Memorandum of understanding outlines mutual advancement
March 23, 2017
ASHRAE and the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Under the agreement, ASHRAE and KFAS will look for ways to work together in research, conferences and meetings, training programs, and chapter collaboration. Additionally, ASHRAE and KFAS will explore the possibility of translating ASHRAE publications to Arabic as well as coproducing books and other publications.
These 3- to 5-ton units are an addition to Trane’s portfolio of Foundation™ light-commercial rooftop HVAC units. They fit a common roof curb used on many existing commercial buildings and can be installed without the need for an adapter, which saves customers time and money during installation.
Advantages of adiabatic humidification and free air cooling
March 6, 2017
Proper indoor air quality and adequate humidity levels are imperative to safe and efficient data center operations. Humidification in data centers is required to prevent electrostatic discharge, which can damage servers and network products, and offers the benefit of high capacity, low cost evaporative cooling.
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.