Articles Tagged with ''green''

Aug. 4, 2011: ARS/Rescue Rooter Adds Green Trucks to Its Fleet

August 4, 2011
ARS/Rescue Rooter, a privately held, nationwide provider of air conditioning, heating, plumbing, and attic insulation services, announced that is deploying 21 clean-burning propane autogas cargo and cutaway vans in the Los Angeles and Houston areas.


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Recognitions to Two Companies

August 1, 2011
Two refrigeration equipment manufacturers have received recognition for their energy efficiency efforts: Scotsman Ice Systems and Freeaire Refrigeration.
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Homeowners Cut Costs With Hybrid Geothermal System

August 1, 2011
Geothermal wasn’t always on the homeowners’ radar in this application, as they briefly considered replacing their existing high-efficiency propane furnaces and air conditioners with similar equipment. However, the rising cost of propane - combined with federal tax credits - prompted their interest in higher efficiency systems.
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Smaller Budgets Still Have Space for Sustainability

August 1, 2011
In one sense, schools face shrinking budgets like everyone else. From another angle, however, it appears that they are still more likely to allocate significant portions of those budgets for projects that a) look good in the community, and b) save money.
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Sustainable Schools Provide Growth

August 1, 2011
Schools seem to go to extremes when it comes to their mechanical systems. For many, the trend has been to ignore them, fix them on the cheap to remain within constrained budgets, and operate them in ways that often provide a disservice to the very budgets they try to conform to. However, lately they have been trending green, as examples to the students and the community.
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NREL Data Center Is a Model of Energy Efficient Design

July 18, 2011
The data center for the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently benefited from an “extreme home makeover” as it moved from leased office space to the lab’s ultra energy efficient Research Support Facility (RSF). The lessons learned are expected to help data centers across the nation green up their ones and zeros.
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The Future of Energy Discussed at Conference

July 18, 2011
A group of nearly 550 individuals packed the South Point Hotel in Las Vegas for the 2011 HVAC Excellence National HVACR Educators and Trainers Conference (NHETC). The NHETC is an annual event dedicated to providing continuing education for HVACR educators and trainers.
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More Refrigeration, Environment Efforts

July 4, 2011
The continuing expansion of a retailer into products needing refrigerators and freezers, and growing desires by supermarkets to demonstrate environmental correctness are among the latest trends in retail refrigeration.
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Intelligent Green Building Consortium Grows to 200 Member Companies

June 20, 2011
The EnOcean Alliance announced that it has signed up its 200th member company, NanoSense. NanoSense develops products using EnOcean and KNX technologies that regulate and optimize air quality inside buildings. Originally created in April 2008 by Distech Controls, EnOcean, Masco, MK Electric, Omnio, and Thermokon, the alliance now counts 200 members from 20 different countries.
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HVACR Mechanical Hospitality

June 6, 2011
HVACR contractors who do work in the hotel-motel sector probably know it already - there is what has been described as “fundamental contradictions of sustainability in the hospitality industry.” For example, there may be a lot of talk of going green, but that may not mean action.
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