Pepco Awarded $7.5 Million Performance Contract for Energy Efficiency Project

October 4, 2010
Pepco Energy Services, a leader in energy savings performance contracting, has been awarded a competitive bid contract by the District of Columbia’s Department of Real Estate Services (DRES) to implement a $7.5 million energy efficiency retrofit project at the One Judiciary Square facility in Washington, D.C.
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Software to Help Save 9.9 Million kWh Annually in Six New York Buildings

September 13, 2010
Optimum Energy LLC, a provider of HVAC energy reduction software, announced that its OptimumHVAC™ solution is being employed in six New York State commercial facilities. Collectively, these six New York installations are expected to reduce HVAC energy consumption by more than 9.9 million kWh annually.
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ICM Controls Receives Energy Efficiency Award From NYSERDA

August 30, 2010
ICM Controls has received a High Performance Building Plaque from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) for the energy efficient measures incorporated into its new headquarters building that are expected to help cut its energy costs by $92,000 annually.
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Comfort Systems USA Acquires ColonialWebb Contractors Co.

August 9, 2010
Comfort Systems USA Inc., a leading provider of commercial, industrial and institutional HVAC services, announced that it has acquired ColonialWebb Contractors Co. headquartered in Richmond, Va. ColonialWebb is a large regional contractor with its principal operations in Richmond and Norfolk, Va.
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Higgins Mechanical Joins Linc Service Network

July 19, 2010
Higgins Mechanical of Gardner, Mass., has joined the Linc Network as the newest Linc Service® franchise. Higgins Mechanical provides a full range of mechanical contracting services for commercial and industrial customers.
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Next-Generation EMS Helps in Meeting New NYC Building Auditing Mandates

July 5, 2010
U.S. Energy Group has launched its new USE Controller EMS, which the company says is digital, wireless, and helps owners and managers meet New York City’s new building auditing mandates through benchmarking, enhanced online monitoring, and control.

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Wild Center Teams With NYSERDA to Install Innovative Heating System

June 21, 2010
The Wild Center, Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks, has installed an innovative hybrid heating system supported by $350,000 in funding from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) that will use a combination of renewable energy solutions to provide heat and hot water for the facility year round.
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Oliver Heating and Cooling Acquires Robert Wagner Plumbing and Heating

June 7, 2010
Oliver Heating & Cooling of Delaware County, Pa., announced that it has acquired Robert Wagner Plumbing and Heating of Chester County. Oliver now offers a full line of plumbing services, along with heating, cooling, and air duct cleaning.
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Big Ass Fans Partners With NYC Nonprofit Organization

May 24, 2010
Big Ass Fans®, a leading designer and manufacturer of large-diameter, low-speed ceiling and vertical fans, has partnered with Art Start, a New York City-based nonprofit organization that provides at-risk kids with opportunities in life via art and music.
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Winters Company Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Announces Service Partner Program

May 17, 2010
An HVAC or plumbing emergency can happen when least expected. Winters Company Plumbing, Heating & Cooling has announced Heating, Cooling and Plumbing Service Partner programs which include annual tune-ups and maintenance to help ensure that those emergencies don’t happen.
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