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.
Performance analytics and energy performance services are recognized
December 11, 2015
Schneider Electric announced that its sustainability and energy management software platform, StruxureWare Resource Advisor, along with its Energy Performance Services, received a Top Product of the Year Award in the Energy Manager Today Awards.
As the popularity of variable-speed technology increases, many manufacturers are bringing new products to market to meet consumer and OEM demands. Here are a few of the latest HVAC motor-related products available on the market.
While older circulator pumps utilized single-speed motors and were largely inefficient, advances in motor technology, controls, and pump design have transformed the market and ushered in a new era of highly efficient products that feature variable-speed motors, easy installation and setup, remote connectivity, and more.
Company provides open standards-driven, wireless networked building control and energy management systems
December 3, 2015
Daintree Networks Inc. won both customer project and product honors, taking home four awards in all, at the 2015 Golden Bridge Awards. More than 40 judges from a broad spectrum of industries from around the globe determined the winners from competitors including public and private firms, for-profits and non-profits, and start-ups.
The Nov. 19 publication of the NOPR tentatively ends a one-year period of uncertainty for the HVACR industry, which adapted as best it could to the new energy conservation standards in the absence of enforcement guidance from the DOE.
While the U.S. ranked fourth in the top 10 markets, it’s on the upswing. VRF continued to gain market share from small- to medium- size chillers in 2014, according to the report, and BSRIA expects market growth to continue at an 11 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) between 2013 and 2018.