CABA Board member and IBC Chair, Trevor Nightingale (National Research Council), IBC Vice-Chair, Harsha Chandrashekar (Honeywell International Inc), IBC Vice-Chair, Robert Lane (Robert H. Lane & Associates Inc.) and IBC Vice-Chair, Bob Allan (The Siemon Company) are pleased to announce that the next CABA IBC meeting will be held [Read more…]
World’s largest HVACR event soars to new heights in visitor and total attendance, exhibitors, exhibit space and countries represented. WESTPORT, Conn., February 8, 2018 – By any measure, the 2018 AHR Expo, was an unparalleled success, setting six all-time highs including more than 72,000 in total attendance and 49,995 registered visitors, both records.
When the 70th edition of the world’s largest HVACR marketplace convened in Chicago in January, four additional records were set, including the number of exhibitors, square feet of exhibit space and countries represented.
2018 AHR Expo by the Numbers
Total Attendance (including exhibitor personnel) – 72,075, up from 68,615 (2017)
Total Visitor Attendance – 49,995, up from 48,568 (2017)
Exhibiting Companies – 2,155, up from 2,118 (2015)
Exhibit Space (SF) – 534,080, versus 500,159 (2017)
Countries Represented – 169, compared to 165 (2017)
Next year’s Show will be held in Atlanta from January 14-16, 2019. With exhibit space already sold out, and 90 percent of this year’s attendees forecasting excellent or good business conditions in the coming year according to ASHRAE Journal research, the 2019 AHR Expo is also poised for success.
“The excitement generated by this year’s record crowds of attendees and exhibitors was palpable from the show floor to the training sessions,” said Clay Stevens, manager of the AHR Expo. “Whether you are designing a building’s HVACR system from the ground up, or want to make your existing spaces warmer, cooler, quieter, smarter, safer or more comfortable and efficient, the AHR Expo is the only place where you can see and experience it all, learn from the industry’s top experts and stay at the forefront of innovation.”
Innovation was pervasive at the Show, and leading the field were the 10 winners of the coveted 2018 AHR Expo Innovation Awards, recognized in a ceremony honoring their achievements. Selected from this elite group and announced at the event as the 2018 Product of the Year was the green building category innovation winner Danfoss for its Turbocor TTH/TGH High Lift Compressor. Optimized for air-cooled chiller and heat recovery applications, Danfoss Turbocor models feature oil-free, variable speed, magnetic bearing operation for outstanding full- and part-load efficiency, low vibration and sound, a small footprint, and reduced maintenance.
Comments from AHR Expo 2018 Attendees
“The AHR Expo is the heartbeat of the industry. Everybody that’s anybody is here, either exhibiting or attending. We come to the Show to check the pulse of the industry and to get an opportunity to build relationships with new and existing customers in the U.S. This Show lets us see how people are thinking about the year ahead. Based on the Show so far, we’re seeing a lot of confidence, and in our product category, the industry is still growing and that’s a big opportunity for us in the U.S.,” said Kevin Bergin, director of Aspen Pumps Inc., UK.
“The AHR Expo is the only major trade show that our company attends because it is a complete Show. A lot of other conventions touch only on certain aspects, like sheet metal or plumbing, but at the AHR Expo we get everything we want all in one place,” said Elton Vega, vice president of JV Mechanical Contractors Inc. “This Show is a huge opportunity for us to meet face-to-face with suppliers and customers, and to make sales in the U.S. We get more sales leads at the AHR Expo than we do at any other show.”
“I come to AHR Expo for the education, looking for sessions that break it down to a fundamental level, so you understand it and can explain it to others without having to be an expert yourself. There’s a real need for education sessions to help us more effectively communicate with others and manage our building automation systems and networks,” said Steven Thunberg, senior facility manager of Allstate Insurance.
Comments from AHR Expo 2018 Exhibitors
“AHR has been pivotal for our company. It’s where we began when we launched, and we continue to exhibit here every year. We always walk away with valuable new relationships and we are very grateful for the opportunity because our products are really well-received here. The AHR Expo has been tremendous for our company’s growth,” said Tony Petrosian, marketing director for Rossi Hardware.
“For designers and specifiers, talking with experts from our product design teams and the consulting engineers they will actually be working with while the products are right there in front of them is huge. They can open them up, look at our cutaways, and see the build quality, size and connections. It gives them confidence that when they actually build it, it will match exactly what they designed. You can’t get that anywhere else,” said Katie Steward, marketing coordinator of Fulton Management.
