Just as the 2016 elections are already having an impact on the country’s airwaves, many industry leaders agree they’ll also have a significant impact on both the regulatory and legislative environments impacting the HVACR industry through the end of the calendar year.
The department estimates the new efficiency standards for RTUs will save businesses as much as $167 billion in energy costs over the lifetime of the equipment — more than any other efficiency standard issued to date.
Designs incorporate ASHRAE standards for effective energy management and IAQ
January 15, 2016
Wind turbines, subcooled glycol/water, geothermal wells, reuse of coil condensation water, and a central heat pump water heating system are among the innovative measures used in the five buildings receiving ASHRAE Technology Awards.
Ayla’s IoT platform works with Encycle’s Swarm Energy Management
January 12, 2016
Ayla Networks, a global Internet of Things (IoT) platform for manufacturers, announced it has worked with smart energy management company Encycle Corp. to create a new IoT-connected thermostat for United Technologies Electronic Controls (UTEC).
Three Hilton properties recognized for energy efficiency programs
January 11, 2016
Hilton Worldwide announced that it is the first hospitality company to achieve Superior Energy Performance® (SEP) certification from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for leadership and improvement in energy management and productivity at three hotels.
Cost savings remain No. 1 driver of energy decisions, but professionals are looking to new alternatives
January 11, 2016
Ecova, an energy and sustainability management company, has released a new report, 2016 Energy and Sustainability Predictions: Findings from Leading Professionals, that provides the results of its third annual survey.
While HR 8 does contain some appealing provisions for HVACR industry stakeholders, including a fix for the contentious 92 percent AFUE proposed furnace rule, many stakeholders are more concerned about language in the bill that threatens to reduce the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) role in helping to create and promote model building energy codes across the U.S.
City of Las Vegas retail load to be served 100 percent by renewable energy
December 21, 2015
The energy dedicated from this solar facility, coupled with the power the city receives from NV Energy that already satisfies the state’s renewable portfolio standard, would allow the city of Las Vegas’ retail load to be served 100 percent by renewable energy.