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Jan 17, 2023 Kasawaki City, Japan - Toshiba Carrier’s SMMS-u Dantaro VRF Series Wins Award

Toshiba Carrier’s SMMS-u Dantaro VRF Series Wins Energy Conservation Center Chairman’s Award at the 2022 Energy Conservation Grand Prize.

The product was launched in July 2021 and is a VRF system designed for cold climate regions. It also addresses the needs for decarbonization by moving away from combustion heating to electric heating and improved indoor air quality with features such as energy-efficient ventilation and fresh-air intake systems.

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Jan 13, 2023 Mitsubishi Electric To Build US$222 million Plant in India

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced on Jan 11, 2023 that it will invest US$222.5 million to build a plant in India.

When completed, it will produce room air conditioners and compressors for the growing market in India. The plant is scheduled to start operation in Oct 2025 with annual capacity of 300,000 room air conditioner outdoor units and, beginning in Dec 2025, 650,000 compressors.

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Jan 11, 2023 Indonesia Ratified Kigali Amendment

Indonesia had ratified the Kigali Amendment on Dec 14, 2022 to reduce the usage of HFC refrigerants that caused global warming.

With this, a total of 146 countries have ratified or accepted this Amendment.

Daikin Acquires Williams

Jan 5, 2023 Daikin Comfort Technologies North America Acquires Williams Distributing

Daikin has acquired Williams Distributing, a distributor of HVAC equipment and residential building products in the Great Lakes region.

The company operates in 32 locations in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana. It's headquarter is in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

This acquisition supports Daikin vision to expand the use of inverter heat pump technology in cold climates.

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Dec 15, 2022 Newsweek Named Carrier as one of America's Most Responsible Company

This is the third year in a row that Carrier has been named as one of America's Most Responsible Companies.

The companies were evaluated based on ESG. E for environment, S for social and G for good governance.

Dec 14, 2022 India HVAC Market To Reach $29 billion by 2030

A research done by P&S Intelligence is projecting that India heating, ventilation and air conditioning market will reach $29 billion by year 2030. The forecasted growth rate is 15.8%. The HVAC market in 2021 was $7.8 billion.

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Dec 7, 2022 Daikin Acquired Venstar

Daikin has announced the acquisition of Venstar Inc., a leading HVAC controls, thermostat and energy management systems provider. 

Founded in 1992, Venstar has been producing innovative thermostats with over 10 million units installed.

Nov 21, 2022 Daikin To Invest $220 million in Indonesia

Daikin will invest $220 million to build a new factory in the suburb of Jakarta. This plant is scheduled to be in operation in 2024, producing 1.5 million home air conditioners a year. This new factory will create 2,000 jobs once it started operation.

Daikin is seeking to increase its market share of home air conditioners here from 20% to 30%.

Nov 15, 2022 Daikin Opened First Factory in Saudi Arabia

Daikin has opened its first factory in Saudi Arabia that will be producing applied air-conditioning products. Operated by Daikin Saudi Arabia, this factory will produce air handling units, air filtration units and energy recovery ventilators. This factory is located in Sudair Industrial City, about 160km north-east of Riyadh, the capital city of the country.

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Nov 14, 2022 Italy - Daikin Italy Acquires Landi S.p.A.

Daikin Italy announced that it has acquired Italian company, Landi S.p.A. Landi S.p.A  specialises in engineering and management of large size electrical, mechanical and HVAC systems. The company was founded in Ciserano, Lombardy in 1976.

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Nov 10, 2022 - Carrier Installed Low Noise and Compact Chillers at University of London

Carrier have installed four chillers (AquaForce Vision 30KAV) at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Features of the chillers:

  • Total cooling capacity: 2.4MW
  • Exceed European Ecodesign directive requirements for energy efficiency, versatility and operating sound levels
  • Low Noise
  • Compact

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Nov 9, 2022 - Carrier Begins Testing of Cold Climate Heat Pump Challenge

Carrier is ready to start phase two testing of the Cold Climate Heat Pump Challenge. The heat pump will be subjected to field testing under harsh climate.

