Finland system uses waste energy from computing center to heat 1,500 homes
September 5, 2016
A groundbreaking district heating scheme in Finland has harnessed waste heat generated by a computer center to heat homes. The project uses an advanced heat pump system based on high-performance Bitzer compressors.
Adande played host to two Members of Parliament (MPs) at its new test facility. Liz Truss, the secretary of state for environment, food and rural affairs, was joined by local MP Peter Aldous to celebrate the technology specialist’s £4.2 million investment in R&D and its £0.5 million labs.
Countries across the world have taken what has been described as “critical steps” toward their goal to agree on a global phasedown of HFCs. The parties to the Montreal Protocol meeting in Vienna have reached agreement on solutions to all the identified challenges, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reported.
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.