California Approves Water Demand Calculator®

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Now 10 states have adopted Appendix M into codes and standards for apartment buildings, single-family homes. PRESS RELEASE ONTARIO, CA — The California Building Standards Commission has approved the adoption of IAPMO’s Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC®) Appendix M—the Water Demand Calculator®—into the California Plumbing Code (CPC) as an alternative methodology for sizing water pipes in… read more

Kristian Strand Unveils Danfoss Vision: Pioneering Sustainable Solution Post-BOCK Acquisition

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Danfoss completed the acquisition of German compressor manufacturer BOCK in 2023, reinforcing Danfoss’s position as a full-service provider of greener cooling and heating solutions. What was the impact of this move and how does this align with global industry trends? In an exclusive interview, Refrigeration Industry speaks to Danfoss’s Kristian Strand (President Commercial Compressors), about… read more

Global Foodservice News — March 1, 2024

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Foodservice Equipment & Supplies Parts Town Adds Another Maker’s Parts To Inventory With customers on six continents, the manufacturer says international reach was a decisive factor in the new distribution partnership. Parts Town is now the exclusive distributor of OEM parts for Frontline Int’l., a manufacturer of oil management equipment. “The international reach of Parts… read more

Ice Air sponsors thermal energy network symposium

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Ice Air, provider of HVAC solutions, announced its sponsorship of the upcoming Thermal Energy Network Symposium, scheduled to take place on March 12, 2024 in Rochester, Minnesota. The event will bring together government officials, city managers, legislators, developers, architects, engineers and other stakeholders to explore Thermal Energy Networks. Also known as district energy systems, Thermal… read more

EPA Taps ‘Cleaner Indoor Air During Wildfires’ Challenge Winners

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Phase Two funds will now go to new technologies developed by two air cleaner manufacturers. PRESS RELEASE WASHINGTON, February 20, 2024 – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Phase Two winners of the Cleaner Indoor Air During Wildfires Challenge. Challenge winners received prizes of $50,000 for their innovative prototypes that aim to clean… read more

AHR Expo 2024 Coverage

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The AHR Expo returned to Chicago Jan. 22-24 for a productive week of learning, reconnecting, and checking out new products in the HVACR market. Attendance was strong; the show welcomed 48,034 participants. AHR Expo • 2024 Articles • All Years • Products “The industry showed up for business in Chicago,” said Mark Stevens, show manager…. read more

AHR Expo: “Wow! What a Week!”

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With nearly 50K attendees, AHR Expo returned to Chicago with gusto, and an even sharper focus on decarbonization, refrigerants and efficiency. WESTPORT, CT, Jan. 31, 2024 – The AHR Expo (International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition) returned to Chicago for a lively week of learning, reconnecting, perusing and demonstrating everything new coming to market in HVACR…. read more

New Leader at the Helm of Marcone HVAC

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St. Louis, Mo. — Marcone Group, a leading national distributor of commercial kitchen, appliance, HVAC, plumbing and pool and spa parts and equipment, announced today that Randall Hudspeth is leading its HVAC division. Randall Hudspeth As President of Marcone HVAC, Hudspeth will continue building on the momentum behind growing the company’s HVAC business. Marcone HVAC encompasses… read more

Famous Supply Announces New President

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Akron, Ohio, January 2024 – Marc Blaushild recently named his son, Brian Blaushild, President of Famous Supply. Brian is the fourth-generation family member to lead Famous Supply, a distributor based out of Akron, Ohio. Brian said, “When my father first shared his belief in me about my new role change, I was very humbled and… read more

HVAC Industry Gears Up For Challenges in 2024

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The HVAC industry is gearing up for some challenges in 2024 that could put a damper on the incredible growth it’s experienced over the last few years. Inflation and higher interest rates continue to be an issue, and rising equipment and installation costs could lead consumers to start repairing rather than replacing their existing systems…. read more