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Cleanroom Certification Program Held in Mumbai

A first of its kind cleanroom certification program  was held at YMCA, Mumbai Central from March 5 to 8 by ISHRAE Institute of  Excellence, Mumbai. The course material for Module 1, the first of two modules  planned, was developed for IIE by a group of five domain experts, having &...
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People (JF 2014)
Harvinder S. Bhatia has been promoted as Country General Manager for Bitzer India, where he was earlier heading the Sales Department as General Manager – Sales. He will continue to report to Rob De Bruyn who has been promoted as Managing Director, Bitzer Asia and has relocated to Singapo...
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UNIDO & shecco Launch First Guide on Natural Substances in Developing Countries
Shecco has launched its latest publication jointly researched and published with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). The Guide – UNIDO - Natural Solutions for Developing Countries – will provide assistance to countries looking for safe, cost-effective and technically...
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Walgreens Opens Net Zero Energy Store
Walgreens recently opened what it believes to be the USA’s first net zero en¬ergy retail store, anticipated to produce energy equal to or greater than it consumes. The store features two 35 ft (10.7 m) wind turbines, nearly 850 solar panels and a geother¬mal system burrowed 550 ft (168 m) into the g...
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Wristify: A Personal Peltier Wrist Cooler
Developed by four engineering students at MIT, Wristify makes you feel cooler by reducing the skin temperature of the wrist by just a few fractions of a degree per second, over a few seconds. The engineers are still working on finding the optimal cooling cycle, but so far the best appears to be...
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JCI, Hitachi to Create ‘World’s Largest Commercial AC Provider’
Johnson Controls will take a 60% stake in the global air conditioning business of Hitachi Ltd., under a joint venture announced on December 3. The JV would combine new energy-efficient technologies developed by Tokyo-based Hitachi with the building efficiency business of Johnson Controls, which has ...
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ASHRAE Publishes 2013 Version of Health Care Facilities Ventilation Standard
ASHRAE has published ANSI/ASHRAE/ASHE Standard 170-2013, Ventilation of Health Care Facilities. The 2013 version features updates, changes and clarifications dealing with humidity, ducted returns, recirculating rooms units and duct lining. Also, provisions for the application of energy recovery are ...
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ASHRAE Publishes 2013 Version of Thermal Comfort Standard
Major revisions for design and measurement of comfortable spaces are included in the newly published ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 55-2013, Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy. The 2013 version adds 18 addenda to the 2010 standard. Sections 4 and 5 specify methods to determine thermal enviro...
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Midea to Adopt Honeywell’s Next-Generation Insulating Materials in Refrigerators
Honeywell has announced that Midea, a leading Chinese appliance manufacturer, will adopt Honeywell’s next-generation Solstice™ Liquid Blowing Agent (LBA) to insulate its refrigerators and freezers, beginning 2014. Blowing agents can be used in a wide range of applications, including spray foam ...
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AHR Expo Draws Crowds Despite Snow-storm
More than 50,000 people attended the AHR Expo in New York City from January 21- 23, even though some places of the city were covered in over a foot of snow. The Expo is an annual event hosted by the International Exposition Company and sponsored by AHRI and ASHRAE. This year, it spanned two floors o...
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Japan Starts Moving to R32

While the direction the global air conditioner market will take in selecting next-generation alternative refrigerants is still uncert...
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RCS to Execute AC&V for New Holland Tractor Factory
RCS has been awarded a contract for air conditioning and ventilation by New Holland Fiat (India) Pvt. Ltd. for their tractor manufacturing facility at Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh. New Holland Fiat (India) is a part of the Italian automotive major Fiat Industrial Group. They started manufacturi...
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Voltas Wins Overseas Orders worth 1000 Cr
Voltas, a leading air conditioning and engineering services company, has won 3 orders in the Middle East totaling Rs1000 crores in value: 
• Integrated Health Centre and Workers’ Hospital, a 120-bed healthcare facility in the Old Industrial Area of Qatar. With a timeline of 24 mo...
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METI-Daikin Seminar on High Energy Efficient Air Conditioners in India
The Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry of Japan (METI) and Daikin jointly conducted a seminar on High Energy Efficient Air Conditioners using inverter technology and the next generation refrigerant HFC32 (R32), on December 17 at Hotel Taj Mansingh, New Delhi. It was part of the ongoing f...
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India AC&R Compressor Market in 2013
General Market Scenario: The market for central air conditioning plants has been very depressed during the year as very little investment is taking place in infrastructure projects with the private sector adopting a ‘wait-and-watch’ attitude and the Government busy allocating funds for v...
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Ruskin Titus Moves to Manesar

