ASHRAE, IAQA Approve Consolidation

ATLANTA – A consolidation between ASHRAE and the Indoor Air Quality Association has been finalized by both organizations. The consolidation was approved by the Boards of Directors for ASHRAE and IAQA at ASHRAE’s recent 2015 Winter Conference in Chicago. “We are excited about the opportunities presented by this consolidation,” ASHRAE President Tom Phoenix said. “It…

HVAC Predictions for 2015

HVAC Predictions for 2015

Prediction No. 1: The HVACR industry will be affected greatly by government regulations. Of course, we can say this every year, but government intrusion into the industry will likely reach unprecedented levels in 2015. With Congress and the president in gridlock, it is easiest for the president to push his agenda through regulations. And, the HVACR industry will not be spared. There is always a way to work around the Constitution.

HFC Tax an Unlikely Option for US

HFC Tax an Unlikely Option for US

Repeal of Australian Legislation a Boost for Opponents of US Tax Last summer, Australia repealed its carbon tax, which, since July 2012, had been imposed on the country’s leading emitters of synthetic greenhouse gases controlled by the Kyoto Protocol. (Australia is one of the world’s largest emitters of carbon dioxide per capita. See emissions chart…