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The World Environment Day and energy efficiency as a way to sustainability

The World Environment Day and energy efficiency as a way to sustainability

On this June 5th of 2020, World Environment Day, we live a unique moment in humanity’s recent history. The world fights a global epidemic, but at the same time other issues also need our attention, because of their impact on our lives and our future. One of them is the theme chosen by the United Nations (UN) to celebrate the date this year, which is biodiversity, a call to action to combat the accelerating species loss and degradation of the natural world.

Latest headlines

Arkema announces an innovative partnership in the United States for the supply of anhydrous hydrogen fluoride, the main raw material for fluoropolymers and fluorogases

Arkema announces an innovative and long-term partnership with Nutrien Ltd, the largest integrated agricultural company in the world, for the supply of anhydrous hydrogen fluoride to Arkema’s Calvert City (KY) site. This project has many advantages as it secures a competitive access to anhydrous hydrogen fluoride, the main raw material for fluorine chemistry, it supports the growth of fluoropolymers in the attractive segments of water treatment, electronics and batteries, and it offers greater environmental protection than more traditional production processes.


Airedale Strengthens Midlands Sales Presence

Airedale International is pleased to welcome new hire Clayton D’Souza to the UK sales team, where he will work alongside our existing account managers to strengthen ties with consultants, contractor and end-users in the Midlands area.


Gree to Construct Smart Electrical Appliance Plant in Zhuhai

On March 31, Gree held a signing and groundbreaking ceremony for its industry park construction project in Gaolan Port District, Zhuhai.


China’s AC Retail Sales Fall by 45% in Q1 of 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic hit China’s air conditioning industry unexpectedly and severely. In the first quarter of 2020, sales within the entire home appliance industry plummeted. All exhibitions have been postponed or cancelled: the Appliances and Electronics World Expo (AWE) was canceled, the China Refrigeration Exhibition (CRH) postponed, and the Canton Fair will be held online. The air conditioning market has suffered a severe downturn.

Danfoss: Ref Tools puts essential tools in the hands of installers

Over the past months, we’ve made several exciting updates to our popular Refrigerant Slider app. We improved the interface, integrated several of our other apps, and added quality of life improvements that made it much easier to use.

Fowler Welch Adds 45 New Carrier Transicold Vector HE 19 MT Units to Improve Fleet Efficiency

Lincolnshire-based Fowler Welch has taken delivery of 45 new trailers mounted with new Carrier Transicold Vector® HE (High Efficiency) 19 multi-temperature (MT) refrigeration units, forming an integral part of the company’s continuing work to reduce the fuel consumption and carbon footprint of its commercial vehicle fleet. Carrier Transicold is a part of Carrier Global Corporation (NYSE: CARR), a leading global provider of innovative heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC), refrigeration, fire, security and building automation technologies.

As of today, Aermec UK has the great honour of being a CIBSE Patron

CIBSE stands for Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers, and since 1976, the Association, which is based in London, has represented more than 20,000 professionals from the HVAC and sustainable building sectors.

Cover Story

Europe Innovates to Stay Afloat

This year in Europe, the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic spread rapidly, with Italy as an epicenter, from late February. In March, most European Union (EU) member states had locked down their countries and banned public contact, leading to a gradual decline in the numbers of new infections. Then in May, more and more countries began releasing the lockdowns in a stepwise manner. Under these circumstances, how did the European air conditioner market fare during the first quarter of this year?

HVAC&R Industry Seeking Post-pandemic Opportunities

April is the start of the air conditioner sales season in the Northern Hemisphere, and prior to this, many exhibitions and other events related to heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC&R) are staged. However, this year, these major international exhibitions were canceled or postponed because of the novel coronavirus epidemic, bringing an unusually quiet start to the season. The novel coronavirus has spread throughout the world, shifting its focal point from China to Europe and the United States, and also to Southeast Asia and the Southern Hemisphere. Along with the spread, many cities and countries are locked down and some HVAC&R manufacturers have been forced to close their outlets, factories, and headquarters.

Interview

Emerson to Meet Market Changes with Higher Efficiency Products

At 2020 AHR Expo held in Orlando, Florida, the United States, at the beginning of February, JARN interviewed Brent Schroeder, group president of Heating and Air Conditioning, Emerson Commercial and Residential Solutions. He talked about Emerson’s displayed products such as Innovation Award finalists, new models with lower-global warming potential, among others.

