We, as contractors, have to walk a very fine line when it comes to deciding what issues/opportunities we go after. The reason for this is that we have a responsibility to our customers to make them aware of upcoming issues in order that they, the customers, may make informed decisions regarding the issues confronting them.
The National Environmental Balancing Bureau (NEBB) recently published the “Commissioning of Commercial Refrigeration Systems Guideline,” which was developed in collaboration with the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES).
As Europe goes, so goes North America. That was a proven adage when it came to the phaseout of CFCs and HCFCs. Even these days, the North American HVACR market closely monitors developments in Europe for signs of what eventually may cross the Atlantic Ocean.
ASHRAE and the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) have entered into a memorandum of understanding specifically detailing ways in which the two organizations can work together to advance and promote mutual interests in built environment codes and standards.
The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) detailing ways in which the organizations can work together to advance and promote built environment codes and standards.
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) has submitted comments responding to the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Notice of Data Availability on the framework for developing regulations covering the enforcement of regional efficiency standards for central air conditioners, furnaces, and heat pumps.
LonMark® International announced the winners of its 2011 Best of the Year awards at a member reception on Jan. 24. The Best of the Year distinction honors products, companies, projects, and individuals demonstrating innovation, vision, and leadership.
Although the Department of Energy (DOE) announced its final rule establishing regional standards for air conditioners, heat pumps, and furnaces last October, the fight is not over yet. Both the Heating, Airconditioning, and Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) and Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) have filed petitions to intervene through the United States Court of Appeals against the DOE.