AHRI Launches Certification Programs for VFDs and Datacom Co

14/11/2013 Arlington, Va. -- The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) has announced two new certification programs for variable frequency drives (VFDs) and datacom cooling (DC...


Air Curtains Approved as Alternative to Vestibules in 2015 E

14/11/2013 Arlington Heights, Ill. -- Air Movement and Control Association International (AMCA International) announced that the 2015 version of the International Energy Conservation Code will contain a provision enabling air curtains to be considered as an alternative to vestibules. For compliance, air curtains have to be tested in accordance with ANSI/AMCA Standard 220, and be installed in accor...


AHR Expo Innovation Award Winners Announced

14/11/2013 Westport, Conn. -- The winners of the 2014 AHR Expo Innovation Awards have been announced. A special ceremony for the honorees will be held on Jan. 22, 2014, during the International Air-Co...


Florence Recycling Facility Honored For Energy Savings

Charlotte, N.C., November 14, 2013 -- Johnson Controls’ Battery Recycling Facility in Florence, S.C. has been honored by a national energy company for responsible energy use.   Duke Energy named ...


New York High School Unveils Energy-Saving CHP System

Nov 13, 2013 Rochester, N.Y. -- The East Irondequoit Central School District and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) have officially unveiled the combined heat and power (CHP) system installed at Eastridge High School.   CHP, also known as cogeneration, is the simultaneous production of heat and electricity generation. This allows the CHP system to achieve h...


GSA Selects Building Energy Efficiency Software from FirstFu

Nov 13, 2013 Lexington, Mass. -- FirstFuel Software announced that the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has selected its Remote Building Analytics (RBA) platform to help drive energy efficiency savings and meet key energy reduction targets across its entire U.S. building portfolio.   Last year, the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) selected FirstFuel to utilize remote energy analytic...


NIBS BIM Standard Available Via eBook

Nov 13, 2013 Washington -- The National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) buildingSMART alliance(TM) has announced the release of its building information modeling (BIM) standard via eBook for mobile access.   The alliance published the National BIM Standard-United StatesR (NBIMS-US?) Version 2 (V2), said to be the first consensus-based standard governing building information modeling (BI...


USA: new energy efficiency standards for commercial equipmen

12/11/2013 On 29 August 2013, the US Department of Energy (DOE) issued long-awaited draft energy efficiency standards for commercial refrigeration equipment - such as self-contained commercial fridges, freezers, and deli cases - and for walk-in freezers and coolers.   Cumulatively, the two rules are expected to save USD 28 billion and cut emissions by over 350 million tonnes of CO2 over a 30-...


Eternal Hybrid Water Heaters Get Nods from NATE, AHRI

13 November 2013 Eternal hybrid water heaters, marketed by Grand Hall USA, received recognition from two national organizations for the performance of its products and the quality of its training prog...


Airedale and Keysource sign agreement

12 November 2013 Keysource, the data-centre company, has signed a supply agreement with Airedale International Air Conditioning. Under the terms of the agreement, designed to support future growth, Airedale will become the manufacturing and development partner for the market-leading Keysource ’ecofris’ cooling solution. The award-winning ’ecofris’ design is already installed in a number of locat...


Liquid Cooling technology boasts huge efficiencies

12 November 2013 Cooling technology company Icetope claims its data-centre liquid cooling technology can dramatically reduce the energy required to maintain operating temperature.   Icetope’s tec...