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Hydronics Provide Comfort in Farmhouse Airbnb

A historical farmhouse built in 1791 has seen its days as a gentleman’s farm and a horse farm, but has most recently seen days as a hydronic-heated Airbnb.  Read more

Taco Improves Efficiency of Its Products

Taco Comfort Solutions has partnered with Glen Dimplex to develop a complete packaged air-to-water heat pump system for residential heating, cooling, and DHW applications. Read more

Heat Pump Awareness Grows from Residential, Commercial Customers

Consumer awareness and opinion of heat pumps are both improving, along with the technology. Manufacturers see a strong market ahead, although some challenges remain. Read more

Energy-Efficiency Trends in Water Heating Highlight Heat Pump Technology

Efficiency and sustainability have become the center of attention for almost every industry today, including the water heating space. Read more

Manufacturers Help Contractors Keep up with Heat Pump Technology as Market Grows

Manufacturers and contractors are working to educate end users about the ways heat pumps work differently from traditional heat sources. Read more

HVAC Manufacturers Feature HVAC Virtual Experiences

Virtual HVAC experiences have grown in popularity over the past year and a half, and they are worth checking out. Read more

Troubleshooting Puzzle: A Heat Pump That’s Not Heating Enough

In this troubleshooting situation, the equipment is a package unit heat pump that isn’t properly heating the customer’s home. Read more

Future Looks Bright for Heat Pumps as Electrification Movement Gains Momentum

Heat pumps are poised to become one of the biggest winners in the HVAC market as the nation moves toward electrification. Read more

Motili, EER Partner to Bring High-Efficiency Heat Pumps to Rural Midwest

High-end HVAC may be making the headlines, but in parts of the rural Midwest, many homeowners still rely on propane or fuel oil to adequately heat their homes. Read more

Facts + Figures: AHRI Shipment Data for February 2021

Industry figures are estimates that are derived from the best available figures supplied by a sample of AHRI member companies. Read more

HVAC Contractors Provide Service for Heatless Customers in Texas

HVAC contractors stepped up to deal with a deep freeze that left millions of people without power to heat their homes. Read more

Troubleshooting Puzzle: An Under-Performing Heat Pump

In this troubleshooting situation, the customer’s description of the problem is that the unit is “running a lot, and not keeping the building warm.” Read more

Manufacturers Optimistic Over Heat Pump Outlook for the Upcoming Year

Despite economic turmoil caused by the pandemic, OEMs expect demand for HVAC equipment to continue in 2021 — particularly for heat pumps. Read more

Mini Split Advances Melt Cold-Weather Reservations

Continued performance improvements across manufacturers have put heating on par with cooling as a draw for the mini split, and that in turn opens additional doors. Read more

Elon Musk Is Good for the HVAC Industry

Elon Musk might be entering the HVAC industry, and contractors, distributors, and even manufacturers should be excited about that. Read more

06 Dec 2022 --- A study conducted by the Food Standards Agency with researchers from the University of Southampton, UK, reveals that food packaging can hold the COVID-19 virus for… Read more

06 Dec 2022 --- For the first time, Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP) GB’s Christmas can multipacks will include NaviLens codes on the cardboard casing to help shoppers that are partially… Read more

06 Dec 2022 --- The conclusion of the first intergovernmental committee meeting (INC-1) by the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) to negotiate the terms of an internationally legally binding plastics… Read more

05 Dec 2022 --- The Republic of Ireland’s minister for Communications and Circular Economy, Ossian Smyth, has launched a Deposit Return Scheme (DRS). The DRS aims to boost the recycling… Read more

05 Dec 2022 --- Following the pause of REDcycle’s soft plastic collection program due to insufficient and dangerous recycling conditions, Coles, Woolworths and Aldi have drafted an urgent application to… Read more

05 Dec 2022 --- The European Commission (EC) has collaborated with the EU Food Fraud Network to put an end to the illegal import, trade and advertising of plastic articles… Read more

02 Dec 2022 --- Plastic credit is not a solution to addressing the plastic problem, major FMCGs have warned. At the recently held Sea of Solutions (SoS) 2022 virtual event… Read more

02 Dec 2022 --- The Vietnamese government has approached the World Bank for an advisory report on how to combat the country’s alarming plastic pollution problems. There are reportedly around… Read more

02 Dec 2022 --- Coveris is introducing a new business segment dubbed ReCover, which will combine its waste sourcing, processing and recycling operations for flexible plastic packaging. The primary function of… Read more

02 Dec 2022 --- Lindal Group is experimenting with optimized tests for aerosol sprays while generating technology to make its products more environmentally friendly using post-consumer recycled (PCR) material. According to… Read more

02 Dec 2022 --- This week in industry news, Bacardi removed all single-use plastic from its gifting range ahead of the holiday season. Also, Henkel commercialized its high-performance non-conductive die… Read more

