AHRI, ASHRAE, US DOE partnership devotes $5.2 million to broaden knowledge
June 20, 2016
The research program is part of an ongoing global effort to phase down the use of high-GWP refrigerants and identify appropriate climate-friendly alternatives. The DOE will contribute $3 million; ASHRAE, $1.2 million; and AHRI, $1 million.
Standard 62.2-2016 now covers multifamily units in all types of buildings
April 25, 2016
ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.2-2016, “Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Residential Buildings,” defines the roles of and minimum requirements for mechanical and natural ventilation systems and the building envelope intended to provide acceptable indoor air quality in residential buildings.
Ultraviolet (UV) light has been growing as part of the HVAC landscape for years, specifically within the IAQ arena. ASHRAE's validation is certainly a huge step forward for UV, but many manufacturers believe this technology has already proven its value, as its growth and expansion began years ago.
86 percent of exhibitors are confident about their business prospects in 2016
January 25, 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 or offered no opinion.
Fund Honors Kirk Mescher, an engineer who specialized in HVAC
December 14, 2015
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 attending an ASHRAE conference or course addressing GSHP; and practicing engineers, teaching faculty, or students who have an idea for an elegant way to achieve greater energy efficiency.
The projects will be shared at the 2016 ASHRAE Winter Conference
December 7, 2015
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.