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  • US: innovative technologies to reduce air conditioning costs

    Two articles present innovative windows to reduce air conditioning costs.

    • Publication date : 2017/02/17
    • Subjects: Environment
  • Experimentation of a film rejecting 70% of solar heat

    A team of researchers explored the ability of a phase-change material film set on windows to reject incoming solar heat.

    • Publication date : 2018/12/27
    • Subjects: Environment
  • Radiative cooling coatings that can adapt to the seasons

    A novel material can be used as a coating on building’s rooftops or windows to provide radiative cooling in the summer without overcooling in the colder months. 

    • Publication date : 2022/01/28
    • Subjects: Technology
  • Actions at European level to combat the illegal trade of HFCs

    Various actions to tackle illegal imports of HFCs in the European Union are progressively being implemented: raising awareness of policy makers, good practice guidelines and a “single window” at the disposal of customs in particular.

    • Publication date : 2019/10/30
    • Subjects: HFCs alternatives
  • 2013 world air conditioning market by type of equipment

    Overview of moveables, windows / through the wall, split, the single packaged, rooftop, chillers, airside.

    • Publication date : 2014/06/26
    • Subjects: Figures, economy
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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: Purdue University

    Purdue University will create a USD 23.5 million Center for High Performance Buildings to design systems for future structures that are more environmentally and user friendly, energy efficient, and safe. The project is funded by the US Commerce...

    • Publication date : 2010/05/27
  • Natural refrigerants in developing countries

    Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) is helping developing countries accelerate the phase-out of ozone-depleting refrigerants. It recently published a report comprising over 30 articles from government, industry and academia, and...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/04
  • Briefs: Is air conditioning good for health?

    Air conditioning (AC) could blunt the ill effects of air pollution, according to a recent study by Bell et al. from Yale University, published in Epidemiology in September 2009. The study investigated the short-term effects of particulate matter...

    • Publication date : 2010/03/07
  • Trends and Figures: Recent History of Russian Air-conditioning Trade

    JARN recently published an overview of Russian AC consumption trends, based on a review of "Climate World 2006" held in Moscow last March, and which compensates for previous lack of information on the subject. The historical summary starts around...

    • Publication date : 2006/11/15
  • 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
  • Markets: Impacts of the economic crisis

    It is difficult to assess the exact effects of the recession on the refrigeration sector. However, some predictions or figures are of interest. - In a report dated February 2009, SummitSkills looks at the potential impacts of the recession in the...

    • Publication date : 2009/05/18
  • Global air conditioning market study in 2015

    The global market contracted by 5% in value terms in 2015 whereas the market had shown a growth of 7% in 2014.

    • Publication date : 2016/06/27
    • Subjects: Figures, economy
  • Hydrocarbon refrigerants

    Hydrocarbons such as R290 (propane), R600a (isobutane) or R1270 (propene/propylene) are low GWP non-toxic natural refrigerants with excellent thermodynamic properties. They offer an...

    • Last update : 2022/06/22
    • Langues : English, French
    • Themes : Hydrocarbons, Containment, refrigerant charge reduction