Turning Green In New York

February 1, 2002
The state of New York is practicing what it preaches in the design and construction of two environmental centers. Stony Kill Farm Environmental Center in Wappingers Falls and Rogers Environmental Education Center in Sherburne will now feature “green” additions.
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RI Court Upholds Ruling Against Union-Only Labor

January 30, 2002
The Rhode Island Supreme Court recently announced its decision to uphold a lower court decision, which struck down a union-only project labor agreement (PLA) on a $73 million University of Rhode Island project.
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County Is LEEDing By Example

January 26, 2002
This Virginia county is leading by example when it comes to energy efficiency. It currently has five registered LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) projects underway, including the new Aurora Hills Complex.
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Be Aware Of Thermal Bridging

January 18, 2002
Thermal bridging is a characteristic of some materials, such as steel studs, to transmit temperature differences through a wall assembly, short-circuiting the insulation that abuts it. The Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB) uncovered such a thermal bridging problem in the design of Melrose Commons, a development of attached, three-family townhouses in the Bronx, New York.
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Contractor Implements Field Service Automation For Improved Operations

January 10, 2002
Mechanical construction and service provider McClure Company has transformed its paper-based field service operation into a state-of-the-art system.
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Manufacturer Improves Absenteeism, IAQ With Hvac Retrofit

January 4, 2002
Hi Tech Plastics has a loyal workforce, but even the most dedicated employees were tested on 90-plus degrees F summer days when humid, sweltering outdoor air mixed with intense interior heat produced from injection molded plastics machinery.
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Governor Of West Virginia Announces New School Funds

December 27, 2001
Governor Bob Wise has announced that the School Building Authority (SBA) will provide over $55 million to build and restore schools in 17 counties.
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Builder Partners With Utility To Build Homes to Energy Star Standards

December 21, 2001
K. Hovnanian Companies, New Jersey’s largest builder, announced that its future homes would meet voluntary federal standards that cut natural gas and electricity use by at least one third.
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Lake Source Cooling Project Reduces Energy Use By 86%

December 21, 2001
In searching for cooling options for Cornell University, a team of New York engineers turned to the “cold, deep water of Cayuga Lake.”
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New York Trade Show Packs In Contractors

December 14, 2001
ABCO Refrigeration Supply’s 21st annual ABCO Trade Show, held recently in the New York City area, had a packed house of contractors and technicians, showing the vitality of the local hvacr community.
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