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Trane Technologies Shares Insight On Clean Indoor Air

Trane Technologies, a global climate innovator – is making it easier to understand and optimize home comfort, including the quality of air in your home. “The COVID-19 pandemic has made many of us rethink the air we breathe indoors,” said Jason Bingham, President of Trane Technologies’ Residential HVAC business. “An important aspect of helping people feel safe indoors is alleviating airborne health risks, especially those related to viruses, bacteria, pet dander,...

Eurovent Along With United Nations On Buildings And Construction

The Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (GlobalABC) was set up as a voluntary partnership in 2015 during the 21st Conference of Parties (COP21). It involves 30+ countries and 100+ members with different backgrounds and fits within the United Nations Environment Programme. The aim is to work towards a zero-emission, efficient, and resilient buildings and construction sector. Background The main concern is that the buildings standing in 2050 have not yet been built and that the numb...

Eurovent ICARHMA Discuss Supply Chain Issues

In 1991 Eurovent, together with the American, Canadian and Japanese associations founded ICARHMA, the International Council of Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration, and Heating Manufacturers Associations. Meanwhile, the membership has increased to eleven members covering many parts of the world. ICARHMA allows the association to discuss global issues related to energy and environmental related issues. Global Perspective ICARHMA members meet in general twice per year, once at the time of the AHR Ex...

Toolstation’s Research On UK’s Central Heating Needs Show 60% Of Households Question Ability To Keep Homes Warm In The Winter Months

New research reveals that 22nd October, 2021, over a week before the clocks go back, will be the day when the majority of the United Kingdom turns on their central heating, for the autumn and winter seasons.  The research, commissioned by Toolstation, one of Britain’s fastest growing suppliers of tools, accessories and building supplies, found that 60% of households were worried about being able to afford to keep their home warm, during the harsh winter months. Toolstation research...

Filterbuy Releases Report On The Dangers Posed By Extreme Weather Events To American Households Lacking Air Conditioning

As summers get hotter and extreme heat events to become more common, it is increasingly uncomfortable to live without air conditioning. According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the vast majority of American households do have air conditioning, but about 9% do not have any air conditioning unit. Many of these households are located in cities with historically temperate climates, but climate change is expected to make extreme heat events not only more frequent but also more severe. Even are...

REHAU Highlights The Green Heat Network Fund’s Role To Attain Low-Carbon District Heating Schemes Delivery From 2022

The latest round of financing from the UK Government’s Green Heat Network Fund (GHNF) will be key to ensuring that low-carbon district heating schemes are delivered from 2022, according to polymer pipework specialist, REHAU. Green Heat Network Fund (GHNF) The Green Heat Network Fund (GHNF) is the latest funding scheme, launched by the government’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, building upon 2018’s Heat Networks Investment Project (HNIP). As part o...

Corrosion Protection Of Air Handling Units In Spotlight Of Newest Eurovent Industry Recommendation

The long-awaited Eurovent Recommendation 6/16 has been published. Developed by the Eurovent Product Group ‘Air Handling Units’ (PG-AHU), this Code of Good Practice focuses on the corrosion protection of Air Handling Units. The document is freely available to the public. The document discusses the fundamentals of corrosion protection, explains the corrosivity categories of the environment, and provides practical guidance on recommended properties of materials and corrosion protecti...

Johnson Controls Shares IoT And Smart Buildings For The Next Generation Of Sustainable Cities

  Pandemic recovery is top-of-mind for so many cities, but a return to the normalcy which in 2019 might not be enough to maintain secure, connected, and resilient communities in this new world. As shared during the presentation at the IoT Global Innovation Forum, cities must reimagine their current infrastructure models and envision a connected, holistic future for the community. By integrating IoT technologies and connected building solutions, cities can build environments that are...

Data Aire Shares Insight On Whether Data Center Cooling Units Talk About Hot Spots

In an ever-changing environment like the data center, it’s most beneficial to have as many intelligent systems working together as possible. It’s amazing to think of how far technology has come from the old supercomputers the size of four filing cabinets to the present data centers that are pushing 1,000,000 Sq. Ft. Managing a Data Center’s Needs Historically, managing a data center was fairly straightforward. In all the growth, one finds digging into the nuisances of every l...

REHAU’s Research Report Highlights Customers’ Expectations Of Healthy, Sustainable Hotels With Smart Technology Equipped Rooms

As the hotel sector thrives amid the UK’s staycation boom, a report has revealed opportunities for hotel design to include further well-being and comfort measures, so as to meet changing expectations from prospective guests. This comes as research from a survey of 130 M&E contractors and architects, working in hotel construction, revealed that over half (52%) of respondents believe well-being is value engineered, out of projects later on in the build. REHAU’s report, ‘Des...

HMS Networks Enables Controlling Any Air Conditioning Unit From Modbus Or BACnet-based Automation Systems Via IR

HMS Networks launches a new IR-based Intesis® AC interface that enables integration of any Air Conditioning unit, regardless of brand, into Modbus or BACnet Building Automation Systems. controlling Air Conditioning systems HVAC systems are usually the largest energy consumers in a building. Therefore, building owners must monitor and control these systems to save costs and energy. Additionally, the COVID-19 pandemic has made it increasingly important to find new ways of installing and usin...

Data Aire Shares How To Boost Data Center Cooling ROI With Precise Load Matching

One thing is certain, optimal data center design is a complex puzzle to solve. With all the options available, no one environmental control system can fit all situations. One must consider all the solutions and technology available to best manage assets and adapt to the evolving data center. There is a precision cooling system for whatever scenario best fits one's current strategy or future goals. The question only remains, has one considered each of the options with the design engineer and the...

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