“We have a large booth so that we can show the breadth and depth of our product line. And with our product managers and engineering design teams here, we not only can answer questions, but we also get direct feedback from clients that helps to shape our next generation of products,” said Tim Stapula, director of marketing at Wilo.
About AHR Expo
The AHR Expo (International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition) is the world’s largest HVACR event, consisting of more than 2,100 exhibitors and attracting 70,000+ attendees each year. Since 1930, the Show has provided a unique forum for the entire HVACR industry, including OEMs; engineers; contractors; manufacturers; distributors; commercial, industrial and institutional facility operators; and educators to come together and discover the latest products, learn about new technologies and develop mutually beneficial business relationships. The 2019 Show, co-sponsored by ASHRAE and AHRI, will be held Jan. 14-16 in Atlanta, and will be held concurrently with ASHRAE’s Winter Conference.
For more information, visit ahrexpo.com and follow @ahrexpo on Twitter.
You must watch the historic Falcon Heavy launch and the incredible and flawless landing of two the Falcon Heavy’s booster rockets. Watch all of the video! But, the simultaneous landing occurs around minute 30. The extraordinary implications are that reusable, refuelable rocket ships make continuous space travel, from one point to the other — and back, as well as the exploration and habitation of Mars very likely — and no longer the science fiction fare of H.G. Wells. [Read more…]
COLUMBUS, Ohio, December 13, 2017 – Troy Meachum, President of ACR Supply based in North Carolina, has officially taken over as the new Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) President for 2018.
The final night at HARDI Annual Conference: NOVA earlier this month saw 2017 HARDI President Tom Roberts pass the gavel to Meachum. Roberts capped off his HARDI presidency with a few milestones credited to his service, including the HARDI Mexico expansion and record attendances at multiple HARDI events in 2017.
Early during the conference, he told the HARDI team, “This is not an abrupt change moving president to president. I have had the pleasure of serving for a handful of years with the others on the Board, and I can tell you our progress is a deliberate, calculated process intended to keep us steered toward the long-term.”
Speaking of long term, Meachum opened his presidency with a message of legacy. “I believe that we are standing on the shoulders of giants,” Meachum stated during his speech to the closing ceremony crowd, referencing the nature of many HARDI businesses as multi-generational family businesses.
To drive his message home, Meachum presented a high-production documentary-style video that captured the legacy story of three HARDI distributors members; APR Supply, Munch’s Supply and Crescent Supply. “It is our duty to preserve the legacy of those who came before us and built our companies,” continued Meachum. “Let me ask you this, are we going to let some e-commerce giant come and take that all away from us? I don’t think so.”
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HARDI (Heating, Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International) is the single voice of wholesale distribution within the HVACR industry.
HARDI members market, distribute, and support heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration equipment, parts and supplies. HARDI Distributor members serve installation and service/replacement contractors in residential and commercial markets, as well as commercial/industrial and institutional maintenance staffs. HARDI proudly represents more than 480 distributor members representing more than 5,000 branch locations, and close to 500 suppliers, manufacturer representatives and service vendors.
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CHARLOTTE, Sept. 28, 2017 – Carrier is introducing a suite of digital solutions that will improve engagement and remote management of commercial heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.
Customers with Carrier® SMART Service will now have visibility into their system’s performance and energy usage through a new equipment dashboard and mobile application. In addition, they will have access to an online community portal to help them manage the service and maintenance activity on their HVAC assets. With greater connectivity and system insight, building owners and facility managers can be more proactive about increasing the performance, efficiency and uptime of their systems. Carrier, a world leader in high-technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions, is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
Leveraging the rapidly expanding capabilities of the internet of things (IoT) and cloud-based applications and data management, Carrier has designed these tools to enable mobile-first, on-demand customer engagement.
“This is an exciting time for Carrier and the HVAC industry as the IoT enables innovative and intuitive tools such as these that can improve the customer experience and keep buildings comfortable and efficient,” said Chris Opie, director, North America Commercial Marketing. “We anticipate technologies to continue to evolve and we will continue collaborating with our customers to ensure we deliver solutions that best serve their needs.”
A new equipment dashboard connects customers with their complete portfolio of Carrier SMART Service-enabled equipment, providing real-time visualization of vital system and component level health measures and deeper insight into operating performance and efficiency. Information can be analyzed remotely, so that service technicians can deliver faster, more accurate diagnosis of equipment issues on site.
