Honeywell’s Solstice® N41 (R-466A) is the industry’s first reduced global warming, non-flammable alternative refrigerant to R-410A, which is commonly used in home air-conditioning units Commercial and residential locations are participating in nationwide field trials without significant disruption to their existing infrastructures Honeywell (Nasdaq: HON) has announced it will partner with Trane Technologies (NYSE: TT) to accelerate the transition Read more

Leading controls and component manufacturer backs Honeywell’s Solstice N41 for its nonflammable and lower-global-warming potential (GWP) properties to meet safety and environmental goals Honeywell announces it has joined forces with Sanhua, a leading global manufacturer of HVACR controls and components to commercialize Solstice® N41 (R-466A) for use in existing and new HVAC applications. R-466A is a nonflammable Read more

Although it’s only 25% completed, the Central Ohio Transit Authority’s (COTA) ongoing $75 million conversion to compressed natural gas (CNG) fueled buses is already saving more than 2.5 million gallons of diesel fuel and emitting 100 tons less bus emission contaminants annually in the greater Columbus, Ohio area. The bus conversion project’s accompanying HVAC retrofit Read more

Mickelson Plumbing & Heating, in Missoula, Montana was recently hired to add back-up heat to a wood-fired hydronic system serving three buildings; a home, a shop and a lodge.  The system, which draws heat from an Econoburn gasification boiler and 800-gallon buffer tank, served the family well last winter.  But in the spring of 2014 Read more

When Jason Ridgeway, Ridgeway Home Services, called and said that he had a radiant jobsite to show me that would knock my socks off, he wasn’t kidding. Ridgeway Home Services, West Chicago, Ill., designs and installs heating and cooling systems, and is a complete, one-stop resource for sustainable home comfort. Ridgeway’s work can be described as Read more