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Volvo Group Recognized For Waste Reduction Efforts By DOE Better Buildings, Better Plants Program

Volvo Group North America recently received a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Better Plants Better Practice Award for preventing and reducing waste at several North American facilities. The Volvo Group was chosen among a record number of applicants to receive the honor. The Better Practice Award is presented to partners for innovative and industry-leading accomplishments in implementing and promoting practices, principles and procedures of energy management. The Volvo Group implemented several...

Alan Macklin And ASHRAE Draw Attention Towards Ventilator’s Role In Maximizing Health Benefits Of The Employees

A renowned ventilation specialist has urged businesses to consider the role that ventilation can play in maximizing the health and safety of employees as they return to work. Alan Macklin, Technical Director at Elta Group and Chairman of the Fan Manufacturer’s Association (FMA), has drawn attention to the critical role that ventilation will play as the UK begins transitioning out of lockdown. With many workspaces having been unoccupied for a prolonged period of time, guidance has been iss...

Danke Releases China Residential Rental Industry's First Company Standard For Indoor Air Quality

Phoenix Tree Holdings Limited (Danke), one of the largest co-living platforms in China with the fastest growth, released its indoor air quality control standard for co-living apartments, which is the first such standard set by an individual company in China's residential rental industry. The Co-living Apartment Indoor Air Quality Control Standard was jointly developed by Danke and the China Environmental United Certification Center (CEC), a state-owned enterprise affiliated with the Ministry of...

Elta Fans’ Survey Finds Out That One In Two Ventilation Specialists Are Risking ErP Compliance

One in two ventilation contractors and distributors are unaware they are risking ErP compliance, according to a survey conducted by Elta Fans. Despite installing plate fans and roof cowls together, 53% of contractors surveyed said they did not believe themselves to be system designers. However, by combining these two products, installers are acting as a ‘manufacturer’ in the eyes of the law, and as such, are responsible for ErP compliance. The figure is similar for ventilation distr...

Blue Star Appoints Shailesh Haribhakti As The Chairman After Retirement Of Suneel M Advani

Air conditioning and commercial refrigeration major, Blue Star Limited, has announced several important Board level changes that were approved at the Meeting of the Board of Director. The Board has unanimously approved the appointment of Mr Shailesh Haribhakti as the Chairman of Blue Star with effect from April 1, 2019. He will succeed Mr Suneel M Advani, who will be retiring from the Board on March 31, 2019 in accordance with the retirement policy for Non-Executive Directors. Listing Obligati...

Blue Star Launches Seventy-Five Room Air Conditioners To Celebrate Platinum Jubilee Year

Air conditioning and commercial refrigeration major, Blue Star Limited, has launched 75 new models of room air conditioners in its Platinum Jubilee year. These superior and stylish models also include energy-efficient inverter ACs capable of delivering 30% extra cooling over and above its rated capacity. This enables faster temperature pull-down even in larger rooms during peak summers thereby consuming less power and leading to significant savings on account of lower electricity bills. This su...

International Institute Of Refrigeration Release Statement On The Role Of Refrigeration In The Combat Against COVID-19

The International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) is the only independent intergovernmental science and technology based organization which promotes knowledge of all refrigeration fields, ranging from very low temperature applications to air conditioning via the food cold chain. With 59 member countries and its network of several hundred renowned experts on 5 continents, the IIR is empowered to speak on behalf of the refrigeration community. The IIR calls on national governments to consider th...

AHRI And Other HVACR Organizations Sign Statement For ‘Essential’ Status During Pandemic

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...

Parakeet Technologies And Smart Building Solutions Provider Brivo Plan Deeper Integration Between Their Products

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...

International Institution Of Refrigeration Release The Statement Given By Didier Coulomb During MOP-31

“Recently - this year at the G7 and UN meetings - the refrigeration sector which includes air conditioning, cryogenics and heat pumps, was brought to the spotlight almost for the first time." "Using the words of Mr. Antonio Guterres: “Implementation of the Kigali Amendment will be front and center for climate action. We need all countries to develop national cooling action plans to deliver efficient and sustainable cooling and bring essential life‑preserving services like vaccines a...

Healthcare HVAC Systems And Disease Mitigation Isolation Room Preparedness For COVID-19 Patients

According to the CDC and ASHRAE, hospital HVAC systems play a critical role in mitigating the spread of diseases like COVID-19, MERS, SARS, and tuberculosis. When an infected person coughs or sneezes, respiratory droplets can travel through the air and be inhaled by people nearby. Room pressurization, air change rates, humidity, and temperature all play an integral role in mitigating airborne contaminants to provide a healing space for patients while protecting healthcare providers. It is reco...

General Filter Group Unveils A Review Of The Global COVID-19 Infection Spread And Ways To Contain It

In recent weeks, there has been a lot of news about the Coronavirus (COVID-19). It is on the front pages of all the newspapers and the media talks about nothing else. What exactly is it? Coronaviruses are a family of common viruses whose name comes from the crown-like projections that form on their surfaces. They can cause illnesses ranging from the common cold to more severe respiratory syndromes such as MERS (Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome) and SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome)....

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