CAREL Offers Combination of Different Technologies

At EuroShop 2020 held in February in Germany, JARN interviewed Giandomenico Lombello, who took office as CAREL’s managing director in January 2019. He underscored the company’s highlights at EuroShop 2020, business strategy in Europe, and secrets of success.

GMCC Compressors Aim to Cover the Whole World

Guangdong Meizhi Compressor Company (GMCC) is the world’s largest manufacturer of rotary compressors. JARN interviewed Fu Yongjun, president of GMCC, about main products and their advantages, the current business performance, global strategy, and future goal of the company.

Market

Chillventa will resume in Nuremberg in 2022, with a virtual event in 2020!

In view of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and its effects on the global economy, NürnbergMesse has decided in agreement with the Exhibition Advisory Board not to hold Chillventa 2020. “This wasn’t an easy decision,” says Petra Wolf, Member of the Management Board of NürnbergMesse. “To gauge the mood of the industry, we carried out an extensive survey of the more than 800 exhibitors from around the world who registered for 2020 and all the visitors who attended Chillventa 2018. The results informed our decision to cancel Chillventa for this year,” she adds.

New Energy Provides ATW Heat Pumps for a Coal Plant in Shanxi

Huatai Coal Washing Plant in Shanxi Province, the largest coal washing plant of the Shanxi Lingzhi Group, had two major requirements for its heating equipment: high safety with no danger of flammability or explosion and easy maintenance. Based on these two points, the plant chose New Energy’s air-to-water (ATW) heat pumps to provide centralized heating services for the 70,000-m2 plant.

Healthy Appliances and Online Sales Accelerated

The COVID-19 pandemic has made the term ‘healthy appliance’ popular in China, and demand for such products is rising dramatically. Consumers have placed more attention on the health function of home electrical appliances. Accordingly, the growth of traditional appliances has slowed down, while healthy appliances have embarked on a growth track.

Product

Carrier Launches Healthy Buildings Program to Help Customers Reinvent Their Buildings for Occupant Health

As people around the world adjust to a new normal, the health of our buildings – and how they influence personal health – is critically important. Today, Carrier introduced its Healthy Buildings Program, an expanded suite of advanced solutions to help deliver healthy, safe, efficient and productive indoor environments across key verticals including commercial buildings, healthcare, hospitality, education, retail and marine. In support of this, Carrier today also launched Corporate.Carrier.com/HealthyBuildings to help customers consult with Carrier’s experts to take advantage of the broad range of industry-leading healthy building technologies.

Emerson Contributes to The Open Group Open Subsurface Data Universe™ (OSDU) Forum

Emerson announced today that it will contribute reservoir domain software and expertise to the development of The Open Group Open Subsurface Data Universe™ (OSDU) Forum.  Emerson’s contribution will improve the efficiency of reservoir modelers and reservoir engineers, and enable multi-disciplinary integrated reservoir workflows, including geomodeling and flow simulation, on top of the OSDU™ platform.

Midea RAC Online Promotion Seizes RMB 1.19 Billion Orders

In the context of the postponement of the 127th Canton Fair until June, Midea RAC took the initiative and held its first online Canton Fair and an exclusive ‘24 Hour Rush’ global promotional event, which was also highly recognized by China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Machinery and Electronic Products (CCCMB). The portal of the 2020 Midea RAC online Canton Fair was sent to clients by email, on social media, via chat apps and other means.

Photo Report

Climate World 2020 Ends on a High Note

The 16th International Specialized Exhibition Climate World, the main Russian event in the field of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC&R), was organized by APIC, the Russian association of climate industry professionals, and Euroexpo from March 10 to 13, 2020 in Moscow.

EuroShop 2020 Showcases Sustainable Refrigeration Equipment

EuroShop, the world’s No. 1 retail trade fair, was held on February 16 to 20, 2020 at Messe Düsseldorf, Germany. On the exhibition floor, 2,300 exhibitors from 57 nations exhibited their latest innovations addressing market trends. We present here our photo report introducing the exhibitors’ highlighted products and technologies.

Supermarket Trade Show 2020 Leaps Toward Automation

From February 12 to 14, the Supermarket Trade Show (SMTS) 2020 was held at Makuhari Messe. It attracted 2,331 exhibitors including various companies and groups. Occupying 3,599 booths, the current show was visited by more than 80,000 persons over the three-day event. SMTS is an exhibition that dispatches the latest information to the food distribution industry centering on supermarkets, while serving as a place for business talks/negotiations.

 
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