Allowing building owners to expense energy-efficient upgrades
August 8, 2017
The HVACR Alliance announced its endorsement of H.R. 3515, the HVAC Expensing and Technology (HEAT) Act. The bill, introduced by Reps. Pat Tiberi, R-Ohio, and Ron Kind, D-Wis., would allow commercial building owners to expense qualified HVACR equipment under Section 179 of the U.S. Tax Code.
The Sierra Club, a grassroots environmental organization, announced it would be joining nonprofit public interest law organization, Earthjustice; the Consumer Federation of America; the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC); and a coalition of state attorneys general in filing a lawsuit against the Trump administration over the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) delays in issuing new energy-efficiency standards for ceiling fans, freezers, boilers, and commercial and consumer goods.
Networking is everything nowadays, folks. When I began my position at The NEWS, I was far from an HVAC expert; however, my managing editor suggested I join our LinkedIn group and many other industry-related groups to connect with HVAC professionals to learn from.
ACCA is getting a boost to one of its top priorities, workforce development, from President Donald Trump and his administration. The president recently embarked on a three-day trip to expand the nation’s use of apprenticeships to fill unmet labor needs and to highlight workforce development issues.
While many officials representing several leading HVACR industry associations applaud the Trump administration’s initial efforts on tax reform, they’re still actively lobbying in Washington on the industry’s behalf.
The 2017 IE3 Show, held March 20-22 in Nashville, Tennessee, welcomed a record-breaking number of attendees this year, drawing in people from all throughout the country. Featuring 26 workshop sessions that included both roundtable discussions with industry veterans and ask the expert sessions where contractors could ask professionals questions on varying issues, the show was quite an informative success.
ACCA has announced the installation of its 2017-18 board of directors and officers. The board was installed at the IE3 Show, which took place in Nashville, Tennessee, March 20-22. The new officers officially took their positions at the Big Bang Party on Wednesday, March 22.