Ruskin Titus India Pvt. Limited, well known for their UL Listed, AMCA Licensed air distribution and air control products in India have moved their manufacturing facility from Greater Noida to more spacious premises...
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Edgetech Unveils Manufacturing Facility at Rohad, Haryana
Envisaging opportunities for growth of its AHU systems, Edgetech has set up a new production facility at Rohad, Haryana. The new,modern facility is spread over 1 lakh squarefeet area and is awaiting a Green Building certification. Upon reaching full capacity the facility will generate direct and ind...
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BEE Raises the Bar in 2014
As per BEE regulations, room air conditioners are rated on the basis of their energy efficiency on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Higher the number of stars, the higher is the energy efficiency of the room air conditioner. The star rating parameters for air conditioners manufactured imported or assembled ...
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Blue Star Announces New Range of Room ACs
Blue star has announced the launch of a new range of room air conditioners for the residential segment. The new split air conditioners come in multi-colour options with 3-star and 5-star energy ratings, and have features such as seven filters for ultra-pure air, turbo operation and rust resistant co...
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Victaulic to Reveal Installation-ready Line at ACREX 2014
Victaulic, manufacturer of mechanical pipe joining systems, will showcase its latest patented installation-ready systems and display a new variant of its range in India at ACREX 2014. The Style 107 QuickVic rigid coupling, now available in sizes from 2 to 12 inches/ 50 to 300 mm, install up to ten t...
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Greenheck Introduces New Vertical Blade Wind-driven Rain Louvers
The new Greenheck Model EVH-501 is a wind-driven rain louver designed to protect air intake and exhaust openings in building exterior walls from direct water penetration in extreme weather conditions. AMCA licensed for water penetration, air performance and wind-driven rain, the design of this model...
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Greenheck Offers Energy Guide on Fan Efficiency Grades
Greenheck, a global player in manufacturing and distributing air movement and control equipment, has published a new sixteen-page Energy Guide on Fan Efficiency Grades (FEG). The Guide provides information on understanding FEG ratings and gives recommendations for reducing fan energy usage. The Guid...
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SPC Unveils Water Heat Pipes
SPC has commenced the world-wide launch of a water-filled Heat Pipe that is more environmentally friendly than refrigerant-filled Heat Pipes and significantly more efficient at saving energy and reducing humidity. The water-filled technology was developed during a two-year research programme in...
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Ingersoll Rand India Launches New Range of Refrigerated Air Dryers

Ingersoll Rand has launched a new range of energy efficient, compact and eco-friendly refrigerated air dryers designed for tropical conditions, providing dry compressed air from 600m3/ hr to 5400m3/h...
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ISHRAE Cleanroom Professional Certification Program, 5 - 8 March, Mumbai

An opportunity to learn from the finest in the industry, grow your knowledge and maintain your competitive edge with certification as an ISHRAE Cleanroom Professional (ICP).

The ICP Certification Program will be held In Mumbai between 5 – 8 March ...
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Results of National Student Design Competition 2013-14

The final ranking will be announced at the award ceremony at Imperial Hotel Janpath, near Connaught place at 7 pm on 27th February 2014 during ISHRAE Nite@ACREX 2014.
Finalists of National Student Design Competition 2014.

