The rink at Mars Lakeview Arena in Duluth, Minnesota, maintained a full-size ice sheet with 1,750 pounds of R-22. The converted DX chiller system runs on a non-ozone depleting, low-GWP refrigerant , R-449A.
Project aims to reduce energy operating costs by approximately 36 percent
April 3, 2019
Mayor Ras Baraka and Department of Engineering Director Phillip Scott announced that the City of Newark, New Jersey, and Honeywell Intl. will partner in an energy savings improvement project to help the city save money and taxpayer dollars.
All signs point to sustainability, safety and BIM technology when it comes to future success in the HVAC industry. But where do you begin? And most importantly, how do you keep building on what you’re already doing? Steve Jones — director of industry insights and research for Dodge Data & Analytics and keynote speaker at this year’s AEC BuildTech (April 30-May 2) — shows you the way forward to the future.
The HVAC&R industry is faced with a high level of uncertainty in 2019. There is an intense focus on impending regulation and the pressure to adapt to technology needs around the globe. The world of refrigerants is complex, and there is so much information out there, it can be overwhelming. There are several points to keep in mind before making any refrigerant decisions.
Regal Beloit Corp. has become an expert in FER compliance by redesigning its products to meet the new standards, including the Genteq® Ensite® motor, DEC Star® blower assemblies, and a new electronically commutated motor (ECM) to provide FER compliance for entry-level fans. These products were on display at the 2019 AHR Expo.
The company kicked off the AHR Expo with a press conference, where Chris Peel, president and CEO of Rheem, announced the company’s commitment to a sustainability platform — A Greater Degree of Good — as well as its 2025 sustainability commitments tied to ‘Designing for Zero Waste’ and its upcoming 100-year anniversary. Manufacturing products that demonstrate sustainability, decreased waste, and increased efficiency will become a stronger focus for Rheem.
The HFO-1234yf production facility begins operations at its Corpus Christi manufacturing plant in Ingleside, Texas
February 14, 2019
The Chemours Company, a global chemistry company, today announced the startup of the new Opteon YF (HFO-1234yf) low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant production facility at its Corpus Christi manufacturing plant in Ingleside, Texas. This facility will enable Chemours to triple the global capacity of its hydrofluoroolefin (HFO) 1234yf-based products to meet increasing market demands for more environmentally sustainable refrigerants and blends.
According to the report, the forms of the resilience challenge are potentially diverse — including climate change, disease pandemics, economic fluctuations, and terrorism. And communities, specifically urban areas that are expected to house nearly 70 percent of the earth’s population by 2050, were not designed to handle the impacts.
On Demand HVAC contractors can take advantage of new greenhouse market opportunities but what new technology is needed? Greenhouses require optimal controls to manage resource use relative to crop growth and yields. Instruments for measuring indoor elements such as CO2, relative humidity and temperature as well as outdoor elements such as wind, rain and solar radiation are essential.