A focus on individualized comfort and energy efficiency spurs VRF growth in North America
April 25, 2016
While VRF technology has had a strong footprint in Japan and Europe for decades, it’s still maturing and gaining widespread acceptance throughout North America. And as the market matures and evolves, manufacturers are enhancing and improving their ductless offerings, including those featuring VRF technology.
First supermarket 1234ze/CO2 cascade with heat recovery expects savings of over a third vs. conventional system
March 7, 2016
Honeywell Solstice ze (HFO 1234ze) refrigerant is being combined with carbon dioxide in a new supermarket cascade system designed to deliver heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration in one comprehensive, low-carbon solution.
With another AHR Expo in the books, it’s clear that even though the industry is gradually progressing, overall it’s ripe for innovation. Four areas in particular stand out where forward-thinking manufacturers can have a powerful impact.
Energy-efficient HVAC featured at newly-renovated, LEED-certified hotel
August 17, 2015
State Mechanical Services, the installing mechanical contractor, was hand-selected to provide a heating and air conditioning system that would allow the Chicago Motor Club to keep its architectural integrity, while also serving its new purpose in a practical manner.
In October 2009, Stanford University released a comprehensive and long-range Energy and Climate Action plan aimed at maximizing energy efficiency and utilizing clean, renewable energy on campus. The plan includes a cutting-edge energy supply system known as the Stanford Energy System Innovations (SESI) project.
Acquisitive HVAC firm Swegon has added air handling unit specialist P. Lemmens’ to its portfolio. The firm’s largest product area is compact air handling units with built-in controls. The product range also includes fans, air curtains, and products for heat recovery.
Besides traditional renewable products, there are a list of HVAC-specific items that could be considered as energy-saving options for the residential and commercial contractor looking to offer customers renewable solutions.
PowerVerde Inc. announced that it has entered into a binding letter of intent to acquire Cornerstone Conservation Group LLC (CCG). PowerVerde said it plans to leverage the resources of CCG and its principals into additional vertical markets for waste heat recovery, as well as energy conservation technology.