HVAC News, July 2021

Johnson Controls Releases Expanded Line Of Premium Rooftop Units Under Its TempMaster Brand

Johnson Controls, the globally renowned company for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings and the architect of OpenBlue, has, through its TempMaster brand, expanded its line of premium commercial rooftop units, which is now available in 25-80 tons. Omni Premier platform The TempMaster Omni Premier platform is designed to provide building owners best-in-class efficiency levels that significantly reduce operational costs over the life of the unit. The units offer the highest standard efficien...

REHAU’s Report And Met Office Raises Concerns About Overheating In Buildings Due To Heat Waves

Following last week’s Met Office amber extreme heat warning, a polymer specialist has warned current sustainable design must mitigate overheating in buildings as heat waves become more prevalent. Recent research of 520 M&E contractors and architects, 130 of which worked specifically on apartment buildings, in REHAU’s report ‘Designing Healthy Apartments,’ also raised similar concern. Efficient cooling methods The majority of these respondents felt that sustainabili...

Airthings Announces A Strategic Agreement With Edwards To Improve Indoor Environments

Airthings, the pioneer in indoor air quality solutions and energy-saving technology, announces a strategic agreement with Edwards, a provider of fire detection and alarm solutions since 1872, and a part of Carrier Global Corporation, the global provider of healthy, safe, sustainable, and intelligent building solutions. The agreement commercializes Airthings’ business solution through more than 500 Edwards channel partners in the fire and security segment. Extending the distribution of Air...

High Rise Fire Safety Prioritized With REHAU's New Pipework

With recent regulations mandating more fire safety precautions be put in place around building services, a polymer specialist has released a Class B fire-rated pre-insulated pipework solution for quick installation in high-rise buildings. Following previous developments such as the 2018 Hackitt Review and the Government’s July announcement of legislation appointing a new regulator for safety in buildings, there is even more emphasis on building compliance from developers and contractors....

LG Pledges Transition To 100 Percent Renewable Energy By 2050

LG Electronics Inc. made public its commitment to transition completely to renewable energy by 2050 as a key component of its sustainability strategy. The announcement in the LG Electronics Sustainability Report comes on top of its earlier commitment to carbon neutrality through the Zero Carbon 2030 initiative in which LG has pledged to reduce carbon emissions in the production stage to 50 percent of 2017 standards by 2030. The transformation will be implemented region by region starting in No...

Johnson Controls Files 200th U.S. Patent Application And Receives 90th U.S. Patent Approval For OpenBlue Energy Optimization Innovations

Johnson Controls, the global pioneer for smart, healthy, and sustainable buildings announced it has surpassed a milestone by filing 200 U.S. utility patent applications for innovations surrounding its OpenBlue Central Utility Plant offering and related energy optimizing product offerings. Additionally, it received its 90th U.S. patent grant for innovations related to OpenBlue Central Utility Plant product and energy optimization innovations. Central Utility Plant is a key component of the newly...

Weil-McLain Wins Prestigious ACHR News Dealer Design Awards

Weil-McLain was recognized for excellence in product design and efficiency in the 18th annual Dealer Design Awards Program sponsored by The Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration News magazine. An independent panel of contractors acted as judges in the contest that had 117 entries. The company’s ECO® Tec premium residential gas boiler was the silver winner in the HVAC High-Efficiency Residential Equipment product category – the top award presented to any bo...

Aircuity Supports New WELL Performance Rating From International WELL Building Institute

Aircuity, the front-runner in creating healthy and sustainable buildings, announced its support for the recently launched WELL Performance Rating, a new standard for healthy indoor environments developed by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI). IWBI designed the new rating as a new designation that “uses dynamic human and building performance metrics to enhance the experience of the people inside.” This endorsement reflects Aircuity’s more than 20 years of experien...

ABB To Present Sustainable Solutions At Dubai EXPO 2020

ABB will participate in the Dubai EXPO 2020 as an official partner of the Swedish Pavilion and showcase its leading technology in a digital and interactive way partnering with more than 100 companies and institutions. With a history of more than 130 years and Sweden as one of the birthplaces of the company, ABB will join the country’s efforts to highlight the most innovative solutions that will help build a smart society under the pavilion’s theme of “Co-creation for Innovati...

Johnson Controls Depending On R-454B To Achieve Regulatory Goals

The current Biden Administration’s renewed focus on climate change has expedited the phasedown of high-GWP refrigerants, kicked off by the passage of the American Innovation and Manufacturing (AIM) Act, part of the December 2020 COVID stimulus bill. As the AIM Act phase-down schedule progresses, higher-GWP HFC refrigerants, while viable, have the potential to have a limited useful life and ultimately be eliminated. In response to pending changes, Johnson Controls has announced it will use...

The Heat Pump Association Helps In Simplifying The Training Pathway For Heat Pumps

Plans to decarbonize Britain’s homes will fail without a rise in heat pump installers, with warnings from the Environmental Audit Committee confirming that the supply chain needs to be strengthened. To see 600,000 heat pumps installed by 2028 in line with the Prime Minister’s Ten Point Plan, one need to see a rapid rise in the number of installers qualified to install the technology. There are over 22 training centers across the HPA membership alone, providing the ability to train o...

GrayWolf’s DirectSense II Probes Now Directly Connect To Apple And Android Devices Via Bluetooth LE Wireless

GrayWolf’s DirectSense® II probes will now connect via Bluetooth LE wireless to Apple and Android devices. Their highly reliable, adaptable DSII probes for Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and Toxic Gas testing/monitoring will imminently have Apps for iOS and Android operating systems available (free) on the Apple and Google App stores. Use smartphone or tablet as a multi-parameter display, data-logger, and far more. Indoor air quality Choose from over 25 highly accurate, smart indoor air q...

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