Be Aware Of Thermal Bridging

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

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

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

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

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%

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

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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Using Hvac To Preserve The Past For The Future

Maintaining precise temperature and humidity control in Jefferson’s Monticello home helps preserve the past for future generations.
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Construction Alliance Opposes Apprenticeship Enhancement Act

The Mechanical-Electrical-Sheet Metal Construction Alliance has spoken out in opposition to the proposed evaluation procedures of the Apprenticeship Enhancement Act of 2001.
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New York’s Empire Zones Provide Businesses Substantial Tax Breaks

The state of New York’s Empire Zones, or economic development zones, offer companies significant tax breaks if they expand or relocate.
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