HVAC Light Commercial Market

Marvair: Classroom Energy Recovery Ventilator

August 6, 2012
An alternative to belt-driven energy recovery ventilators (ERV) is the GreenCube™, an energy recovery ventilator that, except for the air movers, has no moving parts. It is an enthalpy plate energy exchanger that recovers both sensible (heat) and latent (moisture) energies from one airstream and transfers it to another.

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Spectronics Corp.: Air Conditioning Leak Detection Kit

August 6, 2012
The OPK-300EZ/E is the EZ-Ject™ air conditioning leak detection kit that is perfect for small to medium-size systems and contains everything necessary to get the job done in an easy and efficient manner, said the company. Featured in the kit is the Optimax™ 3000, a cordless, rechargeable LED leak detection flashlight.

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Haier America: Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners

August 6, 2012
A line of packaged terminal air conditioners (PTACs) are designed to offer reliability, quality, and comfort for consumers who are the end users of traditional PTAC applications, including hotels and motels, senior care facilities, dormitories, military housing, and some residential applications.

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Energy Efficiency Forum Speakers Discuss Their Approach to Saving Energy

July 30, 2012
Upgrading “the most famous office building in the world” is no small task, and Anthony Malkin, president of Malkin Holdings, owner of the Empire State Building, has tackled it head on. It’s important to know “what will matter and what will not,” he stated, as he detailed progress to date at the 23rd annual North American Energy Efficiency Forum, sponsored by Johnson Controls and the United States Energy Association.

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Election Outcome and Industry Implications

July 23, 2012
What happens after the election? What impact will election results have on energy efficiency in general and the HVACR industry in particular?

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MSCA Provides Hands-On Workshop and Online Tools

July 23, 2012
Armed with laptops and data, a group of mechanical contractors spent two days learning how to leverage green for their mechanical contracting firms.

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Rooftop Products Sweep Light Commercial Awards

July 9, 2012
Only two contenders emerged with a win in The NEWS’ ninth annual Dealer Design Awards’ HVAC Light Commercial Equipment category. 

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Lennox Commercial: Light Commercial Rooftop Units

July 2, 2012
A factory-installed option for Energence® 7.5- to 25-ton rooftop units, the MSAV® (multistage air volume) supply fan technology helps systems to reduce energy use while still meeting comfort requirements. The option allows the unit to lower airflow for a dramatic reduction of energy use in multiple modes of operation.

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Portable Solutions That Last

June 25, 2012
Portable cooling and heating units are ideal for emergency HVAC needs and special events, but there are thousands of units installed every year that provide long-term solutions to companies and organizations. 

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Portable Cooling as a Permanent Solution

June 25, 2012
When you hear the term “portable cooling,” do you associate it with an emergency, quick-fix, rental, or temporary solution that will only last for a few weeks?

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Kyle Gargaro, editor-in-chief of The NEWS, hosted the 2014 ACCA CEO Forum. At the event, six well-known, highly respected company executives, Gary Michel, Ingersoll Rand/Trane; Chris Nelson, Carrier Corp.; Chris Peel, Rheem Mfg. Co.; Rod Rushing, Johnson Controls; Brent Schroeder, Emerson Climate Technologies; and Doug Young, Lennox; provided individual industry outlooks and fielded questions directly from attending contractors. Listen to the entire event on the NEWSMakers podcast. Posted on April 14.

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