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India is a growing economy and more and more facilities and buildings that require air conditioning systems are coming up rapidly. There is a dearth of qualified and trained engineers who can properly install and commission HVAC systems. ISHRAE has taken the initiative to organize training prog...
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4 Days Training Program on Fire Fighting & Plumbing Design
4 Days Training Program on Fire Fighting & Plumbing Design

Speaker : Syed Moazzam Ali
Venue : VITS Hotel, Andheri Kurla Road, Andheri(E)
Date : 15t...

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ISHRAE Mumbai Chapter is hosting Membership Nite on 31st Jan 2014
ISHRAE Mumbai Chapter is hosting  Membership Nite on 31st Jan 2014  at VITS Hotel Andheri Kurla Road Mumbai .

The program will start at 6.30 PM  followed by Dinner.

We welcome all HVAC engineers who would like to  beco...
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Mumbai Chapter reports on K-12 activities
For the Society year 2013-14, K-12 national Chair announced a theme of “STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics” to be followed for the entire K-12 initiative. In line with this theme, ISHRAE Mumbai Chapter conducted few programs to involve school children into STEM and have them und...
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ACREX India 2014 Takes a Stand for Eco-friendly Building Services
When South Asia’s largest exhibition on Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Building Services, ACREX India 2014, opens its doors from February 27 to March 1, 2014 it will set an example for moving towards a carbon-neutral HVAC&R industry. ACREX India, organized by ISHRAE and NürnbergMesse I...
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Highlights - ACREX India 2014
ACREX India 2014 is the largest international show in South Asia on Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Building Services and is happening in New Delhi at Pragati Maidan from February 27 to March 1, 2014.

ACREX India is ISHRAE’s brain child and is moving towards being the largest show on Air...

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York VRF Checks into India
Johnson Controls (I) Pvt. Ltd. has launched its variable refrigerant fl ow (VRF) system, the York® YES series DC inverter, in India with an Energy Effi ciency Ratio (EER) of up to 4.0 and Integrated Part Load Value (IPLV) approaching 6.0. Themed ‘York Connect’, the product launches took place i...
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Schneider Electric Launches Split ACs for Data Centres
Uniflair, a part of Schneider Electric (I) Pvt. Ltd., has introduced Unisplit, a split air conditioner for data centres, in India. The indoor unit may be mounted on a wall or a ceiling, and comes with microprocessor control to maintain the room conditions precisely. The wall-mounted option has ...
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New Thermal Imager from Testo
Testo India Pvt. Ltd. has launched testo 870, a thermal imager with features like high resolution digital camera and focus free thermal image. There are two variants: testo 870–1 and testo 870–2. The products carry two years’ warranty. 
Some features of testo 870 are : 

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EcoDry Dehumidifier from Bry-Air
Bry-Air, who introduced rotary silica gel dehumidifiers in India, has developed a ‘green’ dehumidifi er incorporating the BrySmart Energy Management System (patent pending). Most applications have considerable off -peak hours throughout the year. BrySmart, an energy control system, uses microprocess...
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Highly Inaugurates Rotary Compressor Facility in Ahmedabad
Highly Electrical Appliances (India) Pvt. Ltd. has commenced manufacture of rotary compressors for room air conditioners at its new factory in Ahmedabad. The factory was inaugurated on November 26 by the Gujarat Minister for Energy & Petrochemicals Saurabh Bhai Patel, in the presence of She...
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Celfrost of Gurgaon Acquired by The Middleby Corporation, USA
The Middleby Corporation of USA has acquired the commercial refrigeration and foodservice products business of Celfrost Innovations Pvt. Ltd. (Celfrost), a Gurgaon- based company co-promoted by Neeraj Seth in 2004. The Celfrost business was acquired by Middleby’s newly established entity in Ind...
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The Emerson Cup 2013 Winners Announced
The winners of The Emerson Cup 2013 have been announced. This is the 6th edition of the annual event organized by Emerson Climate Technologies to recognize outstanding and environmentally responsible designs in air conditioning. There were three award categories – New Building, New Building wit...
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Thermax Commissions Solar-based Cooling Project for Honeywell
Thermax recently commissioned the first commercial solar-based cooling project at Honeywell Technologies Automation Lab in Hyderabad. 128 parabolic trough collectors are integrated with a double effect hot water fired chiller of 100 TR capacity. The solar–based cooling system meshes well with t...
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ICL Delhi Wins Large Contract in Philippines
International Coil Ltd., a Delhi-based global company specialising in heat transfer technology and refrigeration solutions, has formed ‘ICL-Energetix Consortium’ in a JV with Philippines-based Energetix, for green and sustainable energy solutions. The first contract obtained by the JV is valued...
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CII-IGBC Green Building Congress 2013
Asia’s largest Green Building conference and exhibition, the CII-IGBC Green Building Congress, is held in different parts of the country every year. The 11th edition of the Green Building Congress, held on 24-26 October 2013 at Chennai, evoked excellent response. This year, the event focused on...
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AHRI Launches Certification Programs for Unit Coolers, Variable Frequency Drives and Datacom Cooling
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) has launched three new certification programs.
Unit Coolers
AHRI’s 39th certification program is for unit coolers, which are typically utilized in refrigerated warehouses. The equipment in the Unit Coolers Certif...

