le Duc Tom Le Duc, formerly of Le Duc & Dexter, and past president of PHCC of the Redwood Empire and PHCC of California, died Oct. 4 at the age of 68. more info...

02

Nov2015
Newsline HVAC Excellence Reaches Milestone The Employment Ready Certification program is a series of discipline-specific examinations that have been used for more than a decade by educational programs to prove entry-level technicians possess the core knowledge of HVACR system theory, ... Read More

02

Nov2015
Newsline RSES Honors Cooksey with Wayburn Wilson 5-Star Award The 5-Star Award, offered in Wilson’s honor, is presented in recognition of a RSES member’s outstanding achievement in successfully completing five RSES-certified member specialist classifications.  more info...

02

Nov2015
Newsline OSHA Postpones Rule Enforcement Although the ruling went into effect Aug. 3, 2015, OSHA has agreed to refrain from issuing citations to any employer that is making good-faith efforts to comply with the standard. more info...

02

Nov2015
Newsline September CCI Down 1 From 2014 The CCI is calculated based on a survey of the association’s contractor members, who are asked how positive they feel about new business prospects, existing business activity, and expected staffing decisions in the ... Read More

02

Nov2015
Newsline Affiliated Distributors Names DiversiTech Corp. HVAC Supplier of the Year DiversiTech Corp., a supplier of HVACR parts and accessories, was named the HVAC Supplier of the Year during the recent 2015 Affiliated Distributors (AD) North American Meeting held in ... Read More

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Oct2015
ASHRAE News Design Build Sessions Offered by ASHRAE at AHR Expo Design Build Sessions Offered by ASHRAE at AHR Expo more info...

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Oct2015
Newsline GE Brings A/C Production Back to US GE Appliances recently announced it’s bringing air conditioning production back to the U.S. as part of a $250 million investment the company is making over a three-year period at its Appliance Park ... Read More

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Oct2015
Newsline Evapco Inc. Receives Spirit of Excellence Award from Hormel Foods Corp. One of 68 Hormel suppliers recognized in 2014, this is the first year Evapco participated in the Spirit of Excellence Awards program. more info...

26

Oct2015
Newsline Rheem Launches High Efficiency Air & Water Road Show The expandable, 53-foot trailer will feature a fully connected classroom and meeting space as well as interactive exhibits and touchscreen displays for Rheem’s and Ruud’s line of high-efficiency HVAC and ... Read More

26

Oct2015
Newsline DOE Defines Zero Energy Buildings The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) reached a significant milestone in bringing the building community together by releasing a common definition of a zero energy building, or what is also referred to as a ... Read More

26

Oct2015
Newsline Smart T-stat Market to Reach $2B by 2022 The North American smart thermostat market is expected to dominate the global industry due to an increasing demand for energy efficiency and the presence of key vendors in the region. ... Read More

26

Oct2015
Newsline The Best of Extra Edition: Oct. 26, 2015 The NEWS’ Extra Edition page is home to hundreds of online-exclusive HVAC service and maintenance, technical, and business management articles. Here are some of the best. more info...

26

Oct2015
Newsline Danfoss Honors California Commercial HVAC Contractor The EnVisioneer of the Year competition recognizes North American end users, municipalities, building owners, or OEMs that have introduced a new product, opened a new facility, or invested in a building or system ... Read More

20

Oct2015
ASHRAE News Start Saving Water Now-ICC, ASHRAE Publish New Code Resource for Water Efficiency The International Code Council (ICC) and ASHRAE have partnered to publish 2015 WEP: Water Efficiency Provisions of the International Green Construction Code (IgCC) more ... Read More

20

Oct2015
ASHRAE News ASHRAE LowDown Showdown Modeling Challenge Highlights Industry's Creativity ATLANTA - When the smoke cleared and the dust settled at the ASHRAE "LowDown Showdown," organizers declared the overall "winner" to be ... more info...

19

Oct2015
Newsline Nexstar Honors Contracting Performance hese companies were successful in key moments of truth in the customer experience, including scheduling convenience, courteous and respectful service, and a likelihood the customer would recommend the contractor to family and friends. ... Read More

19

Oct2015
Newsline tado° Raises $17.1M in Financing Round The venture capital unit of Siemens AG and Statkraft Venture Capital has invested alongside the venture capital funds of Target Partners, Shortcut Ventures, BayBG, and others. more info...

