These three working examples show how VRF technology helped a historical building never designed for air conditioning reach Leadership in Energy and Environmental (LEED) Gold certification, a high-rise project meet Title 24 standards, and a convent save $80,000 a year on energy costs.
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.
Johnson Controls Inc. (JCI) recently opened the doors to a 12,600-square-foot training facility devoted to increasing the industry’s awareness of VRF technology, equipment, and operation. The center, which officially opened in July, boasts a hands-on lab, two 25-person-capacity classrooms, audio/video conferencing capabilities, and a full curriculum to help HVAC contractors and sales professionals deliver quality VRF solutions.
Entries were evaluated based on innovative design, creativity, application, value, and market impact
November 19, 2015
International Exposition Co. has announced the winners of the 2016 Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo) Innovation Awards. The annual awards competition honors the most inventive and original HVACR products, systems, and technologies showcased at each year’s AHR Expo.
UTC Climate, Controls & Security, which manufactures products under the Carrier, Bryant, Payne, and ICP brand names, has announced a price increase of up to 5 percent on residential and commercial HVAC equipment.
A building designed to preserve even the toughest Western actor’s memorabilia
November 16, 2015
The John Wayne Birthplace is the only museum dedicated to John Wayne and contains more than $2 million worth of artifacts. So far, the HVAC design has proven more than capable in terms of occupant comfort, sustainable operation, and protection of artifacts.
Model P8SE is available in Mammoth and Reznor brands
November 13, 2015
Nortek Global HVAC has introduced a new three-phase electric/electric packaged cooling solution. The company said the Model P8SE delivers 14 SEER cooling in capacity ranges from 3 to 5 tons in even tonnages, making it an energy-efficient choice for strip malls, restaurants, and retail stores.
Contractors should meet with their supplier and tell them about their changing expectations and what will be needed so they both can succeed. You must clearly communicate what you feel is necessary to succeed in today’s fast-moving marketplace.