Developing countries are expected to account for the majority of insulation demand gains
August 12, 2016
Global demand for insulation is expected to rise 3.7 percent per year to 26 billion square meters of R-1 value in 2020, according to a new study from The Freedonia Group, a Cleveland-based industry research firm.
Formerly known as the ASHRAE Energy Modeling Conference
August 11, 2016
The need for practical building modeling applications along with the need to transform the design approach to a collaborative process from a sequential process will be explored in an upcoming specialty conference organized by ASHRAE.
LG Multi-V IV VRF air conditioning systems now certified in all 50 states
August 10, 2016
LG Electronics USA announced that its Multi-V IV variable refrigerant flow (VRF) air-source systems have been certified to exceed California’s stringent seismic building requirements. The company said these air conditioning systems are now certified in all 50 states.
United Rentals Inc., a provider of equipment rentals including portable HVAC equipment, announced the launch of a new online service that allows renters to browse, price, reserve, and schedule equipment through any Internet-enabled device.
Company strengthens management team with addition of industry veteran
August 8, 2016
Blue Pillar, an Internet of Things (IoT) provider, has announced the addition of energy industry veteran Todd Krause as its chief commercial officer (CCO). As CCO, Krause will lead Blue Pillar’s global sales, marketing, and operations organizations.
The new rule raises the salary threshold for overtime eligibility from $455 per week, or $23,660 per year, to $913 per week, or $47,476 per year. As a result, more than 4.2 million salaried workers across the country will now be eligible for overtime pay. Employers have until Dec. 1, when the rule becomes effective, to prepare for the changes.
Although today’s portable evaporative coolers will reduce the temperature in almost any environment, for optimum performance, the temperature should be 85° or higher, and the relative humidity should be below 75 percent.
When you hear that your facility will be the target of an OSHA inspection, step back and examine the strengths and weaknesses of your safety program, and think about how you can focus the attention on the strengths. Although OSHA will come in looking for anything you’re doing wrong, you want to make sure they’re aware of all the things you’re doing right.
This infrared tube heater is designed to meet requirements for heating compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas (CNG/LNG)-fueled vehicle maintenance facilities in accordance with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 30A 7.6.6.