Last fall, the Department of Energy (DOE) Boston Regional Office sponsored two renewable energy and combined heat and power (CHP) workshops for federal energy managers in New England and New York. The workshops were a response to rapid developments in both on-site power technologies and related state and utility funding resources.
Former president Bill Clinton may have garnered a few 15-second sound bites recently for assisting in Harlem’s rejuvenation when he located his office there. But the Duane Reade drug store and Seaman’s Furniture showroom are helping the new three-story Gateway Building lead the revitalization of East Harlem day in and day out.
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) recently provided $800,000 to Albany Molecular Research, Inc., to offset added costs associated with the energy-efficient and renewable energy measures for its expansion projects in Albany and at the research center in North Syracuse.
Net metering will be tested through pilot programs run by Louisville Gas and Electric Co. (LG&E) and Kentucky Utilities Co. (KU). The three-year pilots will allow 25 customers of each utility to try net metering, with residential customers limited to 10-kW systems and nonresidential customers limited to 25-kW systems.
Lindab Inc. recently recognized its top-performing distributors at its 2002 Distributors’ Meeting in Virginia Beach, VA, May 17-18. The sheet metal duct product manufacturer presented six firms with the annual Silver Elbow Award.
Eight outdoor units or one? Sixteen refrigerant line penetrations or two? The choices looked like a no-brainer for a contractor installing ductless air conditioning in Overlook Hospital’s Sleep Clinic: the fewer, the better.
Interstate HVAC Controls, located here in Brighton, announced that it is now the exclusive PowerFlame Burner representative for eastern Massachusetts. “This adds to our existing New Hampshire and Maine territories,” Interstate said.
An army of volunteers recently went to work on the “blitz building” of two homes in just five days. It was the culmination of efforts by five local partners to provide attractive, affordable homes in Pittsburgh’s Hill District, and, in turn, enhance the community. The partners dubbed the project “Hammers, Hearts, and Hope on the Hill.”