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Supercomputer That Uses Waste Heat to Warm Its Building Wins R&D 100 Award

HP Supercomputer at NREL Garners Top Honor

A supercomputer created by Hewlett-Packard (HP) and the U.S Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) that uses warm water to cool its servers, and then re-uses that water to heat its building, has been honored as one of the top technological innovations of the year by R&D Magazine.


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Coping with Mandatory Sick Leave Policies

Companies Must Prepare for How Actual and Potential Requirements for Paid Sick Leave Will Impact Operations

When California Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed legislation requiring paid sick days for millions of workers across the state, he declared it a victory for employees. While Brown touted the benefits of the new law for employees, the California Chamber of Commerce named it one of the state’s top “job killers.”


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European Heat Pump Market Is on the Rise

2013 Was Up 3 Percent and Early Data for 2014 Show This Trend to Continue

A report by the European Heat Pump Association (EHPA) has found that after three years of stagnation the European heat pump markets are recovering. It indicates that 771,245 heat pump units were sold in Europe in 2013, an increase of 3 percent, and early data for 2014 show this trend to continue.


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Central Plant Optimization Yields 25 Percent Efficiency Improvement

Savings of Over $500,000 Annually Expected in Energy, Repair and Unnecessary Services

When Pepco Energy Services (PES) wanted to find cost-effective ways to improve the operations of its Midtown Thermal Control Center (MTCC) in Atlantic City, New Jersey, it contacted Tustin Energy Solutions (TES), a commercial energy management company located in Norristown, Pennsylvania.


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Recommended Practices for Soldering No-Lead Copper Alloys

Legislation Prompts CDA to Revisit Soldering Techniques for Making Proper Joints

Concerns related to soldering copper tube and the new no-lead copper alloys led the Copper Development Association (CDA) to conduct laboratory research and testing out in the field. The CDA found that, in many cases, those working with the new no-lead copper alloys were using the incorrect soldering procedure.


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Energy Logging for HVAC: A Simpler Approach

New Solution Optimized for Logging in Commercial/Institutional Buildings and Industrial Plants

Over time, HVAC systems can become inefficient. Energy logging at the biggest loads can help identify wasted energy and potential savings. Most HVAC professionals understand that energy is wasted by inefficient systems or by operating non-critical loads at peak utility rate periods.


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Building Your HVAC Business: Non-Traditional Marketing Techniques That Work - Part 1

Four Non-Traditional Techniques and Lessons Learned

As a business owner, you’ve likely heard and even tried all the traditional marketing techniques to reach new customers, retain current customers, and increase your brand awareness. These traditional approaches are necessary to keep the business afloat, but what about the things that will help your company grow?


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Trane Launches New Range of Multi-Pipe Systems in UK

The New Scroll and Screw Multi-Pipe Chillers Are Suitable for Many Comfort Air Conditioning Applications

Trane is expanding its United Kingdom chiller portfolio with the addition of a range of multi-pipe chillers designed to simultaneously deliver hot and chilled water. According to the company, the units are suitable for many comfort air conditioning applications and industrial processes where simultaneous heating and cooling is required.


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Kevin Conrad, president, Kevin Conrad Heating and Cooling Inc., Nantucket, Massachusetts, breaks down working in the New England climate, the benefits of insulation foam, and more.


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