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Johnson Controls Survey Shows Customers Prioritizing New Integrated Technologies For Healthy Buildings And Meeting Sustainability Goals

Johnson Controls, the globally renowned company for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, has announced results of independent surveys of 800+ building decision makers showing a clear shift to increased investment in healthy building trends and technologies. “At the center of a vision for a healthy world must be healthy buildings, and that means delivering on the most critical elements to serve People, Places and Planet,” said George Oliver, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of John...

The Heating Hub Experts 'Strongly Advise' Consumers To Go For New Heating Technologies As Viable Options To Decarbonize Their Homes

Consumer advise experts at The Heating Hub have warned consumers not to get ‘hooked’ on the latest technologies in the drive to reduce carbon emissions, stating that they should focus on selecting the most appropriate system for their household requirements. The UK Government recently announced ambitious plans to install 600,000 heat pumps per year by 2028 and has committed to phasing out natural gas boilers in new build homes by 2025. Decarbonizing homes Decarbonizing homes is a...

Viessmann Welcomes 6th Carbon Budget But Calls For More Focus On Improving Gas Heating Efficiency

Statement from Viessmann in response to the Climate Change Committee’s 6th Carbon Budget, from Darren McMahon, Viessmann Marketing Director: “We commend the ambition to reduce emissions in buildings to zero by 2050 in line with net zero legislation. The CCC report rightly notes that emissions reductions from heating have flatlined since 2015 and much further needs to be done to promote low carbon heating and efficiency investment in the 2020's. We are particularly encouraged by the...

Semco Maritime To Compare The HVDC And HVAC Transmission For A Large-Scale Offshore Wind Farm

Semco Maritime has won a study to identify the break-even point of HVDC and HVAC transmission for a large-scale offshore wind farm. Large-scale offshore wind farms are trending up in size as well as distance from connection onshore these days. A key technological aspect that is heavily influenced by this change is the transmission system, i.e. the technology used to transmit the generated wind power to the connection point onshore. This topic is the backbone of the study that Semco Maritime has...

J&W Heating and Air Installs YORK® HVAC System To Support Building Homes for Heroes & A Purple Heart Veteran

Recently, J&W Heating and Air and YORK® Factory Direct partnered with Building Homes for Heroes in Orange Park, Florida to gift a new YORK® HVAC system in the mortgage-free home of Army Specialist Alberto Diaz. Diaz joined the military in 2012 because he wanted to provide a better life for his family. While deployed in Afghanistan, his truck rolled over an IED, causing severe injuries, such as bleeding in his brain, nerve damage in his face, and posttraumatic stress disorder, among...

Trend Controls Aided The National Library Of Scotland To Make Energy Savings Of £350,000 With BEMS Solution

Few buildings demand stricter environmental controls than a library, given the potential for damage caused by temperature, humidity, light, and pollutants. To preserve its precious collection more effectively and efficiently, the National Library of Scotland called in Trend Control Systems’ long-term partners, Craigalan Controls (CCL), to conduct a comprehensive BEMS upgrade. Drive For Innovation The National Library of Scotland, first established in 1925, is a major European research l...

Eurovent Publishes Recommendation 14/6 For Commercial Refrigeration Equipment

Eurovent has released the first edition of the Eurovent Recommendation 14/6 – Interpretation of Regulation (EU) 2019/2018 and of Regulation (EU) 2019/2024. The recommendation provides the European Commission with industry input for the future guidelines accompanying Regulations (EU) 2019/2018 and (EU) 2024/2019. Eurovent Recommendation 14/6 The aim of this code of good practice is to provide the industry interpretation in regard of the Regulation (EU) 2019/2018 and of the Regulation 2019...

Air Quality Management Firm, PuriFi Labs Announces Formation Of The Scientific Advisory Board

PuriFi Labs, who creates whole-building air and surface purification systems, has announced the formation of its new Scientific Advisory Board (SAB), comprised of prominent research experts and pioneers in the field of plasma physics. The SAB will help guide the company's journey toward cleaning indoor air of tested particulates, viruses, bacteria, odors, smoke, mold, ozone, and harmful chemicals. Americans, on average, spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors, where the concentrati...

Ventilation Improvements Via Green Homes Grant Offer A Crucial Opportunity To Tackle Poor Indoor Air Quality, As Per BEAMA And SAGE Experts

As the evidence around the health impacts of poor indoor air quality (IAQ) continues to build, experts from across the ventilation sector have come together to drive awareness amongst installers and the wider public that the Green Homes Grant can cover ventilation improvements alongside insulation installations. Green Homes Grant scheme The UK Government scheme, which launched back in September 2020, aims to support improvements to energy efficiency and indoor air quality (IAQ). The scheme hig...

Baxi Heating Commits To Net Zero Operations By 2030 And To Manufacturing Products That Only Use Low Carbon Fuels By 2025

Renowned boiler manufacturer, Baxi Heating UK and Ireland, part of BDR Thermea Group, has promised to revolutionize the way one heats their homes and buildings. The announcement coincides with the Prime Minister’s 10-point plan for a Green Industrial Revolution and places Baxi Heating at the heart of the ‘heating transformation’ that is required to achieve the UK’s climate targets. Karen Boswell OBE, recently appointed Managing Director of Baxi Heating, said: “Futu...

Johnson Controls Selects Ontotext's GraphDB for the New Version of Metasys Building Automation System

Johnson Controls selected Ontotext's GraphDB to provide semantic data creation and management for their Metasys system - a Top-5 Integrated Building Management System. Johnson Controls Building Technologies & Solutions is making the world safer, smarter and more sustainable, one building at a time. Their technology portfolio integrates every aspect of a building, whether security systems, energy management, fire protection or HVACR, to ensure that they exceed customer expectations at all ti...

Johnson Controls Releases 2020 Energy Efficiency Indicator COVID-19 Pulse Survey

The 14th edition of Johnson Controls Energy Efficiency Indicator study surveyed 150 commercials, institutional, and industrial facility executives in the U.S. in September 2020. The COVID-19 pulse survey included questions on coronavirus-related improvements, investments, and impacts. Flexibility, Health, and Safety Drive With the pandemic, facility managers have new concerns about building health, changing their motivation for building investments. Increasing building flexibility to respond...

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