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ASHRAE Issues Call for Programs for its 2016 Annual Conference.

Jan 14, 2016

Programs are sought for ASHRAE's 2016 Annual Conference, which will be held in St Louis, MO from June 25–29 and feature several topic-specific tracks. Types of programs being sought include seminars, which include 1–4 presentations on similar topic; workshops, which allow equal time for 1–2 presentations and discussion; as well as forums – discussion-based sessions without... Read More

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NREL theorizes defects could improve solar cells.

Jan 14, 2016

Deep-level defects frequently hamper efficiency of solar cells, but NREL research suggests that defects with properly engineered energy levels can improve carrier collection out of cell, or improve surface passivation of absorber layer. Researchers introduced defects within thin tunneling SiO2 layer that forms part of "passivated contact" for carrier collection, and within Al2O3 surface... Read More

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ANSI Announces Change in management of SEP accreditation program.

Jan 14, 2016

Effective Q1 2016, ANAB will assume management responsibilities for ANSI/MSE 50021 Superior Energy Performance (SEP) verification body accreditation program. This decision comes after agreement reached between ANSI and ANAB that SEP accreditation program would benefit from consolidated management under one accreditation body. Specifically, consolidation would create greater efficiencies in... Read More

Green & Clean, HVAC, Materials & Material Processing

New Refrigerants Approved for 2-stage Reciprocating Compressors

Jan 13, 2016

New refrigerants approved for 2-stage reciprocating compressors

  • R448A and R449A environmentally friendly alternatives to R404A and R507A
  • GWP values below 1400 for low temp applications
Flowery Branch [GA - The compressor specialist BITZER has optimised its 2-stage reciprocating compressors. All models can now be run with R448A and R449A refrigerants and thermostatic... Read More

Green & Clean, HVAC

BITZER at the AHR Expo Trade Fair in Orlando

Jan 13, 2016

The long-standing company BITZER will be showcasing its latest highlights in reciprocating, screw and scroll compressors at AHR Expo 2016  • CKH reciprocating compressors for CO2 applications  • ECOLINE with capacity control  CRII and VARISPEED  • Tried-and-tested CSV and CSH screw compressors Flowery Branch, – 80 years of experience in innovation and... Read More

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ASHRAE recognizes innovative buildings.

Jan 13, 2016

ASHRAE Technology Awards recognize outstanding achievements by members who have successfully applied innovative building design. Their designs incorporate ASHRAE standards for effective energy management and indoor air quality. Wind turbines, subcooled glycol/water, geothermal wells, reuse of coil condensation water, and a central heat pump water heating system are among the innovative measures... Read More

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ASHRAE Winter Conference addresses residential systems.

Jan 13, 2016

Scheduled for Jan 23–27, ASHRAE 2016 Winter Conference will include Technical Program featuring 8 tracks, 100 sessions, and more than 300 speakers. During High Performance Residential Building Applications and Issues seminar, experts from natural gas industry, U.S. Department of Energy, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will describe results of their decades of real-world experience... Read More

Green & Clean, Materials & Material Processing

Degreasing Solvent features KB value of approximately 91.

Jan 12, 2016

Consisting of non-flammable, trans, and fluorinated solvent blend, EnSolv® NEXT is thermally stable and can be used safely and effectively in most modern vapor degreasing systems. Near azeotropic formulation is also gentle on most plastics and elastomers and compatible with all metals. Product is suitable for cleaning electronics, optics, aerospace, and oxygen systems. Read More

Chemicals & Chemical Processing, Green & Clean, Waste Management & Waste Handling Equipment

How To Save Money With Solvent Recycling Equipment

Jan 12, 2016

Recycling Equipment We are manufacturers of award-winning solvent recycling equipment. Our most popular products provide you with the ability to re-use up to 90% of your solvent waste, saving you money by avoiding new purchases and disposal of your solvents. Our equipment can recycle up to 300 gallons of used solvents per hour. Our equipment saves you money in 5 ways: 1. Re-Use up to 90% of your... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices, Green & Clean, Vision Systems

Red/White LED Strobe includes IR obstruction lighting system.

Jan 12, 2016

Designed to enhance visibility and safety for pilots, Vigilant® LED Dual Red/White Strobe features IR LEDs (in series with red LEDs) operating with 850 nm peak intensity to ensure 360° visibility with night vision goggles utilizing Class B or C filters. IR and red LEDs are controlled and monitored together to ensure proper night-time operation with negligible increase in power... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices, Green & Clean

PMIC increases battery life in IoT, wearable applications.

