Danfoss, Google Enter Into Strategic Partnership on AI, Energy Efficiency Danfoss and Google today announced a strategic partnership to make use of the latest advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and promote energy efficient solutions in data centers. Under the partnership, Danfoss, the Danish multinational engineering group, will use Google Cloud’s generative AI capabilities to optimize the customer experience, streamline internal work processes and improve productivity across the organization. This can be done, for example, by using gen AI to collect and surface information, automate knowledge, generate product descriptions and create solutions with chatbots in e-commerce. Read more
Mega air-handling units (AHUs) are being enhanced with new, larger electronically commutated (EC) motorized fan assemblies. Use of 24-kW EC motors and aerodynamically optimized blade designs expand what is possible with fan arrays. Coupled with partial-width blades, the motors can reach higher static pressures, while the latest diagonal-impeller designs realize higher installed efficiencies. Read more
Things to Do in the City When you’re not learning, meeting or conducting business at AHR Expo, you might want to take a break. So, we’re bringing you some of Chicago’s favorite visitor’s attractions.Read more
HVAC Fundamentals With Joel Primeau "I think offering an article on fundamentals will encourage younger members to read the Journal," says Joel Primeau, P.E., HBDP, Member ASHRAE. Join Primeau and Technical Editor Rebecca Matyasovski as they discuss a new series that aims to better engage younger Journal readers by covering HVAC fundamentals.
Airthings Launches Ventilation Rate Feature at 2024 AHR Expo Airthings, a manufacturer of indoor air quality (IAQ) monitors, has launched Ventilation Rate, a new feature that aims to help optimize building ventilation performance and enhance workspace well-being. The feature helps to validate good indoor IAQ, energy efficiency and regulatory compliance. Read more
The Largest HVAC&R Event in Latin America: Next Show in 2025 It began 27 years ago as an extension of the largest event in the HVAC&R industry, AHR Expo. The Event provides a unique forum where manufacturers of all sizes and specialties, whether a major industry brand or innovative company, can come together to share ideas and showcase the future of HVAC&R technology under one roof. Read more