KING FOR A DAY: Climate control a royal necessity for the coronation of King Charles says a new report in Vanity Fair. The modern Diamond Jubilee State Coach that will transfer the royal couple to Westminster Abbey on the morning of May 6 offers improved features including shock absorbers, upgraded seating comfort and air conditioning. The legacy Gold Stage Coach will then transport the pair home however this transport carries an infamous reputation for “horrible” discomfort according to the late Queen.
WHITE HOUSE ROUNDTABLE: Americans bought more heat pumps than gas furnaces in 2022 and President Biden met with key industry figures this month according to a report from the White House briefing room. Attendees discussed the administration’s investment in clean energy heat pump manufacturing and skilled workforce development while maintaining a big picture focus on lowering energy costs for consumers.
TOWARDS NET ZERO: One homeowner’s winter heat pump-fueled journey is chronicled in the latest edition of Chatelaine. The story explains how home comfort is no longer defined only in terms of relative heat and cold but by reduced carbon emissions instead. According to this report the results from adding a residential heat pump were “edifying”.
Pump Up The Heat in Vancouver
Cold-climate heat pumps can operate at 100% heating efficiency down to -25C according to a recent report discussing residential heating research from both the Government of Yukon and the Artic Energy Alliance. The report highlights ducting’s role in enabling enough airflow for buildings to reach a comfortable temperature when using a heat pump as a cold-climate home heating solution.
FIX THE DOME: Province of British Columbia reportedly spending $20M on upgrades for Vancouver’s Science World to include heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC) and electrical as part of a $50M tourism boost spending package. According to Premier David Eby the former Expo 86 world’s fair Expo Centre suffers from a leaky roof that makes parts of the popular tourist and family destination unusable.
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