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  • Green buildings

    Moscow City Tower is to be Europe's tallest and the world's second tallest building. The 600-m naturally ventilated tower designed by Norman Foster will accommodate 25 000 people - a city unto itself - and the designer is aiming for LEED gold...

    • Publication date : 2008/08/12
  • Green buildings: Darmstadtium

    Darmstadtium features pioneering energy-saving and environmental technologies. For instance, a "Calla" - a flower-like funnel-shaped glass roof - in the heart of the building collects rainwater, lets in daylight and sucks in fresh air. Cooling is...

    • Publication date : 2008/07/11
  • Green buildings: Melbourne

    Melbourne's new state-of-the-art Convention Centre has received the world's first 6-Star Green Star environmental rating for a convention centre. The award was given by the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) in recognition of the centre's...

    • Publication date : 2008/07/11
  • Green Buildings: Frozen smoke

    Following the meeting of the IIR's Science and Technology Council (STC) on June 10, 2010, Prof. Renato Lazzarin, University of Padua in Vicenza, Italy, AICARR President, President of Commission E1 (Air conditioning) of the STC gave a lecture...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/04
  • Green buildings: not so expensive

    A study sponsored by the investment firm Good Energies on 150 green building projects around the world shows that, on average, they cost only around 2% more than traditional buildings and yielded 33% savings on energy use. These results can...

    • Publication date : 2009/02/24
  • Zero-energy buildings: closer than you might think

    The US Department of Energy lists only eight zero energy buildings in the US in its high-performance building database. Zero-energy building is nevertheless expected to increase dramatically in the construction industry over the next few decades...

    • Publication date : 2012/05/04
    • Subjects: Environment
  • Green Buildings: King Abdullah University

    King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, has been selected as one of the 2010 "Top Ten Green Projects" by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on the Environment (COTE). The annual...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/04
  • Buildings: heating and cooling equipment roadmap

    At the request of the G8, IEA is developing a series of roadmaps for some of the most important technologies needed for achieving a global energy-related CO2 emissions target in 2050 of 50% below current levels. Energy-efficient Buildings: Heating...

    • Publication date : 2011/08/11
  • Solar cooling for large buildings in South Africa

    A solar cooling solution to reduce energy costs for large buildings by combining high-efficiency chillers with hybrid solar thermal and photovoltaic (PV) technologies has been introduced in South Africa.

    • Publication date : 2013/07/02
  • Green buildings: Expo 2010 in Shanghai, China

    Expo 2010 in Shanghai, China is on, and is expected to draw 70 million visitors. With a theme of "Better City, Better Life", it aims to explore the full potential of urban life in the 21st century and how to create an eco-friendly society....

    • Publication date : 2011/02/04
  • ICR2011 highlights: indoor air-quality issues in passive buildings

    Polish specialists recommend mechanical ventilation for passive buildings

    • Publication date : 2012/03/13
  • Briefs: Thermal storage in public buildings in California

    Energy storage equipment is to be installed in 28 city buildings and 250 local businesses as part of a partnership between Glendale Water & Power and Ice Energy. The USD 4.25 million programme will install 1.5 MW of energy storage and marks...

    • Publication date : 2010/05/27
  • Expansion in Purdue University will house a “smart-buildings” lab

    Purdue University is expanding the Ray W. Herrick Laboratories. The expanded labs will house the Center for High Performance Buildings, where research is focused on new equipment and operational technologies to develop an understanding of the...

    • Publication date : 2011/08/17
  • Briefs: Empire State Building

    Once the world's tallest building, the Empire State Building is addressing a new challenge: it's going green. Chillers in the cooling plant will be rebuilt, and with insulation will generate roughly half the savings. The owners of the landmark...

    • Publication date : 2009/08/13
  • NZ Building Act to battle Legionella

    Following the recent outbreak of legionellosis in Christchurch, New Zealand, the Department of Building and Housing has reminded building owners and managers of their health and safety responsibilities under the Building Act. Published in the New...

