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Regulations and overall concern for the environment is driving research to identify effective refrigerant alternatives with low GWP.
This annual awards competition recognizes inventive and original products, systems, and technologies in 10 categories related to HVAC systems.
This amendment to the Montreal Protocol focuses on a global phase down of production and consumption of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which are used in refrigeration and air conditioning systems.
The company donated $100K for development of safety standards regarding the use of mildly flammable, low-GWP refrigerants.
AHRI, ASHRAE, and the DOE will collaborate on a $5.2 million research program that will help accelerate updating of model building codes.
New energy efficiency standards issued for rooftop air conditioners and heat pumps represent the largest energy and pollution savings of any rule ever issued by the Department of Energy.
Department of Energy final rules adopt ASHRAE 90.1 efficiency levels as recommended by the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) for certain unitary products, heat pumps, water heaters, and PTACs.
The new energy legislation, which was passed at the end of April 2015, will have an impact on commercial buildings; it will also affect hvac systems and water heaters.
These new programs have been introduced in order to meet increasing demand for independent performance verification for VFDs and datacom cooling products.
As the phaseout of the high global warming impact substances used in HVAC/R equipment ramps up, research on suitable alternatives continues.
In addition to its many other tax provisions, the newly passed bill retroactively reinstates the 25C tax credits for highly efficient HVAC and water heating equipment that expired at the end of 2011.
At this point in a typical year, much HVAC equipment has already been manufactured and shipped to distributors, so manufacturers and parts suppliers have quickly ramped up production to meet the unexpected and unprecedented need for these products.
VFDs can be used to control and power the HVACR motors in a facility, for increased efficiency and reliability.
With many areas of the country beginning to experience a winter chill, infrared heater manufacturers call on safety inspectors to pay close attention to the proper use and maintenance of their installed equipment.
The association had added a new VP and will move to a new headquarters this month.