he Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association (PHCC) of New Jersey, with help from Association of New Jersey Apprenticeship Coordinators (ANJAC) and the U.S. Dept. of Labor, has received approval to run its Plumbing and HVACR eLearning course for apprentices.
Initiative Promotes Installation of Energy Star-Qualified Central Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Systems
October 20, 2014
A dozen Northeast companies received Cool Smart awards during the New England ACCA golf tournament in September. Sponsored by the Massachusetts/Rhode Island Cool Smart program, the awards honor contractors for energy-efficiency practices, leadership, and quality installation of HVAC systems.
Mercury Thermostat Bill Establishes New Requirements for the HVAC Industry
September 15, 2014
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.
Organization Intends to Raise the Profile of Geothermal Heat Pumps
September 8, 2014
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.
Verizon Is Becoming a Leader in Deployment of Green Energy
September 1, 2014
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.
Order Placed for an Ilios Water-Source High-Efficiency Water Heater
August 11, 2014
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.
Hudson Valley Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning Contractor Rebrands
July 21, 2014
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.
Company Receives Maryland Business Breakthrough Award and Bowie Entrepreneurs of the Year
July 7, 2014
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.
Company Receives Gold Safety Award and Governor’s Award for Continued Excellence
June 16, 2014
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.