19

Oct2015
Newsline PHCC Names Scholarship Winners The scholarships were funded by the foundation, the South Jersey Mechanical Contractors Association, Anne Williams, the PHCC Auxiliary of Texas, the PHCC Auxiliary of Massachusetts, and PHCC’s Past National Officers. more info...

19

Oct2015
Newsline Tech of the Month: Scott Hunt To be eligible for HVACR Technician of the Month recognition, individuals must currently work as heating, ventilation, air conditioning, or refrigeration technicians and have at least one year of experience in the field. ... Read More

13

Oct2015
ASHRAE News Cold Climate Challenges Addressed in New Publication from ASHRAE ATLANTA - Buildings in arctic and subarctic climates face not only challenges related to cold but also remoteness, limited utilities, permafrost and extreme temperature shifts. more info...

12

Oct2015
Newsline Bosch Assists Low-income Schools Bosch Thermotechnology was recognized by President Barack Obama for its ongoing efforts to provide innovative, low-cost energy solutions across the building spectrum, and to include use of renewable technology solutions like geothermal heat pumps.... Read More

12

Oct2015
Newsline The NEWS Opens Best Contractor Contest Are you an employee who believes your work environment encourages growth, opportunity, recognition, education, and a winning attitude for all employees? Then show off your team by nominating your company in The NEWS’ ... Read More

12

Oct2015
Newsline Obituary: Joost Brasz Dr. Joost Brasz, aero thermal manager for Danfoss Turbocor Compressors Inc., died Sept. 2 at the age of 70. more info...

05

Oct2015
ASHRAE News Updates on ASHRAE Standards, Publications Featured in 2016 Winter Conference Tech Program ATLANTA - The most up-to-date information on the standards that guide industry technology, along with presentations focused on upcoming ASHRAE publications, is featured at the ASHRAE ... Read More

05

Oct2015
Newsline ACCA CCI Up 2 in August The results show that contractors are feeling about the same as they were 12 months ago, when the CCI registered a 76. more info...

05

Oct2015
Newsline Carrier, Bryant Distributors Award Grants Carrier distributors from around the country identified the recipients of their annual college scholarship and awarded grants totaling nearly $40,000. more info...

05

Oct2015
Newsline Project Files: Miles and Miles of Pipe Air Masters Corp. upgrades the 50-year-old HVAC dual-duct boxes and pneumatic controls inside the Gateway Arch in St. Louis while also keeping the Arch observation deck operational.  more info...

29

Sep2015
ASHRAE News New ASHRAE Guideline Focuses on Optimum Facility and System Operation ATLANTA - Helping commissioning providers ensure optimized operation of their facilities and systems is the focus of a newly published guideline from ASHRAE. more info...

28

Sep2015
Newsline Training Track: Sept. 28, 2015 Those wanting to see the variety of resources that the UA has available to train today’s HVACR technicians firsthand should attend this session.  more info...

28

Sep2015
Newsline ScottMadden Releases Fall Energy Update ScottMadden Inc., an energy consulting firm, recently released its Energy Industry Update, a semi-annual report that highlights bottom-line insights, distills recent events, and helps readers prepare for emerging trends. more info...

28

Sep2015
Newsline ASHRAE Awards 29 Scholarships Over the course of 27 years, ASHRAE has awarded more than $1.45 million to more than 300 undergraduate and graduate students. more info...

28

Sep2015
Newsline Fresh-Aire UV Honors 10-year Partnership with U.S. Air Conditioning & Heating USAC’s directors, Jeff Alloway and Alfred Cox, received the award from Chad House, an IAQ specialist at Fresh-Aire UV’s manufacturer representative, McAllister Associates, located in Altamonte Springs, Florida.... Read More

22

Sep2015
ASHRAE News Reports Estimate Over 100,000 New HVACR Mechanics and Installers Needed in Next Seven Years Due to Growth and Retirements Arlington, VA - The HVACR Workforce Development Foundation released three new reports and accompanying executive summary today confirming that ... Read More

21

Sep2015
Newsline BSRIA Shares Heating Market Reports BSRIA recently launched its findings on the latest Traditional and Renewable Heating World Markets Analysis (May 2015), publishing 80 reports for 22 countries as part of its World Multi-Client Study. more info...

21

Sep2015
Obituary: James Norris
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Newsline Obituary: James Norris Norris was ACCA’s executive vice president from 1969 until he retired in 1997. He remained in the HVACR industry after his retirement working as chairman of the board of GroupMac. While Norris was the top executive ... Read More

21

Sep2015
Newsline Fresh-Aire UV Forms Advisory Board Initial advisory board goals include developing sales and marketing strategies based on the industry impact of ASHRAE’s newly released “Position Document on Filtration and Air Cleaning.”  more info...

