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  • The market for consumer durables in India

    A few figures from a report published by India Brand Equity Foundation on the market for consumer durables in India, including refrigerators and air conditioners.

    • Publication date : 2018/06/28
    • Subjects: Developing country, Figures, economy
  • THRIVE project explores new developments for adsorbtion heat pumps

    Launched in 2014, the four-year project THRIVE was funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) to investigate adsorption heat pumps and to develop a system powered by waste heat.

    • Publication date : 2018/11/30
  • The HVACR workforce in the United States

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were over 800,000 technician and engineer jobs related to heating and refrigeration in the US in 2021.

    • Publication date : 2023/04/17
    • Subjects: Figures, economy
  • IIR Member news: Nordic news

    Leif Amdahl has been appointed Secretary General of the Norwegian Society of Heating, Air Conditioning and Sanitary Engineers (a corporate member of the IIR). The First Norwegian HVAC Education Award was presented to Johnny N. Holst for his work...

    • Publication date : 2004/04/28
  • Assessing indoor air quality: Air cleaners

    The quality of indoor air and how to assess it are increasingly raising concern, whether this is related to the efficiency of air-conditioning systems or of air cleaners. Air-cleaner market is doing fine. According to the Environmental Protection...

    • Publication date : 2008/02/12
  • Fridge recycling scheme in the favelas

    In 2000, the Brazilian government passed a law requiring that electricity providers invest 0.5% of their turnover in projects promoting energy efficiency, especially among the disadvantaged. Among these, a refrigerator exchange project in the...

    • Publication date : 2011/06/20
  • Trends and Markets: The Dubai District-Cooling Boom

    The United Arab Emirates has the potential to become the world's largest district-cooling market: demand is estimated at 10 million tonnes of refrigeration (36 360 MW) in the next 10 years. The construction boom in Dubai has triggered particularly...

    • Publication date : 2007/02/12
  • Nanotechnoly: what’s new?

    Nanotechnology - the manipulation of cell and atomic structure in materials no larger than a billionth of a metre in size - has recently been described by Frank O'Brien-Bernini, Vice President of Owens Corning Science & Technology Center, as...

    • Publication date : 2006/07/26
  • The HVACR workforce in the United States in 2022

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of technicians employed in the heating and refrigeration sector in the US rose between 2021 and 2022.

    • Publication date : 2024/01/12
    • Subjects: Figures, economy
  • Extreme heat reduces productivity in global economies

    In a recent report, a non-profit organisation examined how global warming is affecting the economy and labour productivity in 12 major urban areas worldwide. 

    • Publication date : 2022/10/27
    • Subjects: Figures, economy
  • A new concept of more environmentally friendly aircraft

    NASA funds an aeronautical research project on a new fuel concept.

    • Publication date : 2019/05/29
  • Quest for the eternal bubble

    Two Paris-based artists, Olivier Dollinger and Jochen Dehn, are attempting to freeze a liquid bubble permanently. The bubble is to be suspended in mid-air thanks to a refined air-flow system, in a large low-temperature refrigerated display cabinet.

    • Publication date : 2013/09/13
  • Assisting developing countries in setting national plans for sustainable cooling

    With over a billion people at risk due to a lack of access to cooling, a UNEP-led working group has published a methodology to help countries develop National Cooling Action Plans (NCAPs).

    • Publication date : 2021/10/11
    • Subjects: Regulation, Developing country
  • 3D printing for passive buildings

    3D printing of buildings, which has advantages in terms of cost and speed of construction, can also facilitate the design of near zero energy buildings. 

    • Publication date : 2021/03/29
  • Green hydrogen production project in Namibia

    In partnership with a French-German consortium, the Namibian government plans to develop a green hydrogen production facility. Although some of the funding may be secured as early as...

    • Publication date : 2022/01/18
    • Subjects: Developing country
  • Cryogenic nitrogen in the food and beverage industry

    The adoption of cryogenic processes in the food and beverage industry is predominantly driven by liquid nitrogen (LIN), and it is the preferred candidate for food chilling and...

    • Last update : 2023/11/07
    • Langues : English, French
    • Themes : Freezing of foodstuffs