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).
The Testing, Adjusting, and Balancing Bureau (TABB) will hold its Second Annual Conference and First Annual TABB Product Show Sept. 26-27, 2003, in Washington, D.C., at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel.