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2013.03.17

New BACnet Standard Published with Significant Improvements

Mar 14, 2013 ATLANTA -- Changes to the newly published BACnet standard from ASHRAE will encourage smart lighting controls and other building automation controls systems.   ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 13...

2013.03.16

Optimum Energy Expands Its Executive Team

14 March 2013 SEATTLE -- Optimum Energy has announced the promotion of Ben Erpelding to chief technical officer and the appointment of four executives to its management team: Christi DeCuir as vice president of engineering, Adam Goldberg as vice president of sales, Jack Reader as vice president of strategy and alliances, and Chris Boscolo as vice president of development. Optimum Energy’s HVAC op...

2013.03.15

eu.bac launches energy labelling for heating controls and eq

Mar 13, 2013 eu.bac, the European Building Automation and Controls Association, is introducing a Europe-wide voluntary energy labelling scheme for building services products that deliver heating regulation and hydraulic balancing, not currently covered by EU labelling regulations. Open to all manufacturers and based on European standards and regulations, the scheme allows for improved decision-ma...

2013.03.14

Servidyne Expands Its Building Energy Efficiency Solutions

March 14, 2013 ATLANTA -- Servidyne Systems LLC, a leading building optimization company focusing on energy efficiency and sustainability, has announced an expansion of its efficiency solutions to include a continuous improvement program called Active Fifth Fuel ManagementTM.   According to the company, efficiency is an energy resource, a “fifth fuel” in addition to the four typical energy so...

2013.03.14

The “Journey to the Future City” continues

Mar 12, 2013 Frigoglass and WWF Greece join forces once more to offer a unique environmental education workshop for the academic year 2012-2013   Athens, February 26, 2013 -- For a second consecutive year and as part of its Sustainability strategy, Frigoglass sponsors “Journey to the Future City”, a workshop designed to raise environmental awareness. Following a successful first year whe...

2013.03.15

HVAC Distributors See Biggest Monthly Sales Gain in 2 Years

Mar 12, 2013 U.S. HVACR average distributor monthly sales reversed course in a big way in January 2013. After a decrease of 1.8% in December 2012, average distributor monthly sales gained 19.4% in January 2013, according to the Heating, Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI). Six of the seven regions surveyed by HARDI saw double-digit increases in sales in January. ...

2013.03.14

Whirlpool Garners Record Number of Energy Star Partner of th

Mar 12, 2013 Whirlpool Corp. reported that it has now earned a total of 22 Energy Star awards in the United States and Canada since the beginning of the program in 1998, which is more than any other appliance manufacturer. Among its U.S. awards are seven consecutive Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Awards, earned from 2006 through 2012. This award is described as the top award recognizing...

2013.03.13

ABM Adds New Franchise Locations in Maryland and Missouri

12 March 2013 NEW YORK -- ABM, a leading provider of integrated facility solutions, announced that its subsidiary, ABM Franchising Group LLC, has signed franchise agreements with FPG Commercial Services, a leading provider of mechanical contracting and sustainability services in the greater Baltimore area, and with QuesTec Mechanical, a leading provider of mechanical contracting services in centra...

2013.03.14

Loytec LGATE-950 Named 'Product of the Year' by Lonmark Inte

LGATE-950 allows interconnection of various systems in building automation which use different communication protocols.   Mar. 11, 2013 The LGATE-950 by LOYTEC eectronics GmbH was named "Product of the Year" by LonMark International, in its "Best of the Year Award" competition. It is the fourth consecutive year that Loytec has won this award.    LGATE-950 allows interconnection of v...

2013.03.13

Camfil launches indoor air quality survey

Mar 11, 2013 Camfil UK, the air filtration solutions provider, has launched a short survey on indoor air quality for FM, estates managers and building services professionals in the UK. The national survey explores general awareness and understanding of indoor air quality (IAQ) in non-domestic buildings and the health implications of indoor air pollution in the workplace. It will be promoted acros...

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