As building professionals, you must consider the potential impacts of climate change on the built environment. You must incorporate appropriate adaptation strategies so the environments you build, design, and manage today will be suitable for an uncertain tomorrow.
The conference, which took place March 7-12 in west Maui, Hawaii, featured keynote speeches from Leon Panetta, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA); John Green, the author of “The Fault in Our Stars;” Michael A. Pleasant, assistant general president, United Association (UA); and oceanographer Dr. Robert Ballard, who may be best known for finding the Titanic in 1985.
Contractors are always on the lookout for simple-to-use, all-in-one software solutions that make the job of delivering indoor comfort easier and more effective. A number of platforms at the 2015 AHR Expo showcased solutions across fleet management, tracking, energy management, and much more.
The refrigerant landscape is preparing for a regulatory makeover. By 2018, approximately 80 percent of commercial refrigerators and ice machines will have to go through a redesign to meet new DOE standards for efficiency; the EPA is proposing to delist R-404A and R-134a in many commercial refrigeration applications; and more.
The AHR Expo only comes once a year. So, while in Chicago, make sure you introduce yourself to as many people as you can, ask as many questions as humanly possible, and soak up the information like a sponge.