Nestle USA to Build North American Product Technology Center

November 20, 2013 Stellar, a fully integrated firm focused on design, engineering, construction and mechanical services, has begun pre-construction of a $53 million product technology center for Nestl...


Carbon Trust invites input about heat recovery from refriger

28 November 2013 The Carbon Trust is investigating whether different types of waste heat recovery equipment for refrigeration systems should join other heat recovery technologies on the Energy Technol...


RDM launches compressor outage protector

28 November 2013 Resource Data Management has introduced a device to protect refrigeration compressors from damage following power outages.   Called Intuitive Power Store, the technology links to the company’s stepper valve controller, to provide protection against compressor damage on start-up following power failure. The combination automatically closes stepper valves when mains power is lo...


Magnetic refrigeration specialist win international engineer

28 November 2013 Cooltech, the French-based developer of magnetic refrigeration technology has added an innovation award from The Institution of Engineering and Technology to its Highly Commended at t...


Energy Management Lease Program Eliminates Upfront Costs

28 November 2013 Boston -- Powerhouse Dynamics, creator of the eMonitor(TM) enterprise energy and asset management system, has launched a system leasing program. Multi-site operators of small commercial facilities can now take advantage of the energy savings offered by the eMonitor with little or no upfront investment. eMonitor customers include restaurant, convenience store, and retail chains, as...


HEI Releases New Edition of Standards for Shell and Tube Hea

28 November 2013 Cleveland -- The Heat Exchange Institute (HEI) has announced the release of the fifth edition of Standards for Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers. The fourth edition of the standard was released in 2004 and reaffirmed in 2008 as Standards for Power Plant Heat Exchangers. However, with the addition of the HEI Plate Heat Exchanger Section in 2011, the HEI changed the title Standards for...


Closed-Circuit Ammonia Refrigeration Systems Focus of New II

November 15, 2013 The International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (IIAR), Alexandria, Va., has released two standards pertaining to closed-circuit ammonia refrigeration systems.   ANSI/IIAR 5-2013 specifies criteria and procedures for the startup and commissioning of closed-circuit ammonia mechanical refrigerating systems. Basic minimum requirements for startup and commissioning are outl...


Alaska SeaLife Center Using Resurrection Bay For Heat

By Anne Hillman, APRN - Anchorage | November 22, 2013 Agnes is a seven-month-old sea otter pup who was rescued and sent to the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward. She’s swimming around a pool with anothe...


Consumers Willing to Pay Extra to Support Alternative Energy

27 November 2013 Atlanta -- More consumers say they are willing to pay extra to invest in and support alternative energy than to improve reliability, according to the latest edition of an annual Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative (SGCC) telephone survey of 1,001 United States residential electricity consumers nationwide.   The survey, undertaken by Market Strategies International, determined t...


The HVAC Service Profit Chain

27 November 2013 I first became aware of The “Service Profit Chain” in the early 90s, and presented a version of it for HVAC contractors in an early Comfortech conference.  It was and is based on...