    • Publication date : 2006/01/28
  • 2016 Purdue conferences papers in Fridoc!

    Papers from the 3 conferences held in Purdue University in July 2016 and co-sponsored by the IIR can be downloaded from Fridoc database.

    • Publication date : 2017/02/03
    • Subjects: Environment
  • Register for Free: 51st International HVAC&R Congress and Exhibition

    This event brings together representatives from all professions involved in the planning, construction and installation of energy systems in buildings.

    • Publication date : 2020/11/30
  • Available now: All 474 papers from the Purdue Conferences 2018

    Welcoming 800 participants from 30 different countries, the 2018 Purdue Conferences took place at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, USA, from July 9 to 12, 2018.

    • Publication date : 2019/05/06
  • News from IIR members: ASHRAE

    ASHRAE has launched High Performing Buildings, a quarterly magazine that is distributed to building owners, facility managers, architects, contractors and engineers. Its aim is to help decision makers in the building community learn about the...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/04
  • Conference update: Melbourne

    IIR 2008 - HVAC Energy Efficiency Best Practice Conference will be held in Melbourne on September 18-19, 2008. This cutting-edge event will cover solar air conditioning and heating of buildings, comfort and indoor environmental quality in energy...

    • Publication date : 2008/08/12
  • Conference update: Melbourne

    IR 2008 - HVAC Energy Efficiency Best Practice Conference will be held in Melbourne on September 18-19, 2008. This cutting-edge event will cover solar air conditioning and heating of buildings, comfort and indoor environmental quality in energy...

    • Publication date : 2008/02/12
  • Conference update: Melbourne

    IIR 2008 - HVAC Energy Efficiency Best Practice Conference will be held in Melbourne on September 18-19, 2008. This cutting-edge event will cover solar air conditioning and heating of buildings, comfort and indoor environmental quality in energy...

    • Publication date : 2008/05/13
  • News from IIR members: Carrier CO2NSERVATION meter

    The Carrier CO2NSERVATION meter calculates avoided greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as a result of the installation of high efficiency Carrier air-conditioning, heating and refrigeration systems by customers around the world since 2000. Buildings in...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/07
  • Brief: UK Institute of Refrigeration

    The UK Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) held in November its annual conference entitled "The future of cooling - opportunities and threats". Topics covered: LCCP in supermarket refrigeration systems; environmentally acceptable cooling; the EU's...

    • Publication date : 2006/01/28
  • Conference reports

    Several IIR-co-sponsored events took place at the end of 2010: - The Pôle Cristal Symposium held in Dinan, France, on October 7-8, 2010 attracted 220 attendees. Sixteen papers were presented. - The International Congress...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/07
  • News from IIR members: Johnson Controls

    Johnson Controls and Princess Noura bint Abdulrahman University are beating the record books with York CYK chillers. To construct what is claimed to be the world's largest chiller plant using air-cooled radiators, Johnson Controls is providing 26...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/07
  • Heat pumps, the central theme of the recent IIR Congress

    An overview of the research carried out in the field of heat pumps, with the aim of achieving greater flexibility and increased energy efficiency, in particular through to the use of thermal energy...

    • Publication date : 2023/10/24
  • March 2023: An active communication and awareness campaign for INDEE+

    March 2023 was marked by a series of communication events for INDEE+, gathering all project partners and key Indian HVAC&R stakeholders in India.

    • Publication date : 2023/04/26
    • Subjects: Developing country
  • Upcoming conferences: Dinan

    Pôle Cristal Symposium, an IIR-co-sponsored event, will be held in Dinan, France, on October 7-8, 2010. It will focus on solutions for energy-efficient buildings. For full details:

    • Publication date : 2011/02/04
  • International events: Tivoli

    The 47th AICARR International Conference took place in Tivoli, Italy on October 8-9, 2009. It was co-sponsored by the IIR, ASHRAE and REHVA. It presented energy issues in existing buildings and technologies used to reduce energy consumption. An...

    • Publication date : 2010/03/07