21

Sep2015
Newsline Aggreko Acquires ICS Group The acquisition helps establish Aggreko in the North American heater market and provides the company with a geographic footprint in cities such as Calgary and Winnipeg, where it does not currently operate. more ... Read More

17

Sep2015
ASHRAE News DOE Releases Common Definition of Zero Energy Buildings, Campuses and Communities; ASHRAE Commends Efforts WASHINGTON, DC - Today the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) reached a significant milestone in bringing the building community together by releasing a common ... Read More

16

Sep2015
ASHRAE News Compliance Path based on Use of Filtered Recirculated Air Proposed for ASHRAE Residential IAQ Standard ATLANTA - A new optional credit for improving filtration combined with ensuring sufficient air flow through filters is being proposed for ASHRAE's residential ... Read More

14

Sep2015
Newsline The Best of Extra Edition: Sept. 14, 2015 The NEWS’ Extra Edition page is home to hundreds of online-exclusive service and maintenance, technical, and business-management articles. Here are some of the best.  more info...

10

Sep2015
ASHRAE News Lighting, Climate Zone Changes Proposed for ASHRAE/IES Energy Standard ATLANTA - Changes regarding lighting and climate zones are being proposed to the energy standard published by ASHRAE and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES). more info...

08

Sep2015
ASHRAE News Sun, Fun, ASHRAE and AHR Expo: Registration Open for 2016 Winter Conference in Orlando ATLANTA - New technical program tracks, more than 200 Professional Development Hour opportunities and the world's largest HVAC&R marketplace are just a few highlights ... Read More

08

Sep2015
Newsline Report: Solar Prices Continue to Fall Installed prices for residential and small nonresidential systems completed in 2014 were $0.40 per watt (W) lower, and prices for large non-residential systems were $0.70 per W lower, than in the prior year.... Read More

07

Sep2015
Newsline Armstrong Celebrates Energy Program Since the introduction of the Energy Savings Dashboard, Armstrong Design Envelope HVAC solutions have saved customers more than 630 million kWh of energy, representing a carbon emission savings of more than 212,000 tons of CO2 ... Read More

07

Sep2015
Newsline hilmor Opens Retool Your Future Contest The contest has received more than a thousand student entries from hundreds of trade schools over the last two years since its origin, successfully supporting the next generation of HVACR technicians. ... Read More

07

Sep2015
Newsline Obituary: Kirk Travis Mescher Kirk Travis Mescher, 59, died on Aug. 19. Born to Wanda and Marvin Mescher on Feb. 8, 1956, Mescher was a founding partner of CM Engineering in 1993.  more info...

07

Sep2015
Newsline Obituary: Senator h.c. Peter Schaufler Senator h. c. Peter Schaufler, CEO and owner of the Bitzer Group, passed away unexpectedly in Salzburg, Austria, at the age of 74. more info...

07

Sep2015
Canada Tops LEED List
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Newsline Canada Tops LEED List The Top 10 list highlights countries outside of the U.S. that are making significant strides in sustainable building design, construction, and transformation, illustrating the ever-growing international demand for LEED green buildings.  more info...

07

Sep2015
Newsline NAFA Presents 32 Clean Air Awards The Clean Air Awards are presented each year to building owners and managers who take steps to significantly improve the quality of their indoor air by increasing the level or efficiency of their ... Read More

02

Sep2015
ASHRAE News New Residential IAQ Guideline Contains Changes Regarding Use of High Efficiency Filters ATLANTA - With recent research showing that ultrafine particles are more hazardous to human health than originally thought, higher-efficiency filters should be used ...... Read More

01

Sep2015
Newsline US Leads Efficiency Market HVAC equipment accounts for nearly 40 percent of total global building energy consumption, while commercial buildings consume about 12 percent of the world’s energy supply. As concerns about the environmental impact of energy generation and ... Read More

01

Sep2015
Newsline Training Track: Aug. 31, 2015 Based on ASHRAE’s Humidity Control Design Guide for Commercial and Institutional Buildings, the course includes an in-depth discussion of moisture load calculations and how humidity control can be added to HVAC designs for seven ... Read More

01

Sep2015
MCAA Awards 15 Grants
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Newsline MCAA Awards 15 Grants During its June meeting, the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) Career Development Committee awarded 2015 Chapter of Excellence and Emerging Chapter Grants to 13 MCAA student chapters and Faculty Internship Grants to two faculty ... Read More

