The hot ticket at the recent Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration (AHR) Expo was a seat at Building Services Research and Information Association’s (BSRIA’s) presentation on global HVAC trends.
The latest report from HARDI shows that average sales for HARDI distributor members increased by 8.2 percent in December 2015, but annualized growth for all of 2015 registered a bit lower at 5.7 percent. This compares to the 6.1 percent gain in 2014, the second consecutive year of slower growth since a 7.3 percent increase was reported in 2013.
Sales of HVAC equipment were somewhat flat in 2015, according to AHRI, which reported year-to-date combined U.S. shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps decreased by 0.6 percent, and shipments of gas warm air furnaces increased 2.9 percent.
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March 9, 2016
The National Environmental Balancing Bureau (NEBB) has announced its spring 2016 seminar schedule. Seminars on building enclosure testing; building systems commissioning: cleanroom performance testing; fume hood testing; retro-commissioning; sound and vibration; and testing, adjusting and balancing will be held from March to June.
The new lab is expected to be completed by the end of 2018
March 8, 2016
AAON Inc., a leading manufacturer of heating and cooling equipment, announced that it has broken ground on a new engineering research and development laboratory at its Tulsa, Oklahoma, manufacturing facility. The three-story 75,000-square-foot facility will be both an acoustical and performance measuring laboratory.
ACCA has arranged for some of the best contractors in the country to share their top-secret techniques for business success at ACCA 2016. This year’s program features 35 classes in seven different tracks, including building performance, business operations, commercial contracting, innovation and leadership, radiant and hydronics, residential contracting, and quality assurance.
While ACCA and its members had a successful year, there were a number of challenges the industry faced as a whole. Some of the biggest were keeping up with the regulatory proposals and bills in Congress.
Steve Lauten, president and CEO of Total Air and Heat Co. in Plano, Texas, started working in his father’s residential HVAC business as a teenager. During high school and college, he gained employment with a commercial contractor, spending 13 years working with one large mechanical contractor before joining the family business in 1987.
The global cooling tower market is forecast to grow from $2.34 billion in 2015 to $2.88 billion by 2020, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.2 percent, according to a new report published by MarketsandMarkets.