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  • Green building outlook strong for non-residential and residential sectors

    Green was expected to represent 44% of all commercial and institutional construction in 2012, growing to 55% by 2016. Green home and renovation activity are expected to grow to 20% in 2012 and 38% by 2016

    • Publication date : 2013/04/25
    • Subjects: Environment, Figures, economy
  • Heat pump market in the german new residential buildings

    According to the German Federal Bureau of Statistics, the share of heat pumps used as primary heating device for newly constructed residential buildings was 32,2% in 2013 - a gain of 2% compared to 2012.

    • Publication date : 2014/10/23
    • Subjects: Figures, economy
  • German heat pump market situation

    The market share of heat pumps installed in newly erected residential buildings increased from 13.2% in 2007 to 32.2% in 2013.

    • Publication date : 2016/02/09
    • Subjects: Figures, economy
  • North American geothermal heating and cooling markets

    Geothermal heating and cooling technologies may hold the key for an increase in overall energy efficiency in non-residential buildings.

    • Publication date : 2013/10/02
  • Micro-trigeneration trends and perspectives

    Micro-trigeneration systems are emerging in various applications like residential buildings, hotels, hospitals, university campuses, automobiles, etc.

    • Publication date : 2015/07/03
  • Solar cooling potential in Spain

    During the IIR-co-sponsored EuroSun 2012 conference, Carrera et al. presented the results of a study about the potential of solar thermal energy to supply heating, domestic hot water and cooling in the residential and tertiary Spanish buildings...

    • Publication date : 2013/03/25
  • 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
  • ASHRAE Publishes 2004 Residential Energy Standard

    By reducing the number of tables needed to apply the envelope provisions and simplifying their application, ASHRAE's residential energy standard now contains only the essential information necessary to design and enforce energy conservation...

    • Publication date : 2005/03/15
  • AC Market in Europe

    According to Daikin Industries Ltd., the European air-conditioning (AC) market has features that could appear as commercial obstacles, including relatively mild climate, even in Mediterranean areas. Concern for cityscape issues leads to resistance...

    • Publication date : 2006/07/26
  • ASHRAE Technology Awards: winning project features green design

    The ASHRAE Technology Awards recognize outstanding achievements by members who have successfully applied innovative building design in the areas of occupant comfort, indoor air quality (IAQ) and energy conservation. The designs incorporate ASHRAE...

    • Publication date : 2005/06/14
  • 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
  • 2005 AHR Expo Innovation award winners

    The winners of the third annual AHR (Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration) Expo Innovation awards will be honoured during a ceremony during the 2005 AHR Expo in Orlando, Florida, on February 8, 2005. The product entries were judged for...

    • Publication date : 2004/12/22
  • Markets: Heat Pumps

    - Heat pumps hot in Europe According to the Swedish Heat Pump Association, SVEP, the Swedish market for domestic heat pumps has developed greatly over the last ten years, with over 100 000 heat pumps being sold in 2004. Exhaust air heat...

    • Publication date : 2006/05/05
  • Effects of air conditioner airflow on human sleep.

    A recent study published in Energy and Buildings measures the impact of the velocity of an air conditioner airflow on the quality of sleep.

    • Publication date : 2017/03/03
  • The high potential of ground-source heat pumps to decarbonise the European building sector

    A potential reduction of 20-40% and 30-50% of energy demand in buildings, for heating and cooling respectively, could be achieved through increased use of geothermal heat pumps. 

    • Publication date : 2022/05/27
  • FRIDOC now features a selection of MDPI articles on refrigeration

    About 150 articles from MDPI journals, including review articles on various refrigeration technologies, are available in FRIDOC.

    • Publication date : 2022/07/28
    • Subjects: General information
  • IIR Activity Report

    IIR actions clearly correspond to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, particularly the goals. In 2020, the IIR publishes for the first time its annual activity report according to these goals, in...

    • Publication date : 2021/02/23
  • The Mostra Convegno exhibition

    In March 2018 the IIR participated in one of the biggest exhibitions on refrigeration technologies, Mostra Convegno, which took place, as always, in Milan.

    • Publication date : 2018/04/19
  • New IIR Working Groups focus on core matters in refrigeration

    IIR Working Groups (WGs) operate on a temporary basis and bring together specialists to work on projects concerning current technological, social or economic issues linked to refrigeration. Their aim is to promote development, provide knowledge...

    • Publication date : 2018/10/02