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Massachusetts HVAC Contractors Now Required to Recycle Mercury Thermostats

Mercury Thermostat Bill Establishes New Requirements for the HVAC Industry
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A new law in Massachusetts requires any person or contractor who replaces a mercury-containing thermostat to deliver it to an appropriate collection site to be recycled. It also mandates that no HVAC wholesale distributor shall sell or distribute any thermostat unless the wholesaler participates as a collection site to recycle mercury thermostats.


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GHP Stakeholders Form NY Trade Association

Organization Intends to Raise the Profile of Geothermal Heat Pumps
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In early August, geothermal heat pump (GHP) stakeholders put the finishing touches on the New York Geothermal Energy Organization (NY-GEO) — a new not-for-profit trade association founded by 67 members that promises to increase market penetration and sales across New York state.


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SEIA Commends Verizon Solar Initiatives

Verizon Is Becoming a Leader in Deployment of Green Energy
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Verizon Communications Inc. has announced plans to nearly double its capacity to generate clean, reliable, affordable solar energy. This year, Verizon will install 10.2 MW of new solar systems at eight Verizon facilities located in five states.


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Ilios Inks Rep Agreement and Sale with Sam DeSanto Co.

Order Placed for an Ilios Water-Source High-Efficiency Water Heater
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Ilios Inc., a subsidiary of Tecogen® Inc., announced it has signed a manufacturers’ representative agreement with Sam DeSanto Co. Inc. (SDCI), a Mid-Atlantic based HVAC and plumbing equipment supplier. Concurrent with the signing, SDCI placed an order for an Ilios water-source high-efficiency water heater.


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Mid-Hudson Plumbing Services Changes Name to Royal Class Service

Hudson Valley Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning Contractor Rebrands
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Mid-Hudson Plumbing Services, a plumbing, heating, and air conditioning contractor serving the Hudson Valley, announced that it has changed its name to Royal Class Service. The name change is part of a rebranding effort for the company, and a way for it to emphasize exceptional customer service.


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Crockett Facilities Services Wins Two Maryland Awards

Company Receives Maryland Business Breakthrough Award and Bowie Entrepreneurs of the Year
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Crockett Facilities Services Inc. (CFSI), a provider of integrated facilities services, mechanical contracting, and HVAC services to commercial and government clients, announced that it was selected for two Maryland awards.


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Armistead Mechanical Receives Two Awards Recognizing Exemplary Safety Record

Company Receives Gold Safety Award and Governor’s Award for Continued Excellence
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Armistead Mechanical Inc., a provider of mechanical construction, engineering, and contracting services throughout the New Jersey/New York area, has received two awards recognizing the company’s outstanding safety record.


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Phillips Energy Names New HVAC Manager

Jonathan Miller Joined the Phillips Energy Team Three Years Ago
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Phillips Energy announced that it has named Jonathan Miller as the company’s new HVAC manager. “We added the HVAC department in 1998 to make Phillips Energy a true full-service company for our residential and commercial customers,” said John Phillips, president of Phillips Energy.


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Zero Percent Financing Offered for Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy Projects

Projects Must Reduce Energy Consumption or Generate Energy from Sustainable Resources
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Sustainable Energy Fund invites not-for-profit and governmental entities in Pennsylvania to apply for a limited number of loans or leases at zero percent financing to complete energy efficiency or renewable energy projects.


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UV Resources Named Approved Provider of Continuing Education

Course Offers Professional Engineers Strategies to Create Cleaner, More Energy Efficient HVACR Systems
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The Practicing Institute of Engineering Inc. (PIE) has named UV Resources a continuing education training provider for the organization, which serves the professional development needs of the New York State Society of Professional Engineers.


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