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Meet the Winners of the Heat Pump Awards 2022

Meet the Winners of the Heat Pump Awards 2022

On 28 September the 2022 Heat Pump Award ceremony took place at the Atomium, Brussels, as part of the annual forum organised by the European Heat Pump Association. On this special occasion we awarded a prize to winning projects in five categories: Heat Pump City of the Year, Decarbuilding – which celebrates the of heat pumps in buildings, DecarbIndustry – for industrial use of heat pumps, Lighthouse Heat Pump – which rewards innovation and creativity - and the People’s Choice award.  The core objective of the Heat Pump Awards, which were founded by the European Heat Pump Association, is to award the most outstanding heat pump projects on local, residential, and industrial levels.

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Future energy trends: getting smarter about devices as the energy marketplace shifts into its next gear

One of my Resideo colleagues said it best: the electrical grid is the largest and most complex machine ever created by man. It’s needed to adapt to meet an array of ever-changing consumer preferences all throughout the last century. For example, in the 1950s and 1960s, the rise of consumer appliances and air conditioning was possible due to the introduction of interconnected power grids and, later, nuclear power. As the number of air conditioning units continued to increase, electric utilities had to build out and evolve their infrastructure to handle the load.


This Month in History: Johnson Controls CEO Fred Brengel Appears in Forbes Magazine Ad

Forbes magazine featured an ad with Johnson Controls President and CEO Fred Brengel in October 1980.   The edition of Forbes magazine for the week of October 27, 1980 included a Johnson Controls ad featuring company President and CEO Fred Brengel.


Speakers to address key issues for RACHP net zero future

The programme now been released for the conference featuring keynotes on policy, investment, innovation, opportunities and decarbonisation, case studies from Aldi, Star Refrigeration, Danfoss, City FM, A-Gas and debates on the role of standards as well as skills and leadership issues.


Carrier Secure Product Development Lifecycle Earns Rigorous Independent Cybersecurity Certification

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., Oct. 4, 2022 -- Carrier Global Corporation (NYSE:CARR), the leading global provider of healthy, safe, sustainable and intelligent building and cold chain solutions, is pleased to announce its dynamic secure product development and lifecycle support process earned a rigorous cybersecurity certification after meeting the requirements for both ANSI/ISA-62443-4-1:2018 and IEC 62443-4-1-2018. Issued by exida LLC, an ISASecure and ISO accredited certifying body, this independent analysis of processes, procedures and controls, enable security posture for Carrier’s industrial control system offerings, products and technologies. The designation reflects the company is meeting and exceeding best practices, transparency and enabling mission success for its customers.

Chillventa: an event which Aermec cannot miss

Aermec continues to participate in important trade fairs in the air conditioning sector.   From 11 to 13 October, the international event dedicated to refrigeration, air conditioning and ventilation specialists will be present at Chillventa to present innovative solutions, designed according to the needs and demands of the German and European market.

Frigoblock Ensures High Capacity Electric Refrigeration for Mångbergs Åkeri Long-Haul Distribution in Sweden

Essen, Germany, October 5, 2022 – Frigoblock , one of the leading manufacturers of transport refrigeration units in Europe and brand of Thermo King®, supported Mångbergs Åkeri, a Swedish long-haul haulage company, on their journey to electrify their fleet’s refrigeration systems.

The Board Perspective: David Jacobs

The Eurovent Board Member David Jacobs, Vice President & Managing Director EMEIA at Baltimore Aircoil Company, has been involved in the HVAC sector since 2000. For our ‘The Board Perspective’ series, we obtained his view on the energy crisis’ impact on HVAC and other important issues to tackle in the industry.

Cover Story

Panasonic’s Czech Plant to Increase ATW HP Production to 500,000 Units by FY 2025

In Europe, where environmental awareness is high, air-to-water (ATW) heat pumps, which use renewable energy for heating, have attracted attention from early on and have developed into a large market. JARN estimates that the European ATW heat pump market reached 1.09 million units in 2021, growing by a substantial 46.1% compared with 2020, mainly thanks to subsidy polices for heat pumps. With the European heating season facing an energy crisis this year, demand for ATW heat pumps is expected to continue to grow.

Global PAC & VRF Markets Now Regain Momentum

As in previous years, JARN recently conducted interviews with major air conditioner manufacturers and related associations around the world, and also sent out questionnaires to these stakeholders. Based on these interviews and the questionnaires filled in by these stakeholders, we prepared this comprehensive report on the global air conditioner market in the first half of 2022 and are proud to share it with our global readers.
First of all, we would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to the professional stakeholders for their great support and selfless dedication. We ask our readers to kindly point out any errors. Due to the length of the report, it will be published in two issues.

Interview

Panasonic to Create New Cold Chain Businesses with Its Cool Ideas

Along with Panasonic’s transition to an operating company system on April 1, 2022, Cold Chain Solutions Company (CCS) was changed to a Divisional Company of Panasonic. JARN interviewed Eiichi Katayama, new president of CCS, Panasonic, to hear about his ambitions and schemes for Panasonic’s global cold chain business.

