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Partnership Encourages HVAC, Facilities Maintenance Trade Careers for At-Risk Youth

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QwikProducts has announced a partnership with the Home Builders Institute (HBI), the workforce development arm of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The partnership offers specialized HVACR and building maintenance training/certifications from QwikProducts to students in HBI Job Corps programs.
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Diebold and McKenney's Team Up to Provide Advanced Monitoring Solutions

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Diebold Inc. and major design-build mechanical contracting and systems integration firm, McKenney’s Inc., have teamed to provide advanced monitoring services to McKenney’s customer base across the southeastern United States.
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Medical Center's CHP Plant to Deliver Significant Cost and Energy Savings

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently helped Thermal Energy Corp. (TECO) celebrate the opening of a new combined heat and power (CHP) plant at the Texas Medical Center in Houston. The dedication ceremony marked the completion of the 48 megawatt facility that will provide steam, chilled water, and electricity.
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IKEA Geothermal System Could Be Benchmark for Other Retail Applications

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IKEA, the Swedish home furnishings retailer, has teamed with the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to showcase and study the advantages of a geothermal heating and cooling system currently under construction in Centennial, Colo.
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HTS Texas Helps More Than 25 Schools ‘Chill Out' for New School Year

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While many students associate the beginning of a school year with the end of summer, outside Texas temperatures suggest otherwise. To combat triple-digit August heat, school districts across the state recently tapped HTS Texas to supply energy-efficient, state-of-the-art cooling systems just in time for students’ arrival.
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Green Building Is Growing Rapidly on U.S. Campuses, Says Expert

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Based on a study of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) project database, Yudelson Associates has released a new white paper, “Green Building Trends in Higher Education,” stating that sustainable management, design, and operations are rapidly growing practices at American universities.
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NREL and 3M Launch Clean Energy R&D Partnership

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The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and 3M, the St. Paul, Minn.-based technology company, have embarked on research and development partnerships in three areas of clean energy innovation: thin-film solar cells, concentrating solar power, and biofuels.
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Commerce Secretary Says U.S. Needs to Become Clean Energy Leader

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The 21st annual Energy Efficiency Forum featured keynote speaker Gary Locke, secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Locke emphasized the need for the U.S. to aggressively pursue, and become a leader, in clean energy development.
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Nanotechnology Yields What Could Be a Major Advance in Heat Transfer

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Researchers at Oregon State University and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory announced that they have discovered a new way to apply nanostructure coatings to make heat transfer far more efficient, with important potential applications for high-tech devices as well as for heating and cooling.
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New Lab to Help Bring Solar Thermal Technologies to Market

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The Gas Technology Institute (GTI) has announced the opening of its Combined Heat and Power (CHP) & Renewable Energy Laboratory to provide greater capabilities for developing a wide variety of highly efficient renewable energy technologies such as solar thermal products.
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