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Scottish City Takes Bold Action to Meet Net-Zero Emissions Target

Scottish City Takes Bold Action to Meet Net-Zero Emissions Target

What does it take for a country to meet the bold commitment of becoming a net-zero carbon emissions society by 2045? Pioneering new possibilities, cutting-edge innovations, and the right sustainably-focused partners to make it happen. That’s the current scene in the United Kingdom, where a groundbreaking energy hub project will use state-of-the-art technology to advance wastewater cleaning solutions, while accelerating decarbonization and aiding in the successful fulfillment of time-targeted emissions goals.

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UL Updates Label Requirements for Lighting Products

Learn how we are simplifying the label process for UL certified lighting products. Take control of your label inventory and management through self-procurement of labels with no annual label fees.  


Star Refrigeration and SMES receive UL Panel Certification

Star Refrigeration and its Mechanical and Electrical subsidiary, SMES, are now fully compliant with UL electrical panel control standards for sale and use in the United States and Canada. Star Refrigeration and Star Mechanical and Electrical Solutions (SMES) have announced that they are now a UL 508a certified panel shop.


Disruptor Vert Technologies targets further investment

Vert Technologies is targeting further investment to accelerate the development of its technology in new markets, as it moves towards volume production.  The company is embarking on an equity funding process to raise £3 million.  


MHI to Invest in Green Hydrogen & Green Ammonia in South Australia

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has agreed to make a capital investment in H2U Investments, the holding entity of the H2U Group. The H2U Group includes The Hydrogen Utility (H2U), the leading Australian developer of green hydrogen and green ammonia projects using power derived from renewable energy sources. The agreement also includes MHI's support for H2U's projects and business development initiatives, including supporting the Front-End Engineering and Design (FEED) study for H2U's Eyre Peninsula GatewayTM project in South Australia.

Swegon: is air quality on your radar?

The general public ‘gets’ the issue of temperature and even, to a certain extent, relative humidity and its importance for health and comfort, but often the air quality argument remains elusive!

A multi-billion dollar question

From the initial phase of imposing lockdowns across the globe to the current turmoil that governments are facing whether to or not to re-impose restrictions, the one question that is driving sentiment and business decision is: “When will the market recover and what will be the degree of recovery?”

U-CERT showcased at CA EPBD V plenary meeting

Dr. Simona D’Oca, Arch., U-CERT Project's Coordinator, had the great honour and pleasure to introduce earlier today U-CERT project to the representatives of EU's Member States in the latest Concerted Action Energy Performance of Buildings plenary meeting.

Cover Story

UK £2 Billion New Grant Is Designed to Boost Heat Pump Demand

In August 2020, the UK government announced a Green Homes Grant which will give homeowners in England vouchers worth up to £2 billion (US$ 2.6 billion) in total, to implement one or more green cooling and heating measures including air-source heat pumps (ASHPs) in existing properties during the planned period spanning September 30, 2020 to March 31, 2021.

Magnetic Bearing Centrifugal Chillers Boosted by Rapidly Growing Data Center Sector

This year’s global economy has been hit hard by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this difficult context, the information technology (IT) industry is one of the few areas that remains strong. Investments in the fifth generation (5G) infrastructure around the globe combined with prolonged remote working as a measure implemented to prevent the spread of COVID-19, investments in infrastructure by IT companies are gaining momentum. In particular, demand for data centers is growing in order to respond to the rapidly increasing amount of information handled. In Japan, for example, IDC Japan has predicted that domestic data center construction investment in 2020 will increase by 55.7% year on year to ¥183 billion (US$ 1.7 billion).

Interview

Trane Consistently Searches for More Optimal Refrigerants for Its Chillers

JARN interviewed Stephen Kujak, director of next-generation refrigerant research at Trane Technologies, who gave background on new refrigerants from the aspects of their characteristics, their applications, etc. and also Trane’s strategy regarding chillers that adopt such refrigerants, based on his in-depth expertise in the field of refrigerants.

MHI Expands Its Presence around the Globe with Total HVAC&R Solutions

JARN interviewed Kaoru Kusumoto, president of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems (MHI Thermal Systems), to hear about the company’s wide range of products and the respective strategies adopted. JARN (J): MHI Thermal Systems has a wide range of products from residential to commercial and industrial use. Of them, we think that room air conditioners (RACs), packaged air conditioners (PACs), and variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems are important fields in terms of sales volumes.