Once commercialized, this product will help to provide comfort to consumers in cold climate region of North America and will qualify for the Inflation Reduction Act in the form of tax credits, incentives and rebates to improve energy efficiency.

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Nov 4, 2022 - Carrier India Push For Cleaner Air In Gurugram

Carrier India continues to push for cleaner air via United For Air, a corporate social responsibility initiative. 

A total of 14 had been installed in Huda City to monitor the real time outdoor air quality in the city of Gurugram.

The readings of Particulate Matter PM2.5 and PM10  are displayed to inform the public of the air quality in the vicinity. Recommendations are provided on the actions to take depending on the air quality that is measured.

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Nov 1, 2022 - Manifold Gauges Protection Cover

This new product from Yellow Jacket is known as ManCover. It is made from durable rubber material that protects the manifold gauges in the van or job-site. 

Gauge faces are protected from damage while the large opening allows hoses to remain connected. Although designed to protect Yellow Jacket manifolds, it can also be used for other brands of manifolds.

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Oct 27, 2022 - Chillventa 2022 Attracted 844 Exhibitors

Chillventa 2022 in Nuremberg, Germany was a success with 30,000+ trade visitors and 844 exhibitors from 43 countries. 

A day prior to the exhibition saw 307 participants for the professional community attending the Chillventa Congress on-site and online.

Chillventa 2024 will be held at the Exhibition Centre, Nuremberg from 8th to 10th October 2024.

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Oct 25, 2022 - New DV280 EC Motor From ebm-papst

ebm-papst has developed a new electronically commutated(EC) motor with a 24kW output and torque of 180 Nm.

For example, this motor is suitable for operating centrifugal fans in HVAC systems or axial fans in cooling tower.

Features of the motor:

  • Energy-efficient drive even for large fans - is designed for heavy-duty industrial application with an efficiency of up to 95%.
  • Direct drive for complete plug & play solution - no need for external variable frequency drives as the integrated electronics control is already built-in into the motor.
  • Automatic resonance detection - vibration sensor is built-in to detect resonance which increases operational reliability.

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Oct 17, 2022 - New Swegon Plant In India

Swegon has built a new plant in India which is four times bigger than the existing plant. This plant has a production area of 5,000sqm, research & development area of 450sqm and office space of 900sqm.

This plant will be manufacturing precision air conditioners, chillers & heat pumps to meet the needs of the growing market. Swegon India has been growing at an annual growth of over 25%.

Swegon is listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange and has more than 2,700 employees with a turnover of 5.8 billion Swedish Krona(SEK) in 2021.

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Oct 14, 2022 - The Residential Air Purifiers Market to reach US$5.36 billion by 2027

According to ResearchAndMarket.coms, the residential air purifiers market is projected to grow from US$3.91 billion in 2021 to US$5.36 billion by 2027. The CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) is projected to be 5.4% during the period from 2021-2027.

Main players in this market:

  • Daikin
  • Dyson
  • Koninklijke Philips
  • Honeywell
  • IQAir
  • Panasonic
  • Sharp
  • LG Electronics
  • Samsung
  • Whirlpool
  • Xiaomi
  • Unilever

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Oct 11, 2022 Danfoss to acquire Bock GmbH

Danfoss is set to acquire Bock GmbH, a German compressor manufacturer from Nord Holding. Bock is a high-end compressor manufacturer using natural refrigerants such as C02 in logistics, food processing, storage, transportation and retails.

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Oct 7, 2022 Panasonic Launched Air-e Nanoe X Generator to improve IAQ

Panasonic has launched a stand-alone ceiling-mounted Nanoe X generator that helps to improve indoor air quality. 


  • Silent operation with 27dB(A) noise
  • Inhibit pollutants, viruses and bacteria 
  • Deodorized environment from strong cigarette smoke odor
  • Hydrate skin and hair
  • Suitable for spaces around 20sqm
  • Air volume: 10cfm
  • Power consumption: 4W
  • Weight: 1.1kg

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Oct 5, 2022 Daikin To Make Air Conditioners Without China Parts

Daikin will be making air conditioners without Chinese-made parts by Mar 2024. The major air conditioners manufacturer has been facing shortages with parts manufactured in China due to the country's zero covid policy. Shortage of parts due to this policy has caused Daikin to suffer financial losses. 

