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Kirby Apprentice Fund celebrates first birthday

On World Refrigeration Day in June, the Kirby Apprentice Fund celebrated its first anniversary. The fund accumulated $6,065 in donations with 83 HVAC&R apprentices registered across 63 companies. The fundraising efforts made by Kirby staff, customers and suppliers CPS, Supercool Group, Testo, Fieldpiece, HLP Controls, Danfoss, Emerson, Tesuco, Sauermann, VetoProPak and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, have […]

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New guide on moisture control

AIRAH is releasing the latest design application (DA) manual into its stable of technical publications in August: DA07 Criteria for Moisture Control Design Analysis in Buildings. The purpose of the manual is to specify performance-based design criteria for predicting, mitigating, or reducing moisture damage to the building envelope, materials, components, systems, and furnishings, depending on […]

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ASHRAE releases reopening guide for schools

The ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force has developed guidance on the operation of HVAC systems to help mitigate the airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19 disease) as US schools prepare to reopen for a new academic year. ASHRAE’s position is that “transmission of SARS-CoV-2 through the air is sufficiently likely that airborne exposure […]

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HVAC&R is the key to averting climate crisis

A new report from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the International Energy Agency (IEA) has flagged the huge potential of the HVAC&R sector to reduce global emissions. The Cooling Emissions and Policy Synthesis Report notes that over the next four decades, international action on energy-efficient, climate-friendly cooling could avoid as much as 460 […]

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The $5b green hydrogen project

A $5bn green hydrogen-based ammonia facility powered by renewable energy will be constructed in Saudi Arabia. Air Products announced that they had signed an agreement with ACWA Power and NEOM for the plant, which will be equally owned by the three partners. The project will supply 650 tonnes per day of green hydrogen, via electrolysis […]

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Water-filled windows make a splash

Loughborough University’s Dr Matyas Gutai has developed a system that can allegedly save up to 72 per cent more energy than buildings fitted with traditional heating systems and double glass. The material he uses? Water. “Water-filled glass” (WFG) involves a sheet of water being trapped between a panel of glass. Gutai has been researching the […]