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  • August 10, 2016

    Across the US, there has been a positive upturn in the housing market – which is a breath of fresh air after recovering from a major decline in the cost of housing several years ago. All that said, new and old houses alike are not only leaning toward improving energy efficiency, but they are also incorporating new technologies, new spaces, and new concepts into their homes. Naturally, HVAC systems have an integral role to play in these shifting trends.

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  • August 10, 2016

    The HVAC insulation market is growing across the globe and is anticipated to achieve an 8% growth rate over the next six years. This is being driven by several different influencers, not the least of which is the rapid growth in the construction industry, as well as an increasing demand for HVAC systems in developing countries. Wondering if this boost in the HVAC industry will affect your business? Read here to see where the biggest booms are anticipated to hit. 

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  • May 31, 2016

    Coated fiber glass duct liners aren’t a new concept in the HVAC industry; however we have seen a recent trend toward replacing specified coated duct liners with uncoated fiber glass mat-faced duct liners. This trend operates on the assumption that a mat-faced duct liner and a coated duct liner are equivalent and interchangeable.

  • May 31, 2016

    Since most of us spend the majority of our time indoors, ensuring high indoor air quality in our buildings is essential. In some environments, where the HVAC units or the insulation hasn’t been properly specified, the indoor air quality can drop dramatically, negatively affecting the health and safety of building occupants.

  • May 31, 2016

    Energy efficiency standards are changing, and for the engineers and contractors who are essential to seeing these standards implemented, staying up to speed is critical. At the start of 2016, new energy efficiency standards were implemented that dictate some major increases in energy efficiency for new federal, commercial and residential buildings. 

  • May 31, 2016

    During the design and building phases, it’s much easier to dwell on the cost of installing energy efficient buildings and technology than it is to consider the return on investment that will result from making these initial expenditures. As we look at the price tag when it comes to expenses for new buildings or building upgrades, it’s important to have a solid grasp on what the actual returns will be so that building owners and system designers can make educated decisions about what upgrades will result in tangible benefits.