The Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) and an alliance of leaders from the building automation, HVAC, security, information technology (IT), and facility management industries have announced efforts to create guidelines for sharing data and control across facility systems.
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.