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HVAC Breaking News
Master-Bilt announced that its Master Controller, featuring Web2Walk-In software, is now Apple iOS compatible, making remote monitoring and adjustment of walk-ins accessible from any device with an Internet connection including a PC, Mac, smartphone, or tablet.
Carrier Transicold announced that it has launched the Carrier Refrigerant Management Excellence (CareMAX™) program, a comprehensive refrigerant management program for its authorized service centers designed to help raise the standard of service and quality in refrigerant-handling operations for the container shipping industry.
Smartcool Systems Inc. has partnered with smartACR to develop an automated energy management system for small commercial buildings that integrates Smartcool’s software with smartACR’s wireless control sensors and cloud-based thermostat for air conditioning, heat pump, and refrigeration systems.
Mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, and their ability to connect wirelessly have helped drive interest and awareness of home automation products and services, according to The NPD Group’s Home Automation Study.
MiTek Industries, a Berkshire Hathaway company, announced that it has acquired Ellis & Watts Global Industries. Ellis & Watts engineers, designs, and fabricates highly customized HVAC and other products sold into the nuclear, military, and other industrial end markets.
In the global market for building energy management software, six suppliers — Envizi, eSight, IBM, Schneider Electric, Siemens, and Verisae — are market leaders, according to independent analyst firm Verdantix.
Optimum Energy, a provider of data-driven HVAC energy optimization for enterprise facilities, has announced the launch of its OptiCx™ Platform. The company said the platform delivers holistic energy management with the option to start with “essential” energy optimization of HVAC systems.
According to a 2014 AHR Expo post-show survey of attendees, 41 percent of the more than 2,000 respondents said they came to the show seeking products related to “renewable energy resources” (geothermal, solar, etc.).
Commercial buildings, in particular, consume large amounts of energy related to HVAC, water heating, lighting, and other building systems. Efforts to reduce energy consumption have led to increasing deployments of energy efficiency retrofits for commercial and public buildings.
Reliant has teamed up with EnTouch Controls to bring energy management systems to Texas small and medium-sized businesses. Through an easy-to-use controller, business customers have the potential to reduce their electricity usage by 15 percent, according to EnTouch.