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Geothermal Market to Reach $147.6 Million

Long-Term Cost Savings Capturing Users' Attention
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The North American geothermal market claimed $102.8 million in revenue in 2012, and is expected to reach $147.6 million by 2017, according to Frost & Sullivan, a San Antonio-based market research and analysis firm.

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Hydronics Propels Technology Forward

Integration with HVAC, Energy Efficiency, Economy are Key Drivers
By Kimberly Schwartz
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Once upon a time, air and water didn’t mix. But now, according to manufacturers in the hydronic and radiant heat market, there is an increasing move toward integrating hydronic and HVAC systems. 

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Oct. 17, 2013: Ecova Launches Upgraded Energy Benchmarking Service

It Provides Enhanced Visibility into Energy and Water Use
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Ecova, an energy and sustainability management company, has announced a newly upgraded service designed to provide multi-site commercial and industrial companies with greater visibility into their energy and water resource management performance. 

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Oct. 16, 2013: ESCO Market Is Forecast to Reach Nearly $8.3 Billion by 2020

Over the Next Seven Years Growth Is Expected to Resume
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The energy service company (ESCO) market in the United States has gone through a difficult period in recent years, according to Navigant Research. A new report from the firm, however, indicates that growth in the U.S. ESCO market is set to resume.

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Oct. 7, 2013: Energy Efficiency Drives the Home Automation Market

Programmable and Smart Thermostats Are Top Technology Installed
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Home automation technologies that offer energy efficiency are the most popular type of installed home technologies among consumers in the United States, according to a study released by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®.

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Oct. 1, 2013: SmartWatt Energy Adds Staff to Two Divisions

Company Offers Energy Efficiency Solutions
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SmartWatt Energy, an energy efficiency firm, has added staff across two divisions nationwide. Kerry Stinson, P.E., was hired as an energy engineer III. Benjamin Prichett was hired as a project engineer. Vincent Figueroa was hired as an IT technician.

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Energy-Efficient Equipment Boosts HVAC Contractor Profits

Creative Financing Options Attract Customers to High-Efficiency Products
By Matt Bishop
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A concerted effort to save energy is not only paying off for customers, but for HVAC contractors as well. 

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The Greenest of the Green

The NEWS’ Advisory Board Selects Favorite Green Products
By Matt Bishop
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We asked our HVAC contractor advisory panel to identify their go-to green products. Here are their recommendations.

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Sept. 25, 2013: Federal Agency Purchasing Decision Makers Say Energy Efficiency is Key

Efficiency Needed to Meet Energy Needs, Reduce Costs, and Cut Emissions
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A new survey of federal agency purchasing decision makers shows 74 percent agree energy efficiency is among the most effective means of meeting increasing energy needs, achieving cost savings, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. 

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Sept. 23, 2013: Smart Thermostats Can Attract More Consumers to Energy Efficiency

Utilities Can Emphasize the Ease of Use and Non-Intrusiveness of Smart Thermostats
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Utilities already have many commercial and industrial (C&I) customers on demand response programs, curtailing power usage during peak times to balance the load over the course of a day. Smart thermostats offer the opportunity to get more residential customers on board with energy efficiency.

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