F-Gas Review: We Need All Options on the Table to REPowerEU

F-Gas Review: We Need All Options on the Table to REPowerEU

As the European Union continues to forge a path toward carbon neutrality by 2050, the role of sustainable heating and cooling solutions for businesses and consumers is critical. This is explicitly recognized in the European Commission’s REPowerEU plan, which sets ambitious targets for the installation of 60 million heat pumps across member states by 2030 in order to reduce reliance on fossil fuels for heating and cooling residential and commercial buildings. Heating alone accounts for 40% of the EU’s energy consumption and 70% of this still comes from burning fossil fuels.

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UL Solutions Expands Retail and Consumer Products Testing Services with New Laboratory in Shenzhen, China

NORTHBROOK, ILLINOIS — March 30, 2023 — UL Solutions, a global leader in applied safety science, has officially opened a new retail and consumer products laboratory in Shenzhen, China. The new UL Solutions Shenzhen Retail and Consumer Products Laboratory, located in the Sino-German Industrial Park, marks a relocation from UL Solutions’ previous facility in the area, where the company has served customers in Shenzhen since 2003.

Hull University Teaching Hospitals Save Energy and Cut Emissions with Innovative Heat Pump System

ICS Cool Energy multi-pipe chillers and heat pumps took over from the hospital’s gas boilers, reducing heating system’s gas consumption by almost 69% in first five months of operations, and help Hull Hospitals on their way to carbon neutrality.

Panasonic & Finn Geotherm Shortlisted in the UK Green Business Awards 2023

Panasonic is pleased to announce that a recent install at Paragon House - University of West London, has been shortlisted in the ‘Green Heat Project’ category of the UK Green Business Awards. Panasonic worked in partnership with installers Finn Geotherm on this bespoke and ground-breaking project to install three x 210kW air-to-water heat pump units. The winners of the awards will be announced at a celebratory dinner at Leonardo Royal Hotel in London on the 29 June 2023.

Joint paper on legislative proposal on empowering consumers

Eurovent and twelve other associations signed a joint industry paper on the legislative proposal on empowering consumers for the green transition and proposed amendments in the European Parliament and in the Council.

Emerson’s New Aluminum Filter Regulators Enhance Process Efficiency and Streamline Supply Chains

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (March 29, 2023) – Emerson has launched its new ASCO™ Series 641, 642 and 643 Aluminum Filter Regulators, which maximize process efficiency and reduce unplanned downtime in a broad range of process applications. This line of durable, aluminum filter regulators can handle the highest flow rates of any regulators in their class and provides precise pressure regulation to downstream instruments.

Danfoss – Forward. Naturally. With CO₂ Refrigeration Solutions

Whether you are looking to upgrade your commercial refrigeration unit or want a new system from the ground up, our complete CO2 refrigeration solutions have you covered. Not only is CO2 easy on the environment, but when coupled with our years of experience and technology, CO2 systems become easy to install, maintain, and provide exceptional energy efficiency in any climate.

Johnson controls: Creating Better Buildings through Innovation and Collaboration

Microsoft is one of the most successful enterprises in the world and no company can achieve such standing without ambition and innovation. But the company’s vision for the future extends beyond the advances in technology it’s famous for. It’s also paving the way for healthier, more efficient and sustainable workspaces.

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A Revolution in the European Heating Industry – Report on ISH 2023 in Frankfurt, Germany

ISH 2023, the world’s leading trade fair for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) plus water, was held from March 13 to 17 at Frankfurt am Main in Germany.
During the five-day fair, the passion for innovations was unleashed for the first time in four years due to the pandemic, and visitors enjoyed making up for lost time. According to the organizer, 2,025 exhibitors from 54 countries presented their market-ready solutions for a sustainable future in two main sections: ISH Energy and ISH Water. They showed the latest developments for the HVAC and intelligent home and building automation markets.

2023 AHR Expo – Largest Global HVAC&R Tech Display in Post-pandemic Era

The 2023 AHR Expo was successf ul ly held f rom February 6 to 8 at Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, the United States. The three-day event attracted a total of almost 42,800 attendees.

Fujitsu General Starts ATW Heat Pump Production in Europe

In Europe, the heat pump era has arrived. Aiming for carbon neutrality in 2050, demand for electric heat pumps has been increasing rapidly, thanks to their energy-efficient and clean features that use renewable energy. In order to respond to this dynamic movement, Japanese manufacturers have accelerated their investments in their heat pump business in recent years, and have successively expanded their local production of air-to-water (ATW) heat pump systems in Europe.