01 Dec 2022 --- The International Alliance of Waste Pickers (IAWP), which promotes the importance and role of up 56 million people working informally to collect plastic packaging trash across… Read more

01 Dec 2022 --- Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) Bio-Optical Oceanographer Dr. Victor Martinez-Vicente calls for a prototype satellite mission to help monitor the ever-increasing issue of marine plastic litter. Published in… Read more

01 Dec 2022 --- The European Commission (EC) released its Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD) yesterday after multiple leaked drafts. The directive has watered down its intended reuse targets… Read more

01 Dec 2022 --- FEFCO (the European Federation of Corrugated Cardboard Manufacturers) is launching its Climate Neutrality Roadmap conducted by Climact, an organization empowering governments and organizations to act on… Read more

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Biden-Harris Administration Announces $266K Grant to Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska for Air Monitoring Project

LENEXA, KAN. (DEC. 5, 2022) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has selected the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska to receive $266,064 for a community air pollution monitoring project. This grant… Read more

- Air and Radiation (OAR)

WASHINGTON (November 4, 2022) – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced initial public engagement and input opportunities for a subset of new and existing programs funded by President… Read more

- Air and Radiation (OAR)

워싱턴 (2022년 11월 4일) – 오늘 미국 EPA(환경청)는 바이든 대통령의 인플레이션 감축 법안으로 기금을 지원받는 신규 및 기존 프로그램의 하위 프로그램에 대한 1차 시민 참여회 및 공청회를 개최한다고 발표했습니다. 이러한… Read more

- Air and Radiation (OAR)

واشنطن (4 نوفمبر 2022) – اليوم، أعلنت وكالة حماية البيئة الأمريكية (EPA) عن توفير فرص مبدئية لمشاركة الجمهور وتلقي المساهمات بشأن مجموعة من البرامج القائمة والجديدة الممولة بموجب قانون خفض… Read more

- Air and Radiation (OAR)

WASHINGTON (4 de noviembre de 2022) – Hoy, la Agencia de Protección Ambiental de Estados Unidos (EPA, por sus siglas en inglés) anunció oportunidades iniciales de participación pública y opiniones… Read more

- Region 01

BOSTON (November 3, 2022) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has selected two Connecticut organizations to receive $568,755 in grants to conduct community air quality monitoring in Ansonia, Derby,… Read more

- Region 01

BOSTON (November 3, 2022) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has selected the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) to receive a $500,000 grant to conduct community air quality… Read more

- Region 01

BOSTON (November 3, 2022) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has selected five Massachusetts organizations to receive $2,157,520 in grants to conduct community air quality monitoring in multiple communities… Read more

- Region 07
EPA Region 7 Celebrates Clean School Bus Rebate Program in Sidney, Iowa

EPA Region 7 Administrator Meg McCollister (far right) presents Sidney Community School District Superintendent Tim Hood (far left) and School District members with a ceremonial check for $1.185 million. (Photo… Read more

- Region 04

ORANGEBURG, SC (Nov 1, 2022) – Today at an event in Orangeburg, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that the Orangeburg County School District (OSCD) will receive $6,320,000 in funding… Read more

- Region 01

WELLS, MAINE (October 31, 2022) — Flanked by local officials, parents and school children, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) New England Regional Administrator David Cash announced the Biden-Harris Administration's Fiscal… Read more

- Region 01

BOSTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) New England regional office today confirmed that New Englanders experienced a slight increase in the number of unhealthy air quality days this… Read more

- Region 07
Biden-Harris Administration Announces Nearly $6.6M from EPA’s Clean School Bus Program for Kansas School Districts

LENEXA, KAN. (OCT. 26, 2022) – Today, the Biden-Harris administration announced the fiscal year 2022 recipients of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean School Bus Program rebate competition, awarding nearly… Read more

- Region 01

BOSTON (October 26, 2022) — Today, the Biden-Harris Administration announced the Fiscal Year 2022 recipients of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Clean School Bus Program rebate competition, awarding $2,765,000… Read more

- Region 01

BOSTON (October 26, 2022) — Today, the Biden-Harris Administration announced the Fiscal Year 2022 recipients of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Clean School Bus Program rebate competition, awarding $29,570,000… Read more

Defense Production Act, Incentives ‘Turbocharge’ Geothermal

Since President Joe Biden invoked the DPA back in June 2022, HVAC-related energy efficiency incentives and renewable energy technology, have made their way into the spotlight. Many of those who… Read more

Residential Heating Showcase 2022

Every year, The ACHR NEWS introduces the latest heating equipment that is available for the upcoming winter season. Read more

The NEWSMakers Podcast: Geothermal Trends

In the latest episode of The NEWSMakers podcast, Kyle Gargaro, editorial director for The ACHR NEWS, talks to WaterFurnace CEO John Thomas. Read more