Customers can also get connected via the Carrier SMART Service mobile app now available for iOS and Android devices. With its simple and intuitive interface, users can remotely monitor the health of their portfolio of chillers in real-time and have oversight of key operating parameters, recent energy consumption trends, as well as weather forecasts to help predict future usage. Advanced notifications can be setup within the app to alert when equipment is operating outside pre-defined parameters.
An online community portal provides Carrier SMART Service customers with a new way to keep track of service and maintenance history, and improves their asset management capabilities for their complete portfolio of HVAC equipment. Users can request and track service online, as well as automate service requests from smart connected equipment, improving budgeting and scheduling. The system also stores site-based service history and account information to provide greater continuity between service technicians, facility managers and others involved in the HVAC system’s operation and maintenance.
“By enabling a more seamless connection between our customers, their HVAC assets, and our field service organization, Carrier SMART Service is improving system-wide performance and reliability at customer sites as a result of faster, more accurate diagnoses of issues and delivering the right service at the right time,” said Chris Nelson, president, North America HVAC Systems & Service. “We’re intensely focused on delighting our customers by delivering services that make them more productive and can help their bottom line.”
For more information, visit www.carrier.com/smartservice and follow @Carrier on Twitter.
About Carrier: Founded by the inventor of modern air conditioning, Carrier is a world leader in high-technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions. Carrier experts provide sustainable solutions, integrating energy-efficient products, building controls and energy services for residential, commercial, retail, transport and food service customers. Carrier is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. For more information, visit www.carrier.com or follow @Carrier on Twitter.
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Contractor Leadership Live brings together the latest products, trends and business solutions for mechanical contractors involved in HVACR. This national event features conference sessions that educate and inspire business transformation while delivering insight on the latest industry trends that are impacting business owners and service professionals. The Expo environment provides an opportunity to learn more about the latest products that help drive business and boost profitability while connecting attendees with the manufacturers that are responsible for developing those tools and solutions that are critical to success in this ever changing business environment.
ATLANTA, Aug. 17, 2017 — This summer, homeowners across the United States will beat the heat with the help of Carrier ductless home comfort systems and Habitat for Humanity. Carrier has donated more than 500 systems to Habitat and they will be installed in homes throughout the country to provide cooling when it’s hot and heating when it’s cold. Carrier is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
Carrier has teamed up with pro football legend and longtime Habitat supporter, Warrick Dunn, in Atlanta to celebrate the donation. For 20 years, Dunn’s Home for the Holidays program has provided single mothers working toward their first home purchase with financial assistance. He began the program in honor of his late mother, a Louisiana police officer killed in the line of duty.
Troy, Mich., Aug 15th, 2017 – Altair today announced its collaboration with CANDI Controls to offer a comprehensive smart building solution that operates with industry-leading commercial gateways. The new Altair-CANDI solution combines the strength of CANDI PowerTools, which handles the complex protocol and networking problems required to securely integrate and manage edge device communications, with Carriots Analytics’ comprehensive data analytics interface, offering advanced data analytics and visualization for all types of smart building data.
“Altair is very excited to collaborate with CANDI to offer a comprehensive business intelligence platform for smart buildings,” said Joe Sorovetz, Senior Vice President for Enterprise Business at Altair. “Carriots Analytics will not only let building operators collect and analyze building data, it also allows them to quickly derive valuable and actionable insight to increase efficiency and reduce operating costs.”
Through the integration of Carriots Analytics with PowerTools, Altair and CANDI are bringing to market an innovative way to acquire, analyze and visualize data from Smart Buildings. This new solution empowers users to aggregate live and historical data from HVAC, energy, lighting, temperature, air quality and other devices, allowing them to combine it with data from other sources (e.g. Financial, Maintenance, Customer Relationship Data, Warranty Data) for better insights. Smart building managers can now deploy and manage multiple locations and assets quickly, easily, and with significant ROI. The solution works with CANDI-powered gateways sold through Ingram Micro, Arrow Electronics, Logic Supply and other distributors.
“Data analysis is essential to facilities, energy and sustainability managers who are responsible for multiple buildings. They interact with large amounts of data and need to quickly derive strategic insights from a holistic view of their portfolio,” said Steve Raschke, CEO of CANDI. “Our alliance with Altair and integration of Carriots Analytics with CANDI PowerTools empowers those professionals with the ability to transform data into actionable knowledge. This is how smart buildings work.”
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