Creation of the topical expert groups on SRI (Smart Readines

25 February 2019 The first SRI stakeholder consultation meeting will take place on 26 of March. The main aim of the meeting is to discuss on buildings where the testing of the SRI framework will be established. It is planned to start with this testing after the summer time.   So far, the two topical groups on SRI were created. The first group is focusing on business value of the SRI from t...


New A2L Refrigerant Regulation in Spain

Reported by Asociacion de Fabricantes de Equipos de Climatizacion (AFEC) At the end of 2018, the Spanish government published a law establishing urgent measures to foster the economy in the Spanish...


Recent Technical Trends in the Air Conditioner Field

At present, the global air conditioner market is regaining an upward trend after a downturn, thanks to increasing demand in emerging countries and the creation of new types of added-value products. Al...


CAREL DC Inverter Technology

CAREL has been focusing for years on the benefits of direct current (DC) inverter technology. CAREL offers decades of experience with this type of technology in complete and integrated solutions, a fu...


ASHRAE Publishes Updated Residential, Construction Standard

ATLANTA (Dec. 18, 2018) – ASHRAE has released an updated edition of ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.2-2018 Energy-Efficient Design of Low Rise Residential Buildings. The standard establishes minimum...


A new way to provide cooling without power

Device developed at MIT could provide refrigeration for off-grid locations. David L. Chandler | MIT News Office November 28, 2018 MIT researchers have devised a new way of providing cooling on a ho...


New IIR publication: Technological options for retail refrig

22/11/2018 Written by several experts from the acclaimed London South Bank University (UK), the International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) is proud to present the “Technological options for...


Provisional agreement on Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) w

October 2, 2018 The main energy efficiency targets that EED brings is a non-binding 32,5 % EU headline for 2030 with a new revision of this targets in 2023 and strengthened Article 7 extended until 2050 with an effective energy savings rate at 0.8 % of final energy consumption.   The last time that EED was approved by the European Parliament and Council was on 10 of July this year. The out...


Revised Section 608 Refrigerant Management Regulations

On September 18, 2018, EPA issued a proposed rule Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Revisions to the Refrigerant Management Program’s Extension to Substitutes. This action proposes to revisit t...

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