The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) announced that significant progress toward development of an industry consensus on standards for secure building automation and control systems has been made by the ASHRAE BACnet® committee.
The Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES) announced that it has successfully introduced the first round of I=B=R Schools, “Residential Hydronic Heating – Installation and Design,” at four locations in the Northeast.
Combined U.S. factory shipments of 761,032 central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps for May were down 10 percent compared to shipments from the same month last year, according to statistics from the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI).
Support for low sulfur heating oil from the National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA) has spurred the Federation of Tax Administrators to commit to establishing a specific code for this fuel oil product.
Echelon Corporation, creator of the LonWorks® device networking platform, and Samsung Electronics Company Ltd. have signed a Strategic Alliance Agreement under which Samsung will adopt Echelon’s PL 3120® and PL 3150® Power Line Smart Transceivers and the LonWorks platform for its Home Vita™ line of products.
Carrier Corporation reports that its Customer Technical Training Program now offers 18 courses, totaling 472 hours of HVACR technician training, recognized by North American Technician Excellence (NATE).