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PHCC-MA Hosts Trade Show

By Barbara A. Checket-Hanks
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The 2002 Trade Show of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors of Massachusetts will be held March 9, 2002, at the Royal Plaza Trade Center in Marlboro, MA.
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Turning Green In New York

By Greg Mazurkiewicz
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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

By Barbara A. Checket-Hanks
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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

By Greg Mazurkiewicz
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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

By Greg Mazurkiewicz
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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

By Greg Mazurkiewicz
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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

By Greg Mazurkiewicz
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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

By Greg Mazurkiewicz
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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

By Barbara A. Checket-Hanks
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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%

By Greg Mazurkiewicz
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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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