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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...

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...

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...

Wood - The Great Renewable Energy: The Wood Heat Initiative Formulates Recommendations For Politicians

The Wood Warmth Initiative has published a new information brochure entitled “Wood - the great renewable energy”, including recommendations for politicians. The partners of the initiative refer to the EU climate targets, which were tightened again by the European Council in November 2020.  Utilizing wood to reduce CO2 While a CO2 reduction target of 40% was previously in effect, CO2 emissions are now to be reduced by 55% by 2030. “If you want to achieve su...

Johnson Controls Joins The Climate Pledge Co-Founded By Amazon And Global Optimism To Support Accelerated Net-Zero Carbon Ambition

Johnson Controls, a global provider of smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, announced it has joined The Climate Pledge, a commitment co-founded by Amazon and Global Optimism. Signatories of the Pledge commit to reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2040, ten years ahead of the goal set out in the United Nations’ Paris Climate Agreement. Johnson Controls is one of 53 organizations that have now signed the Pledge, and the move comes hot on the heels of the company’s announcement...

BDH Highlights That Modernization Of Building Heating Systems Still Eligible For Funding Under BEG

In 2020, the support programs of the Federal Office for Economics and Export Control (BAFA) and the Reconstruction Loan Corporation (KfW), which were increased as part of the climate package, ensured a significant market recovery. At the beginning of 2021, the Federal funding for efficient buildings (BEG) will come into effect, at least in part (individual measures in the grant variant) and will replace the previous programs. Federal funding for efficient buildings (BEG) Most of the funding c...

CIPHE And World Plumbing Council Announce 2021 World Plumbing Day In Honor Of Plumbers And Heating Engineers

On Thursday, March 11, 2021, professional plumbers across the land will be celebrated on World Plumbing Day. While this year may look a little different, the critical worker status of plumbing and heating engineers has changed the way that many now view the industry. In the face of a global pandemic, it is those in the trade who have manned the frontlines, risking contact with COVID-19 virus, in a bid to keep the public safe and warm in their homes. World Plumbing Day Initiated by the World P...

Chapman Provides Indications Of An Ignitor Problem In A Furnace

When temperatures dip below freezing in Indianapolis and across the Central Indiana area, homeowners rely on their furnace or heating system to keep them warm and comfortable. But like all appliances, furnaces tend to break down over time, typically during the worst possible time such as the middle of the night when it’s frigid outside. Furnaces are important to homes during the winter months. One needs the furnace to work just as well at the end of the season as it does the first time wh...

Fort Collins Enlists 3 Easy Ways To Protect Plumbing In Winter

Keep the following tips in mind to protect the plumbing in Loveland, CO in winter. Insulate Pipes and Hose Bibs It is one of the simplest ways in which one can protect the pipes throughout the coldest time of the year. When temperatures drop, water can freeze inside pipes and outdoor hose bibs. As most people recall, water expands when it freezes. If any water in pipes freezes, and it expands enough, it can cause pipes to burst. That can lead to extensive damage, not just to pipes but to prop...

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...

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