Daikin Takes “Efficiency” to New Heights at 2023 AHR Expo

Daikin Takes “Efficiency” to New Heights at 2023 AHR Expo

Daikin, the world’s number one air conditioning company, announced that it will spotlight its work to extend the boundaries of energy efficiency at the 2023 AHR Expo. A proud expo exhibitor and attendee for decades, Daikin will display its research and development efforts, core technologies and new offerings, which demonstrate a unified approach to efficiency-focused innovation across the company’s portfolio of brands.

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HVAC/R market: Diehl controls focuses on growth through energy efficiency worldwide

Diehl Controls continues to drive its HVAC/R growth strategy internationally in 2023. At the start of the year, the company is presenting its portfolio outside Europe for the first time at the US trade fair AHR Expo and the HVAC/R Forum in China.

Johnson Controls Sheds Light on Proposed NFPA 915 Standard for Remote Inspections with Expert-Led Webinar

Hosted by Johnson Controls experts Rodger Reiswig, fellow & VP, Industry Relations; Terry Victor, senior manager of industry relations; and Emilie Gorzoch, portfolio leader fire services, the NFPA 915, Standards for Remote Inspections Code Preview Webinar will outline the details of the proposed standard, the solutions it will impact and how it will benefit inspectors, building owners and occupants alike.

Howden provides hydrogen compression solution to Europe’s largest renewable hydrogen plant

Howden has been selected to deliver a hydrogen compression solution for Shell’s Holland Hydrogen 1 facility in Rotterdam. When complete, this project will be Europe’s largest renewable hydrogen plant.

Climalife highlights the importance of training

Sajjun Lohia, Sales and Marketing Coordinator at Climalife discusses the importance of training at Climalife.   After undertaking research with students from Eastleigh College back in 2021, one of the standout trends in the feedback was that students found great value in guest speakers visiting the college, where they felt they were able to learn and gain valuable knowledge and information.

Heatcraft Developing Refrigeration Equipment with Energy-Efficient Honeywell Solstice® L40X Refrigerant

MORRIS PLAINS, N.J., February 3, 2023 – Honeywell today announced that Heatcraft Refrigeration Products (Heatcraft), a manufacturer of commercial refrigeration equipment and systems as part of Lennox International, is developing new walk-in unit coolers, condensing units and condensers for supermarkets and retailers that operate using Honeywell Solstice® L40X (R-455A).

Swegon: acoustics and HVAC – our health and productivity depends on it

From a HVAC perspective, at times we tend to neglect acoustics. In theory, any noise issues should be eliminated already when making the blueprints for the HVAC system, and if everything goes right, the system is designed, dimensioned and installed in a way that doesn’t cause disturbing noise. But in reality, there may be miscalculations and faulty installations. Even if everything works at commissioning, as refurbishments are made and tenants change, the acoustic environment may not be satisfactory any more. Since we do not measure the sound in rooms continuously – the way we often do with temperature – the feedback instead tends to arrive in the shape of tenant complaints about noisy indoor environments. But there are ways to avoid this.

Mitsubishi Electric: Our Solutions for Pasta Production

Our Air Side Product Marketing & Business Development Manager, Cristiano Dal Seno, has personally managed numerous projects related to the production and drying of pasta. He has worked side by side with the leaders of this very particular segment, trying to understand their needs and using their specific knowledge to design and manufacture unique and exclusive units. "The food industry is as fascinating as it is challenging for us. On one hand it presents ever-changing needs and criticalities, while on the other it requires increasing levels of competence, innovation, and sustainability in every phase and application. Specifically, to enter and excel in applications related to the production and drying of pasta, we have collaborated with leading companies in the sector, to create unique units, able to work at extreme temperatures, constantly controlling temperature and humidity, and containing energy consumption".

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Fujitsu General Starts ATW Heat Pump Production in Europe

In Europe, the heat pump era has arrived. Aiming for carbon neutrality in 2050, demand for electric heat pumps has been increasing rapidly, thanks to their energy-efficient and clean features that use renewable energy. In order to respond to this dynamic movement, Japanese manufacturers have accelerated their investments in their heat pump business in recent years, and have successively expanded their local production of air-to-water (ATW) heat pump systems in Europe.

Panasonic to Expand European Hydronic Systems Business through Acquisition of Systemair AC Business

Panasonic Heating & Ventilation A/ C Company has been focusing on business in Europe, which is positioned as its key market, since its split‑up in April 2022, along with Panasonic’s transition to a new structure under a holding company system. On November 17, 2022, it was announced that Panasonic Heating & Ventilation A/C Company intends to acquire the air conditioning business of Systemair AB, a Sweden‑based leading manufacturer in the ventilation and commercial air conditioning business, at an enterprise value of €100 million (about US$ 105 million), showing the company’s determination to accelerate business expansion by strengthening value provision in the European market for hydronic systems such as chillers as well as heating and hot water supply systems.