It will be getting parts from other Japanese manufacturers and from Southeast Asia.

Oct 3, 2022 Daikin Opens Training Centre and plans to begin assembling air conditioners in Nigeria

Daikin opened a training centre in Nigeria in Sept 2022 where the local HVAC technicians will be trained using the latest technologies that will enable them to have the capability of giving good service and workmanships for the HVAC industry. It is a partnership with a local vocational training institution, Etiwa Tech.

It also plan to begin assembling air conditioning here that will enable Daikin to become the leading seller in East Africa by 2025.

Sept 29, 2022 Daikin India To Double Sales By 2025

Daikin India is expecting sales to double by 2025 after registering tenfold revenue over the past decade. Opportunity for growth is tremendous as only 5% of homes and offices in India have air conditioners. 

Daikin main competitor will be Voltas Ltd, a local manufacturer. Daikin is currently building a third factory in India that is able to produce 3 million units a year.

Current domestic market is valued at US$2.1 billion.

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Sept 27, 2022 USA Senate Consent To Ratify Kigali Amendment

USA Senate has given the consent to ratify the Kigali Amendment on Sept 21, 2022.

When ratified, a total of 138 countries would have signed this Amendment to reduce the usage of HFC refrigerants that caused global warming.

Sept 20, 2022 Aubagne, France - Carrier Launched New Generation MiniCO2OL Compact Refrigeration Units

Designed for the supermarkets and convenience stores,  this new generation of compact refrigeration units offer better efficiency, serviceability and provide faster delivery times to customers. The delivery time has been cut down to 6 or 7 weeks.

Heat reclaim can be done for either central heating, tap water use or both.

Carbon dioxide is used as the refrigerant which has a GWP of 1.

Sept 15, 2022 Carel To Acquire Senva USA

Carel to buy Senva Inc, Oregon, USA with deal to be completed by end of October 2022. Senva is a design and manufacturer of a wide range of sensors in the air conditioning and ventilation sectors.

Sept 8, 2022 Carrier's AquaEdge 19MV Chillers Now Available In Thailand

Carrier’s AquaEdge® 19MV water-cooled centrifugal chiller is now available in Thailand.

  • 300-700 tons
  • Refrigerant Options: R-513A or R-134a
  • Low Noise: Less than 80dBA
  • Compact footprint for easier installation
  • Economizer

Sept 8, 2022 Daikin Japan HQs To Relocate 

Daikin global headquarters in Osaka, Japan will be relocated to Osaka Umeda Twin Towers South. Daikin will occupy floors 33-38 of the 41 floors building and is scheduled to move in on Nov 24, 2022. This new offices are just a short distance away from the current building.

Sept 5, 2022 AAF International Acquires New Jersey National Air Filter Service 

AAF International, a subsidiary of Daikin, acquired National Air Filter Service Company of New Jersey effective Aug 29, 2022.

AAF is a global leader in air filtration solutions whereas National Air Filter Service Company is one of the oldest and largest full-service air filtration management companies in the United States of America.

Aug 29, 2022 Panasonic Group Releases Ethics Principles for AI

Panasonic Group Releases AI Ethics Principles which must be observed during the development, implementation, and utilization of AI. A summary of the ethics:

  • Creating a better life and society
  • Design, development, and verification for safety
  • Respecting human rights and fairness
  • Transparency and accountability
  • Protecting customers' privacy

See the official press release here.

Aug 22, 2022 Daikin Provides Free Access to 419 Patents

Daikin Industries, Ltd. has added 120 new patents to its “Pledge of Non-Assertion of Patents Relating to the Manufacture and Sale of Equipment Using R32." With this, a total of 419 patents can now be used without prior permission or contract from Daikin. This will help to facilitate the adoption of R32 refrigerant a refrigerant which has a lower GWP compared to many other refrigerants.

Read the press report here.

Aug 19, 2022 India - Daikin India To Invest Rs500 crore 

Daikin India will invest Rs500 crore over the next three years to build it's third R&D Center in India to be located at Neemrama, Rajasthan. The 24,000sqm center will employ more than 250 engineers to develop products for India market. It will also has 22 new testing facilities when completed.

