New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo approved legislation promoting the growth of solar energy in the state. The package of bills, all related to tax exemption of solar projects in New York, was applauded by the Solar Energy Industries Association® (SEIA®).
American Mechanical Inc., a HVAC, plumbing, and electrical contractor, has announced that two of its technicians recently completed Generac generator training courses. “All of our generator installation technicians are Generac certified and Briggs and Stratton certified,” said Louise Gordon, vice president of operations.
Small-business owners in Pennsylvania can apply for 50-percent matching funds of up to $9,500 to adopt or acquire energy-efficient or pollution-prevention equipment or procedures through a Small Business Advantage Grant from the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).
The Radiant and Hydronics Council (RHC) of the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) announced that its inaugural Hydronics Roundtable will take place Sept. 11-12, 2012, at the Providence Marriott Downtown in Providence, R.I.
Armistead Mechanical Inc. received the Governor’s Award from the New Jersey Governor’s Occupational Safety and Health Awards Program at a special reception in Totowa on May 24. The award recognized companies that displayed exemplary workplace safety during the 2011 calendar year.
The campus of Lawrenceville School, a centuries-old boarding school in Lawrenceville, N.J., is now home to 6.1 megawatts of solar panels from SolarWorld. The photovoltaic system, ground-mounted on 30 acres of school-owned farm land, is believed to be the largest installed at a United States primary or secondary school.
The Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund has announced that its Home Energy Solutions program is helping residents reduce their energy usage for the summer cooling season by providing energy assessments; simple, immediate home improvements; plus rebates on HVAC, insulation, and more.
Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley has signed legislation (HB 2/SB 173) into law that requires the installation of carbon monoxide (CO) detectors in new and substantially remodeled public schools in the state.
Master-Bilt Refrigeration has recognized David Wyllie of Wyllie Marketing, Weymouth, Mass., with the “Pacesetter Award.” Wyllie was one of four top sales representatives acknowledged by The Manufacturers’ Agents Association for the Foodservice Industry (MAFSI).
The Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard - Renewable Energy Credits - Geothermal Heating and Cooling bill has passed the state legislature in Maryland. The legislation makes geothermal heat pumps (GHPs) an accepted technology for utilities to use toward earning Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) under the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS).