The advent of the smart building and the technologies making it possible

The concept of the “smart building” is gaining increased attention and discussion among facilities managers and building owners. This concept of a more automated building that can manage itself and its systems is attractive to building owners because of its…

Big Ass Fans? More like Smart Ass Fans!

Many of us that work in office buildings take our air conditioning for granted. We expect that, in the middle of the summer, we’ll be kept cool and comfortable. But that’s not the case for many people at work. There…

Hunter Industrial Fans on the “as a service” future of HVAC

Last year, prior to the annual AHR Expo, we sat down with Mark D’Agostino, the Vice President of Sales for the Hunter Fan Company’s Industrial Division. During our discussion, Mark shared his HVAC industry predictions for the coming year, and…

AHR organizers on the benefits of HVACaaS and the technologies enabling them

While many people anticipate the holidays because of the gifts, joy and togetherness it brings them with friends and family, the thought leaders and equipment manufacturers in the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC-R) industries get excited about the…

What do customers demand from modern HVAC systems? Mitsubishi Electric Trane weighs in

Something that became apparent during this year’s AHR Expo was that the next generation of HVAC equipment is smarter, more connected and more cloud-enabled than ever before. This was clearly on display in the product announcements and news at the…

How OEMs can better protect their equipment from cyberattack

In my last article on the Modern Equipment Manufacturer, I talked about the threat of cyberattack facing OEMs and the equipment that they create. Ultimately, as commercial and industrial equipment becomes more essential to operations, as cyber threats grow increasingly…

Why OEMs need to get serious about cybersecurity

Last month, many of the leading Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) companies came together for the world’s largest, annual HVAC and industrial/commercial equipment event, the 2019 AHR Expo. As expected, there were multiple new product launches and news…

Panasonic introduces new HVAC technologies to deliver “quality air for life”

Participants at this year’s annual AHR Expo, the world’s largest and most respected Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) marketplace, made it abundantly clear that HVAC solution manufacturers are focused on bringing a new generation of product to market…

Smarter and easier to use – Friedrich discusses the direction of the HVAC industry

Today’s HVAC solutions have to do a lot more than just make a room warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Now, HVAC equipment needs to be energy efficient. It needs to be easy and convenient to use.…

Viking Cold Solutions discusses making the global cold chain more efficient

Earlier this month, Atlanta played host to the annual AHR Expo, the world’s largest and most respected Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) marketplace. This annual event brings together the leading equipment manufacturers in the HVACR industry to network,…

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