The case can be made that recovery and reclamation begins with keeping refrigerants in the system where they belong; refrigerant that leaks out into the atmosphere is never going to be recovered or reclaimed.
Integrated control, so crops flourish using less energy
March 29, 2017
Desert Aire has published a new technical resource that details the environmental control needs of grow rooms and indoor farms and the reasons for the success of Desert Aire’s purpose-built, dehumidification-based GrowAire™ systems.
Unprecedented opportunities for manufacturers, distributors, and HVAC contractors
March 13, 2017
Future Market Insights (FMI) delivers key insights on the commercial refrigeration systems market in its latest report titled, “Commercial Refrigeration System Market: U.S. Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment, 2015-2025.” According to the report, the U.S. commercial refrigeration systems market is projected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.2 percent in terms of value over the forecast period.
Taking a step toward promoting quality HVAC installations
March 17, 2017
ACCA applauds the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) board of directors for passing a resolution that highlights the importance of quality HVAC installation practices. The Supporting Quality Installation of Residential Energy Efficiency Projects resolution is an important step toward ensuring that HVAC systems are properly installed and that consumers are benefiting from their investments.
Expectations for 2017 have become less optimistic, but the majority of industrial and commercial construction contractors still expect growth this year, according to the latest Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. (ABC) Construction Confidence Index (CCI). Although all three diffusion indices in the survey — profit margins, sales, and staffing levels —fell by more than five points, they remain well above the threshold of 50, which signals that construction activity will continue to be one of the few significant drivers of economic growth.
The total global market will be worth $29.8 billion by 2021
March 30, 2017
The Building Services Research and Information Association (BSRIA) is forecasting a total global growth of 20 percent in the smart home/light commercial market in 2017, with the largest growth being predicted for the UK market with a growth rate of 29 percent. The new study published in January 2017 segments the market into stand-alone products and whole home products; it also analyzes the value of system integration (value add) and service and maintenance.
The Model SMD-401EF smoke damper features an extruded aluminum frame and airfoil blades. It is available in sizes up to 192 inches wide by 120 inches high with a wide range of actuators in modulating or two-position operation.
Pump Manager is a web-based service that leverages the embedded intelligence and connectivity available through Armstrong’s line of design envelope pumps to provide sustained performance and significantly enhanced reliability.
This explosion-proof, red crane, LED warning light produces 2,250 lumens of intense LED light for real-time visual notification for crane operations. This unit uses five 5-W red LEDs to provide a high-intensity center beam, which is visible during daytime and nighttime operations.
The ComfortLink™ II XL1050 is a Wi-Fi- or Ethernet-enabled, connected control that acts as a home energy command center and provides homeowners with the ability to control indoor temperatures on a zone-by-zone basis.
These high-efficiency systems feature inverter-driven variable capacity technology, which dynamically adjusts capacity and airflow, unlike systems that simply turn on or off. Air circulates more precisely and quietly, maximizing comfort while reducing energy consumption.