Adoption of lower GWP refrigerants by supermarkets is vital if European HFC phase-down targets are to be met
December 21, 2015
Speaking at RAC’s Retail Question Time event, consultant Ray Gluckman, who worked closely with officials involved with the European Union (EU) F-gas regulation, said, “At the moment we don’t have enough end users, maintenance, or installation companies taking the necessary action to meet the targets set by the EU.”
Will be largest parks and recreation project in the state of Mississippi
December 21, 2015
Schneider Electric has announced the start of construction on a $5 million energy savings performance contract (ESPC) project with the city of Tupelo, Mississippi. It is expected to reduce the city’s utility budget by 18 percent, saving more than $140,000 in annual energy costs or $2.8 million over the life of the project.
If you’re in the home performance industry, you know how essential your equipment is to your job. One small mistake can result in incorrect air tightness readings. To help home energy raters receive consistent test measurements, here are three tips to ensure your air tightness tests are accurate every time.
Localized comfort could bring big HVAC energy savings
December 7, 2015
Tucked inside a unique structure at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), two volunteers were participating in an experiment inside NREL’s newly constructed Comfort Suite (C-Suite) designed to reveal the connection between human comfort and energy systems.
The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) reminds small businesses of five key factors to consider when acquiring equipment. Many businesses turn to equipment leasing and financing so they can take advantage of a range of benefits.
A global HFC phase-down agreement is set to become a reality following historic negotiations by countries worldwide in November in Dubai, which could see a formal reduction strategy by the end of 2016.
Over 50,000 feet of refrigerant piping needed to be carefully insulated
December 7, 2015
Many Clemson fans would gladly sit on a wooden crate and cool themselves with a hand fan in order to watch a game at legendary Memorial Stadium. Others require a more luxurious game day experience. For these more affluent fans, Clemson has completed a $25 million renovation including a variable refrigerant volume (VRV) system.
Bob and Tim were called to a heat pump problem where the homeowner said the unit was icing up in her basement. When they arrived, the housewife met them at the door and took them down to the basement and said, “This is not normal. I have never seen ice down here on these lines before.”
Challenging application required a custom solution
November 23, 2015
For the inhabitants of a five-story building in New York City, the heating and cooling system had surpassed the point of discomfort. After an extensive remodel and update of the building, the one detail that had been left untouched was the control integration of the HVAC system.
For companies that want to create a safe, harassment-free, professional work environment, the NLRB’s ruling in the Boch case presents challenges to achieving those goals. In order to avoid problems, employers need to understand the issues involved and carefully craft their dress code policies.