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CMP Partners with Centricity to Introduce Online Compressor Configurator

Solution Gives Customers ‘Point-and-Click Ease’ to Configure Compressors
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CMP Corp., an HVAC and refrigeration parts manufacturer and distributor, has announced the introduction of its online compressor configuration application, designed to allow customers to configure and order its Re-Engineered Compressors™ quickly and efficiently.


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Troubleshooting Challenge: A System That’s Blowing Warm Air in July

By Jim Johnson
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This month’s troubleshooting situation involves an air-to-air package unit heat pump that is approximately six years old, and the customer’s complaint is that, rather than providing cooling, it’s just blowing warm air.


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H&H Event Showcases Products, Offers Seminars

A Forum for Customers and Manufacturers to Learn from Each Other
By John Vastyan
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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania-based manufacturer’s rep firm, H&H Sales Associates Inc., recently held a “Customer Appreciation Day” product show and open house attended by hundreds of mechanical system installers and designers and consulting-specifying engineers.


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Earn More Profit by Recovering Your Environmental Costs

Thermostat Recycling Corp. Explains Ideas for Profit Using Recycling
By Ryan L. Kiscaden
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What would you do with extra profit? This article explains how to upsell to homeowners the value that you provide as an expert in retrofitting homes that have products needing special disposal, such as refrigerant and mercury thermostats.


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China Reveals Energy Plan Slashing HFC Use

Government Intends to Accelerate the Destruction of HFCs and Pursue Alternatives
By Julian Milnes
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China has said it will drastically cut HFC emissions by 280 million tonnes of CO2 — similar to the annual carbon footprint of Spain.


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ABM to Cut Virginia Schools’ Energy and Operating Expenses by over $1.8 Million

Project Will Improve Learning Environment through Facility Enhancements
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ABM announced that its ABM Building Services business has been selected by the Franklin City, Virginia, Public Schools to implement a district-wide energy and facility improvement project through ABM’s Bundled Energy Solutions program.


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Btu Buddy 135: Water-Cooled Chiller Problems - Part 1

By Bill Johnson
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Bob and Tim were on their way to a no cooling call at an office building with a 100-ton water-cooled chiller. As always, management was in a hurry to get the problem solved because the tenants were hot.


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NREL Hosts Zero-Energy Home Competition

Students Presented Their Designs to Juries of National Experts
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The campus of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) played host to 28 teams of university students and building industry experts who converged at the lab for the Challenge Home Student Design Competition.


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Obesity as a Disability: Complying with the Latest in ADA Rulings

Employers Need to Understand How the ADA Affects Their Workplace
By Richard D. Alaniz
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The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and now some courts are considering obesity a disability, and employees who are severely overweight may qualify for protections under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).


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UK Considers Organic Rankine Cycle

Brunel University Researchers Ponder Country’s Energy Capacity Concerns
By Julian Milnes
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Energy that is recovered can be used in another part of the process or can be converted to “high value” electrical power. A technology that can achieve the latter is the Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC).


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