MHIAE reduces CO2 emissions by 70% with new KXZ3 VRF Series

MHIAE reduces CO2 emissions by 70% with new KXZ3 VRF Series

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Air-Conditioning Europe (MHIAE), part of the MHI Group, has released its latest climate and energy solution, the KXZ3 2 pipe VRF system. Developed around six new design concepts: global environment, design flexibility, energy efficiency, wellness and comfort, toughness, and serviceability; the KXZ3 series has been created to deliver improved efficiency, wider design flexibility and reduced environmental impact, making it the perfect climate solution for heating, and cooling in commercial and industrial applications.

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New Johnson Controls FX90 Supervisory Controller Maximizes Building Automation Performance, Reliability and Flexibility

MILWAUKEE, May 16, 2024 – Johnson Controls, the global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, launches the Facility Explorer FX90 Supervisory Controller, packed with unique, advanced features to make building automation easier, smarter and more cost efficient. The FX90 represents the next generation of Facility Explorer supervisory controllers designed to streamline and automate workflows to increase building automation performance with minimal maintenance.

Vitocal 150-A and 151-A: attractively priced air/water heat pumps for new builds and modernization projects

Allendorf (Eder), 05/17/2024 – The new Vitocal 150-A and Vitocal 151-A heat pumps are characterized by their excellent value for money. The Vitocal 150-A’s internal unit is designed as a space-saving wall-mounted unit. Vitocal 151-A is the floorstanding model with an integrated 190-liter DHW cylinder with CeraProtect enamel coating. Both models are available with outputs ranging from 2.1 to 13.4 kW (for A7/W35).

Aermec: Irish food producer invests in smarter cooling solution

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Klingenburg USA Becomes Part of CAREL USA Inc.

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Danfoss Power Solutions names Roy Chen president of Editron division

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Rinnai: is a pathway to more electrification being cleared in the UK?

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New mobile humidifier from Condair

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Panasonic GREEN IMPACT — Its R290 Commercial Heat Pumps to Debut in Europe

On March 13, during the Mostra Convegno Expocomfort (MCE) 2024 held in Milan, Italy, Panasonic held a press conference on its European business strategies and new air-to-water (ATW) heat pumps at the exhibition venue, Fiera Milano. Titled ‘Paving the way to a net zero carbon future’, Panasonic Group’s top management, including Yuki Kusumi, representative director and president of Panasonic Holdings as well as group chief executive officer (CEO), and Masaharu Michiura, executive vice president of Panasonic and president of Panasonic Heating & Ventilation A/C Company (Panasonic HVAC Company), together clearly expressed Panasonic’s strong commitment to the European air conditioning business.

Mostra Convegno Expocomfort— Beyond Comfort

In the heart of Milan, Italy, Mostra Convegno Expocomfort (MCE) stands as a beacon of innovation and sustainability in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC&R), renewable energy, and water sectors. From March 12 to 15, 2024, this international trade show was held as not just an event but as a forward-thinking movement aptly themed ‘Beyond Comfort’.

Reshaping the U.S. Heating Market with Heat Pumps — Report on 2024 AHR Expo, Chicago

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Panasonic Showcases Its Strong Resolve to Further Expand in European Market

During Mostra Convegno Expocomfort (MCE) held at Fiera Milano in Milan, Italy, in March 2024, Panasonic held a press conference to announce its European business strategy and its new air-to-water (ATW) heat pump products at the venue. Panasonic’s top management attended the event, including Masaharu Michiura, executive vice president of Panasonic and president of Panasonic Heating & Ventilation A/C Company (Panasonic HVAC Company), who talked about Panasonic’s strong resolve to expand in the European market, through its lineups exhibited at MCE, new products, business alliances, etc.

Arkema Promotes Forane Low-GWP Refrigerants

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Copeland to Be Stronger with Right Investments in Right Areas

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Chart Industries: GOLIAT liquid hydrogen aviation project

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Dutch heat pump industry responds to cancellation of 2026 legislation

The two associations representing the heat pump industry in the Netherlands today expressed their astonishment at the new coalition government’s proposal to abandon the path towards greater sustainability for the Netherlands and its homes.

Programs to Promote Zero-Energy and Zero-Carbon New Homes and Buildings Are Growing

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Rinnai Remodels Its 160-liter Eco One Hybrid Water Heater

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Fukushima Galilei Offers 10-year Warranty on Refrigerant Gas Leaks

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15 Member States call for publication of Heat Pump Action Plan

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HCJ2024 Showcases Food Service Equipment and Attracts a Lot of Attention

HCJ2024, one of the largest exhibitions in Japan specializing in the hospitality, food service and catering sector, including hotels and restaurants, was held for four days from February 13 to 16, 2024 at Tokyo Big SiHCJ2024, one of the largest exhibitions in Japan specializing in the hospitality, food service and catering sector, including hotels and restaurants, was held for four days from February 13 to 16, 2024 at Tokyo Big Sight.ght.

MCE 2024 Showcases Solutions for Beyond Comfort —MCE 2024 Photo Report Part I

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SMTS2024 – A Large Array of Environmentally Friendly Products

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