31

Aug2015
Newsline Trane Showcases Health Care Solutions at ASHE in Boston Trane, a brand of Ingersoll Rand, showcased some of its latest HVAC offerings and educated attendees on how to more effectively communicate with hospital leadership at the American Society for ... Read More

31

Aug2015
Newsline Hypertherm Awards School Grants Each school will receive a Hypertherm Powermax45 plasma cutting and gouging system, Hypertherm’s AWS SENSE-approved “Plasma Cutting Technology: Theory and Practice” curriculum kit, and in-person training from a Hypertherm industrial cutting expert. more ... Read More

31

Aug2015
Newsline Emerson Consolidates Businesses Emerson Climate Technologies Inc., a business segment of Emerson, recently announced the integration of its St. Louis-based White-Rodgers and Flow Controls businesses into a single organization beginning Oct. 1, 2015. more info...

31

Aug2015
ASHRAE News ASHRAE Proposes Standard to Serve as "Backbone" of Valid Rating Systems ATLANTA - While many building rating programs exist worldwide, there is not anything in the industry that standardizes the contents of those programs ... more ... Read More

31

Aug2015
Newsline HARDI Hosts Emerging Leaders Conference In addition to the mentoring session, the conference included a speaking engagement with famed basketball coach Ken Carter, leadership coaching with trainer Leslie Koch, as well as other hands-on development and networking sessions.... Read More

31

Aug2015
Newsline Goettl Donates Air Conditioners to Charity Organization Goettl Air Conditioning in Tempe, Arizona, recently donated two commercial evaporative air conditioners to Max’s Community Closet, helping the charity keep its doors open during the height of the hot summer months. ... Read More

31

Aug2015
Newsline Bosch Opens Green Living Awards Contest The Bosch Thermotechnology Corp. Green Living Awards contest is returning for 2015. The contest, now in its third year, recognizes both residential and commercial projects that incorporate Bosch Thermotechnology products. more ... Read More

25

Aug2015
ASHRAE News ASHRAE Provides Assistance to Future Engineers Through Scholarships ATLANTA - Twenty-nine students are receiving $152,000 worth of financial assistance for the 2015-16 school year via ASHRAE's scholarship program. more info...

24

Aug2015
Newsline Distech Controls to Host IoT Series Distech Controls Inc. recently announced the launch of the Connecting for the Internet of Things (IoT) Building roadshow. more info...

24

Aug2015
Newsline HVAC Index Reaches 80 in July The ACCA July Contractor Comfort Index (CCI) scored an 80, exhibiting that contractors’ positive outlooks on short-term growth is continuing as summer 2015 hits its midpoint.  more info...

18

Aug2015
ASHRAE News ASHRAE Announces Fall Online Courses ATLANTA - Ten online professional development seminars focused on commissioning, environmental quality, energy efficiency, HVAC applications, and standards and guidelines are being offered this fall by the ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI).... Read More

17

Aug2015
ASHRAE News ASHRAE Legionella Standard Adopted in New York Following Outbreak ATLANTA - With 12 confirmed dead and more than 120 cases of infection due to legionellosis, New York City Council on Thursday adopted legislation that requires adherence to part ... Read More

11

Aug2015
Newsline Danfoss Hosts EnVisioneering Symposium During the symposium, participants explored new opportunities in building integration strategy opened by developments in Internet building interface and sensor technology, experiments in community-scale building performance initiatives, and often-overlooked dynamics in building-grid management.... Read More

11

Aug2015
Newsline Supply New England Unveils Distribution Training Room The Live-Fire event featured hands-on product demonstrations and served as a new equipment showcase for its contractor customers. more info...

11

Aug2015
Newsline SEIA Unveils Consumer Guide to Solar Power Available online, the free guide offers those interested in solar power a one-stop shop to better understand the basics of solar energy and ownership options and includes key questions to ask solar ... Read More

11

Aug2015
Newsline DeWalt Expands US Production An expansion of production into an existing company-owned plant in Greenfield, Indiana, brings the total number of DeWalt plants in the U.S. to seven. more info...

11

Aug2015
Newsline AHRI, UNEP Announce Refrigerant Agreement The agreement will support the accelerated global transition to new refrigerants brought on by the Montreal Protocol’s ozone layer protection targets by addressing challenges in soundly and safely managing refrigerants.  more info...