Market

Five Years of TCS&D Success for Gray & Adams

Gray & Adams’ position as the UK’s leading supplier of temperature-controlled semi-trailers and rigid vehicle bodywork has been proven once more at the 2020 Temperature Controlled Storage and Distribution (TCS&D) Awards, winning a fifth back-to-back Refrigerated Trailer of the Year Award.

European Commission launches €1 billion Green Deal call

Organised under 10 key focus areas and 20 topics, the European Green Deal aims to tackle the challenges and take advantage of the opportunities of climate change.
 
As the largest and final call under Horizon 2020, the European Commission is making €1 billion available as part of the European Green Deal.

£5000 prize for Technical Achievement – Calling from Nominations

The Institute of Refrigeration is calling for nominations for prestigious internationally recognised J&E Hall Gold Medal. The Institute of Refrigeration is calling for nominations for prestigious internationally recognised J&E Hall Gold Medal.

Product

Trane Teams with Honeywell to Deliver Low-carbon Heat and Energy Cost Savings to Support Scotland’s Net-zero Carbon Emissions Targets

Trane®, a brand of global climate innovator Trane Technologies (NYSE: TT), together with and Honeywell (NYSE: HON), announced today they are providing technologies for  a ground-breaking project generating low-carbon heat and energy cost savings to local public buildings and businesses in Stirling, Scotland. The district heating network project, developed in partnership with Scottish Water Horizons and Stirling Council, with support from the Scottish Government’s Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme (LCITP), uses a variety of renewable energy sources including wastewater from Scottish Water’s adjacent sewage treatment works.

UNEP OzonAction - Side Event at MOP 32

The UNEP OzonAction Side Event - Installing, operating and servicing A/C systems in the times of COVID-19 - organised in cooperation with ASHRAE, AREA, ISHRAE and CRAA, was held as a side event to the 32nd Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol.

Fujitsu and LARUS Leverage Power of Graph Database and Graph Explainable AI Technologies to Strengthen Detection of Credit Card Fraud

Fujitsu Laboratories and LARUS Business Automation S.r.l. (LARUS)(1) have jointly verified that credit card payment fraud can be detected with high accuracy by integrating Deep Tensor(2), an explainable graph AI technology(3) developed by Fujitsu Laboratories into the LARUS platform for graph databases.

Photo Report

CRH 2020 Seeks Innovative Development in Post-Pandemic Era -- Photo Report

McQuay—displayed its products with various technologies such as magnetic bearing, new refrigerants, air purification, composite evaporative cooling, fresh air, and building automation. McQuay had three products on the Innovation Product award list, namely the WMTC magnetic-bearing centrifugal chiller, the MAC150ER5LH air-cooled inverter heat pump chiller for floor heating and air conditioning of high-end villas, and a water-cooled heat pump modular chiller featuring composite evaporative cooling.

CRH 2020 Seeks Innovative Development in Post-Pandemic Era

With ‘Making steady progress, tiding over difficulties, leading by quality and seeking innovative development’ as theme this year, under the difficult global situation impacted by COVID-19, China Refrigeration Expo (CRH) was successfully held at Chongqing International Expo Center from August 19 to 21 in 2020. CRH, the 31st International Exhibition for Refrigeration, Air-conditioning, Heating and Ventilation, Frozen Food Processing, Packaging and Storage, was jointly sponsored by China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Beijing Sub-council (CCPIT), Chinese Association of Refrigeration (CAR), and China Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Industry Association (CRAA), organized by Beijing International Exhibition Center, and co-organized by Chongqing Association of Refrigeration and Hubei Association of Refrigeration.

Fooma Japan Becomes First Web Exhibition

Impacted by the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 Osaka International Food Machinery and Technology Exhibition ( Fooma Japan), which was to be held from the end of June was cancelled, but  is being held online instead. Now, the Web Exhibition is taking place from June 23 until the end of August. Fooma Japan proposes an ‘affluent future explored through food technology’ through exhibition/ demonstrations of state-of-the-art food machinery technology, products and services.

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