Chinese a/c manufacturer Midea has become the latest to target Europe, by taking an 80 percent stake in Italian firm Clivet. The current shareholders of Clivet, the Bellò family, will retain a 20 percent stake.
Refrigeration company Adande has published independent evidence that its patented Aircell air flow management system, designed for open-front multi-decks, delivers 50 percent energy savings compared with conventional open refrigerated cases.
The first magnetic cooling system for commercial refrigeration is being commercially launched by French firm Cooltech Applications. The firm said its magnetic refrigeration system (MRS) product line, offering capacities between 200W and 700W, will go on sale using water instead of a refrigerant.
HVAC giant Daikin is ramping up its offering to customers, as it prepares to integrate its purchase of Italian refrigeration group Zanotti for €98 million. The €1.85 billion firm is looking to offer customers an integrated approach which it believes rivals cannot match.
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.