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Rooftop Systems Earn LEED-Gold Status

UVC Lamps, Evaporative Condensing System Contribute to Efficiency

Reliability, energy efficiency, and an integrated, all-in-one solution topped the list of HVAC requirements for major renovation and new construction at Delta Dental of Michigan’s 59-acre headquarters in Okemos, Michigan. 


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The App Zone: Dec. 22, 2014

Mobile Applications for the HVACR Professional

As technology continues to advance, more and more industry mobile applications are becoming available for smartphones and tablets. Here are a few of the latest. 


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Smarter Homes on the Horizon

Advancing Technology, Big Players Push Automation Ahead

As technology advances and major players like Apple and Google step into this market, more consumers are going to start demanding products that can integrate and function in a smart home system. And as consumers start to expect more from their HVAC equipment, they’ll also expect more from their contractor.


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IoT Transforms Commercial Buildings

Shift to Internet-Connected Systems Requires Progressive Outlook

These everyday objects include everything from light bulbs to HVAC equipment and systems. When these devices are connected to each other and to the Internet, the resulting communication and data will help enable buildings to operate at peak efficiency.


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Chipping Away at HVAC Energy Costs

Contractors Install Aftermarket SmartChip to Lower Utility Bills, Increase Efficiency

The SmartChip is an aftermarket product that intelligently controls both the fan and compressor runtimes to maximize HVAC system efficiency and, ultimately, save on utility costs.


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Surveys Track HVAC Customer Experience

Small Businesses Use Customer Feedback to Improve Services

Besednjak tracked down Mindshare Technologies, a company that creates survey systems, and, while it took some convincing, created Customer Care Plus in 2009. Besednjak runs the service with business partner Mark Schmidt.

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NEWSmakers Q+A:

Emerson’s Purvis Shares HVACR’s Thoughts

Purvis, the executive vice president and business leader of Emerson Climate Technologies Inc. and incoming chairman of AHRI, discussed HVACR industry trends, the strength of the industry, and Emerson’s new innovation center with Gargaro.


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Leslie McDowell, director of communications at the Building Performance Institute Inc., discusses the nonprofit organization's new homeowner centric website. Posted on April 10.

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