keyboard_arrow_upAlso a powerful partner in the world of air conditioning: Bosch
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Bosch is now offering not only heating, hot water and ventilation solutions, but also VRF (Variable Refrigerant Flow) systems for efficient air conditioning in commercial buildings.

keyboard_arrow_upJohnson Controls and Hitachi complete global air conditioning joint venture
keyboard_arrow_downJohnson Controls and Hitachi complete global air conditioning joint venture

Johnson Controls and Hitachi Appliances, Inc. have announced that the companies have completed their global joint venture agreement and will immediately commence operations of Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning to provide global customers with a full range of world class air conditioning products and technology.

keyboard_arrow_upFrigair at Interbuild Africa 2012
keyboard_arrow_downFrigair at Interbuild Africa 2012

The Frigair Expo & Workshop – Africa’s only dedicated heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration exhibition and workshop – forms part of the line-up of interrelated events scheduled to run in parallel with The Star Interbuild Africa 2012 exhibition. It will take place 15 to 17 August at the MTN Expo Centre at Nasrec in Johannesburg.  The HVAC & R industry and the technologies and systems it designs, installs and maintains are often not visible. They are just there, in the background. But they are essential to keeping people comfortable with cool and fresh air, keeping produce as fresh as when it was harvested, safe for human consumption, and well displayed in supermarkets, delicatessens and the like.

keyboard_arrow_upSmart energy solutions mean every paint job is green
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Having cut the fuel consumption of its vehicles over the past few decades, Volvo Trucks is now improving the environmental footprint of its facilities. With reduced energy and paint use and lower emissions of solvents, its northern Swedish paintshop is the most environmentally sustainable unit of its kind in the world. Even so it can offer customers more than 850 colours to choose between.

keyboard_arrow_upFlexible pipe rehabilitation
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South African sewer-cleaning company Jetvac repairs Cape Town sewers using a reliable, no-dig solution.The Jetvac sewer cleaning company in South Africa was tasked with repairing multiple defects in a four-kilometer-long sewer pipe in Cape Town. Using conventional technology would mean installing a cured-in-place pipe lining between each set of manholes along the pipe – at a cost that would bust the annual budget for such work several times over.

keyboard_arrow_upSolar driven air conditioning – a first in SA
keyboard_arrow_downSolar driven air conditioning – a first in SA

It seems paradoxical that solar energy can be used to cool buildings, but a showcase project has been set up at a Pretoria hospital to demonstrate the efficiency and economic viability of a solar driven air-conditioning system at commercial scale. The system, using absorption chiller technology and installed by Voltas Technologies, is currently fully operational and data is being collected and monitored for analysis. The aim is to define a new method for cooling buildings in Southern Africa.