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AHR Expo 2022 Innovation Awards Winners Announced; Attend In-Person to See Winning Products and Technology Come to Life on the Show Floor in Las Vegas

The AHR Expo (International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition) today announced the winners of the 2022 AHR Expo Innovation Awards. Each year, winners are chosen in ten industry categories to represent the most innovative products and technologies hitting the market in the coming year. “This past year was a challenge for everyone, and in unique ways, the HVACR industry,” said Show Manager, Mark Stevens. “Our industry was called to the front lines to put our very… Read More

Low-profile Compressors Help OEMs to Overcome Design Challenges

Dynamic food retail market trends are driving changes in commercial refrigeration design strategies. Over the past decade, retailers have expanded their store portfolios to include smaller-footprint grocery stores targeted to serve growing urban markets. However, traditional centralized rack refrigeration systems simply aren’t always the most optimal choice for these smaller formats. Many operators are exploring distributed refrigeration strategies that leverage the merchandising flexibility offered by self-contained refrigerated display cases. Julie Havenar Self-contained cases also help… Read More

BDR Announces 2022 Trailblazer Academy for Territory Managers

Business Development Resources (BDR), the training and business coaching authority for home services industry professionals, announces its 2022 program for Trailblazer Academy, an ongoing online training program that helps territory managers develop sales and leadership skills and build a strategic vision for territory growth. Bruce Wiseman, BDR’sowner and president Trailblazer Academy offers six four-hour live virtual workshops covering six essential subject areas for HVAC territory managers. The workshops are held every other month from… Read More

Johnson Controls-Hitachi Names Five Distributors to Expand North American Presence

Johnson Controls-Hitachi today announced the addition of five regional companies to its roster of North American distributors for the Hitachi Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) systems and SmartFlexTM Mini-Split systems. The new distributors strengthen the North American distribution footprint for these popular Johnson Controls-Hitachi products. Dave Burggren, sales director, Johnson Controls-Hitachi North America The new distributors are: Johnstone Supply of Waltham, Massachusetts, serving Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Engineered Building Systems of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, serving the Philadelphia… Read More

U.S. Will Dramatically Cut Climate-Damaging Greenhouse Gases with New Program Aimed at Chemicals Used in Air Conditioning, Refrigeration

On September 23, 2021, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rule establishing a comprehensive program to cap and phase down the production and consumption of climate-damaging hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in the United States. HFCs are potent greenhouse gases commonly used in refrigeration and air conditioning equipment, as well as foams and many other applications. A global phasedown of HFCs is expected to avoid up to 0.5 °C of global warming by 2100. Read More

Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US Donates to Children’s Grief Center and Grief Resource Center of New Mexico

Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US (METUS), a leading supplier of Ductless and Ducted Mini-split and Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) heat-pump and air-conditioning systems, has donated heating and cooling systems to the Children’s Grief Center and Grief Resource Center of New Mexico, a nonprofit organization committed to addressing the challenges children, adults and families face following the death of a loved one. Jade Richardson Bock, Executive Director,Children’s Grief Centerand Grief Resource Center Children’s Grief… Read More