Housing starts rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 2.070 million units in October, reported the U.S. Department of Commerce. This is 4.5 percent above October's upwardly revised estimate of 1.980 million units.
The Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI) has issued a new guideline: Guideline V, "Calculating the Efficiency of Energy Recovery Ventilation and its Effect on Efficiency and Sizing of Building HVAC Systems."
Canadian Tire Corp. was sentenced in the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton on three counts of violating the ozone-depleting substances regulations of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.
John Murphy, chair of the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI), and Norm Fraser, chair of the HVACR Heritage Centre Canada (HHCC), announced an affiliation between the two organizations.