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Thomas Richter Elected Chairman Of Eurovent’s PG-ERC

During the online meeting of the Eurovent Product Group ‘Energy Recovery Components’ (PG-ERC) on 16 November 2021, the participants unanimously elected Thomas Richter (Head of Product Management, Hoval), former Vice-Chairman of the group, as its new Chairman. Nomination approval The nomination of Mr. Richter was endorsed by 100% of PG-ERC participants. He will succeed Peter Mueller, who served as PG-ERC Chairman for four years. Thomas Richter, who is the Head of Product Managemen...

Forrest Anderson Plumbing and Air Conditioning Replaces 2021 Military Hero Giveaway Winner’s Failing 27 Year Old Unit

Forrest Anderson Plumbing and Air Conditioning, a family-owned business in the Phoenix area since 1961, installed a new free HVAC unit at the home of Peoria Veteran Olga Tucker. The U.S. Army Veteran was a winner of Forrest Anderson’s 6th Annual Military Hero A/C Giveaway, a local event designed to honor the sacrifices of veterans, active-duty service members, and their families. “I am so grateful for Forrest Anderson providing me peace of mind. I am relieved to know that next summe...

Airedale By Modine Names Jonas Caino General Manager, Data Centres

Modine has announced the appointment of Jonas Caino as both general manager and managing director of the newly established Airedale by Modine global data center cooling business unit. This announcement comes as Airedale’s popular and long-serving managing director, Tony Cole retired after an impressive 31 years with the company. Originally appointed by Tony, Jonas joined Airedale in 2019 to lead the newly established data center solutions team. Since then, he has moved into a senior c...

Royal Fine Art Commission Trust Launches The Building Beauty Awards To Promote Beauty In Buildings And Streets

The Royal Fine Art Commission Trust launches a new award scheme to promote beauty in UK buildings and streets, as part of its charitable mission to promote design excellence in the built environment.   The Building Beauty Awards celebrate buildings, engineering structures, and urban landscaping schemes that add beauty to our environment. Everyone from architects to members of the public is welcome to submit an entry free of charge at buildingbeautyawards.com. The deadli...

ABC’s Shark Tank Daymond John To Kick-off Jobber’s Second Annual Professional Development Day For Home Service Businesses

Jobber, the provider of home service management software, announced that its annual Jobber Professional Development (PD) Day will be held on February 16, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET. This 100% free and virtual event features expert sessions and lives networking opportunities designed to strengthen the business and leadership skills that small business owners and management teams need to succeed. Perspective from speakers and panelists “We were so humbled by the feedb...

Epicor Unlocks Growth For Building Suppliers With New Partnerships And Intelligent Automation

Epicor, a global pioneer of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth announced two new strategic independent software vendor (ISV) partnerships with Geotab and Buildxact. The direct integrations with the Epicor BisTrack platform, built specifically to help with the unique needs of building suppliers, will deliver powerful cloud capabilities to better anticipate and respond to customer needs, and more e...

SMF Research Suggests That Forgetting To Call The Plumber Puts Net Zero At Risk

Plumbers have been overlooked in the Government’s plans to end the use of gas boilers in British homes, putting the whole Net Zero agenda in jeopardy, a think-tank warns. heat installer workforce project The Social Market Foundation said that the Government strategy aimed at decarbonizing home heating does not give plumbers and other workers enough incentive to get training to install the heat pumps that ministers want to replace gas boilers. The SMF is undertaking a major research proj...

Filtration Group Welcomes New General Counsel, Janet Bawcom

Filtration Group announced that Janet Bawcom has joined its team of entrepreneurial leaders on a mission to make the world safer, healthier, and more productive. Bawcom has assumed the vital role of General Counsel, in which she will serve as chief legal counsel for the company and lead all aspects of Filtration Group’s legal, regulatory, and public affairs around the world. Trusted advisor “As we continue to build a remarkable, mission-driven company, we rely on talented leaders...

