Manufacturers in the realm of IAQ are seeing an uptick in interest due to increased awareness among consumers as well, as the air quality concerns that come as a byproduct of efforts to tighten up buildings to increase energy efficiency. In response, they’ve been updating IAQ products for the age of the smartphone and the “smart” HVAC system.
HFO blends are not drop-in refrigerants, and modifications usually have to be made to the equipment before they are used. However, following the guidelines from experts in the industry can help ensure a smooth transition.
Residential sector consumes approximately one-fifth of all primary energy
December 5, 2016
Recognizing the amount of energy used by the residential building sector, ASHRAE and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) are revising their residential energy standard with a goal of making it 50 percent more efficient than the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code, which serves as the industry benchmark.
Initiative aims to develop more sustainable communities
December 1, 2016
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National League of Cities have announced the launch of the Better Buildings Zero Energy Districts Accelerator to move the building market toward adopting sustainable practices to help achieve zero energy use in buildings.
Company receives highest overall score for strong strategy and execution
December 1, 2016
Schneider Electric announced that it has been named a leader in the Navigant Research Leaderboard Report on Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS). For the second year in a row, Schneider Electric has received the highest overall score for strategy and execution.
Businesses can see where and when energy is being used, get predictive and prescriptive analytics
November 28, 2016
Current, powered by GE, has introduced a new digital energy management solution for commercial and industrial facilities. The new tool, which is built on Predix, GE’s operating system for the industrial Internet, is already being used by national customers including McDonald’s and Simon Property Group.
Encycle now offers its cloud-based Swarm Logic to OEM energy control vendors
November 25, 2016
Encycle has announced its new SwarmStat™ service and its collaboration with Honeywell as a Total Connect Comfort partner. Encycle is Honeywell’s first smart thermostat partner to focus exclusively on solutions for commercial and industrial customers.