Home Automation: Page 10. THE HVACR CONTRACTOR’S WEEKLY NE WSMAGA ZINE SINCE 1926 August 25, 2014 | $5.00 | Visit us online at www.achrnews.com, Twitter, Facebook + LinkedIn AHRI, Lennox Petition Court to Review DOE Standard fyi hvac briefs Industry Leaders Challenge Efficiency Standards for Walk-in Coolers, Freezers By Jen Anesi Of The NEWS Staff Residential Contractor • Executive Air Conditioning (Las Vegas) celebrated its 20 th anniversary. O n Aug. , the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Insti-tute (AHRI) and Lennox Intl. Inc. filed a petition asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the th Circuit to review the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) final rule establishing energy conservation standards for walk-in coolers and freezers (WICF). The DOE, AHRI said, did not follow proper protocol when developing the rule and issued standards that many in the industry feel are unfair. The peti-tion for court review follows a July petition to DOE for reconsideration of the rule. “In issuing this final rule on WICF equipment, DOE exceeded its statutory authority and failed to comply with agency rulemaking require-ments,” said Stephen Yurek, president and CEO, AHRI. “As a result, we have no choice but to challenge the legality of the rule.” Commercial Contractor • Ferrandino & Son Inc. (Farmingdale, New York) named Tom Panek vice president of operations. Waiting on the DOE Panek On May , AHRI and Zero Zone Inc., a North Prairie, Wisconsin-based manufacturer • See REVIEW DOE | page 24 Manufacturers • Dynamic Air Quality Solutions (Princeton, New Jersey) named Mark Montesanto vice presi-Montesanto dent of sales, commercial products. • Uponor North America (Apple Valley, Minnesota) purchased a minority position in Upstream Technologies (New Brighton, Minnesota). • Haier America (New York) named Gina Copeland senior vice president. • A.O. Smith Corp.’s (Ashland City, Ten-nessee) water heater plant in Bangalore, India received the company’s Lloyd B. Smith President’s Safety Award . Purdue Conference Draws a Line on HFCs can’t you smell that smell? The rich aromas of fried fish, potatoes, and smoked pork were overly abundant at the North Market in Columbus, Ohio, until a recent HVAC rooftop and ducted ventilation overhaul calmed the breeze. Learn more about the project on Page 21. (Photo courtesy of Modine Mfg. Co.) W By Peter Powell Of The NEWS Staff EST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — If hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) are to have long-term viabil-ity, the low-global warming potential (GWP) versions will have to sepa-rate themselves from high-GWP types. And the survivors will have to play their part in energy efficiencies, especially in commer-cial buildings. Those were some of the themes that emerged from the most recent concurrent conferences on compressor engineering, refrigeration/air conditioning, and high-per-formance buildings held at Purdue Univer-sity. The biennial event drew attendees this year, representing countries. More than papers were presented and four plenary sessions were held over the four-• See CONFERENCE | page 23 Distributors • Gustave A. Larson Co. (Pewaukee, Wisconsin) will distribute ClimateMas-ter Inc. (Oklahoma City) products in the Midwest, plains, and mountain states. • TruTech Tools Ltd.’s (Akron, Ohio) president and CEO Bill Spohn and vice president and sales manager Eric Preston are being promoted into own-ership roles, replacing James C. Berg-mann and James L. Bergmann . Manufacturer’s Rep • Climatec Engineered HVAC Solu-tions (Phoenix) will serve as a sales rep for Hartzell Air Movement (Piqua, Ohio) products in Arizona; New Mexico; and El Paso, Texas. Continued on page 4 FROSTlines eNewsletter FROSTlines is a FREE monthly eNewsletter, brought to you by the editors of The NEWS, developed specifically for refrigeration A end this FREE Webinar! # achrnewswebinars GETTINGREADYFORRETROFITSEASON ws.com contractors and distributors. eNewsletters / achrne Sign Up Today! YourOptionsforRefrigeration R Retroﬁ ts DATETHURSDAYSEPT TIMEPMET Register for FREE at webinars.achrnews.com.