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Five Digitally Vulnerable Areas You May be Overlooking in Your Business

List Includes Digital Devices Used Every Day That Could Result in a Security Breach
April 7, 2014

According to a recent study by the Ponemon Institute, data breaches cost U.S. enterprises an average of $5.4 million per incident in 2012. Cintas Corp. partnered with the Ponemon Institute to identify five digital devices that are overlooked areas in a business and could be subject to a security breach.


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Ameresco Begins $45 Million Performance Contract for GSA

Comprehensive Contract to Address Energy Efficiency, Provide Renewable Energy Solutions
March 24, 2014

Ameresco Inc. announced that implementation of a $45 million energy savings performance contract (ESPC) is now underway for the General Services Administration (GSA). The ESPC will serve two federal buildings within the GSA’s National Capital Region outside of Washington, D.C.


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India Blocks HFC Phasedown, Spain Approves F-Gas Tax

India Is Concerned About Economics, Spain Will Not Tax First Refrigerant Charge in New Equipment
March 10, 2014

India has continued to block the move for a global HFC phasedown at a meeting of Montreal Protocol nations due to concerns over cost and availability of technology. Spain has approved the introduction of a tax on f-gases that will see refrigerants being taxed at up to €20 per tonne of CO2 equivalent by 2016.


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European Spotlight

R-22 Phase Out — HCFC’s Final Orders

Now Is the Time to Act and Replace R-22
March 3, 2014

Europe is now only a year away from a total ban on R-22 and other hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs). And Peter Dinnage warns, the HVAC industry has to act fast to get the message across to customers.


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Pepco Awarded Performance Contract from U.S. Army

Contract Has an Initial Design and Construction Value of Approximately $8 Million
February 17, 2014

Pepco Energy Services Inc. has been awarded a task order to implement a comprehensive energy savings performance contract (ESPC) at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Systems Center in Natick, Mass.


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VOC Sensor Helps Clear the Air at Hazy Welding Plant

Greenheck Maintains Good Air Quality and Also Saves Energy
February 3, 2014

Greenheck Fan Corp. has come up with a new application for Building Automation Products Inc.’s (BAPI’s) Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) sensor. The company is literally using it to help clear the air at its main fabricating plant.


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Air Innovations Controls Temps in Las Vegas Observation Wheel

Environmental Control Expert Selected for High-Profile Project at The Linq
January 20, 2014

Air Innovations Inc., a leading provider of custom environmental control systems, announced it was retained for Caesars Entertainment’s The Linq project High Roller observation wheel. The company designed and built the complex HVAC systems used to maintain the temperature of the cabins in the observation wheel.


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Chiller Plant Upgrade Boosts the Bottom Line

Enerliance HVAC Optimization Software Combined with Trane Equipment Ensures Optimum Efficiency
January 6, 2014
Enerliance and Trane collaborated with Loyola Marymount University (LMU) to upgrade its outdated chiller plant and save the college a projected $629,000 in annual energy costs, while also making a positive contribution to the environment.


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Performance Contract to Cut Energy Use by 30 Percent at Appalachian State

Energy Savings Measures Will Be Installed in 28 Buildings Encompassing over 1.6 Million Square Feet
December 23, 2013
Pepco Energy Services Inc., a subsidiary of Pepco Holdings Inc., has signed a $16.3 million comprehensive energy savings performance contract (ESPC) with Appalachian State University.


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Housing Continues to Climb Back to Normal

Nationwide Market Is Running at 86 Percent of Normal
December 9, 2013
Housing markets in 54 out of the approximately 350 metro areas nationwide returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders/First American Leading Markets Index (LMI).


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Kyle Gargaro, editor-in-chief of The NEWS, hosted the 2014 ACCA CEO Forum. At the event, six well-known, highly respected company executives, Gary Michel, Ingersoll Rand/Trane; Chris Nelson, Carrier Corp.; Chris Peel, Rheem Mfg. Co.; Rod Rushing, Johnson Controls; Brent Schroeder, Emerson Climate Technologies; and Doug Young, Lennox; provided individual industry outlooks and fielded questions directly from attending contractors. Listen to the entire event on the NEWSMakers podcast. Posted on April 14.

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