Emerson Publishes Environmental, Social and Governance Report

Emerson Publishes Environmental, Social and Governance Report

ST. LOUIS (June 15, 2021) – Emerson (NYSE: EMR) today announced the publication of its 2020 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report, highlighting how the company develops and delivers technologies, software and services to enable greater sustainability, efficiency and safety for essential industries while supporting communities worldwide.

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Fujitsu General Is Part of Demonstration Project in New York

Fujitsu General is participating in the Next Generation HVAC Innovation Challenges organized by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). The company will install air conditioning systems utilizing its variable refrigerant flow (VRF)/ multi-split air conditioners for small-to-medium stores and offices, systems in public facilities in the state in order to demonstrate the energy efficiency of heat pump technology sequentially from May 1.

COVID-19 Vaccine Transport Frontlines - Cooling Technology Brings Hope to High-Pressure Situations

COVID-19 vaccinations have begun in Japan. The most pressing issue in the smooth roll-out of the vaccination campaign is the creation of mechanisms for nationwide distribution of a vaccine requiring careful temperature control. Expectations are high that Panasonic's VIXELL cooling boxes are a key to overcoming this enormous challenge. We interviewed hospital staff administering the vaccines, VIXELL service providers, and VIXELL developers for answers on the innovative nature of the product and the contribution it is making in society.

ACCA Seeks 2021 Service Manager of the Year Nominations

Alexandria, VA (June 14, 2021)− The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) is seeking nominations for the Service Manager of the Year award, sponsored by XOi Technologies. Each year, ACCA presents the Service Manager of the Year award to one outstanding individual. This year, ACCA will present the award at ACCA's Service Managers Forum, November 2-3 2021 in New Orleans, LA.

Refrigerated Solutions Group Announces Sales Representative Team Addition

Refrigerated Solutions Group (RSG) recently announced an addition to its sales representative team.   Voeller & Associates was named RSG’s newest independent sales and marketing representative effective April 1, 2021. They represent RSG brands Norlake and Master-Bilt in the Pacific Northwest states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska.

LG: commitment to advancing green building

LG Electronics was honored by the U.S. Green Building Council with the 2021 USGBC Leadership Award for the company’s LEED Platinum Certified LG North American headquarters campus in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. The USD 300 million project is a showcase for environmentally friendly design, having achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum New Construction certification, the highest-level rating that distinguishes buildings that promote employee well-being, are energy and water efficient, and preserve open space and ecosystems.

Rinnai Unveils Eco One PV Power Generation Self-consumption Models

On April 5, 2021, Rinnai began selling a lineup of photovoltaic (PV) power generation self-consumption models, which is an additional lineup to residential hybrid hot water supply and heating systems called Eco One that use both electricity and gas.

Eurovent Middle East to host live panel discussion on human resources in HVACR

As part of the World Refrigeration Day campaign, Eurovent Middle East is hosting a webinar dedicated to human resources in the HVACR industry. The webinar is organised in cooperation with Careersbay.com and Climate Control Middle East and will be hosted in a live panel discussion format. It will take place on Thursday, 24 June 2021 from 11:00-12:30h (GST) and will feature experts from the HVACR industry and recruitment sectors.

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Japanese AC Manufacturers Fight against Strong Headwinds

In Japan, many companies reached their closing month in March and announced their financial results for fiscal year 2020 (FY; ending March 2021). Looking at those reports, it emerges that Japanese air conditioner manufacturers have performed well amid the ongoing severe economic conditions worldwide, due to the effects of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Although the impact of lockdowns was severe in the first quarter of FY 2020, many manufacturers have been gradually recovering since then.

Focus on Carbon Neutrality & Healthy World — Report on CR 2021, Shanghai, China

China Refrigeration 2021 (CR 2021), the 32nd International Exhibition for Refrigeration, Air-Conditioning, Heating and Ventilation, Frozen Food Processing, Packaging and Storage, was held from April 7 to 9, at Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC). As a face-to-face exhibition held after a long break in the context of COVID-19 pandemic, CR 2021 attracted more than 1,200 exhibitors, including well-known brands in the global heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC&R) industry, and more visitors than expected flocked to the event.


