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Trade associations and membership societies representing North America's Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration industry requested that federal, state, and local authorities grant "essential business" status to those technicians and engineers who are tasked with keeping the American people productive, healthy, and comfortable in these trying times. The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) joined with nine other organizations, representing the HVACR an...
Brivo, the global provider of cloud-based physical security, has acquired Parakeet Technologies, a provider of smart building solutions which include sensors, thermostats, wireless locks, and lighting controls. The acquisition accelerates Brivo’s ongoing push to enhance its in-building capabilities beyond its current access control, video, and security. The companies had already been working together as partners, and now plan a deeper integration between their products, including a common...
ADT Inc., a provider of security, automation, and smart home solutions serving consumer and business customers in the United States, announced a new flagship partnership with HHHunt, a diversified provider of real estate development, to install smart home and property automation technology into new and existing HHHunt multifamily and student housing communities. ADT adds HHHunt to its growing list of prominent real estate partners enhancing their communities with smart home solutions. ADT will...
Air Movement and Control Association (AMCA) International Technical Director Nazme Mohsina has been named to Engineered Systems magazine’s 20 to Watch: Women in HVAC list for 2020. Mohsina was selected for the second annual list from more than 150 nominees representing “all levels of the industry, from those just entering the sector to industry professionals boasting 30-plus years of experience,” Editor in Chief Herb Woerpel writes in the February issue of Engineered Systems....
Since its launch in early 2018, the YORK YZ Magnetic Bearing Centrifugal Chiller has been recognized across the HVAC industry. As the first chiller fully optimized for ultimate performance with a next generation low-global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant, these units were designed and engineered by a team of experts who “reimagined” what a chiller could be. YORK YZ chillers deliver the widest range of cooling capacity to serve the diverse application needs of its customers To da...
Staff of the Building Technologies Office (BTO), within the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, were pleased to attend the announcement of five new cooperative research and development agreements that Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has made with industry partners. The agreements will further advance DOE’s growing body of innovations that enhance the energy performance, sustainability, and safety of heating, air-conditionin...
Nigel Evans, Conservative Candidate for Ribble Valley, has visited Baxi Heating in Club Street, Bamber Bridge, Preston to see the hydrogen boiler that the heating manufacturer is developing. The prototype boiler, that has been developed in conjunction with Baxi Heating’s parent company, BDR Thermea Group, works using 100% pure hydrogen, which does not produce any carbon emissions. That means no carbon dioxide is emitted through the flue into the atmosphere, and there is no danger of carbon...
When it comes to business opportunities, the potential upside for Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) solutions is huge. It’s expected to be a US$ 15 billion market by 2022. Many technicians are unsure of how to best address air quality issues with homeowners, which can cause some HVAC companies to miss out on significant new revenues. Moving to data-driven control The Resideo AirCycle Program is here to change everything – starting with the conversations that technicians have with homeowners...
As outcome of the two-year Special Project ‘Evaporative Cooling 2030’, the Eurovent Association has published a set of documents including a new Eurovent Recommendation and a dedicated flyer, providing a clear overview of what the evaporative cooling industry saves in terms of CO2 emissions today and what it can save tomorrow. These documents are complemented by the first-ever European evaporative cooling industry monograph providing a clear indication on its size and scope. Euroven...
A global coalition led by the Government of India, along with Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), has announced the Finalists of the Global Cooling Prize, an international innovation competition to develop super-efficient and climate-friendly residential cooling solutions for homes. The competitors showcased technologies that reduce or eliminate refrigerants linked to climate change, advances that will be vital as the number of room air conditioners (RACs) nearly quadruples by 2050. Top air conditi...
The term of Amit Ahuja, 2019-2020 president of Air Movement and Control Association (AMCA) International Inc., is underway, following the organization’s 2019 Annual Meeting October 2-6 in Maui, Hawaii. AMCA truly is a global association, Ahuja, who is managing director of Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates-based Maico Gulf LLC, said, adding that the focus of his presidency will be achieving greater cooperation and cohesiveness among the regions AMCA represents. Advising Global Governme...
Air Movement and Control Association (AMCA) International Inc. presents its Distinguished Service Award to three individuals—Rad Ganesh, PhD, PE, director, product applications, Twin City Fan Companies Ltd., Tim Mathson, principal engineer, AMCA, and Bob Valbracht, PE, vice president of engineering, Loren Cook Co. —during its 2019 Annual Meeting Oct. 5 in Maui, Hawaii. Fan-System Regulatory Compliance Rad Ganesh, PhD, PE, has over 32 years of experience in the air-movement industry...
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