The center is scheduled to be ready for operations in 2023. 

Aug 16, 2022 USA - Carrier's AquaEdge 19MV Chillers Wins Award

Carrier’s AquaEdge® 19MV water-cooled centrifugal chiller was selected as the 2022 Commercial Comfort Product of the Year in the Cooling Equipment category by a panel of independent engineers selected by the editorial staff of Engineered Systems magazine.

Aug 11, 2022 Minneapolis, USA - Jeff Drees Named New CEO of Daikin Applied Americas

Daikin announced that Jeff Drees has been selected as the new CEO and President of Daikin Applied Americas. He will replace Mike Schwartz who will retire end of August 2022 after 11 years leading the organization.

Aug 11, 2022 - The HVAC System Market to reach US$456 billion by 2028

According to The Insight Partners, the HVAC system market is projected to grow from US$246.10 billion in 2022 to US$455.96 billion by 2028. The CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) is projected to be 10.8% during 2022-2028.

Advanced technology using IoT, wireless technology, smart system and artificial intelligence are being integrated into the HVAC system for comfort, energy and cost savings, data analysis and ease of operations.

Aug 10, 2022 USA - Rheem Named 2022 Eco-Leader By Green Builder Media 

Rheem has been named a 2022 Eco-Leader by Green Builder Media for the 5th consecutive year. Rheem is a manufacturer of water heating and HVACR products.

Reasons for the recognition.

  • Designing for the future
  • Using waste as a resource
  • Prioritizing regenerative resources

Aug 2, 2022 - Mongolia ratified Kigali Amendment

Mongolia is the latest country to ratify the Kigali Amendment on July 27, 2022.

With this ratification, a total of 137 countries have signed this Amendment to reduce the usage of HFC refrigerants that caused global warming.

Aug 1, 2022 Carrier Completes Acquisition of Toshiba Carrier Corporation

Carrier has completed the acquisition of Toshiba Carrier Corporation (TCC). TCC is a global provider of residential and light commercial HVAC solutions, including VRF and heat pump products. The acquisition amount is about $900 million.

July 28, 2022 Leaderhead, England - Toshiba Carrier Launches R32 VRF System

Toshiba Carrier UK launched the new Variable Refrigerant Flow System using R-32 refrigerant which is low in GWP on July 26, 2022.

Features of the new system:

  • Three-pipe heat recovery or two-pipe heat pump operation
  • New twin-rotary compressor with liquid injection, 
  • Split heat exchanger
  • Sub-cooling plate heat exchanger
  • A new high performance fan motor
  • A unique thermodynamic circuit 
  • SEER up to 8.9 and SCOP up to 4.67

July 20, 2022 - Carrier Celebrates 120th Anniversary of Modern Air Conditioning

The invention of modern air conditioning in July 1902 by Willis Carrier had changed the industries and enhanced human comfort. These changes are still impacting the ways we live today. No wonder he was known as "The Father of Modern Air Conditioning"

July 15, 2022 - Viessmann To Expand Poland Factory

Viessmann invests €200 million to expand its factory in Poland. When completed in 2023, it will supply heat pumps to markets in Central and Eastern Europe. The factory is located in Legnica, Poland.

Viessmann was founded in 1917 and has over 13,500 employees globally today. It's headquarter is located in Allendorf, Germany with factories in 12 countries. Group turnover of €3.4 billion in 2021.

July 12, 2022 - Tajikistan ratified Kigali Amendment

Tajikistan is the latest country to ratify the Kigali Amendment on June 29, 2022. 

With this ratification, a total of 136 countries have signed this Amendment to reduce the usage of HFC refrigerants that caused global warming. 

July 8, 2022 Osaka, Japan - Daikin to build $300 million factory in Poland

Daikin Industries, one of the world's top air conditioner manufacturers will be building a $300 million factory in Poland. This factory will produce heat pumps and is scheduled to start operation in 2024. The factory will be located at Lodz Province, central Poland and will have an annual capacity of 1.5 million units by 2030.

July 7, 2022 UK - HVACR LIVE Show in 2023

The main heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration show in U.K. will be back from April 18th-19th, 2023 after an absence of more than 2 years due to the pandemic.

