Radiant Gains Popularity in US as Benefits, Comfort Become Known
January 19, 2015
Immensely popular in Europe, radiant cooling is steadily gaining popularity in the U.S. because of its potential to reduce energy consumption. About half of net-zero energy buildings use radiant cooling to help them achieve the balance between energy consumption and renewable energy creation.
The Dwyer Group has introduced a new program designed to help law enforcement officers and firefighters get into business for themselves through franchise incentives. The program, Public Protectors Franchise Advantage Program (PPFA), offers 20 percent off the minimum franchise fee.
Canadian retailers who adopt sustainable business practices are differentiating themselves in an increasingly competitive marketplace and also significantly reducing their costs, according to a new report released by Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) and the Retail Council of Canada (RCC).
The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning National Association (SMACNA) is accepting public comments on its HVAC Systems Commissioning Manual. All comments are due on or before the close of business, April 17, to be considered by the task force for inclusion in the newest edition.
As part of the Obama administration’s blueprint for an American economy built to last, Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced the availability of up to $5.2 million in fiscal year 2012 to develop improved building efficiency technologies, including advanced heating and cooling systems.
More than 250 sheet metal apprentices from the United States and Canada participated in the 40th annual International Sheet Metal Competition, hosted by the International Training Institute (ITI) for the sheet metal and air conditioning industry.
UTC Climate, Controls & Security recently signed an agreement with Watsco Inc. (Coconut Grove, Fla.) to form a joint venture named Carrier Enterprise Canada to distribute Carrier, Bryant, and Payne HVAC products and supplies in Canada.