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.
In an effort to provide Congress with appropriate guidance on the impact buildings have on our health, safety, and welfare, the HVAC industry has banded together to form the High-Performance Building Congressional Caucus Coalition (HPBCCC).
The Unified Group recently welcomed 52 professional HVAC representatives to a sales forum in Alexandria, Virginia. The event — which was the organization’s largest sales forum to date — focused on the sales role within an HVAC company by setting realistic sales goals based on individual goals and strengths, differentiation, and niche markets.
Honeywell survey reveals that U.S. buildings lack connectivity and intelligence
November 13, 2015
A survey of nearly 500 buildings across seven major U.S. cities by Honeywell and KRC Research shows that building operators prioritize the safety and security of their facilities over efficiency and sustainability.
Company positioned to capitalize on today’s comprehensive HVAC solutions market
November 12, 2015
Climatec’s HVAC solutions business announced it will now go to market as Varitec Solutions. The move is a result of Bosch GmbH’s acquisition of Climatec’s Building Technology Group earlier this year. As Daikin Applied’s equipment sales representative in the Arizona, New Mexico, and west Texas regions, Varitec said it is positioned for growth.
Lennox Industries Inc. announced it will increase prices from 3 to 4 percent on select residential and commercial equipment, accessories, and parts effective Jan. 1, 2016 due in part to the increased costs of regulatory compliance.
New facility aims to connect and educate contractors, engineers, and industry leaders
November 12, 2015
LG Electronics USA celebrated the opening of its new LG Air Conditioning Systems Headquarters outside of Atlanta. At 40,000 square feet, LG said this state-of-the-art facility will support its fast-growing air conditioning systems business and educate engineers, contractors, and technicians about the company’s HVAC technologies.