High-performance-building-related credentials from certifying bodies like ASHRAE, the Building Performance Institute Inc. (BPI), the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the International Code Council (ICC), and many others can help mechanical contractors show they have expertise and experience in certain areas.
With commercial building codes mandating increasing levels of efficiency and energy prices only continuing to rise, many building owners are looking for ways to boost building performance in both new and existing buildings. These case studies highlight several ways in which HVACR solutions have been implemented to help building owners meet their energy-efficiency and comfort goals.
Solar industry veteran Dan Gorrell to lead new group
July 19, 2016
World Energy Efficiency Services, a provider of turnkey energy efficiency services in New England, announced it has launched a new solar division. By offering solar services, from project planning through final installation, the company said it is further expanding its design-and-build energy efficiency services.
HVACR manufacturers earn contractor-judged awards for dealer-friendly, innovative products
July 18, 2016
The Dealer Design Awards are judged by 20 contractors from across the U.S. who are active in the industry and have their collective fingers on the pulse of what’s happening. This year’s competition saw numerous themes across each category, as manufacturers shared the broad goals of making products smarter, more consistent, and innovative in new and unique ways.
Weil-McLain’s Evergreen® boiler offers many features that make it a favorite: 95 percent AFUE performance, a 10:1 turndown, control logic customization, and more. And the 2016 Dealer Design Awards judges agreed, naming it the gold winner in the contest’s HVAC Light Commercial category.
Government incentives, increasing construction activities among factors driving market
July 18, 2016
The global HVAC systems market is expected to reach $173.16 billion by 2022, increasing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.9 percent between 2016 and 2022, according to a new report published by MarketsandMarkets.
NexRev Canada ULC will provide energy-efficient HVAC solutions via direct sales and channel partners
July 15, 2016
NexRev LLC has announced the company’s entrance into the Canadian marketplace with a regional office located in Toronto. This follows on the heels of NexRev’s announcement of its Latin American headquarters in Mexico City and represents the next step in the company’s international expansion plan.
Smaller commercial buildings are expected to be the next target for energy efficiency upgrades
July 15, 2016
Small and medium commercial buildings have not seen the same penetration of energy efficiency retrofits as larger facilities due to lower expenditures on energy management, lack of customer education, perceived high risk of retrofit financing, and split incentives between building owner and tenant, notes Navigant Research.
Driven by rising growth of the construction industry coupled with increasing demand for HVAC systems
July 12, 2016
The global HVAC insulation market is forecast to grow from $3.30 billion in 2015 to $5.29 billion by 2021, increasing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.20 percent, according to a new report published by MarketsandMarkets.