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Experts on HVACR-Environmental Issues Don’t Chime in on Weather

By Peter Powell
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As this is being written temperatures are near 100°F here on the Illinois/Wisconsin border and a drought is in full force. The hue and cry is, “See, see, global warming! Told you it was real!” But folks from Europe were telling me that the Old World was experiencing one the coolest and wettest summers on record.


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Election Outcome and Industry Implications

By Robert Wilkins
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What happens after the election? What impact will election results have on energy efficiency in general and the HVACR industry in particular?


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July 11, 2012: Building Energy Management Systems Suppliers Shift to Utilities as a Market Channel

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While owners of commercial buildings have been looking to improve energy efficiency for quite some time, the market for building energy management systems is still emerging. According to a report from Pike Research, many of the companies in this growing market are now turning to utilities as a market channel for their products and services.


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Renewable Energy HQ Receives Makeover

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When Platte River’s headquarters rated just a seven on a scale of 100 on Energy Star scoring, Jeff Menard, facilities and security manager, decided to evaluate the building for areas where energy efficiency could be improved. Menard enlisted the help of Haynes Mechanical Systems to come up with a plan.


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Grundfos Leaders Address Congress

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Jes Munk Hansen of Grundfos North America joined Pia Olsen Dyhr, Danish minister for trade and investment, at a congressional forum in Washington, D.C., to discuss how Grundfos’ home country, Denmark, is meeting the economic, environmental, and energy challenges of the coming decades and how the U.S. can apply these lessons.


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Hoshizaki Is Named an Energy Star Winner

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named Hoshizaki America Inc. as a 2012 Award for Excellence in Energy Star Promotion winner for “outstanding contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by sponsoring significant consumer education efforts promoting energy-efficient products.”


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May 23, 2012: Proposed Changes to Energy Standard for Existing Buildings Open for Public Comment

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Public input is being sought on revisions to ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 100-2006, Energy Conservation in Existing Buildings. Last year, ASHRAE and IESNA announced they were revising the standard to provide greater guidance and a more comprehensive approach to the retrofit of existing buildings for increased energy efficiency.


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Poison Pills Stall the Political Process

By Herb Woerpel
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More than a year since its introduction, could Congress finally be ready to vote on S. 1000, the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (ESICA) of 2011?


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Honeywell Helps Water Authority Cut Costs and Emissions Through Upgrades

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Honeywell has announced a water metering and infrastructure renewal program with the Western Virginia Water Authority in Roanoke, Va. The plan will upgrade water meters across the Authority’s customer base and improve energy efficiency at its facilities.


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May 8, 2012: Start-up Company Launches With Low-Cost Approach to Commercial HVAC Energy Savings

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Save Energy Systems Inc. is a start-up company focused on energy efficiency that has launched with what the company says is a new, low-cost system that optimizes commercial HVAC systems and reduces electricity bills.


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