11

Aug2015
Newsline EPA Honors CHP Projects The CHP Awards were presented to Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine; Pepco Energy Systems, Atlantic City, New Jersey; and Thermal Energy Corp. (TECO), Houston. more info...

10

Aug2015
Newsline The Best of Extra Edition: Aug. 10, 2015 The NEWS’ Extra Edition page is home to hundreds of online-exclusive service and maintenance, technical, and business-management articles. Here are some of the best.  more info...

10

Aug2015
Newsline ICC, ASHRAE Consolidate IgCC The code, scheduled to be released in 2018, will be powered by ANSI/ASHRAE/ICC/IES/USGBC Standard 189.1, “Standard for the Design of High-Performance, Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings.”  more info...

10

Aug2015
ASHRAE News Proposed Facility Smart Grid Model Standard Reaches Globally: Open for Public Review ATLANTA - A proposed standard from ASHRAE and the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) to create smart facilities supporting smart grids is part of an international ... Read More

10

Aug2015
Newsline ClimateMaster Celebrates 400th Donated Geothermal Home The home, located in the organization’s Faith Landing development in southwest Oklahoma City, represents an ongoing collaborative commitment between ClimateMaster and Habitat for Humanity to construct all homes in the region with geothermal ... Read More

10

Aug2015
Newsline Hypertherm Releases Corporate Social Responsibility Report Highlights from 2014 include a year-over-year increase in the number of Hypertherm associates volunteering in the community, a decrease in emissions and landfill waste, and the expansion of the company’s on-site wellness facility.... Read More

10

Aug2015
Newsline PHCC Hosts Apprentice Contest In addition to the actual contest, contestants have the opportunity to attend special educational seminars at CONNECT, complete with peer-to-peer networking, and gain exposure to the latest technologies and products. more info...

07

Aug2015
Newsline DOE Grants $32M to Solar The DOE is making up to $12 million available to develop a diverse, well-trained solar-support workforce, including insurance, real estate, and utility professionals whom consumers rely on when they choose solar.  more ... Read More

07

Aug2015
Newsline Training Track: July 6, 2015 Train the Trainer 15 is sponsored by the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3), Snap-On, Trane, Starrett, and Gateway Technical College. more info...

07

Aug2015
Newsline US Rep Introduces Geothermal Tax Bill The New Energy for America Act extends Investment Tax Credits for energy-efficient residential and commercial property for five years beyond their current sunset date of Dec. 31, 2016, through the end of 2021.... Read More

06

Aug2015
Newsline ISH China Breaks Attendance Record The 2015 show was held May 13-15 at Beijing’s New China International Exhibition Center.  more info...

06

Aug2015
Newsline US EMIS Market Share Shrinking U.S. market share dropped to about 48 percent in 2014, reflecting a downward trend projected to reach about 40.4 percent by 2020. Meanwhile, the European and Asia-Pacific markets should see market share gains.... Read More

06

Aug2015
Newsline ASHRAE, DOE Renew Memorandum of Understanding The agreement furthers their long-term relationship by working cooperatively to improve the efficient use of energy, improve the visible and widespread use of renewable energy sources, and minimize the impact of energy use ... Read More

06

Aug2015
Newsline Low-GWP Honeywell Refrigerants Approved The new products, which are based on hydrofluoroolefin (HFO) technology, are recognized as low-GWP refrigerants. more info...

06

Aug2015
Newsline Minnesota Ponders Geothermal Heat Pump Inclusion The state’s Renewable Energy Standard (RES) requires that at least 20 percent of electricity sales in Minnesota originate from renewable sources by 2020 and 25 percent by 2025. more info...

06

Aug2015
Newsline AGA Joins Workforce Initiative The Utility Industry Workforce Initiative is a multi-year effort dedicated to facilitating the recruitment, training, and retention of exiting service members, veterans, and their spouses into employment in the utility industry.  more info...

06

Aug2015
Newsline Nest Announces Refresh, Partnership Nest Labs Inc. announced sweeping refreshes and redesigns across the company’s entire product portfolio with the introduction of Nest Cam, the second-generation Nest Protect, new features for the Nest Learning Thermostat, and a brand new app.... Read More

06

Aug2015
Newsline Report: US HVAC Equipment Market to Grow Lucintel forecasts that the U.S. HVAC equipment market is expected to depict a high growth during 2015-2020. The heat pump market will remain the largest segment in terms of value during the ... Read More

06

Aug2015
Newsline Residential Energy Management Expected to Grow The market was estimated to be valued at $2,860.4 million in 2014 and is forecast reach $15,620.9 million by 2019, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 40.4 percent between 2014 and ... Read More

06

Aug2015
Newsline Greenheck Fan Corp. Receives Award from Wisconsin Governor Greenheck’s variable geometry nozzle is sustainable, saves energy, and ensures laboratory exhaust fumes are safely discharged away from the roof deck at a constant velocity.  more info...