Jan 12, 2016

Available in 25-bump, 0.4 mm pitch, 2.26 x 2.14 mm WLP, MAX14720 helps designers optimize power and battery life in wearable medical/fitness and IoT applications while also reducing BOM and space requirements. This power management integrated circuit (PMIC), which runs from primary cell and operates down to 1.8 V, integrates functionality of 5 discrete devices: power switch, linear... Read More

Architectural and Civil Engineering Products, Green & Clean, Plant Furnishings & Accessories

Kolbe Offers an Extensive PHIUS-rated Product Listings - Now Including Teutonic Series Windows and Doors

Jan 12, 2016

Kolbe offers an extensive PHIUS-rated product listings – now including Teutonic Wausau, Wisconsin – Kolbe's Teutonic® Series windows and doors are the company's most recent products evaluated by the Passive House Institute US (PHIUS). "At this point… Kolbe has a very extensive product line rated by us, and one of the few that included doors," said Graham Wright, PHIUS program... Read More

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Federal Agencies launch challenge to improve chemical screening.

Jan 12, 2016

Transform Tox Testing Challenge: Innovating for Metabolism will award up to $1 million to improve relevance and predictivity of data generated from automated chemical screening technology used for toxicity testing. This challenge seeks to find new ways to incorporate physiological levels of chemical metabolism into HTS assays. First stage, which closes April 8, seeks practical designs.... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Green & Clean

Legrand Brands WattStopper and Vantage Controls Collaborate to Launch Best-in-Class Architectural Dimming Panel Platform

Jan 11, 2016

SANTA CLARA, Calif. and OREM, Utah, – Legrand, North America today introduced its Lighting Control and Automation Panel (LCAP) series, an architectural dimming and integration platform designed to provide enhanced end-user experiences, comply with the latest energy codes and standards, and simplify design for future space requirements. This powerful system was developed by Legrand brands... Read More

Cleaning Products & Equipment, Green & Clean, Portable Tools

Cleaning Machine Floor Pads are environmentally responsible.

Jan 11, 2016

Manufactured with plant-based pellets, Impact Earth™ is available in various sizes for UHS and conventional machines for polishing, burnishing, scrubbing, and buffing. Construction is of primary feedstock or sugar and does not use any oil or genetically modified materials, while method of manufacture minimizes release of greenhouse gases. Read More

Adhesives & Sealants, Green & Clean

Resilient Flooring Adhesives feature eco-friendly formula.

Jan 08, 2016

Featuring low odor and zero VOCs, Eco-5900 MegaBond and Eco-5700 StrongBond are professional grade, green pressure-sensitive adhesives that offer high moisture resistance up to 8 lb CC/90% RH. Eco-5900 MegaBond is specially formulated to help minimize vinyl plank shrinkage. With roll on or trowel application, both can be used for permanent (wet-set) or releasable (dry-set) installation... Read More

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NREL and CSEM set solar cell conversion efficiency record.

Jan 08, 2016

Scientists at NREL and at Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM) jointly set new world record for converting non-concentrated (1-sun) sunlight into electricity using dual-junction III-V/Si solar cell. At 29.8%, newly certified efficiency was set using top cell of gallium indium phosphide, developed by NREL, and bottom cell of crystalline silicon, which... Read More

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House Disappoints ASHRAE with language passed in H.R. 8.

Jan 08, 2016

While expressing disappointment with passage of North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act of 2015 (H.R. 8) by U.S. House of Representatives, ASHRAE President David Underwood applauded Representative Peter Welch (D-VT-At Large) for seeking to amend H.R. 8's harmful building energy codes language with language from bipartisan H.R. 2177. He referred specifically to language that... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Green & Clean

Microinverter works with or without battery-based inverters.

Jan 08, 2016

Designed with energy storage in mind, Magnum Energy MicroGT 500 communicates seamlessly with Magnum Energy battery-based inverters when in AC-coupled mode to taper battery charge based on battery condition. Complementary ECU communication interface enables owners and installers to monitor system PV production through MicroGT, via browser-based dashboard. MicroGT 500 is daisy-chainable, and... Read More

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NREL Study shows renewable energy yielded sizable benefits.

Jan 08, 2016

Study by researchers from NREL and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory estimates that $2.2 billion in benefits came from reduced greenhouse gas emissions and $5.2 billion from reductions in other air pollution, in mid-range estimates, for state renewable portfolio standard (RPS) policies operating in 2013. RPS policies require utilities or other electricity providers to meet a minimum portion... Read More