Unprecedented. Unconventional. Chaotic. Exhausting. Whatever adjective you use to describe them, the first 100 days of the Trump presidency were a crazy time for our nation. People across the country — and around the world — have watched and tried to understand the policy directions of this White House. What have the first 100 days meant for the HVACR industry and what do they portend for the future?
Federal law concerning CTEs has not been updated in more than a decade
May 31, 2017
Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) applauds the House Education and the Workforce Committee on approving the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act(H.R. 2353).
The city of St. Clair Shores is officially the first city in Michigan to take advantage of a law introduced in July 2016 that allows local governments to make facility improvements leveraging flexible financing programs that are not considered debt. Through the Tax-Exempt Lease Purchase (TELP) program, St. Clair Shores will partner with Johnson Controls on city-wide upgrades, including HVAC, building automation, lighting, and water improvements.
Wyer gave a brief presentation followed by a factory tour
May 15, 2017
U.S. Rep. Trey Hollingsworth, Indiana 9th District, visited the Geo-Flo plant in Bedford, Indiana, on April 21. Discussions included the state of the geothermal heat pump industry, as well as Geo-Flo's encouragement to support H.R. Bill 1090, which would extend the tax credit for investments in energy property with construction that begins before January 1, 2022.
S corporations are in every community and every industry
May 11, 2017
Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) applauds bipartisan and bicameral legislation recently introduced this past month to Congress regarding S corporation rules updates.
The Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017 supports heathy work/life balance
May 9, 2017
Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) applauds the House Committee on Education and the Workforce on its approval of the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017 (H.R. 1180).
Over 600 other groups join HARDI in supporting this legislation
May 8, 2017
Heating, Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) sent letters of support to Sens. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., for introducing the Regulatory Accountability Act (RAA), which would rein in the excessive rulemaking authority of federal agencies.
It would be fair to say the geothermal industry is at a bit of a crossroads. Despite being around for more than 30 years, the math says it accounts for less than 1 percent of the HVAC market. And, for the first time since 2007, geothermal contractors are out in the market selling their residential products without a 30 percent tax credit.
ACCA, the Indoor Environment & Energy Efficiency Association, applauds the introduction of bipartisan legislation that would permanently kill the onerous death tax. The Death Tax Repeal Act of 2017 was introduced this week by Sen. John Thune, South Dakota Republican, and by Reps. Kristi Noem, South Dakota Republican, and Sanford Bishop, Georgia Democrat.