05

Aug2015
Newsline Milwaukee Tool Invests $35M Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp. recently announced an expansion of its operations in Greenwood, Mississippi. This represents a $35 million investment in Milwaukee Tool’s U.S. manufacturing operations over the last four years.  more info...

05

Aug2015
Newsline AHRI Applauds DOE Final Rules AHRI applauds two recent DOE final rules that adopt ASHRAE 90.1 efficiency levels for three-phase unitary products less than 65,000 Btuh, water-source heat pumps, commercial oil-fired storage water heaters, and packaged terminal air conditioners.... Read More

05

Aug2015
Newsline Chilled Beam Market to Grow 11 Percent By 2020 The market will be driven by an increase in demand for energy saving in buildings and enhanced thermal comfort for occupants, in addition to the increasing benefits of chilled beam ... Read More

05

Aug2015
Newsline Goodman Donates $25,000 to Nexstar Legacy Foundation The Nexstar Legacy Foundation will use this funding to continue to build awareness of the professional and lucrative careers available in the trades. more info...

05

Aug2015
ASHRAE News ASHRAE Announces Call for Papers for IAQ 2016 Conference, Defining Indoor Air Quality: Policy, Standards and Best Practices ATLANTA - A call for papers is now open for the IAQ 2016 conference, "Defining Indoor Air Quality: Policy, Standards ... Read More

05

Aug2015
Newsline Emerson Climate Technologies Hosts Roundtable Summit The Summit was part of a larger Emerson-sponsored event that included Emerson Air Conditioning and its service contractors. more info...

05

Aug2015
ACR-news.com - All the Latest News Cupori celebrates with Dean & Wood Cupori, formerly Outokumpu has reached a 50-year milestone in the supply of refrigeration copper tube into the United Kingdom. more info...

05

Aug2015
ACR-news.com - All the Latest News Construction adds to UK economic growth Todays GDP figures, published by the ONS, highlight that the UK economy grew by 0.8% in the third quarter of 2013 and construction grew 2.5% over the same ... Read More

05

Aug2015
Newsline Intermatic Holds Contractor Conference Intermatic plans to make the conference an annual event and will also seek council feedback in quarterly surveys. more info...

04

Aug2015
Newsline Fresh-Aire UV Honors Victor Distributing Co. Kevin Barnum, vice president for the 50-year-old privately held HVAC distributor, received the partnership plaque that honors Victor’s continuing business loyalty and sales success selling Fresh-Aire UV’s BlueTube, AHU Series, APCO lifetime carbon ... Read More

04

Aug2015
ACR-news.com - All the Latest News New managing director for Hotchkiss As a further stage in the development of Hotchkiss Air Supply (HAS), Phil Johnson has been appointed managing director and will join the business on the 4 November 2013.... Read More

04

Aug2015
ASHRAE News Keeping Occupants Comfortable Without Raising Energy Costs ATLANTA - Keeping building occupants comfortable while minimizing energy use is a balancing act for engineers who design HVAC&R systems ... more info...

04

Aug2015
ACR-news.com - All the Latest News Mobile block ice for agricultural communities GHANA: Australian business man Mr. James Appiah has signed a contract with KTI for the supply of a mobile block ice plant for the Kingdom Ice Center in Accra, ... Read More

04

Aug2015
ACR-news.com - All the Latest News COA fights counterfeit gases with new database The Container Owners Association (COA) has created a database of refrigeration machinery repair / service companies around the world in an effort to reduce the likelihood of ... Read More

04

Aug2015
Newsline Project Files: Infinitely Chilling the Coolers Rutter’s Farm Stores wished to upgrade its cooler doors in the company’s hometown of York, Pennsylvania. The cooler/freezer area is one of the focal points for all of its 60 stores.... Read More

04

Aug2015
Newsline JB Industries Donates $10,000 to Operation Homefront Operation Homefront assists military families during difficult financial times by providing assistance, auto and home repair, vision care, travel and transportation, moving assistance, essential home items, and financial assistance. more ... Read More

04

Aug2015
Newsline June CCI Up 4 Points The CCI is calculated based on a survey of the association’s contractor members, who are asked how positive they feel about new business prospects, existing business activity, and expected staffing decisions in the short-term ... Read More

04

Aug2015
Newsline Bipartisan POWER Act Introduced The bills would ensure that industrial energy efficiency technologies are treated in a manner that is on par with other renewables covered by the investment tax credit. more info...

