Fastrack - December 14, 2011

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December 14, 2011


Green HVAC: Flattening the Learning Curve

By CLYDE FORD and SHANE STANFIELD, LEED BD+C, Southland Industries, Garden Grove, Calif.

The wave of green innovation in the HVAC industry requires a true understanding of available technologies and the business acumen to identify cost-effective solutions. This article explores the learning curve in green HVAC and the challenges of green HVAC systems.

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NRDC Draws Connections Between Climate Change, Extreme Weather

2011 has been a year of “unparalleled weather extremes” in the United States, as at least 2,941 monthly weather records have been broken, a new interactive mapping tool developed by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) reveals.

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Call for Papers for Cold Climate Conference Extended

The call for papers for the seventh International HVAC Cold Climate Conference, to be held Nov. 12-14, 2012, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, has been extended to Jan. 6, 2012.

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Carrier Marks 100 Years of Rational Psychrometric Formulae

Dec. 8, 2011, marked the 100-year anniversary of the rational psychrometric formulae, the cornerstone of all fundamental calculations in the air-conditioning industry, developed by Willis Carrier, founder of Carrier Corp., the Farmington, Conn.-based provider of air-conditioning, heating, and refrigeration systems.

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Forbes Names Aquatherm one of America's Most Promising Companies

Aquatherm Inc., the Lindon, Utah-based importer, marketer, and seller of German-manufactured polypropylene-random (PP-R) pipe systems, was named one of “America’s Most Promising Companies” by Forbes magazine.

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