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Facebook says Data Centres do not need Air Conditioning
Data centre operators can dramatically cut energy costs and their impact on the environment by doing without air conditioning, according to Facebook. The findings come from the firm’s Open Compute Project, aimed at making the social network’s IT operations as efficient as possible. Facebook sai...
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Apple’s Spaceship Campus Set to Take Off
Apple has got the final nod from Cupertino City Council to build its 176 acre ‘spaceship campus’. It will include a 2.8 million sq. ft., glass-sheathed oval building, a 100,000 sq. ft. fitness centre and a 120,000 sq. ft. auditorium. (Source: The Economic Times, Mumbai)...
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ASHRAE Publishes 2013 Version of IAQ Standard
The 2013 version of ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2013, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality, consolidates the 2010 standard and 10 published addenda. Significant changes to the newly published version include the modification of the Zone Air Distribution Effectiveness table to increase th...
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Rajendra Mittal has been elected the President of All India Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Association (AIACRA) for a two year term till 2015. He has 45 years of experience in the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration business, and has been the President of AIACRA earlier from 2004 to 2009...
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Three days Training Program on “BUILDING ENERGY SIMULATION”

Date : 22nd Dec 2013 To 24th Dec 2013
Venue : VITS Hotel, Andheri (E), Mumbai
Time : 9.00 To 6.00


ISHRAE Mumbai Chapter with the support of ASHRAE Mumbai Chapter is organising a Three day Training Program on "Building Energy ...
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Danfoss launches Learning Program for HVACR
Danfoss Learning – Learning is earning
Everyone wants competitive advantage. Whether it is in sport or in business, training is the best way to get better than the others. A company that has well-trained personnel has the potential of becoming a leader.Danfoss is now proposing ISHRAE membe...

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ISHRAE-RAMA Draft Standard for testing equipment for Liquid Chilling Packages using Vapour Compression (for Indian industry & environment)

ISHRAE and RAMA (Refrigeration and Air conditioning Manufacturers Association) have jointly undertaken the initiative to introduce equipment testing standards for Liquid chilling packages using the vapor c...
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President’s Message

I take great pleasure in conveying my best wishes to all throughout our industry. ISHRAE has entered a new Society Year 2013-14. The previous guards move on and the new group takes over the reins. The challenges ...
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ISHRAE Honours & Awards
Danfoss Learning – Learning is earning Everyone wants competitive advantage. Whether it is in sport or in business, training is the best way to get better than the others. A company that has well-trained personnel has the potential of becoming a leader. Danfoss is now proposing ISHRAE memb...
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National Student Quiz - A Quest - held at ACREX 2013

Under the brand name A Quest, the student quiz finals held on March 9 received enthusiastic response from the student community and other participants a...
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