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.
Launched in 2006, Danfoss’s EnVisioneering Symposia help keep HVACR industry stakeholders apprised of the latest developments in U.S. policy and industry and provide forums in which they can share ideas and information.
German electroplating company implements tri-generation comfort system
November 23, 2015
Companies with energy-intensive electroplating and surface finishing processes not only have high levels of energy consumption, but they also need vast quantities of process heat and cooling for production. Combined heat and power (CHP) units with thermally driven cooling systems are particularly effective in these instances.
The Buderus SSB Series sealed combustion high-efficiency stainless steel boiler line with condensing technology consists of eight models in four separate chassis sizes with inputs ranging 85-1,025 MBtuh that are applicable for use in small studio units to commercial buildings.
A select group of cities and states will receive technical assistance, participate in peer exchange
November 20, 2015
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the launch of the SEED Collaborative, a strategic effort to help cities and states manage building energy performance data and identify opportunities for efficiency improvements in their jurisdictions.
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.
In an effort to quantify the health of municipalities nationwide, ACEEE released its State and Local Policy Database. The report includes comprehensive information on energy-efficiency policies currently implemented at the state and local levels and policy activity across multiple sectors, including government, utilities, transportation, buildings, combined heat and power, and appliance standards.
The Buildings of the Future project, an endeavor spearheaded by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and the DOE, aims to develop a vision for what U.S. commercial and residential buildings could become in 100 years.