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ASHRAE Showcases New Strategic Plan at 2014 Annual Conference

Indoor Environment Quality Global Alliance Brings ASHRAE, IAQA, Others Together
By Nick Kostora
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Nearly 1,700 people attended ASHRAE’s 2014 Annual Conference, where ASHRAE touted the introduction of a new strategic plan, creation of a new IAQ alliance, and the announcement of a milestone related to its research program.


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Exhibitors Guide to Refrigeration Directions

‘Heavy Equipment’ Show Has Range of Products
By Peter Powell
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Here, manufacturers of large machinery bring some of their latest developments, along with the range of products and services on display every year.


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Tech-savvy HVAC Contractors Ditch the Paper

New-age System Affords Contractors Greater Professionalism, Business Opportunities
By Matt Bishop
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For some, the paperless decision has led to an increase in professionalism, a grander customer perception, and further opportunity to “stack” up the profits.


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Female Tech Flourishes at Air Serv of Omaha

Lawrence Excels in Customer Service, Training HVAC Technicians
By Matt Bishop
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In her five years at Air Serv of Omaha, Lawrence has risen to become the company’s lead technician and training coordinator.


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Schools Strive for Efficiency, Comfort

New HVAC Technologies Help Administrators Meet Indoor Environment Goals
By Jen Anesi
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Across the country, school administrators are realizing the importance of good IAQ and a comfortable indoor environment, which both contribute significantly to student success. 


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ASHRAE Standard 62.2 Gets a Makeover

Significant Changes Will Affect Residential HVACR Contractors
By Joanna R. Turpin
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While contractors may not yet feel the effects of these changes, they will in the future, which is why they should familiarize themselves with the new version of Standard 62.2.


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Tips for Updating School HVAC Equipment

Financing Options Help Schools Meet HVAC Project Goals
By Jen Anesi
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According to the manufacturers that make equipment for schools, there are often many options available to districts looking to make those much-needed upgrades.


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Duct Dynasty: Air Leakage, Two-story Cooling Problems

To Control Air, You Must Contain it
By David Richardson
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These temperature-related issues are often corrected simply by renovating the duct system to cure duct leakage and air-balancing issues, which created pressure-related problems in the building. There are instances, though, when you can have the perfectly designed and installed HVAC system and these temperature complaints still exist.


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The Professor: Defining the Impact of Frosted Compressor Head

What Frost on a Compressor Head Is — and What it Isn’t
By John Tomczyk
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All frost means is the suction line or compressor is below freezing, and the moisture in the air has reached its dew point temperature and condensed. 


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Bill Could Streamline Energy Efficiency Upgrades in Schools

Bipartisan Legislation Would Provide Financing Resources to Schools
By Jen Anesi
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Despite receiving strong bipartisan support in the House, the bill now faces an uphill battle in the Senate.


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