According to a report, “Global Frozen Food Market Analysis by Products Type and by Geography—Trends and Forecasts (2010-2015),” the frozen food market will experience an expected growth rate from $218.41 billion in 2010 to $261.50 billion by 2015.
The World Business Council for Sustainable Development said it has published a new guide designed to help chemical industry customers and stakeholders make more informed, sustainable choices.The guidance, entitled Life Cycle Metrics for Chemical Products, is the result of WBCSD’s Reaching Full Potential project.
ASHRAE said it has released the 2014 version of the organization’s green building standard in conjunction with the U.S. Green Building Council and the Illuminating Engineering Society. New requirements to further reduce energy and environmental impacts of buildings are contained in the standard, ASHRAE said.
A Hawaiian ratepayer-funded energy conservation and efficiency program announced the Hawaii Energy Efficiency Auction. The auction is an open call for contractors, developers, energy vendors and others to submit qualified energy efficiency projects to compete for up to $2.1 million in incentive funds to offset project costs.
The United States ranked 13th out of 16 nations ranked by United States ranked by a report released by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. According to the EEE’s International Energy Efficiency Scorecard, Germany ranked first overall, while Italy, France and China demonstrated energy gains in different categories.
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute, AHRI, announced that the American HVACR industry will invest $5 billion in research and development funds over the next decade for new-generation refrigerants and equipment.
Companies and governments should ask themselves whether big water heat pumps could be used as a renewable and affordable way to heat their cities, towns, organizations or even municipal buildings, according to Star Refrigeration.
Multiple compliance options to ensure verification of delivered building envelope performance are being proposed for the ASHRAE/IES energy standard.
ASHRAE announced it is now using methodology from its standard for energy efficiency in existing buildings to calculate ‘in operation’ building energy rating. According to The ACHR News, the move is designed to allow greater uniformity for building types seeking an In Operation rating under ASHRAE’s Building Energy Quotient program.
Following the UN Climate Summit, the European Partnership for Energy and the Environment has issued a pledge in which the European refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pump industry commits to taking concrete, proactive action to facilitate the implementation of the EU F-gas Regulation.