Midea Building Technologies Aims to Be Global Building Technology Leader

JARN interviewed Henry Cheng, general manager of Midea Building Technologies (MBT) Division, Overseas Sales Company (OSC), to hear about its global business strategies to become the leading global building technology company.
With the slowdown in the growth of the traditional home appliance market, MBT has been playing an important role to steer the Midea Group to business-to-business (B2B) transformation. MBT constitutes the five main business units of Midea Group together with the other four units, namely the smart home business, industrial technologies, robotics and automation, and the digital innovation business. In addition to heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment and elevators, MBT provides low-carbon intelligent building solutions, such as a digital platform called iBuilding. As another core of our digital and intelligence integration strategy, iBuilding can connect all kinds of equipment from MBT and also other manufacturers in the ecological chain.

Mitsubishi Electric Meets Global HVAC Demand with Its Wide & Unique Solutions

This year, Mitsubishi Electric announced a plan to increase production at its Turkish plant. JARN interviewed Masahiko Konishi, senior general manager, Overseas Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration Systems Division, Living Environment & Digital Media Equipment Group, Mitsubishi Electric, and acquired an insight into the company’s air conditioning and refrigeration (AC&R) business in various parts of the world including Europe.

Market

Hitachi Energy announces new EconiQTM services to help customers achieve their sustainability goals

EconiQTM Consulting and EconiQTM Implementation contribute to reduce carbon footprint of energy systems that power, move and connect the world Zurich, October 4, 2022 – Hitachi Energy, the global technology and market leader in power grids, today announced the introduction of two advanced services as part of its EconiQ™ portfolio: EconiQ™ Consulting and EconiQ™ Implementation, reinforcing its purpose to advancing a sustainable energy future for all.

U.S. Inflation Reduction Act to Boost Incentives for Clean Energy Technologies

On August 16, U.S. President Joe Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law. Among other impacts, the wide-ranging law is designed to lower the cost of prescription drugs, reform the U.S. tax code including instituting a minimum corporate tax of 15%, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by offering clean energy incentives. At roughly US$ 370 billion, the law includes the largest investment the U.S. government has ever made to fight climate change and has the potential to transform clean energy industries in the United States.

ARBS 2022 Awards HVAC&R Industry Achievers — Photo Report

Fujitsu General — will implement co-branding of all residential and commercial air conditioning products with Airstage and Fujitsu from late 2022. The revamped Airstage logo and visual identity were launched at ARBS 2022. Airstage is an existing brand within the Fujitsu General VRF commercial portfolio and the new Fujitsu General Airstage applied range.

Product

ARBS 2022 Awards HVAC&R Industry Achievers

ARBS 2022, Australia’s only international air conditioning, refrigeration, and building services trade exhibition, has closed after a bumper three days spanning August 16 to 18 at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC), with more than 7,000 visitors flocking to the event.

Review of the Global AC Market in the First Half of 2022 Part II — Japan

Japanese domestic shipments of RACs in the first half of 2022 reached 4, 941, 887 units, down 11.5% over the same period of 2021, according to data from the Japan Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Industry Association (JRAIA). This decrease is seen as a reaction to the unusually strong stay-at-home demand in 2021.

Review of the Global AC Market in the First Half of 2022 Part II — China

The Chinese room air conditioner (RAC) market continued to decline sharply in the first half of 2022, impacted by negative factors including frequent lockdowns in various places in the context of new outbreaks of novel coronavirus infections, occasional logistics issues, exchange rate fluctuations, insufficient supply of core components such as semiconductor chips, and high costs of raw materials and shipping charges.

Photo Report

Chillventa to Connect HVAC&R Experts on Site in Nuremberg

Chillventa 2022 will take place live on site in Nuremberg, Germany, from October 11 to 13, 2022, when the international refrigeration, air conditioning, ventilation, and heat pump community will come together again to network in person, discover innovations, and discuss the latest trends and future developments. As usual, the event will kick off the day before the exhibition with the high-caliber Chillventa Congress, which will deliver answers to the issues impacting the industry.

Industry People Gather at FOOMA Japan 2022 under the Theme of ‘Restart FOOMA’

FOOMA Japan 2022 was held during four days from June 7 to 10 at the Tokyo Big Sight, which had been FOOMA’s exhibit venue for many years and to which FOOMA Japan 2022 returned for the first time in three years. With 874 exhibitors, the largest ever in its recorded history, displaying their products and technologies, the 45th FOOMA Japan attracted 92,717 visitors during the four-day event.

Bangkok RHVAC to Come Back in September 2022

The Bangkok Refrigeration, Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (Bangkok RHVAC) will come back to Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC) in Thailand, on September 7 to 10, 2022, for the first time in three years, jointly with the Bangkok Electric and Electronics (Bangkok E&E) exhibition.

 
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