Geothermal Offers an Opportunity for HVAC Contractors

The moment for geothermal seemed to have arrived several times since the 1970s. A number of factors are forecasting wider use of this type of heating and cooling solution. Read more

Heat Pump Awareness Grows from Residential, Commercial Customers

Consumer awareness and opinion of heat pumps are both improving, along with the technology. Manufacturers see a strong market ahead, although some challenges remain. Read more

Manufacturers Help Contractors Keep up with Heat Pump Technology as Market Grows

Manufacturers and contractors are working to educate end users about the ways heat pumps work differently from traditional heat sources. Read more

Integrating the Advantages of Geothermal Into an HVAC Company

Geothermal heat pumps tap into a renewable source of energy to provide comfort for a home, and HVAC contractors can tap into this market for increased sales. Read more

Residential Heating Showcase 2021

Every year, The ACHR NEWS introduces the latest heating equipment that is available for the upcoming winter season. Read more

Should HVAC Contractors Be Selling Geothermal?

HVAC contractors should be prepared to sell geothermal to new customers regardless of any incentives. Read more

Are Geothermal Heat Pumps the Key to a Cleaner Planet?

Geothermal energy can be used to heat and cool commercial buildings. The highly efficient systems that make this possible are geothermal heat pumps. Read more

Electrification, Education Market Make Geothermal Heat Pumps More Than an Underground Sensation

Taxes may be something no one can avoid, but thanks to recent federal legislation, the geothermal industry can take at least a little of the sting out of it. Read more

New York Pilots Program to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions Through Heat Pump Technology

New York Governor Cuomo announced that up to $15 million is available to pilot the use of community thermal systems. Read more

Is Geothermal a Viable Technology?

Dougherty discusses the geothermal tax credit extension, how much market share the industry has, and why it should be considered a viable technology. Read more

A New Twist on Geothermal

Despite being around for more than 30 years, it is fair to say geothermal technology is a niche in the HVAC market. Read more

Residential Heating Showcase 2020: Manufacturers Roll Out New Heating Equipment In Time For Winter

Every year, The ACHR NEWS introduces the latest heating equipment that is available for the upcoming winter season. Read more

Jacquelyn M. Lewis Promoted to Regional Director of Community Affairs at CloudWyze

WILMINGTON, N.C., Dec. 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- CloudWyze announced the promotion of Jacquelyn M. Lewis to the position of Regional Director of Community Affairs. In this new capacity, Lewis will… Read more

MATTERWORKS ANNOUNCES CEO APPOINTMENT AND BOARD UPDATES

Company Provides Updates SOMERVILLE, Mass., Dec. 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Matterworks, Inc., developers of the world's most powerful AI platform for modeling real-time biology to accelerate the discovery, development, and… Read more

LEARN WHAT YOU CAN DO TO GIVE BACK THIS GIVING SEASON MENLO PARK, Calif., Dec. 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- BACKGROUND: If the past few years have taught us anything, they… Read more

Burke Porter Group Expands Life Sciences Capabilities with Acquisition of Quantum 3

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Dec. 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Burke Porter Group (BPG) today announced the acquisition of Quantum 3 (Q3). Located in County Cork, Ireland, Quantum 3 is a leading… Read more

TheMarketingAdvocate.com Announces Rebrand, Launches New Email Newsletter For Middle-Aged Business Owners

The Daily(ish) Advocate focuses on providing digital marketing strategies, tools and tactics for the middle-aged market ST. LOUIS, Dec. 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- TheMarketingAdvocate.com, co-founded in 2018 by four digital… Read more

Wolters Kluwer Launches New Plan Design Summary Tool on ftwilliam.com

The user-friendly tool will streamline retirement plan installations and save users time to maximize productivity NEW YORK, Dec. 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S. today announced… Read more

ShiftMed Expands Benefit Program for Healthcare Professionals Nationwide

ShiftMed Cares™ is an innovative suite of benefits and incentives designed to enhance the employee experience for ShiftMed's network of over 100,000 healthcare professionals MCLEAN, Va., Dec. 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/… Read more

InGaAs Image Sensor Market to be Worth US$ 172.79 Million by 2031 - Transparency Market Research, Inc.