JRAIA Aims to Realize a Carbon-Neutral and Safe Society

At the end of the year 2022, JARN interviewed Tetsuji Okada, president of the Japan Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Industry Association (JRAIA), to hear about JRAIA’s efforts to realize a carbon-neutral society and grow a healthy and safe market as Japan’s air conditioning and refrigeration (AC&R) industry association.

LU-VE Grows with Its Excellent Talents as Driver

During Chillventa 2022, JARN visited the booth of LU-VE, an Italy-based global heat exchange specialist, and directly discovered its latest innovations. Then, JARN interviewed Fabio Liberali, member of the Board – chief communications officer at LU-VE, to hear about secrets of its success.

Carrier’s Wider HVAC Solutions Enable Its Customers’ Sustainability

On July 31, 2022, Carrier completed its acquisition of substantially all of Toshiba Corporation’s ownership stake in Toshiba Carrier Corporation (TCC). A long-standing joint venture between Carrier and Toshiba, TCC is a global provider of residential and light commercial HVAC solutions, including variable refrigerant flow (VRF) and heat pump products. Building on Carrier’s previous acquisition of Guangdong Giwee Group, TCC joined Global Comfort Solutions (GCS), Carrier’s newly created HVAC division headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. JARN interviewed Saif Siddiqui, president, GCS, Carrier HVAC, to hear about its global business strategies focusing on synergies based on these acquisitions.


ISO 27001:2013 Awarded to Altecnic

Altecnic have been awarded ISO 27001:2013, the information security management certification, by BSI.
Why is information security management important?
With working practices changing, and particularly with the increase in remote working, information security management has become even more difficult. The updates to ISO 27001:2013 help to manage new security risks that come with changing working practices, and Altecnic have made it a priority to ensure that controls are put in place to meet the new updates to protect business and customer information.

2023 AHR Expo Press Conference Schedule

We are experiencing a time of accelerated change and an era of unpredictability that is unlikely to go away any time soon. Our success in navigating these changes will be based on problem solving, creativity, innovation, flexibility, and a willingness to adapt. “Securing Our Future” examines how the crucial personal and professional events of the past can help us leverage Relationships, Knowledge and Change as the formula for making an impact and embracing our diverse world.

Haier Pakistan Has Successfully Commissioned FBR Project

This Large Taxpayers Unit (LTU) Office Building is located in Garden Town adjacent to Barkat Market in Lahore. It’s a multi-storey building comprising offices of FBR commissioners from different divisions of taxation department.


CAREL@Euroshop celebrates 50 years of innovation and sustainability

From 26 February to 2 March, CAREL will be participating at Euroshop 2023, stand E 01, hall 16, celebrating its 50th anniversary with sustainable solutions and services to increase energy performance in the commercial refrigeration market.

Heat pump sales increase in 2022 in Norway and Sweden: a closer look

Norway and Sweden confirm the trend that sees heat pump sales increase in Europe and globally. This is what emerges from data released by the Norwegian and Swedish heat pump associations.

Daikin Participates as The Largest Exhibitor In The 2023 AHR Expo

Daikin is pleased to announce its participation as the largest exhibitor in the 2023 AHR Expo held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta from February 6th to February 8th.
The AHR Expo is one of the world's largest HVAC&R exhibitions, which has been held in the U.S. since 1930. Companies in the air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration sectors from around the world exhibit their latest products and technologies.

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HARFKO 2022 Responds to Changes in Post-pandemic Era

HARFKO 2022, the 16th Heating, Air‑Conditioning, Refrigeration and Fluid Exhibition held at KINTEX in Goyang City, Gyeonggi‑do, Korea, closed on October 21 after four days of spectacular exhibits. The exhibition, hosted by the Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy and overseen by the Korea Refrigeration and Air‑conditioning Industry Association (KRAIA), had been held every odd year in the past, but this edition was held during an even year due to the pandemic.

Chillventa 2022 Photo Report — Part II

Chillventa 2022 was held on October 11 to 13, in Nuremberg, Germany. Here is the Part II of the photo report. Part I was published in the November regular issue.

Global HVAC&R Manufacturers Ready for 2023 AHR Expo

The 2023 AHR Expo, International Air‑Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition, will be held on February 6 to 8, at Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Georgia, the United States. The AHR Expo is co‑sponsored by American Society of Heating and Air‑Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and Air‑Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), and is held concurrently with ASHRAE’s Winter Conference.
At this year’s venue, more than 1,500 exhibitors are expected to gather to showcase their latest innovations.

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