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2012.10.22

Beijing Enforces Green Building Evaluation Standard

On September 1, the ‘Evaluation standard for green building’ was enforced in Beijing as a part of the ‘National green building evaluation label certification’ initiative. For projects submitted for the 1 and 2 star green building label review after September 1, their construction drawing designs are reviewed based on Beijing’s ‘Evaluation standard for green building.’ The application process is c...

2012.10.28

Whirlpool Operating Profits Up

Oct 25, 2012 The world’s biggest producer of major appliances, Whirlpool Corp. (Benton Harbor, MI, U.S.), had third-quarter 2012 net earnings of $74 million, down from $177 million in the third quarte...

2012.10.26

Two becomes one - Viessmann reunites

25 October 2012 GERMANY: Boiler manufacturer Viessmann has acquired 100% of the shares of fellow German refrigeration company Viessmann Kaltechnik to reunite the 100-year-old family businesses. The announcement will reunify a business that was founded in 1917 and grew to become a world leader under the leadership of Hans Viessmann, son of the founder. The business split in 1992 when, at the age ...

2012.10.27

Ferguson Acquires Davis & Warshow

25 October 2012 NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- Ferguson Enterprises Inc., one of the largest wholesale plumbing distributors in the United States, has acquired Davis & Warshow Inc., a leading metro New York residential and commercial plumbing supplier. The 87-year-old company is headquartered in Maspeth, N.Y., and operates eight wholesale and seven showroom locations. It will continue to conduct busines...

2012.10.27

New products set to launch at Intermodal Europe

24 October 2012 New products for the container, transport and logistics industries are set for launch at this year’s Intermodal Europe 2012, from 27-29 November at the RAI in Amsterdam. “Over 100 exhibitors will be showcasing the latest container transport and logistics products at Intermodal Europe 2012” says Event Director Sophie Ahmed. JadeWeserPort, Germany’s first deep sea container port, o...

2012.10.27

Honeywell to Acquire Intelligent Building Control Manufactur

October 24, 2012 Honeywell announced today an agreement to acquire Saia Burgess Controls, a leading provider of  intelligent building controls, from Hong Kong-based Johnson Electric for $130 mill...

2012.10.26

Targeted support vital to future of renewables

24 - October - 2012 A new paper funded by WWF-UK highlights the importance of targeting policies to promote emerging clean energy solutions and cautions against simplistic solutions to policy. The new paper ’On picking winners: The need for targeted support for renewable energy’, written by Dr Rob Gross of Imperial College London, argues that ’technology neutral’ energy policy is a long way off a...

2012.10.26

Electrolux On-Track To Grow At Pre-Recession Rate in 2012

Oct 24, 2012 Appliance maker Electrolux reported strong organic growth in operations in North America, Latin America, and Asia, contributing to the positive trend in net sales. Electrolux President an...

2012.10.26

eMonitor Mobile App Enhanced with New Energy Management and

24 October 2012 BOSTON -- Powerhouse Dynamics, creator of the eMonitorTM energy and asset management system, announced that it has released a new version of the eMonitor mobile app that adds new features for managers of commercial facilities as well as homeowners. The mobile app is now available for the iPhoneR - including iOS6R - and the AndroidR mobile platform.   “Our customers a...

2012.10.25

BSRIA publishes pipework cleaning guidance

Oct. 23, 2012 Research organisation BSRIA has published Pre-Commissioning Cleaning of Pipework Systems (BG 29/2012) which, it says, will reflect new British and European standards and clarify certain ...

2012.10.24

Saudi Arabia reveals plans to switch from fossil fuels to cl

22 October 2012 Saudi Arabia, the world’s biggest oil producer, has plans to become 100 per cent powered by renewable and low-carbon forms of energy, according to an influential member of the royal fa...

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