Increase in demand for foreign object inspection from government authorities and defense organizations across the world bolsters market expansion Rise in need for networking in real-time, without any latency, from… Read more

Telegraph, a Leader In Railway Logistics, Announces $10M in Series A Funding

Funds Will Be Utilized to Add More Features & Functionality to Telegraph's Logistics Software Being Used by its 30+ Clients to Modernize their Freight Rail Ecosystem Experience CHICAGO, Dec. 6,… Read more

Corporate training market size to grow by USD 46.22 billion from 2021 to 2026: A descriptive analysis of customer landscape, vendor assessment, and market dynamics - Technavio

NEW YORK, Dec. 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Technavio categorizes the global corporate training market as a part of the education services market, the parent market. The education services market covers… Read more

Campanha Ver Para Crer da LG convida consumidores a desfrutarem a qualidade dos produtos

Por meio da ação, a LG Electronics estimula os clientes a escolherem a marcar e confirmarem nos benefícios da melhor tecnologia do mercado SÃO PAULO, 6 de dezembro de 2022… Read more

New International Consensus on CGM Clinical Trial Metrics Aims to Spur Diabetes Treatment Advances

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The diaTribe Foundation, Advanced Technologies & Treatments for Diabetes (ATTD), and the Time in Range Coalition announced today a new international consensus regarding… Read more

Mastercard e Riot homenageiam iniciativas de inclusão e diversidade no Prêmio CBLoL 2022

"Unknown Legends" reconhece membros que causaram impacto positivo na comunidade de League of Legends SÃO PAULO, 6 de dezembro de 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Para estimular a inclusão e diversidade dentro… Read more

Tessera Data Brings in Gilad Horev to Lead Product Team

New product leadership at Tessera Data positions the people data company to disrupt the trust and safety industry. IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Tessera Data announced Gilad… Read more

NORTHAMPTON, Mass., Dec. 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- MachineMetrics, the leader in production analytics software for manufacturers, has announced that Paragon Medical has awarded the company a five-year contract to implement… Read more

KM Packaging Launch Sustainable Lidding Film Range To Meet APCO National Targets

The range is designed to help customers meet their commitments to the National Packaging Targets, the implementation of which is being led by the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO). Read more

NOVA Chemicals Launches 100% Post-Consumer Mechanically Recycled Polyethylene Resin

EX-PCR-NC4 helps to close the loop, enabling a fully circular plastics economy for flexible film.  Read more

Henkel Saperatec, Wentus and Henkel Debut Fully Circular Flexible Packaging Prototype

The prototype comprises 35% PCR content, per goals proposed for EU Directive on Packaging & Packaging Waste.  Read more

SÜDPACK Develops Innovative PP-based Doypack

The doypack is material-efficient, entirely aluminum-free and above all recyclable.   Read more

SÜDPACK Showcases “Flow Pack Purepp” for Ground-Meat Products at EMPACK

SÜDPACK will unveil its attractive “ground meat in a pouch” packaging concept at this year’s EMPACK in Ghent.  Read more

Cortec Achieves 30% Post-Consumer Recycled Content in Brand-New VCI Film and Bag Formula

CorShield® VpCI®-220E, the new formula not only offers improved corrosion protection but also includes 30% post-consumer recycled content. Read more

Let’s Get Real About Plastics, the Environment and What We Can Do About It

It’s no secret that we—all of us—are facing a very real, very serious threat from pollution. Yet, this is where our common ground seems to end.  Read more

Freshpet Transforms Nature’s Fresh to Lead the Way in Sustainability in the Pet Food Industry  with Goal to be 100% Regeneratively Sourced

The brand also announced a new tree planting grant for dog parks in partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation.   Read more

Sirane Now Offers Plastic-Free Stand-Up Pouch With Window

The recyclable paper-based plastic-free Earthpouch is now available with a window – following the launch of the Earthpouch Duo. Read more

Blanco Nino Announces Fully Recyclable Chip Bag

The new bags also keep chips fresher for longer. Read more

Podcast | Consumer-driven Sustainability in Packaging

We sat down with Fresh-Lock’s Sarah Stieby and Todd Meussling to delve into the consumer demand for greater sustainability and what is happening, as well as what needs to happen,… Read more

New Recyclable Paper Pouch

SunDance USA says its paper pouch packaging is 100% recyclable, biodegradable and compostable. Read more

The Future of Packaging is Flexible

Consumers continue to become more aware of single-use plastics, food waste and recycling, particularly with the rise of documentaries like Seaspiracy. This has led to many brands seeking new and… Read more

The Perfect Partnership: Profitability and Sustainability Go Hand-in-Hand for Package Printing

To meet consumer expectations, package printing companies are adopting green practices, but the myth persists that going green comes at the expense of profit. The reality is that decarbonization and… Read more

New Recycling Plant for Flexible Packaging Materials Emerges and a New Acquisition by Hybrid Software

One silver lining from the 2020 pandemic was how resilient businesses and workers became and how new forms of technology were adopted to keep operations running. For example, online conference… Read more

Introducing Apollo™

Transport and store temperature-specific vaccines and pharmaceuticals with our insulated solution nested with BioPCM®.  PCS has developed an innovative platform of BioPCM® based solutions that support a range of temperatures from -75°C to 25°C. Learn more here!

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Phase Change Solutions is selected as one of nine companies to The Clean Fight: Buildings Edition 2020 to make buildings cleaner, with breakthrough solutions that reduce emissions and improve occupant comfort.

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