Johnson Controls Product Donations Support Research Efforts At Purdue University

Johnson Controls recently donated two FlowSafe Stable Vortex™ Fume Hoods and an air handler unit to the Ray W. Herrick Laboratories at Purdue University, supporting two separate projects and further enhancing the Johnson Controls-Ray W. Herrick Laboratories partnership. Aiding research grants The fume hoods will help aid research funded by numerous federal government grants, which are focused on additive manufacturing (3D printing), energetic materials, and polymer processing. The...

AAON Announces Acquisition Of BasX Solutions

AAON, Inc. a front-runner in innovation and production of premium quality, highly energy-efficient HVAC products for non-residential buildings, announced it has entered into a membership interest purchase agreement to acquire 100% of the equity interests of BasX, LLC, dba BasX Solutions (“BasX”), a front-runner in the manufacturing of high-efficiency data center cooling solutions, cleanroom systems, custom HVAC systems, and modular solutions. The transaction terms require an upfront...

Daikin UK Opens Their First Sustainable Home Centre In Scotland In Partnership With The Natural Energy Company

Daikin UK has opened its first Sustainable Home Centre in Scotland, in partnership with The Natural Energy Company, one of the largest and most experienced renewable installation companies in Scotland. Thomas Nowak, the Secretary General of the European Heat Pump Association (EHPA), arrived fresh from COP26 to attend the opening – alongside Jennifer and Richard McLaren, Directors at The Natural Energy Company, Paul Robson, Senior Refrigeration Engineer for The Natural Energy Company and A...

Partners Group To Acquire US HVAC Parts Manufacturer And Supplier, DiversiTech

Partners Group, a pioneering global private markets firm, has agreed, on behalf of its clients, to acquire DiversiTech, the pioneering manufacturer and supplier of parts and accessories for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning ("HVAC") equipment in the US, from funds advised by global private equity firm Permira. The investment values DiversiTech at an enterprise value of USD 2.2 billion. As part of the transaction, Permira and management will remain minority investors in the Company. Fou...

Panasonic Joins The Scottish Federation Of Housing Association (SFHA) As Sector Associate

Panasonic is delighted to announce that it is has become a Sector Associate of the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) to assist the region in achieving its challenging targets of lowering carbon emissions. As part of this partnership, Panasonic will share with the association its extensive R&D knowledge and experience of low carbon heating solutions through training, seminars, webinars, spec design, and support services of its low carbon solutions such as air source heat p...

Schneider Electric Expands Support Of Liquid Cooled IT With Chilldyne Partnership

Schneider Electric™, the front-runner in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, and the world’s most sustainable corporation 2021 as ranked by Corporate Knights has entered into an Alliance Partnership with Chilldyne, a pioneer in liquid cooling solutions for data centers. Through the agreement, Schneider Electric will offer the Chilldyne Negative Pressure Liquid Cooling Solution complementing its full portfolio of Uniflair cooling and chiller solutions, t...

NevadaNano Appoints Naren Prasad As The Chief Product Architect And Delivery Officer

NevadaNano, the innovator in gas detection sensor technology, announced that Naren Prasad joined the company to guide the Hardware enabled SaaS products to reduce methane emissions. Naren will serve as Chief Product Architect and Delivery Officer. “As one of the original developers and innovators of the Advanced Metering Infrastructure industry, Naren has a long history of enabling disruptive transformation in the IoT world,” said Ralph Whitten, CEO of NevadaNano. New business stra...

Energy And Utilities Alliance Publishes A Report On The Upfront Cost Required To Decarbonize Home

A new report, published by the not-for-profit body Energy and Utilities Alliance (EUA) finds customers are typically facing a five-fold cost increase to install a heat pump, compared to a hydrogen-ready boiler. Households can currently expect to pay up to £15,000 for transition to a heat pump depending on the property type, compared to less than £3,000 for a hydrogen-ready boiler. In addition to the higher cost of the heat pump itself, the disparity is largely due to the additional...

