ClimateTalk Alliance is an organization of companies committed to developing a common communication infrastructure for HVAC and smart grid devices, enabling the interoperability of diverse systems. Created in 2009, the alliance’s members collaborate and drive the future of the open standards communication framework.
For the last six decades, heating and cooling demand has been controlled using simple, wall-mounted thermostats. This evolution of these controls is undeniable, however, is the technology actually being utilized? And if it is, is it being used correctly?
As of now, the sole mode of enforcement for the pending regional energy efficiency standards will come in the form of a new-look Energy Guide sticker. While DOE may ultimately move forward with another enforcement proposal, the only one being put into motion at this time is an alteration to the FTC’s Energy Guide labels.
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) formally petitioned the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), requesting an 18-month extension for residential non-weatherized gas furnaces from the proposed May 1, 2013 implementation date set for the amended federal minimum efficiency standards.
Despite the success of the Montreal Protocol — and increased efficiency standards — a recent New York Times article centered on a group of “leading scientists” who believe that if planetary potential is maxed out, 27 percent of all global warming effects to 2050 can be attributed to the gasses utilized in air conditioners.
In a monumental decision, Hercules Industries Inc., a Denver-based HVAC company, gained a preliminary injunction against the recently approved Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Health Care law) on the basis that it violates their first amendment constitutional right to freedom of religion.
Most HVAC contractors get into the heating and cooling business because they are highly interested in the process, mechanically gifted, or feel it is a great way to make a buck. But, as many find out after opening their doors, it takes a lot more than technical skills and desire to run a successful business.
HVACR industry representatives, government officials, and energy aficionados convened in Washington, D.C., to discuss the role renewable energy resources can play in the U.S. building sector during Danfoss’ 17th annual EnVisioneering Symposium.