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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

Most People Worry About Indoor Air Quality Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

A survey ordered by Vaisala, a world-leading measurement technology company, shows that people would feel safer with more data on indoor air quality. The survey, which included over 4,000 respondents in the USA, France, Germany, and Finland, was conducted in the summer of 2021, studying people’s concerns regarding indoor air during the COVID-19 pandemic. More than one third of the respondents are concerned about the indoor air quality in their place of work, and more… Read More

Edwards, a Carrier Brand, and Airthings Announce a Strategic Agreement to Make Air Quality Monitors an Essential Element of Commercial Buildings

Airthings, the global leader in indoor air quality solutions and energy-saving technology, announced today a strategic agreement with Edwards, a leader in fire detection and alarm solutions since 1872, and a part of Carrier Global Corporation, the leading global provider of healthy, safe, sustainable and intelligent building solutions. The agreement commercializes Airthings’ business solution through more than 500 Edwards channel partners in the fire and security segment. Extending the distribution of Airthings technology represents tremendous… Read More

In Memoriam – William “Bill” Preston Smyth, July 29, 1933 – July 8, 2021

William “Bill” Preston Smyth William Preston Smyth, born on July 29, 1933 in Winchester, Kentucky passed away peacefully on July 8, 2021. Bill was predeceased by his parents, Arnold and Ethel Smyth and 3 sisters, Brenda Arnold, Rose Lee Anderson and Mary Ellen Enfield. Bill is survived by his wife, Tonita; children Tammy (Ralph Kaylor), Steven (Lisa) and Karen (Brett Lang); grandchildren Bryce Kaylor, Jensen and Preston Lang, Alyssa Hillman (Chris), and Krystin, Karly and… Read More

Most People Worry About Indoor Air Quality Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

A survey ordered by Vaisala, a world-leading measurement technology company, shows that people would feel safer with more data on indoor air quality. The survey, which included over 4,000 respondents in the USA, France, Germany, and Finland, was conducted in the summer of 2021, studying people’s concerns regarding indoor air during the COVID-19 pandemic. More than one third of the respondents are concerned about the indoor air quality in their place of work, and more… Read More