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Wall-Hung Gas Boiler Helps Innkeeper Cut Utility Bills by 67 Percent

Heating and Domestic Hot Water System Provides Superior Energy Efficiency

Innkeeper Matt Mattingly of Gorham, Maine, is no longer among the many American home and business property owners who dread hefty winter utility bills and fuel cost increases. That all changed five years ago when he installed a Baxi wall-hung gas boiler.


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Solar Water Heating Installed on 11-Story Affordable Housing Project

System Provides Renewable Heat for Hundreds of Low-Income Senior Residents in Southern California

Promise Energy celebrated the installation of the largest solar water heating system in the city of Norwalk at the grand opening of the Norwalk Tower, an 11-story 185-unit affordable housing retrofit project.


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We Can Eliminate Distracted Driving Today, Says Expert

Actions to Address Driver Distraction

Government studies show more than 3,000 people die as a result of driver distraction every year. Connected mobility expert Peggy Smedley proclaims the technology to eliminate accidents and deaths due to distracted driving is literally at our fingertips. 


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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

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

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

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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R-22 Phase Out — HCFC’s Final Orders

Now Is the Time to Act and Replace R-22

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

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

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

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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