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John Muir Medical Center Seeing 97 Percent Uptime From CHP System

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Elite Energy Systems’ combined heat and power (CHP) system quickly proved its dependable performance in an application at John Muir Medical Center.


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HVAC Salesmen Take Apps on the Road

Smartphone and Tablet Technology Helps Increase Productivity and Sales Opportunities
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At the intersection of technology and the heating and air conditioning industry lies a number of smartphone and tablet apps for the HVAC professional.


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Ingersoll Rand Sponsors Solar Decathlon Entry to Showcase Benefits of Solar

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Ingersoll-Rand plc has awarded $150,000 to Purdue University to sponsor its team’s bid in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Decathlon 2011. The company said the underwriting of Purdue’s entry illustrates the contribution that solar energy and state-of the-art technology bring in creating environmentally responsible residential homes.
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Feds Launch Action Plan to Protect People From Radon

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The U.S Environmental Protection Agency, the General Services Administration, and the Departments of Agriculture, Defense, Energy, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, and Veterans Affairs have joined forces to launch the Federal Radon Action Plan. The goal is to reduce exposure to radon and mitigate this public health risk.
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Servidyne to Provide Efficiency and Demand Response Services for City of San Antonio

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Servidyne Inc. announced that it is has been awarded contracts to provide energy efficiency and demand response services for commercial and institutional buildings in the city of San Antonio. The contracts call for the company to provide retro-commissioning and energy audit services. Servidyne also will perform demand response audits.
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Intelligent Green Building Consortium Grows to 200 Member Companies

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The EnOcean Alliance announced that it has signed up its 200th member company, NanoSense. NanoSense develops products using EnOcean and KNX technologies that regulate and optimize air quality inside buildings. Originally created in April 2008 by Distech Controls, EnOcean, Masco, MK Electric, Omnio, and Thermokon, the alliance now counts 200 members from 20 different countries.
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DOE Publishes Test Procedures for Walk-in Coolers and Freezers

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published a final rule establishing federal test procedures for walk-in coolers and freezers. In the rule, DOE adopted by reference Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) Standard 1250 (I–P)–2009, ‘‘Standard for Performance Rating of Walk-In Coolers and Freezers.”
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DOE Joins in New Education Initiative to Promote Energy Efficiency

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Department of Education have joined with the National Science Teachers Association to launch America’s Home Energy Education Challenge, a new energy education initiative. The goal is to motivate students across the country to learn about energy efficiency and help their families save money.
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Vice President Biden Says U.S. Will Lead Energy Revolution

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America, with its entrepreneurial spirit and innovative national labs, will lead the global clean-energy revolution and reap the economic and environmental benefits that go with it, Vice President Joe Biden stated in a visit to the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).
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Briefings and Congressional Visits Featured During High-Performance Building Week

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The High-Performance Building Congressional Caucus Coalition (HPBCCC), established by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), will highlight the importance of high-performance buildings to federal, state, and local policymakers and the general public during High-Performance Building Week, May 23-29.
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