04

Aug2015
ACR-news.com - All the Latest News MDS visits Rotherham as part of UK Tour The Motor Driven Systems Conference visited Rotherham on Wednesday in the second of five UK dates aimed at helping industry professionals generate financial savings from motor ... Read More

04

Aug2015
Newsline DOE, Industry Finalize Standards for Commercial HVAC Products After six meetings, the working group reached consensus and provided recommendations for energy conservation standards, test procedures, and metrics. more info...

03

Aug2015
ASHRAE News ASHRAE Installs New Officers, Directors ATLANTA - ASHRAE has installed new officers and directors for 2015-16 at its Annual Meeting held here June 27-July 1 more info...

03

Aug2015
ACR-news.com - All the Latest News Government launches Balance of Competence Review on Energy The government has today published a call for evidence on the balance of competence between the United Kingdom and the European Union on energy.... Read More

03

Aug2015
ASHRAE News IAQA, ASHRAE Offer Dual Membership Program IAQA, ASHRAE Offer Dual Membership Program more info...

03

Aug2015
ASHRAE News ASHRAE Announces Call for Papers for 2016 Annual Conference, June 25-29, St. Louis ATLANTA - ASHRAE has announced a call for papers for its 2016 Annual Conference in St. Louis, Mo., June 25-29. more info...

03

Aug2015
ACR-news.com - All the Latest News Construction to Boost UK Economic Growth The Construction Products Association (CPA) is anticipating growth of 19.0% for the £111 billion construction industry by 2017. This is an upward revision from the summer, reflecting ... Read More

03

Aug2015
ASHRAE News ASHRAE Continues Its Growth, Global Presence During 2015 Annual Conference ASHRAE Continues Its Growth, Global Presence During 2015 Annual Conference more info...

03

Aug2015
ASHRAE News ICC, ASHRAE Outline Roles to Consolidate IgCC and 189.1 in Response to Call from Industry In a deal nearly two years in the making, the International Code Council (ICC) and ASHRAE have signed the final agreement that outlines ... Read More

03

Aug2015
ASHRAE News Path to Net Zero Energy Homes to be Discussed at 2015 ASHRAE Annual Conference ATLANTA - Use of natural gas can help reduce the size and cost of a solar photovoltaic system used to achieve net zero energy, ... Read More

03

Aug2015
Newsline Goodrich Acquires HVAC Industry Brands Kenneth D. Goodrich, managing partner of US Peach LLC, an HVAC and plumbing service provider, recently announced the acquisition of The Honest Plumber, Heating & Air, a Las Vegas-based air conditioning, heating, and plumbing ... Read More

03

Aug2015
ACR-news.com - All the Latest News One Angel Square scoops RICS Project of the Year RICS has today named Manchester's One Angel Square as Project of the Year at the RICS Awards Grand Final held at the Savoy Hotel in ... Read More

03

Aug2015
ASHRAE News ASHRAE Public Review Process Makes for Stronger Standards ATLANTA - Thirty proposed addenda and as well as actions related to several other ASHRAE standards and guidelines are open for public review ... more info...

03

Aug2015
Newsline ASAE Recognizes American Gas Association The ASAE Award is granted to associations for leveraging their unique resources to solve problems, advance industry and professional performance, kick start innovation, and improve world conditions. more info...

02

Aug2015
ACR-news.com - All the Latest News Viessmann acquires Norpe and expands refrigeration offer The Viessmann Group has acquired commercial refrigeration specialist Norpe for an undisclosed sum. more info...

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Aug2015
ASHRAE News ASHRAE High-Performance Building Design Professional Certification Earns ANSI Accreditation ATLANTA - ASHRAE's High-Performance Building Design Professional (HBDP) certification has received accreditation from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), becoming the first certification from the Society to earn the ... Read More

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Aug2015
ACR-news.com - All the Latest News DuPont demands closure DuPont is calling on German and European Union authorities to quickly bring closure to questions about safety related to HFO-1234yf. more info...

