Two new research projects have been selected by the ARTI Steering Committee for the Hvacr Research for the 21st Century (21-CR) program. The projects open for bid are:

  • High Condensing Temperature Heat Transfer Performance of Low Critical Temperature Refrigerants: $225,000 budget; and
  • Automated Integration of Real-Time Information Into Building Management Systems: $150,000 budget will be from 2001 funding.

Perspective bidders should download bidding instructions, work statements, and other pertinent information from the ARTI website at

With these projects, there are now 25 projects authorized with a total budget of $3.3 million. The next round of project requests for proposals (RFP) is expected in April 2001. Additional projects will be released over the next five to seven years of the program. Persons interested in receiving future notices on the 21-CR effort should sign up on the automated listeserv located at ARTI’s website.

The aim of the 21-CR program is to resolve technological hurdles and difficulties that prevent or impeded introducing the next generation of hvacr equipment and services. Once these technical challenges have been addressed, the various stakeholders are positioned to apply the 21-CR research results and to produce the products and services that satisfy market needs within the hvacr sector.