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Is Crowdfunding a Viable Startup Option?

HVAC Companies Consider Alternative Fundraising through Indiegogo, Kickstarter, and Others

Companies are looking at this alternative method of financing in order to bring all kinds of new products to market, including products for the HVAC market.


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The Imprint of the 2012 Residential Boiler Standards

Automatic Temperature Adjusting Mechanism Among the Biggest Adjustments

The standards, which were set by the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) in 2007 and implemented Sept. 1, 2012, required residential gas hot water boilers to meet a minimum AFUE of 82 percent; gas steam boilers, 80 percent; oil hot water boilers, 84 percent; and oil steam boilers, 82 percent.


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Radiant Cooling Demonstrates High Efficiency, Greater Comfort

Radiant Gains Popularity in US as Benefits, Comfort Become Known

Immensely popular in Europe, radiant cooling is steadily gaining popularity in the U.S. because of its potential to reduce energy consumption. About half of net-zero energy buildings use radiant cooling to help them achieve the balance between energy consumption and renewable energy creation.


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Wet Heat Performs Well When Put to the Test

Case Studies Show Hydronic Designs in Action

Here's how wet heat technology helped a large college apartment building reach LEED-Silver certification, a Kentucky high school save up to 35 percent in monthly utility costs, and a local pizza restaurant go green.


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Get Real — Get Hydronic Heat

Attention to Engineering and Design May Save Generations of Comfort Grief

My daughter Erin, along with her three sisters, grew up listening to me talk nonstop about hydronic heating. Erin recently bought a house with a furnace.


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AHRI Braces for Big Regulatory Year

2014 Annual Meeting Examines Government’s Role in HVACR

DOE intends to issue 18 rulemakings affecting industry products and equipment. Of those, only five are scheduled for implementation after the current political administration leaves office. This means 13 rulemakings are likely to go into effect over the next two years.


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Rhode Island Mansion Pumps Up its Efficiency

Updated Circulator Pump Offers Immediate Benefits

Inside the 15,000-square-foot house, the state-of-the-art heating system — complete with Wi-Fi and remote programming capabilities — is powered by a Bell & Gossett (B&G) pump system.


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Innovation Award Winners Take a Bow

AHR Expo Honors New Products

Representing all major segments of the HVACR marketplace, the winning entries were honored in 10 categories as the most innovative new products among the thousands that will be displayed at the Jan. 26-28 event in Chicago. 


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Illustrious AHR Expo Returns to the Midwest

HVAC’s Premier Event Scheduled for Jan. 26-28 in Chicago

Considered to be the premier event in the HVACR industry, the AHR Expo is the place where contractors, engineers, and other building professionals meet to learn about new products.


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ASHRAE to Address Industry’s Big Needs

Conference Will Focus on Big Projects, Big Results

The conference, along with the AHR Expo, are historically ASHRAE’s best-attended events, giving attendees from around the world the opportunity to discuss the latest topics in the building industry.


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Kari Arfstrom, executive director of the HVACR Workforce Development Foundation, talks about the upcoming HVACR & Mechanical Conference. Posted on Jan. 23.

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