A leading manufacturer of heating and cooling equipment, located in the Southwest United States, recently broke ground on a 75,000ft² R&D lab. The 3 story facility will be both an acoustical and performance measuring laboratory. The R&D lab will contain 5 Psychrometric chambers, which will be the only chambers of its kind to measure ambient sound under actual load conditions. The new lab is expected to be completed by the end of 2018. More info on this project will follow as developments occur.
The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers, (AHAM) has announced a goal to voluntarily phase down the use of hydrofluorocarbon, (HFC) refrigerants used in household refrigerators and freezers. The proposed phase down would become effective after 2024. A transition away from HFCs will likely present design and engineering challenges for manufacturers, and will require significant engineering updates. AHAM released a statement saying the appliance industry is willing and able to take on this task, in order for refrigerators to be a non-factor in global emissions of greenhouse gases.
The European Commission recently announced its strategy to optimize building and industry heating and cooling. The strategy is intended to lessen energy imports and dependency, and reduce costs and emissions. One of its four main goals is to increase the share of renewable energy sources in Europe from their current 18% level. Ultimately, the strategy says Europe could decarbonize its building stock by 2050, and European industry could reduce its energy consumption by 8% to 10% by 2050.
On March 13th, Tescor employees participated in the annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake charity, which proceeds go to the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Bucks County. Tescor sponsered a lane for the 8th straight year, for the child mentoring program’s fundraiser. Our employees did their best to knock down some pins, and avoid the gutters.