Headline News Volume 132
Published Mar 2012

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Date: 2012 March 8, Volume 132

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1. Chinese Government to Release New Policies for Home Appliances
More than 100 million sets of home appliances were sold through the 鈥楬ome Appliances to the Countryside Scheme鈥 with the sales totaling RMB 250 billion (about US$ 40 billion). After the two subsidy policies ended at the end of May last year, the central government new subsidy policies are now being discussed.

2. Interview : LG Focuses on High-Efficiency VRF in North America
During the AHR Expo 2012, JARN interviewed Teddy Hwang, executive vice president of LG鈥檚 Overseas Marketing Center, to hear about LG鈥檚 sales strategy in the U.S. market and LG鈥檚 views on environmental issues facing the HVAC industry. 

3. Zamil Partners with MHI to Produce Centrifugal Chillers in Saudi Arabia
Zamil Air Conditioners, in Middle East, has signed a strategic manufacturing agreement for centrifugal compressors and chillers with MHI* in Japan. The Middle East continues to build massive new structures and creates increasing demands for large tonnage capacity centrifugal chillers.
*MHI=Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

4. HFCs Represent 0.6% of Greenhouse Gas Emissions
The 2010 Annual Greenhouse Gas Index reveals that in 2010, HFCs represented only 0.605% of the atmospheric lever of greenhouse gases. In 2009, their share was 0.58%, and in 2008, 0.55%.

5. Fujitsu General to Launch 鈥楢irstage鈥 V-II Series VRFs in North America
Toward the end of March, Fujitsu General will release the commercial add-on type 鈥楢irstage鈥 V-II series multi-indoor unit (VRF) systems that have attained the industry鈥檚 top-class energy efficiency of 21.7 in terms of IEER* in the North American market.
*IEER=Integrated Energy Efficiency Ratio


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Cover Story
High Temperatures Stimulate AC Market in the Southern Hemisphere
While the Northern Hemisphere is suffering from severe winter weather, countries in the Southern Hemisphere are being challenged by scorching temperatures. Now is the peak season for air conditioner sales in the Southern Hemisphere. JARN has collected information from major air conditioner manufacturers to create this review of the 2014 Southern Hemisphere air conditioner market focused on Brazil and Australia.
Top Interview
Changing U.S. AC Industry with Passion
Goodman was acquired by Daikin in November, 2012. One year after that, JARN reporter visited Goodman鈥檚 Houston factory and interviewed with David Swift, CEO of Goodman Manufacturing, to hear about topics focusing on the future of ductless air conditioners in North America.
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