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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...

Aircuity Shares An Insight On Beyond COVID-19 To The Vast Benefits Of Cleaner Workplace Air

The air quality of our indoor spaces has seen renewed interest in the past 18-months as a strong relationship emerges between the quality or flow of air and the spread of coronavirus. In the rush to get workers back into their physical workplaces, we have seen a surge of office buildings improving and reconfiguring their HVAC systems to better protect employees from COVID, even monitoring systems that provide building occupants a real-time view of air quality throughout the building. Better air...

Eurovent Ecodesign And Energy Labelling Working Plan 2020-2024

The study for the Working Plan 2020-2024 ran from March 2020 until April 2021. The final reports and the minutes of the 2nd and last stakeholder meeting held on 26 March 2021 have also been published on the project website. Note that a consultation on the related Roadmap is open until 2 June 2021 (see GEN – 1236.00). Preparatory study This study is most likely the last one that fits within the previous Working Plans that started with the 2005/32 /EC Ecodesign Directive that was followed...

Eurovent Shares Roadmap For Ecodesign And Energy Labeling Working Plan 2020-2024 (GEN - 1236.00)

The Commission has submitted the Roadmap for feedback within 4 weeks. After this period, a dedicated meeting of the Consultation Forum will be organized to discuss the preparation of the Working Plan. It is expected that the Working Plan could be published as a Communication in the third quarter of 2021. Of the possible new items listed two may be relevant to Eurovent: swimming pool heaters and industrial sensors. Relevant to all members will be horizontal measures relating to lightweight des...

Air Quality In Buildings On Radar Of European Legislators (GEN - 1227.00)

On 25 March 2021, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on the implementation of the Ambient Air Quality (AAQ) Directives, in which it calls on the European Commission to regulate Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) as well. The resolution is not binding on the Commission but is nevertheless a significant milestone in the efforts to enshrine IAQ into legislation. It confirms there is growing appreciation among legislators of the importance of clean air indoors, reflecting an ambition which Eurovent...

Upgrade Service With ADEY’s Best Practice® Steps

As the heating season begins to wind down, use the upcoming calls to pre-book customers in for the summer maintenance checks – it’s a chance to test for any potential system issues and resolve them proactively before Fall 2019. Often, poor water quality is the leading cause behind systems issues or failure. Also known as black iron oxide sludge, magnetite is a result of oxidation inside untreated hydronic systems and if not dealt with, can foul pumps; deposit in low flow areas such...

Motili Discusses How To Increase Energy Efficiency Through Smart Thermostats

In a new video series from Motili, the company highlights PropTech,CRE, multi-family, and single-family industry news. Motili’s latest video outlines how residential and commercial building owners can increase their property’s energy efficiency utilizing smart thermostats. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, heating and cooling account for about half of the total energy consumption for a typical household. That translates to approximately $900 USD spent on heating and coolin...

ABB Calls For Collaboration With OEMs To Accelerate Transition To All-Electric Mines As It Signs Memorandum With Hitachi Construction Machinery

ABB has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Hitachi Construction Machinery to share their expertise and collaborate in bringing solutions to market that will reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with heavy machinery in mining. The companies will explore possibilities to apply ABB’s electrification, automation, and digital solutions to mining trucks and excavators provided by Hitachi Construction Machinery as part of wider efforts with mine operators to electrif...

CIPHE Launches Manifesto Highlighting The Key Role Of The Engineering Community In UK’s Future Success

The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) has announced the launch of its manifesto, calling on the new parliament and new parliamentarians to understand the huge role that the engineering community will play in the future success of the United Kingdom.  CIPHE manifesto Covering major issues, such as the safety, health and welfare of the public, the environment, education, regulation and licensing, the CIPHE’s manifesto places the plumbing and heating indus...

Motili Discusses How Strategic Electrification And VRF Systems Offer Sustainable Heating And Cooling For Residential And Commercial Units

In a new video series from Motili, the company has outlined how strategic electrification and variable refrigerant flow or VRF systems are bringing environmentally-friendly heating and cooling options to residential and commercial building owners. Strategic electrification in HVAC Recent government programs, code requirements, and utility rebates have been driving a movement of the electrification of the HVAC industry. This strategic electrification in HVAC sees increased use of electricity in...

CIPHE Highlights The 2021 UK Budget Offers A Welcome Boost To The Plumbing And Heating Industry

The moment Rishi Sunak, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, stepped up to make his budget speech, the entire nation collectively held its breath. While much had been already revealed on the extended furlough scheme and the expansion of the self-employment income support scheme, the UK Chancellor had reserved some announcements for the day. UK budget offers plumbing, heating incentives The budget covered several issues of particular interest to the plumbing and heating industry, including: Exten...

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