Nonresidential Construction Spending Expected to Be Up in 20

Aug. 13, 2012 WASHINGTON -- According to the American Institute of Architects (AIA) semi-annual Consensus Construction Forecast, a sharp spike in demand for industrial facilities so far this year, along with sustained demand for hotels and retail projects factors into what projects to be a 4.4 percent rise in spending this year for nonresidential construction projects, up from a projected 2.1 perc...


Emerson Climate Technologies Experts Present Papers at Purdu

Emerson Presented Papers on Global Refrigerants, Compressor Performance, System Improvement ST. LOUIS, August 13, 2012 -- Experts from Emerson Climate Technologies, a business segment of Emerson (NYSE...


Ingersoll Rand Appoints Nelson Peltz of Trian Partners to Bo

Swords, Ireland, August 13, 2012 -- Ingersoll-Rand plc (NYSE:IR), a world leader in creating and sustaining safe, comfortable and efficient environments, and Trian Fund Management, L.P. ("Trian Partne...


Green Home Labels Add Significant Value, Says California Stu

10 August 2012 SAN FRANCISCO -- Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley and the University of California, Los Angeles have released a new study on the economic value of green home labels in the California residential market. The study finds California homes with green labels are worth 9 percent more on the real estate market.   “The Value of Green Labels in the California Hous...


Onset Installs Solar Photovoltaic System on Its Headquarters

10 August 2012 BOURNE, Mass. -- Onset, a leading supplier of data loggers, has announced the installation of a new 225-kW, roof-mounted solar photovoltaic system at the company’s Cape Cod, Mass., headquarters facility. The 936-panel system, among the largest of its kind on Cape Cod, is expected to produce nearly 50 percent of the company’s annual electricity usage.   “We’re very proud of this...


Emerson man is new EPEE chairman

9 - August - 2012 EUROPE: Jean Janssen, president of Emerson Climate Technologies GmbH Europe has been elected chairman of EPEE, the European group representing the refrigeration, air conditioning and...


BPI Publishes Home Energy Auditing Standard

09 August 2012 MALTA, N.Y. -- The Building Performance Institute Inc. (BPI) announced that it has published BPI-1100-T-2012 Home Energy Auditing Standard. BPI said the standard provides the protocols to conduct a building-science-based evaluation of existing detached single-family dwellings and townhouses that addresses energy usage, elements of building durability, and occupant health and safety;...


NATE Celebrates 15 Years of Certifying Excellence

Aug 8, 2012 North American Technician Excellence (NATE) is celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2012 by offering 15% off of all NATE merchandise for the remainder of the year. Founded in 1997, NATE is the nation’s largest industry-endorsed, non-profit certification organization for HVACR technicians.   NATE was created by the HVACR industry and has thrived over the past 15 years as a result of...


Australian carbon tax will not raise insurance premiums

08 August 2012 Claims that the Australian carbon equivalent levy, which came into force on July 1 2012 would increase insurance premiums are untrue according to Tim Edwards, Australian Refrigeration A...


BSH European Sales: 28% Super-Efficient Appliances

Aug 6, 2012 German appliance maker BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeraete GmbH released its 2011 Sustainability Report, which reported that the company set a record in 2011 by selling 3.5 million super-efficient home appliances. 28% of all appliances sold by BSH in Europe are now super-efficient models. The total number of super-efficient models sold exceeded last year’s sales by around 12%. BSH has s...


Global Business Summit on Energy: £100 million fund for gre

06 August 2012 A new £100 million fund for green investment was announced today by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg.   Speaking at the Global Business Summit on Energy the Deputy Prime Minister revealed that the UK Green Investments (UKGI) team, based in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, will provide initial funding of £100m to two Non-Domestic Energy Efficiency (NDEE) fun...