Panasonic Vitalizes the Future with Air

JARN interviewed Masaharu Michiura, executive vice president of Panasonic and president of Panasonic Heating & Ventilation A/C Company, which was established in October 2021, to hear about its future vision and its achievements such as European air-to-water (ATW) heat pump business and also to learn more about the acquisition of Systemair’s hydronic system business.
As its name suggests, Panasonic Heating & Ventilation A/C Company was born through the integration of the air quality business that handled ventilation equipment and air purifiers, and the air conditioning business that handled air conditioners.

Hitachi Brand Scroll Compressors Go Down in History and Evolve Further

In 1983, Hitachi, the predecessor of Hitachi-Johnson Controls Air Conditioning, succeeded in the commercialization and mass production of scroll compressors as compressors for commercial air conditioners, for the first time in the world. On the 40th anniversary of that achievement, JARN interviewed Shoji Akiyama, chief executive officer (CEO), Hitachi-Johnson Controls Air Conditioning, to hear about the company’s scroll compressor business in detail.

Tecumseh Features Efficient & Sustainable Cold Chain Solutions

At Chillventa 2022 held in Germany last October, Tecumseh, a global leader in the fields of compressors and condensing units based in the United States, featured its high-efficiency and sustainable cold chain solutions. JARN visited Tecumseh’s booth and interviewed Jay Pittas, chief executive officer (CEO) of the company, to hear about Tecumseh’s latest innovative solutions.


Gree Booth Product Promotion & Online Live Streaming Schedule

The 133rd Canton Fair is scheduled to be held at Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province from April 15th to 19th. It will be held both online & offline. The theme of Gree for this Canton Fair is “Zero-Carbon Without Borders”.

Arkema among Europe's top 100 innovators

The European Patent Office (EPO) has unveiled the list of the 100 companies and organizations having filed or extended the largest number of patents in Europe in 2022, including Arkema.

Panasonic Scores at The Kia Oval Cricket Ground

England’s legendary cricket ground, The Kia Oval in London, has recently undergone a refurbishment and is now benefiting from an upgraded heating and cooling system with a mix of 14 Panasonic ECOi 2 and 3 pipe units.


European Heat Pump Summit 2023: Presentation proposals now being accepted

The international heat pump community is very much looking forward to autumn: On 24 and 25 October 2023, the 8th European Heat Pump Summit will take place at the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg in its customary format of congress with accompanying foyer expo. Bridging the gap between the biennial Chillventa exhibition, it provides an important discussion platform on the latest market developments, R&D topics, and trends in heat pump applications. Effective immediately, prospective speakers can submit their proposed presentation topics and find out about other options for participating.

Automated Logic Honors Top Performing Field Offices of 2022

In recognition of outstanding performance, Automated Logic Corporation, a leading provider of innovative building management solutions, has named its Field Office of the Year and Project of the Year award winners at its annual 2023 distribution meeting. Automated Logic is a part of Carrier Global Corporation (NYSE: CARR), the leading global provider of healthy, safe, sustainable and intelligent building and cold chain solutions.

Onity Announces Self-Storage Smart Lock Reseller Agreements with Trachte Building Systems and Trac-Rite

Onity, a global leader in electronic access solutions and mobile credentialing, today announced national reseller agreements with Trachte Building Systems and Trac-Rite®. The agreement allows the organizations to integrate with the Passport™ Locking Solution, a new smart lock for use in self-storage facilities, as part of their portfolio of product offerings. Onity is part of Carrier Global Corporation (NYSE: CARR), the leading global provider of healthy, safe, sustainable and intelligent building and cold chain solutions.

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2023 AHR Expo Photo Report — Part II

The 2023 AHR Expo was held on February 6 to 8, in Atlanta, Georgia, the United States. Here is Part II of the photo report continuing from the February regular issue.

China Refrigeration Expo to Be Held in Shanghai on April 7 to 9

China Refrigeration Expo 2023 (CR 2023), the 34th International Exhibition for Refrigeration, Air-Conditioning, Heating and Ventilation, Frozen Food Processing, Packaging and Storage, will be held at Shanghai New International Expo Centre from April 7 to 9.

2023 AHR Expo – Largest Global HVAC&R Tech Display in Post-pandemic Era – Photo Report

Daikin Group—teamed up to display its full lineups such as Daikin Fit invert er residential ducted unitary systems, Vision and PreciseLine AHUs, and heat pumps in a huge space. It also offered its VR experiences featuring Magnitude WMT chiller and Rebel Applied rooftop system. Another booth named Daikin Inverter Technology introduced its power consumption reduction effects.

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