Diehl Controls Has DNA and Skills to Produce Tailored Scalable Electronic Solutions

JARN interviewed Carsten Wolff, chief executive officer (CEO) of Diehl Controls, to hear about company’s main products, production system, main markets, sales performance, etc. to firstly introduce this global leading electronics company for our readers.

Ziehl-Abegg Leads in High-efficiency Design Inspired by Nature & Utilizes IT

JARN interviewed Peter Fenkl, chief executive officer (CEO) of Ziehl-Abegg, to hear about the company’s investments, competitiveness, future plans, etc., which bring success to the company. Ziehl-Abegg is investing €16 million (US$ 19 million) in the expansion of its production buildings with 10 loading ramps at the Kupferzell site in the Hohenlohe Business Park.

Landa Creates Core Competitiveness with Its Independent Innovation

Zhuhai Landa Compressor is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gree Electric and is an air conditioning compressor specialist, integrating research and development (R&D), production, sales, and services. JARN interviewed Roger Li, managing director of the Industrial Products Sales Centre of Gree, to hear about the company’s compressor business.


Aermec: glycol free chiller boosts efficiencies

The Air cooled Turbocor chiller (TBA) with integrated glycol-loop confines the glycol to the chiller which offers significant energy improvements and reduces the volume and costs of glycol.

Thermo King announces development of a Bachelor of Engineering Degree and a Robotics Automation Training Centre

Co-developed with Galway Mayo Institute of Technology, the BEng in Automation and Robotics brings essential skills to the community and includes design of a 3D manufacturing robotics automation training centre at the Thermo King Galway plant.

Carrier Transicold Refrigeration Units Help Euro Foods Take Fresh Approach to Sustainability

Chilled and frozen food supplier, Euro Foods, has taken delivery of 16 new trucks and vans fitted with Cold Chain Federation member Carrier Transicold refrigeration systems. The order includes the customer’s first hybrid refrigeration units to improve sustainability and a new specification of light commercial vehicle for local deliveries. Carrier Transicold is a part of Carrier Global Corporation (NYSE: CARR), the leading global provider of healthy, safe and sustainable building and cold chain solutions.


Support California’s $15 Million Incentives for Natural Refrigerants

NASRC is calling on our members and partners to demonstrate support for the proposed $15 million allocation to refund the California Air Resources Board (CARB) F-gas Reduction Incentive Program (FRIP) for the 2021-22 California budget (see page 9). Without strong demonstrated support from the industry, the proposed funding is at risk of redistribution to other initiatives.


The amenities contract for one of London’s biggest build-to-rent luxury developments has been awarded to J S Wright.
The deal, worth more than £1.6 million, will involve providing the mechanical services for the amenity spaces within two buildings (Blocks B and D) at Nine Elms Parkside in Battersea.

InspiraFarms and  FreezeLink aim to build fresh produce cold chain in Ghana

InspiraFarms and FreezeLink are pleased to announce that they have partnered to build and integrate the fresh produce cold chain in Ghana focusing on export crops supply chains,  through  the  development of  business opportunities and  facilitating access  to cold chain technology  through  asset finance, refrigeration-as-a-service, and technical services.

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CR Expo 2021, Shanghai -- Photo Report

Gree Industries—showcased various electrical components of its group companies such as Lamda compressors, Kaibang motors, and Xinyuan capacitors as smart manufacturing solutions. Of them, Lamda rotary compressors included models for heat pump space heating, water heating, and drying, miniature models for air purifiers, refrigerators, etc. and models for data center air conditioning.

Leading Heat Pump Technologies Showcased at CHPE 2021

On April 25 to 27, 2021, the 11th China Heat Pump Exhibit ion (CHPE) was held at Shanghai Everbright Convention and Exhibition Center, and was hosted by the Heat Pump Committee of China Energy Conservation Association (CECA).

MCE Live+Digital Successfully Held in Context of Buoyant Italian HVAC&R Market

Mostra Convegno Expocomfort (MCE) was held as Live+Digital 2021, the first exclusively digital edition, from April 8 to 9 and its digital experience was extended to April 10 to 16. Backed up by Italy’s double-digit growth in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration ( HVAC&R) industry this year, MCE Live+Digital 2021 was a great success.

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