It will be held at ExCel London, One Western Gateway Royal Victoria Dock, London.

July 1, 2022 Sidney, Ohio, USA - Copeland had installed 200 million scroll compressors

Copeland announced on June 30, 2022 that it had installed 200 million scroll compressors globally as it celebrates it's 100th anniversary celebration.

Read more details here.

June 30, 2022 Richardson, Texas, USA - Lennox To Increase Price Up To 14%

Lennox announced that effective Aug 1, 2022, the price of commercial equipment, accessories, parts and supplies will be increased up to 14%. 

June 22, 2022 Charlotte, N.C., USA - Ecoblue Technology Available to WeatherMaker Rooftop Line

Carrier announced the availability of the Ecoblue Technology to the entire rooftop WeatherMaker products. The new models meet 2023 DOE regulations with the industry’s first vane axial direct-drive fan system. Features of the fan:

  • 75% fewer moving parts
  • Intuitive fan speed adjustment controls
  • Up to 40% more energy efficient
  • No belts or pulleys
  • No shafts or shaft bearings

June 1, 2022 USA - North America HVAC System Growth Projection

The North America HVAC system market is projected to grow from $43.67 billion in 2022 to $62.31 billion by 2029, according to a study by Fortune Business Insights.

May 28, 2022 Spain - Spain limits air conditioner setting to 27°C and heating to 19°C

Spain cabinet on May 24th, 2022 had approved to limit the public offices temperature setting of heating and air conditioners.

The air conditioner setting must be set to a minimum of 27°C during cooling operation and a maximum of 19°C during heating operation.

These steps are taken to reduce the energy consumption and slashing power bills.

May 18, 2022 Tokyo, Japan - AGC Develops New Composition of Amolea 1123

AGC Japan has successfully developed a new composition of Amolea 1123 (HFO 1123), a refrigerant which is low in Global Warming Potential (GWP). It is develop in cooperation with University of Tokyo.

Read the press release here.

May 11, 2022 US - Daikin Applied  To Increase Price

 Daikin Applied is set to increase its price by up to 12% on commercial heating, ventilation and air-conditioning equipment. This increase will apply to new orders from May 25, 2022 onwards.

April 26, 2022 UK - Toshiba Carrier UK Launches Heat Pumps Using R32 Refrigerant

Toshiba Carrier UK has launched a lower GWP R-32 Refrigerant Heat Pumps providing space heating as well as domestic hot water (DHW). There are four models available in the ESTIA range, from 4-11kW. 

It is using Toshiba award-winning twin rotary compressor with energy efficiency rating of A+++.

It can deliver 62°C hot water even if the outdoor temperature drops to -25°C.

April 15, 2022 Tokyo, Japan - Mitsubishi Electric Develops Airflow Visualization & Control Technology

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has developed an airflow visualization & control technology that will help to predict airflows and temperatures in the room. The Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis will help to achieve a more uniform room-wide temperatures and reduces uncomfortably strong airflows.

See more details here.

April 14, 2022 Oxford, England - Carrier AquaSnap Air-Cooled Chillers to be used at Oxford University 

The Oxford University Laboratories in England, UK have been installed with four AquaSnap Air-Cooled Chillers 30RBP with Greenspeed Intelligence from Carrier. The chillers are used to replace the old chillers which were at the end of their working life. 

Features of the chillers:

  • R-32 Refrigerant
  • Pumps with variable speed to reduce energy consumption
  • Condenser with low noise variable speed fan
  • Communication technology over IP to a centralized energy management system and easily accessed from the internet
  • 4.3 inch touch screen interface

April 1, 2022 Mumbai, India - Voltas Launches India's First Inverter Air Conditioners With Hepa Filter

Voltas India has launched India's first inverter air conditioners with Hepa Filter that will provide filtration besides cooling. The AC will be able to trap airborne particulates in the air, providing a cleaner air to the space being cooled. Low GWP (Global Warming Potential) R32 refrigerant is also being used. It will be able to keep users comfortable even with a temperature of 52°C.

Voltas Limited is the largest air conditioning company in India. 

Read the press release here.

