According to a new white paper from the Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA), everyone in the construction industry has a different definition of BIM, and many in the sheet metal industry have not adopted it “because they lack a clear, practical understanding of what BIM could mean to them.”
Depending on who you’re talking with, the phrase "green ductwork" can mean different things, though most agree it typically encompasses recycled materials, various IAQ elements, duct-sealing products, and more.
When purchasing a newly constructed home, homeowners assume all the appliances and electrical and mechanical systems will be working as they should because they’re brand new. However, with some houses, that may not be the case. If builders don’t take proper steps to cover ducts during construction, homeowners may be in for a rude awakening.
Awards ceremony and Product of the Year unveiling set for Jan. 31 in Las Vegas
September 15, 2016
International Exposition Co. today announced the winners of the 2017 AHR Expo (International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition) Innovation Awards. The annual awards competition honors the most inventive and original products, systems, and technologies showcased at each year’s AHR Expo.
RS will continue to suppy ebm-papst fans and motors
September 5, 2016
RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc, has renewed its agreement with ebm-papst to supply its high efficiency fans and motor products throughout the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) and Asia-Pacific (APAC) regions.
If you’re in doubt about how a fan was rated, dig a little deeper into the footnotes and a lot of questions will be answered. As you become a student of fan-performance tables, you begin to see truths about airflow that enable you to solve issues beyond the skill level of your competition.
Will now offer small commercial and residential fans
August 23, 2016
MacroAir has partnered with Aeratron to distribute its line of Energy Star-rated fans for small commercial and residential applications. MacroAir said Aeratron’s sophisticated design, durable components, and efficient performance align with its mission to provide powerful, cost-effective cooling solutions.
The partnership will bring IAQ solutions to Austin, San Antonio, and Houston
August 18, 2016
HTS Texas, the Texas partner of one of the largest independent commercial HVAC manufacturers’ representative in North America, announced it is expanding its partnership with American Aldes to include the central and southeast Texas markets of Austin, San Antonio, and Houston.
VariVent reduces exhaust airflow by automatically adjusting fan speeds to match cooking levels
August 11, 2016
Franke Foodservice Systems announced that its variable speed kitchen ventilation control system, called VariVent, has been awarded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) 2016 Energy Star Emerging Technology Award.
Increasing awareness of benefits, rising demand for improving IAQ are driving growth
August 5, 2016
The global market for energy recovery ventilators (ERVs) is projected to reach $3.39 billion by 2021, increasing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.4 percent from 2016 to 2021, according to a report published by MarketsandMarkets.