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Aug2015
ASHRAE News ASHRAE Installs Display of First Electric Refrigerator ATLANTA - ASHRAE has added a piece of history to its Headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, with the display of the first successful electric household refrigerator manufactured 100 years ago.... Read More

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Aug2015
ACR-news.com - All the Latest News New technologies and legislation updates top seminar bill at ACR Show Seminars on the latest ground-breaking cooling technologies, and vital changes in the law affecting the industry, are among the hot topics to be ... Read More

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Aug2015
ACR-news.com - All the Latest News Optimum Group Services wins contract with the Wellcome Trust Global charitable foundation, the Wellcome Trust, has selected Optimum Group Services to deliver hard services across their London-based buildings. more info...

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Aug2015
ASHRAE News Tall, Supertall, Megatall: ASHRAE Provides Design Guidance for All ATLANTA - Tallbuildings challenge the imagination of designers and test the fortitude ofengineers. And as they continue to rise in height and in numbers, guidance isneeded to meet their ... Read More

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Aug2015
ACR-news.com - All the Latest News Toyota announces voluntary recall in the US Toyota Motor Sales, USA has announced that it will conduct a voluntary safety recall of approximately 803,000 model year 2012-2013 Camry, Camry Hybrid, Avalon, Avalon Hybrid, and ... Read More

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Aug2015
Newsline EPA Finalizes Rule Reducing HFCs EPA estimates this final rule will reduce greenhouse gas emissions of 54-64 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent in 2025, equal to the carbon dioxide emissions from the annual energy use of more ... Read More

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Aug2015
ASHRAE News 2015 ASHRAE Handbook Focuses on Applications ATLANTA - New chapters on smart building systems and moisture management in buildings are included in the 2015 ASHRAE Handbook-HVAC Applications ... more info...

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Aug2015
ACR-news.com - All the Latest News Local training aids business fitness for DCI With vocational training at the heart of its employee development, DCI Refrigeration & Electrical is sending six employees back to local colleges this Autumn to continue their ... Read More

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Aug2015
ACR-news.com - All the Latest News Daikin Europe NV celebrates fortieth anniversary Daikin Industries opened its European headquarters in Ostend exactly forty years ago. Since 1973, the resort town has served as a key hub for the international activities of ... Read More

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Jul2015
ACR-news.com - All the Latest News Steady growth and rising optimism among manufacturers Optimism among UK manufacturers rose at the fastest rate since April 2010 as orders and output continued to grow steadily in the three months to October.... Read More

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Jul2015
ACR-news.com - All the Latest News Time to add value to customers businesses Porkka UK is calling for catering equipment suppliers to do more to support their customers businesses by listening to their requirements and ensuring they provide the right ... Read More

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Jul2015
ASHRAE News Legionellosis Standard Provides Guidance on Risk Management Requirements ATLANTA - Long awaited industry guidance on legionellosis is now available in a new standard from ASHRAE ... more info...

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Jul2015
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ACR-news.com - All the Latest News WR Refrigeration Retail refrigeration and air conditioning supplier WR Refrigeration has gone into administration. more info...

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Jul2015
ASHRAE News Practical Energy Guidance to be Shared in ASHRAE Conference Technical Program ATLANTA - Providing practical guidance for practitioners to use in saving energy is the goal of a track taking place at the ASHRAE 2015 Annual Conference.... Read More

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Jul2015
ACR-news.com - All the Latest News HVAC drives training course gets CPD approval Engineers involved with the use of variable-speed drives in the building services sector can now get a free one hour energy efficiency seminar from ABB that counts ... Read More

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Jul2015
Newsline Net Results — www.gacservices.com The NEWS and Ben Landers, president and CEO of Blue Corona, examine high-quality HVAC contractor websites and discern what makes them so successful.  more info...

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Jul2015
ASHRAE News ASHRAE, U.S. Department of Energy Renew Memorandum of Understanding ATLANTA - Underscoring their commitment to improving the efficiency use of energy, ASHRAE and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) have renewed a memorandum of understanding. more ... Read More

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Jul2015
Newsline Obituary: Donald Batz Donald ‘Don’ Batz, former senior vice president and director of operations for CommAir Mechanical Services, died April 22 at the age of 77. more info...

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Jul2015
Newsline Joseph Groh Foundation Golf Tournament Sets Record A total of 131 golfers participated in the tournament, which raised more than $52,000. more info...

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Jul2015
ASHRAE News Outstanding Achievements Recognized at ASHRAE's Annual Conference ATLANTA -Ninety-four people will be recognized by ASHRAE for their contributions to the Society and the built environment industry at the Society's 2015 Annual Conference held here June 27-July 1.... Read More

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