While many educational sessions were presented at the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration (AHR) Expo, perhaps the most popular was the course on global HVAC trends offered by the Building Services Research and Information Association (BSRIA).
Several leading compressor manufacturers weighed in with insights and advice for contractors and technicians as they learn how to work safely with the equipment utilizing these so-called alternative refrigerants as they transition into primary refrigerant choices.
What do contractors and their customers need to know when discussing variable-speed versus variable refrigerant flow (VRF) compressors? What benefits does each technology offer to customers and what applications are these technologies best suited for?
BACnet Intl. recently developed The BACnet Institute, an online center for BACnet educational resources that provides an easy path to BACnet information and learning for everyone involved with BACnet systems as well as forums to share knowledge.
What I discovered when implementing systems in my family’s plumbing, heating, and cooling business was that there weren’t really a million things to master. There were just seven. Seven “power” concepts that enabled me and my two brothers, the third generation in the company, to run it with a lot less stress and a whole lot more success.
First US Property earns prestigious green building standard
March 27, 2017
Macerich and BRE America announced The Oaks in Thousand Oaks, California, as the country’s first Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology (BREEAM) USA In-Use-certified building.
Memorandum of understanding outlines mutual advancement
March 23, 2017
ASHRAE and the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Under the agreement, ASHRAE and KFAS will look for ways to work together in research, conferences and meetings, training programs, and chapter collaboration. Additionally, ASHRAE and KFAS will explore the possibility of translating ASHRAE publications to Arabic as well as coproducing books and other publications.
By product type, region, competition forecast, and opportunities, 2012-2022
March 23, 2017
Residential and commercial sectors, coupled with rising disposable income, are augmenting demand for air conditioners across the globe. Growing acceptance of air conditioners as a utility product, rather than a luxury product, is anticipated to boost growth in the global air conditioners market during the forecast period.
Charlie Yerger’s initial degree was not predictive of what turned out to be his passion. He turned a degree in EMS/Paramedicine into a career of working with HVAC control systems. His HVAC career started as an installation foreman for a controls contractor, which led to working as a technician for a large residential and commercial HVAC contractor in central Texas. In 2006 Yerger joined Johnson Controls Inc. as a systems technician on a major projects team, doing service work in specialized building systems areas.
Jobs providing cleaner energy options equal twice those in building construction
March 16, 2017
— National business groups representing the range and breadth of clean energy companies in the U.S. cheered government statistics showing their industries support more than 3 million American jobs — equal to the employment of retail stores across the country and twice as many jobs as involved in construction of buildings. This is based on 2016 data recently released by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in its second annual“U.S. Energy and Employment Report.”
Personalized training programs for HVAC professionals
March 15, 2017
Weil-McLain®, a leading North American designer and manufacturer of hydronic comfort heating systems for residential, commercial, and institutional buildings, announced its 2017 School of Better Heating training program. The School of Better Heating is an annual series of comprehensive, personalized training seminars for plumbing and heating professionals.
Learn about the latest issues affecting the industry
March 15, 2017
The National Air Filtration Association (NAFA) will hold its 2017 Technical Seminar April 4 – 6 at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky. The Technical Seminar brings together more than 225 air filtration industry professionals to learn about the latest issues affecting the industry.
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