While geothermal still represents just a fraction of the overall energy market, a renewed interest in energy efficiency and clean, electric technologies is creating a favorable environment for growth. Per a December 2018 study by Global Market Insights Inc., the global geothermal market is forecasted to reach $4 billion in 2024.
The NEWS spoke with Doug Dougherty, president and CEO of the Geothermal Exchange Organization, about the impact of the tax credit, trends in geothermal, and GEO’s increased focus on state-level policies.
What equipment gets tested, how it gets tested, why and when it gets tested, and what standard those results are held up against … these factors can shape the HVAC equipment market right along with actual performance.
Former "Tonight Show" host will be closing keynote speaker
February 20, 2019
Television icon Jay Leno, longtime host of NBC’s "The Tonight Show," will headline EPIC2019 as the closing keynote speaker. The comic, actor, writer, producer, and current host of Jay Leno’s Garage on CNBC joins a lineup of presenters.
Survey indicates most employees want to learn on the job by video, in 5 minutes or less
February 13, 2019
BlueVolt, in cooperation with market research firm Cascade Insights, has released the second edition of its “Voice of the E-Learner” survey, which asked 1,327 workers from manufacturers and distributors in the electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and industrial tools industries about their perceptions of online learning. This year’s findings showed a 27 percent drop — from 59 percent in 2016 to 33 percent in 2018 — in the number of learners who were “very satisfied” with their organization’s online training programs.
Increasing the profitability of HVAC companies is not something that is achieved overnight. Instead, it is a result of creating a detailed plan, collaborating with the team, marketing execution and adjustments, and tracking analytics and results, among others. If you want to succeed and improve your bottom line, implement these strategies.
This product line offers a wide array of factory-installed options to provide more combinations of heating and cooling, including optional heat pump operation, water source operation, and hot water heat options.
Available in two versions — Standard and Plus — this product offers control of a building’s heating and cooling equipment from inside a facility or from any BACnet-based BMS, including Carrier’s i-Vu® system.
This all-in-one HVAC sheet metal box serves as a replacement for more than 100 metal ductwork parts and adaptors. It can replace 42 sheet metal boxes, allows air to enter on all five sides, and accepts 4- through 8-inch ducts.
There are three new compressors available in this product lineup. The ZF06KA and the ZF09KA models are designed for use in low-temperature applications. The ZS20KA model is intended for extended medium-temperature refrigeration-type duty.
This steam trap product line is ideal for condensate systems, district heating, main steam systems, process control, and process heating. It includes mechanical, orifice, thermostatic, thermodynamic, and clean steam designs.