At the AHR Expo, ASHRAE briefed the press on recent updates made to Standard 90.1, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings. Michael Rosenberg and Bing Liu, both from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the 90.1 committee, provided highlights of the updated standard.
Braun was previously executive vice president of sales and marketing
January 24, 2017
Cambridge Engineering, a manufacturer of energy-efficient, high temperature heating and ventilation (HTHV) equipment, has named Marc Braun as its new president. Braun was previously executive vice president of sales and marketing for the company. John Kramer, formerly the president and CEO, will continue in his role as CEO.
"ASHRAE-Classified Refrigerants to Meet Society’s Changing Needs” takes place Jan. 29
January 16, 2017
More than 160 refrigerants are maintained under ASHRAE’s refrigerant classification standard, and that list continues to grow as the industry’s need for new refrigerants increases. A review of the new classes of lower global-warming potential (GWP) refrigerants within the context of legacy refrigerants and the forces that drive the development of new refrigerants is the focus of a new educational course from ASHRAE Learning Institute.
Alternative to R-22 and R-404A approved under SNAP program
January 3, 2017
Arkema’s Forane® 449B (R-449B) refrigerant has been approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use in multiple refrigeration applications under the agency’s Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program.
Smart technology makes the The Lyric T6 Pro Wi-Fi Thermostat efficient and easy-to-use. Its connected features, such as installation and access via the Lyric app (iOS and Android), and customized geofencing mean that it can automatically adapt to the dynamic and unpredictable schedules of today’s customers.
The sessions highlight the growing importance of residential energy use
December 15, 2016
The 2017 ASHRAE Winter Conference takes place Jan. 28-Feb. 1 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas with the co-sponsored AHR Expo being held Jan. 30-Feb. 1 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. An in-depth look at ASHRAE’s work in the residential market, as well as guidance on several aspects of residential design, will be offered in four free seminars at the 2017 AHR Expo.
Residential sector consumes approximately one-fifth of all primary energy
December 5, 2016
Recognizing the amount of energy used by the residential building sector, ASHRAE and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) are revising their residential energy standard with a goal of making it 50 percent more efficient than the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code, which serves as the industry benchmark.