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NYSERDA Offers Ways Schools Can Save

Did you know that typically the largest controllable budget category in a school is energy related? Did you know that 5 to 25 percent of utility costs can be cut by implementing these recommendations?
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Housing Starts Rebound in February, but Permits Drop

Housing starts rebounded 9 percent in February following a 14.3 percent drop the month before. Permits were issued at a seasonally adjusted annual pace of 1.532 million units, down 2.5 percent for the month.
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The Marriage of the Internet and Field Software

Finding the right field software solutions that are cost-effective and all-inclusive are two goals of many service providers - especially HVAC contractors. One California contractor recently tapped into a mobile field service solution hosted by myServiceForce.com and has been reaping the benefits.
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Contractors: Pay Attention to Headlines When Creating Print Ads

Talk to any marketing/advertising consultant/guru and each, for the most part, will be on the same page when it comes to print advertising: The headline is key.
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Housing Starts Fall 14.6 Percent in October

Following a 4.9 percent gain in September, total housing starts fell 14.6 percent in October to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.486 million units, according to figures released by the U.S. Department of Commerce. This was 27.4 percent below the pace from a year ago.
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Home Performance With Energy Star Helps New Yorkers Save

New Yorkers who want to keep energy costs down without sacrificing comfort this winter can take advantage of Home Performance with Energy Star®. Sponsored by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), the program can help households save up to 40 percent on energy bills.
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September Housing Starts Rise, but Permits Continue to Slide

Nationwide housing starts in September regained the ground they lost in a steep decline the previous month, but issuance of building permits - a key indicator of future building activity - continued on a downward trend, according to statistics released by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Kronos Receives Two More Patents

Kronos Air Technologies has received two more United States patents for its air movement and purification technologies, bringing its total to 11 U.S. and two international patents.
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The Solution to 'The Case of the Baby Boomer's Heat Pump'

Rarely have we had so many responses to a single System Mystery as we did for "The Case of the Baby Boomers' Heat Pump." The answers that best explained the operating conditions presented in our mystery involved the TXV and the reversing valve.
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Developing, Downsizing Solar Heating/Cooling

Three years ago a team of researchers began developing an "intelligent" solar heating and cooling system. Today that team is exploring the likelihood of increasing the system's efficiency and adaptability by reducing it to the micrometer scale.
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Chris Mathis, president of Mathis Consulting Co. and vice chair of ASHRAE’s residential ad hoc committee, talks about ASHRAE’s exploration into the residential market. Posted on Oct. 17.

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