Mar 31, 2022 Westminster, CA, USA - Absolute Air Flow Acquires BWR Heating & Cooling

Absolute Air Flow, a HVAC company established in 2018 has acquired BWR Heating & Cooling in its move to expand it's business in California. The acquisition will add about 5,000 customers developed over 18 years to its business.

Mar 24, 2022 Dallas, USA - Lennox International Appoints Alok Maskara as New CEO

Lennox International Inc. has appointed Alok Maskara as its new chief executive officer effective May 9, 2022 replacing Todd Bluedorn.

Lennox International is a leader for its innovation in heating, air conditioning and refrigeration markets.

Mar 21, 2022 Hangzhou, China - Carrier China Provides Chillers and Controls to Zhejiang Cloud Computing Center

Carrier China provides 30 AquaEdge 19XRV centrifugal chillers for mission critical Zhejiang Cloud Computing Center. Carrier Comfort Network® communicating controls will also be provided in this project. Features of AquaEdge 19XRV:

  • Water-Cooled Centrifugal Chillers
  • R134a Refrigerant
  • High-Variable Speed Compressors
  • Hermetic Compressor Motor
  • Multi-Lingual Display
  • Low inrush current for high voltage application

Mar 17, 2022 USA - EPA Energy Star Home Upgrade

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has launched the Energy Star Home Upgrade with six high impact energy improvements for your home. Significant cost savings will be achieved by following the guidelines. It will also help the transition from fossil fuels to cleaner energy source.

  • Clean Heating and Cooling
  • Super-Efficient Water Heater
  • Smart Thermostat
  • Well-Insulated and Sealed Attic
  • High Performing Windows or Storm Windows
  • Electric Vehicle Ready

Read more here.

Mar 10, 2022 London, UK - Carrier AquaSnap 61AF Heat Pumps to be used in 60 schools in London and West Midlands

Over 180 units of Carrier AquaSnap 61AF will be used in the effort to reduce carbon emissions and cutting energy bills in London and West Midlands. These heat pumps will be installed in 60 schools and funded under UK's Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme (PSDS). Features of AquaSnap 61AF:

  • R407C Refrigerant
  • Scroll fixed-speed compressor
  • Operating range allows outside temperatures down to -20°C
  • Generating domestic hot water applications up to 65°C.
  • Certified Eurovent energy efficiency class A
  • Communication technology over IP to a centralized energy management system and easily accessed from the internet
  • 4.3 inch color touch screen interface

Feb 28, 2022 Bath, UK - Carrier AquaSnap Air-Cooled Chillers to be used at Royal United Hospitals

The Royal United Hospitals in Bath, UK will upgrade its air conditioning systems to two AquaSnap Air-Cooled Chillers 30RBP from Carrier. Features of the chillers:

  • R-32 Refrigerant
  • SEER Rating of 5.18
  • Condenser with low noise variable speed fan
  • Communication technology over IP to a centralized energy management system and easily accessed from the internet
  • 4.3 inch touch screen interface

Feb 25, 2022 USA - Carrier Collaborate with Marriot International

Carrier announced on Feb 16, 2022 that it is collaborating with Marriot International to develop new technologies to shape the hotels of the future. It aims to improve customer experience, shorten construction costs, reduce construction time and enable more sustainable buildings.

Feb 23, 2022 - Camfil Expands Manufacturing Plant in Malaysia

Camfil, a leading producer of air filters for clean air solutions is investing MYR50 million to expand the current plant in Ipoh, Malaysia. It is scheduled to be in operational by Q4 2022. Camfil is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden and has been producing clean air solutions products for more than half a century.

See the press release here.

Feb 22, 2022 -USA, New DC Vacuum Pump from Yellow Jacket

This new product BULLET®DC Vacuum Pump from Yellow Jacket uses Brushless DC Motor which is more efficient, lighter and has higher torque compared to the AC Motor type. It is designed for use with A2L refrigerants.

The built-in cooling fins are designed to cool pumps and increase performance. There is also a built-in mounting points for optional shoulder straps.

It has a IPX4 Rating which is resistant to water splashes from any direction, has a two-year warranty and is made in the USA. 

