High-performance-building-related credentials from certifying bodies like ASHRAE, the Building Performance Institute Inc. (BPI), the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the International Code Council (ICC), and many others can help mechanical contractors show they have expertise and experience in certain areas.
Factors driving the market include increasing demand for improved energy-efficient equipment
July 25, 2016
The global variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems market is forecast to reach $24.09 billion by 2022, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.4 percent between 2016 and 2022, according to a new report published by MarketsandMarkets.
With commercial building codes mandating increasing levels of efficiency and energy prices only continuing to rise, many building owners are looking for ways to boost building performance in both new and existing buildings. These case studies highlight several ways in which HVACR solutions have been implemented to help building owners meet their energy-efficiency and comfort goals.
New company is solely focused on providing HVAC, plumbing, and controls services
July 21, 2016
Interstate Mechanical Contractors (IMC) has announced the launch of a new company — Interstate Mechanical Service (IMS). Interstate Mechanical said this new business is a result of the demand from customers seeking service for HVAC, plumbing, and controls.
Operators looking to adopt cooling techniques that are cost efficient and consume less power
July 21, 2016
The global data center precision air conditioning market is expected to record a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 10 percent to 2020, according to the latest market research report by Technavio.
With this acquisition, Harris Companies said it enhances its presence in the western U.S.
July 20, 2016
Harris Companies, a leading national mechanical contractor, announced it has purchased Quality Mechanical Contractors based in Las Vegas. Founded in 1971, Quality Mechanical specializes in industrial, commercial, and residential HVAC, plumbing, piping, and sheet metal fabrication.
Energy savings performance contract focuses on HVAC system at Livonia plant
July 18, 2016
Leidos announced it is supporting Ford Motor Co.’s energy efficiency efforts through a new $5.7 million energy savings performance contract. The project will optimize the HVAC system at Ford's Livonia Transmission Plant in Livonia, Michigan.
HVACR manufacturers earn contractor-judged awards for dealer-friendly, innovative products
July 18, 2016
The Dealer Design Awards are judged by 20 contractors from across the U.S. who are active in the industry and have their collective fingers on the pulse of what’s happening. This year’s competition saw numerous themes across each category, as manufacturers shared the broad goals of making products smarter, more consistent, and innovative in new and unique ways.