Manufacturer Reports

Extended Warranty System to Benefit Goodman, Distributors, Dealers

By Greg Mazurkiewicz
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Automating a paper-intensive process is always a good idea. Substantial time savings can be achieved as well as the opportunity to gain more accurate and useful information. Such is the case for Goodman Global Inc. in implementing the new ServiceBench Extended Warranty Solution, which is expected to significantly aid the company, its distributors, and dealers.
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Texas School District Upgrades to Cut Utility Costs

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The board of trustees of the Crockett Independent School District (CISD) in Crockett, Texas, has signed a performance contract with TAC for more than $700,000 in facility upgrades to improve building operations, comfort, and security while enabling the district to better control utility costs.
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High-End HVAC Doesn't Mean High Maintenance

By Angela D. Harris
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The UltraTech™ communicating system, which will be available later this year, is designed to share information system-wide, improving the installation and reducing callbacks.
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Conference Center Shows Sustainable Design Is Cost Effective

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The Salem Conference Center is more than an eye-catching renovation in Salem, Ore. Energy-efficient features such as deep roof overhangs and window sun control minimize solar heat gain. Frictionless chillers optimize energy efficiency and cut operating sound levels.
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ZigBee Cuts Hotel Energy Costs up to 40 Percent

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A new ZigBee wireless environmental automation system is enabling hotels of the Westmont Hospitality Group to eliminate energy waste and cut costs up to 40 percent.
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Calif. University Goes Green With Energy Efficient Retrofit

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When Loma Linda University officials decided to upgrade their HVAC systems, they wanted more than to simply replace older, failing equipment.
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Wynn Hotel Aquatic Theater Presents Major HVAC Challenge

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On the way to designing the HVAC systems for the new Wynn Las Vegas Hotel, the project’s consulting engineer, architect, and mechanical contractor were confronted with fierce rain storms, rings of fire, and cannon balls of water… and that was without leaving their offices.
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Twenty-four Utilities Now Offer Rebates on EnergyMiser

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USA Technologies announced that Wisconsin Focus on Energy is the latest utility to offer rebates on the company's EnergyMiser conservation technology.
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School District Gets Energy Conscious

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After the recent energy shortage and blackout events, East Islip School District announced that it has joined Operation Save New York's electric demand response program to help the grid by reducing electric usage during shortage periods.
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How to Find an Affordable Emergency Generator

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Prices are falling and generators are becoming much more common in some regions - especially in hurricane country. Here is some expert advice contractors can pass along to customers on how to find an affordable generator.
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