HVACR Manufacturers Predict Strong Economic Prospects, Solid Sales Increases For 2014

Optimism for improving economic business prospects in the HVACR industry continue to grow, according to a recent ASHRAE/AHR Expo survey sent to more than 1,000 HVACR manufacturers worldwide. According to survey results, 79% of the respondents said their prospects for business were either “excellent” (19%) or “good” (60%) for the coming year. The remaining 21% of the respondents felt prospects …

ASHRAE Indoor Air Quality Standard Reduces Excess Ventilation

The newly published 2013 version ofASHRAE’s indoor air quality standard contains several revisions to allow designers and building operators to provide adequate ventilation airflow to occupants while reducing excess ventilation and the associated energy consumption. ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2013, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality, sets minimum ventilation rates and other requirements for commercial and institutional buildings. The 2013 standard combines …