Feb 21, 2022 - World Refrigeration Day(WRD) Theme: "Cooling Matters”  

World Refrigeration Day is held every year on 26 June.

Steve Gill, the founder of WRD had announced that the theme for 2022 will be "Cooling Matters" and said “Our objective is to make the public aware of cooling’s essential benefits, how cooling impacts daily life, and how technology choices foster environmental well-being of future generations.”

According to UNEP(United Nations Environment Program) OzonAction, there are 3.6 billion cooling units in use today and by 2050, that number is expected to be 9.5 billion. 

Refrigeration will also help to reduce food waste globally.

Feb 17, 2022 USA - Daikin Applied SiteLine Building Controls launched

Daikin Applied based in Minneapolis has launched the Building Automation Controls for HVAC that is cloud-based and making remote monitoring and controls possible.

  • SiteLine for Dedicated Equipment - Monitoring and control of HVAC equipment
  • SiteLine for Wireless BAS (Building Automation Systems) - Wireless Building Controls Technology
  • SiteLine for Pre-Programmed BAS (Building Automation Systems) - Automate BAS with any Daikin equipment that is BACnet MS/TP compatible

More details at Daikin Applied

2022 AHR Expo Innovation Awards Winners

  • Building Automation - iSMA CONTROLLI S.p.A. / iSMA-B-MAC36NL Hybrid IoT Controller powered by Niagara Framework
  • Cooling - Danfoss / Danfoss Turbocor® VTCA400 Compressor
  • Heating - Carrier / Infinity® 24 Heat Pump with Greenspeed® Intelligence
  • Indoor Air Quality - Antrum / AntrumX™ IAQ Facilities Monitoring System
  • Plumbing - Franklin Electric / Little Giant, Inline SpecPAK, Multi-Pump Pressure Boosting System
  • Refrigeration - ebm-papst Inc. / AxiEco 630-910 Axial Fan
  • Software - Bluon, Inc. / Bluon Support Platform
  • Sustainable Solutions - Enginuity Power Systems Inc / E|ONE Home Power System
  • Tools and Instruments - Fluke Corporation / Fluke 378 FC Non-Contact Voltage True-rms AC/DC Clamp Meter with iFlex
  • Ventilation - Aldes / InspirAIR® Fresh

Feb 10, 2022 USA - Emerson's Sensi Smart Thermostat Wins AHRI 2021 Integrated Home Contest

The Sensi Smart Thermostat from Emerson has won the Integrated Home Contest 2021. This thermostat has a color touch screen and helps homeowners to save up to 23% of their HVAC energy usage.

Features include 7-day scheduling, remote access and compatible with smart home platforms including Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple HomeKit and SmartThings.

Feb 9, 2022 USA - ASHRAE Nominees for 2022-2023

ASHRAE slate of nominees for 2022-2023 Officers and Directors.

  • President-Elect: Ginger Scoggins
  • Treasurer: Dennis Knight
  • Vice Presidents: Billy Austin, Dunstan Macauley, Sarah Maston, Ashish Rakheja
  • Regional Directors and Regional Chairs: Bryan Holcomb, James Arnold, Susanna Hanson, John Constantinide, Cheng Wee Leong
  • Directors-at-Large: Blake Ellis, Luke Leung, Wei Sun
  • Alternate Director-at-Large: Patrick Marks

Feb 8, 2022 US/Japan - Carrier Acquiring Toshiba Carrier

Carrier had signed agreement to acquire Toshiba Carrier, a VRF(variable refrigerant flow) and light commercial HVAC joint venture with Carrier.

Toshiba Carrier has its own proprietary inverter technology that is used in the VRF products. The acquisition includes R&D centers, manufacturing operations and the brand.

Jan 27, 2022 - Eiffel Tower's New Cooling System Using Honeywell R-1234ze Refrigerant

Honeywell's R-1234ze refrigerant which has a Global Warming Potential (GWP) of less than 1 has been used in the new cooling system at Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. Previous cooling system was using R-407C refrigerant which has a GWP of 1,774. 

The new system is installed at the west pillar of the tower where the souvenir shop, information center and a lift are located.

