How many times have you walked out of a meeting feeling everything went great and later found everyone has a different understanding of what you said? Or, maybe you walked out of a meeting feeling the message just didn’t go over as well as you’d hoped. If the answer is yes, it’s very likely you have an opportunity to improve your communication skills.
Bridging the gap between cutting-edge ideas and the marketplace
October 16, 2015
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) revealed the first-round winners of Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s (ORNL’s) crowdsourcing competition to advance innovative building technology ideas, and announced a new open innovation program between ORNL and four industry partners.
HVACR industry leaders and White House officials gathered today at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, District of Columbia, to reaffirm their 2014 pledge to invest $5 billion over 10 years in the research, development, and commercialization of low-GWP (global warming potential) refrigerants.
Industry spent more than $255 million in 2015 toward its 10-year, $5 billion pledge
October 15, 2015
At a White House Industry Leader Roundtable today, the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) provided a progress report on its 2014 pledge to invest $5 billion in research over the next 10 years for new refrigerants and HVACR equipment to support energy efficiency.
Offers analytics, building automation, and equipment lifecycle management
October 13, 2015
Southland Industries, one of the nation’s largest mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) building systems firms, has launched a new wholly owned subsidiary, called Envise. As a building management systems integrator, Envise will focus on analytics, building management systems, and equipment lifecycle management.
Merger allows Air Reps LLC to represent Daikin HVAC equipment across Washington and Oregon
October 12, 2015
Air Reps LLC, based in Bellevue, Washington, is expanding its territory to Oregon by combining operations with Oregon Air Reps, resulting in one unified presence under the Air Reps name. The move makes Air Reps LLC the primary Daikin Applied and Daikin North America HVAC equipment sales representative in the region.
Event brings together building energy analysis and performance simulation
October 9, 2015
ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA have announced a co-organized conference that encompasses the ASHRAE Energy Modeling Conference and IBPSA-USA SimBuild Conference. The conference, titled ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA SimBuild 2016: Building Performance Modeling, will take place Aug. 10-12, 2016, in Salt Lake City.
Packaged terminal air conditioner line will begin production in first quarter of 2016
October 9, 2015
GE announced that its packaged terminal air conditioners (PTACs) formerly produced overseas will now be manufactured at its Appliance Park facility in Louisville, Kentucky. The new Zoneline® units, mainly used in the hotel/motel industry, will start full production in the first quarter of 2016.