Two ASHRAE certification programs, the Building Commissioning Professional (BCxP) and Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP), have been recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as meeting the organization’s Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines (BBWG).
Driven by environmental policy uptake and increasing gasification in Asia, the domestic boiler market grew in 2016 to 12.7 million units, with China recording the most dynamic market uptake. The growth in the China and South Korea markets resulted in the UK dropping from being the largest world market for domestic boilers to the third largest, according to the latest Building Services Research & Information Association (BSRIA) market intelligence study.
PRONTO enables candidates to take tests securely any time of day
August 30, 2017
The International Code Council (ICC) unveiled a new cloud-based testing system, Proctored Remote Online Testing Option (PRONTO), which enables candidates to take ICC certification exams at their convenience on their home or office computers.
Provides homebuyers with a way to measure energy efficiency
August 30, 2017
The National Renewable Energy Research Laboratory (NREL) has been researching the penetration of the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index Score in the U.S. housing market and discovered that in 2016, 22 percent of all completed new homes in the U.S. were HERS-rated, according to David Roberts, NREL residential buildings research group manager.
On Friday, August 25, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California granted the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute's (AHRI’s) motion to intervene as a defendant in two identical federal lawsuits: one filed by the Natural Resources Defense Council, Sierra Club, Consumer Federation of America, and Texas Ratepayers' Organization to Save Energy; the other by 11 states and one city.
As a result of the current flooding in Texas and Louisiana, Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association PHCC has activated its Disaster Relief Fund to provide immediate assistance to members in need. Donations will support members whose businesses have been disrupted by major disasters now and in the future.
A focus on green heating and home-improvement technologies
August 29, 2017
The sixth edition of ISH Shanghai & CIHE — Shanghai International Trade Fair for Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning & Home Comfort System — will run Sept. 5-7 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC). The fair is jointly organized by Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., Beijing B&D Tiger Exhibition Co. Ltd., and Shanghai Zhanye Exhibition Ltd.
The global cooling towers market is expected to reach $4.85 billion by 2025, according to a new report conducted by Grand View Research Inc. Cooling towers are used in power plants, particularly in thermoelectric power plants, to remove excess heat from the plant.
ServiceTitan announced it is opening a new office in Atlanta in order to better serve its customers. The company will also be recruiting customer success, customer implementation, and technical support talent in Atlanta as part of the expansion.
Hennepin and Olmstead counties rank second and third
August 25, 2017
Chittenden County, Vermont, leads the U.S. in its recycling program for mercury-containing thermostats, according to a recent report from the Thermostat Recycling Corp. (TRC) that measured county recycling efforts.