R-1234ze is an alternative refrigerant to R-134a which is used in chillers, heat pumps, refrigerators and vending machines.

Jan 24, 2022 - Rheem Acquires DEJONG

Rheem announced on Jan 12, 2022 that it had acquired DEJONG, a producer of stainless-steel hot water tanks. DEJONG was established in 1859 and is based in Gorredijk, Netherlands.

The tanks are used in applications such as solar, heat pump and boiler configurations.

Jan 20, 2022 - MCE Italy Postponed due to pandemic

The Mostra Convegno Expocomfort 2022 in Milan, Italy scheduled for Mar 2022 has been postponed to June/July. Both physical and digital events will be held during this time. See new dates:

Start: June 28th, 2022
End: July 1st, 2022
Venue: Fiera Milano, Milan, Italy

Digital Event: 28th June -6th July, 2022

Jan 14, 2022 - WellAir Launches Air Cleaning Device

WellAir has launched Defend 400 air cleaner which can help to clean the air from pathogens, particulates, VOC(volatile organic compound), gases and odors. Viruses, bacteria and fungi can be deactivated up to 99.9%.

The Defend 400 is a FDA Cleared Class II Medical Device.

WellAir is headquartered in Connecticut, United States and Dublin, Ireland and is a leading provider of infection control solutions.

Jan 13, 2022 - Daikin Acquires ThermalNetics and TriState HVAC Equipment

Daikin Applied Americas has acquired two of its current representatives. ThermalNetics is based in Detroit and TriState in Pennsylvania.

ThermalNetics has been in heating and cooling business for 50 years and is an authorized Daikin applied products. It also services and repairs HVAC equipment. It services customers in eastern Michigan area.

TriState HVAC Equipment has represented many manufacturers including Daikin and predecessor for over 30 years. It services customers in the eastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. 

Jan 12, 2022 - Johnson Controls Acquires Foghorn

Johnson Controls has acquired Foghorn, a developer of AI Software IoT(Internet of Things) solutions. This acquisition will enable the integration of Foghorn's Edge AI platform throughout Johnson Controls OpenBlue. See a brief video of OpenBlue below.

Jan 10, 2022 - Daikin Launched ATMOSFERA with R-32 Refrigerant

Daikin North America has launched single zone ductless split heat pumps using R-32 refrigerant with capacity from 9,000 to 24,000 BTU. Efficiencies can go up to 27.4 SEER, 13.8 HSPF and 16.3 EER. These models are more efficient than their R-410A predecessors. 

The R-32 refrigerant is a A2L refrigerant that is being used worldwide by more than 40 manufacturers.

Verona, Italy - Jan 6 , 2022 - AERMEC Multipurpose Heat Pumps

This heat pumps produced by AERMEC are able to provide cooling, heating and also domestic hot water for the needs of many diverse applications such as hotels, office buildings and house complexes.

Significant energy savings, reduction in noise, reduction in carbon dioxide emission and reduction in installation cost are some of the benefits of using these heat pumps.

Find out more here.

Jan 5, 2022 - Carrier Heat Pumps Ultra-low GWP 1234ze refrigerant chosen for London project

Carrier AquaForce® 61XWHZE heat pumps will be used in the upgrade of Citigen energy centre, a power station in London. 

  • Using Global Warming Potential refrigerant 1234ze which is lower than 1.
  • Cuts carbon emission up to 50%.
  • Heat pumps will extract thermal energy from water pumped from aquifer 200m beneath the surface.
  • Waste heat will be harnessed to produce 4MW of 80°C hot water 
  • Low total cost of ownership. See diagram below:

Jan 4, 2022 - Smart WIFI-enabled Smoke + CO Detector from Kidde

This innovative product from Kidde can be used in conjunction with the new mobile apps. You can now receive alerts via mobile notification. Some good features:

  • Detect Smoke and Carbon Monoxide
  • Voice control capabilities using Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant
  • Options to notify friends and family when smoke or CO is detected

Kidde is a part of Carrier Global Corporation.

Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. - Jan 3, 2022 Carrier Sells Chubb Fire & Security Business to APi Group Corporation

Carrier completes the sale of Chubb Fire & Security Business to APi Group Corporation for $3.1 Billion.

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