Building management system security is an important issue
May 23, 2016
The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) Building Performance Conference and Exhibition was dominated by talks on building management system (BMS) security and the influence of occupant behavior on building performance.
It makes recommendations for policy change, including improving IAQ
May 9, 2016
A major report from the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health has laid bare the risks to public health from air pollution, both outdoors and in domestic and work environments.
Enables energy efficiency and monitoring services for the food and hospitality industry
April 18, 2016
Visible Energy Inc. has unveiled its Wi-Fi enabled energy monitoring “Cloudfridge” range for commercial refrigerators at the China Refrigeration 2016 exhibition. The product line is designed specifically for commercial refrigerators, enabling energy efficiency and monitoring services for the food and hospitality industry.
Increasing emphasis being placed on life cycle costing studies as part of the decision-making process
April 4, 2016
BSRIA has launched its new Life Cycle Costing Guide, designed to present a simple process for the practical calculation of life cycle costs. It includes examples to show how the different stages of the process relate to one another, to show how the results are obtained and what they really mean.
Green Building Councils across Europe have inaugurated the project
March 21, 2016
After more than a year of preparations, the BUILD UPON project is launching a series of 80 European events that aim to bring together more than 1,000 organizations in a concerted effort to reduce emissions from buildings.
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.
Bitzer has announced it has modified all models of its two-stage reciprocating compressors to enable them to run with R-448A and R-449A refrigerant. The refrigerants have global warming potentials (GWPs) of 1,386 and 1,397 respectively.
A group of manufacturers and certification bodies, coordinated by the European Heat Pump Association (EHPA), has agreed to the terms of the Heat Pump Keymark, which the participants say they expect to become the single certificate for heat pumps in the European market.