Arel Arsoy Becomes Vice-Chairman Of PG Rooftop Units

Arel Arsoy (Research and Development Manager, Untes) was recently elected as the new Vice-Chairman of the Eurovent Product Group ‘Rooftop Units’. Filip Konieczny (Ventilation and Air Conditioning Manager / Export Technical Specialist, FLOWAIR) remains the Chairman of the group. Experience Arel Arsoy has several years of experience in the Eurovent Product Groups ‘Air Handling Units’ and ‘Fan Coil Units’. He is also the Chairman of the Eurovent AHU Mirror Co...

REHAU’s New HVAC Systems Whitepaper Tackles Building Sustainability And Overheating Issues

With the built environment contributing 40% of the UK’s total carbon footprint and the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) warning of the dangers of overheating buildings, a new whitepaper is highlighting the importance of sustainable HVAC systems to construction professionals. The new whitepaper, from polymer specialists REHAU, identify issues around building overheating, air quality and sustainability, and the need to decarbonize new and existing buildings to meet net-zero targets. Citing...

Forrest Anderson Announces The Winner Of The 6th Annual Military Hero A/C Giveaway

Forrest Anderson Plumbing and Air Conditioning (Forrest Anderson), a family-owned business in the Phoenix area since 1961, is pleased to announce the winner of the 6th Annual Military Hero A/C Giveaway. Olga Tucker, a Peoria resident and U.S. Army Veteran, secured the most public votes to win a free air conditioning unit in this local event that honors the sacrifices of Veterans, active duty service members, and their families. “Thank you, Forrest Anderson. I am beyond humbled and truly b...

Norwegian Ventilation Manufacturer Joins Eurovent

Covent AS has formally joined Eurovent as a Corresponding Member. With this newest member, the Eurovent family grows by one of Norway’s foremost manufacturers specializing in the field of ventilation. About Covent Covent was established in 1972 and, since the 90s, it has had a major focus on housing ventilation units and expanding its design and fabrication of air handling units for indoor and outdoor installation, for onshore and offshore market production. Covent has its headquarter...

Johnson Controls Extends Collaboration With The University Of North Dakota Through New $219M Housing Revitalization Project

Johnson Controls, the global front-runner for smart, healthy, and sustainable buildings, extended its collaboration with the University of North Dakota (UND) through a new $219M project to revitalize campus housing. The ‘Buildings-as-a-Service’ (BaaS) project incorporates the risk reduction mechanisms of Public-Private Partnership (P3) contracts so that UND provides monthly payments for the upgrades and services rather than providing valuable upfront capital for the project. Powe...

ADT To Expand Its Residential Footprint With Acquisition Of Sunpro Solar And Launch ADT Solar

ADT Inc., a pioneer brand in smart home and small business security, announced an agreement to acquire Sunpro Solar (Sunpro), ranked #2 for 2021 Top Residential Rooftop Solar Contractors in the U.S., for $160 million in cash plus approximately 77.8 million shares of ADT common stock, implying a total enterprise value of approximately $825 million, subject to certain adjustments. ADT will rebrand Sunpro to “ADT Solar™” and enter the rooftop solar business to...

Johnson Controls Expands Support Of Training And Development For The Next Generation Of Systems And Digital Solutions Professionals

Johnson Controls, the global front-runner for smart, healthy, and sustainable buildings, announced partnerships with Strayer University and All-In Milwaukee. As part of the partnerships, Johnson Controls will provide tuition assistance, internship opportunities, and mentoring to underserved student populations in Milwaukee, with a goal of expanding these opportunities more broadly across the U.S.   The partnerships represent Johnson Controls ongoing investment in essential skilled trades...

Alfa Laval Joins ABB’s Energy Efficiency Movement At COP26 Event

Alfa Laval, the company that delivers sustainable products and solutions for customers in energy, marine, and food & water, is now the first official member of ABB’s energy efficiency movement. Public commitment Recognizing the critical role that energy efficiency can play in the decarbonizing industry, Alfa Laval has made this public commitment to improve its own processes, in production, service, and products. It includes setting the target of improving energy efficiency - measu...

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