Investments in equipment provide greater capabilities
June 22, 2016
Intertek announced it has invested in expanded laboratory space and equipment to further enhance its testing capabilities to the HVACR industry. With these investments in testing equipment is unique to North America, Intertek said it continues to build on its status as one of the largest global networks of third-party testing facilities.
Refrigerant provides low-GWP solution for new and retrofit chiller applications
June 21, 2016
The Chemours Co. announced that its Opteon™ XP30 refrigerant has received Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) listing from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for new and retrofit chiller applications.
Company is building market traction for its solid-state cooling and heating
June 20, 2016
Phononic, developer of solid-state cooling and heating technology, announced that it has been named to the fourth annual CNBC Disruptor 50 List, recognizing the company as a forward-thinking startup with the potential to influence and change markets.
New York and California recently made headlines when they became the first states in the nation to adopt plans to raise their statewide minimum wage rates to $15 per hour. The controversial legislation has drawn a myriad of comments from political parties, workers, and business owners, including HVAC contractors.
New York partnership to conduct pilot on Long Island
June 17, 2016
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announced that it has become a partner in the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Better Buildings Combined Heat and Power Resiliency Accelerator, to help improve critical infrastructure in communities.
Conference provides a forum for discussion of the latest research and development
June 16, 2016
ASHRAE announced that papers are being sought for a conference focused on energy and IAQ in humid and arid hot climates. The Second International Conference on Energy and Indoor Environment for Hot Climates takes place Feb. 26-27, 2017, in Doha, Qatar.
Company pledges to invest $500 million in research and reduce emissions by 35 percent
June 16, 2016
Ingersoll Rand announced it will commit to the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) Advanced Cooling Challenge (ACC). The commitment includes a $500 million investment in product R&D by 2020 to fund the long-term reduction of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) through its transport refrigeration and HVAC solutions.
Being driven by the surging need for energy, high investment in the chemical and petrochemical industries
June 15, 2016
The global chillers market is forecast to grow from $8.63 billion in 2015 to $10.84 billion by 2021, increasing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.24 percent, according to a new report from MarketsandMarkets.