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American Mechanical Technicians Receive Generac Certified Training

American Mechanical Inc., a HVAC, plumbing, and electrical contractor, has announced that two of its technicians recently completed Generac generator training courses. “All of our generator installation technicians are Generac certified and Briggs and Stratton certified,” said Louise Gordon, vice president of operations.


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Pennsylvania Offers Grants to Small Businesses to Reduce Energy Costs

Small-business owners in Pennsylvania can apply for 50-percent matching funds of up to $9,500 to adopt or acquire energy-efficient or pollution-prevention equipment or procedures through a Small Business Advantage Grant from the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).


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ACCA’s Inaugural Hydronics Roundtable Set for September

The Radiant and Hydronics Council (RHC) of the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) announced that its inaugural Hydronics Roundtable will take place Sept. 11-12, 2012, at the Providence Marriott Downtown in Providence, R.I.


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Armistead Mechanical Receives Award

Armistead Mechanical Inc. received the Governor’s Award from the New Jersey Governor’s Occupational Safety and Health Awards Program at a special reception in Totowa on May 24. The award recognized companies that displayed exemplary workplace safety during the 2011 calendar year.


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New Jersey School Offsets 90 Percent of Energy Use With Solar

The campus of Lawrenceville School, a centuries-old boarding school in Lawrenceville, N.J., is now home to 6.1 megawatts of solar panels from SolarWorld. The photovoltaic system, ground-mounted on 30 acres of school-owned farm land, is believed to be the largest installed at a United States primary or secondary school.


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Energy Efficiency Fund Shows Connecticut Residents How to Save Energy and Money

The Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund has announced that its Home Energy Solutions program is helping residents reduce their energy usage for the summer cooling season by providing energy assessments; simple, immediate home improvements; plus rebates on HVAC, insulation, and more.


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Maryland Enacts Law Requiring CO Detection in Schools

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley has signed legislation (HB 2/SB 173) into law that requires the installation of carbon monoxide (CO) detectors in new and substantially remodeled public schools in the state.


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Top Master-Bilt Rep Recognized for Contributions to the Foodservice Industry

Master-Bilt Refrigeration has recognized David Wyllie of Wyllie Marketing, Weymouth, Mass., with the “Pacesetter Award.” Wyllie was one of four top sales representatives acknowledged by The Manufacturers’ Agents Association for the Foodservice Industry (MAFSI).


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Maryland Passes Geothermal Heat Pump Bill

The Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard - Renewable Energy Credits - Geothermal Heating and Cooling bill has passed the state legislature in Maryland. The legislation makes geothermal heat pumps (GHPs) an accepted technology for utilities to use toward earning Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) under the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS).


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Pennsylvania DEP Offers International Energy Conservation Code Workshop

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is inviting residential code enforcement officials, builders, contractors, and designers to an April 26 training workshop in York on the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).


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Jason Vogelbaugh of Alpha Controls drops in to the NEWSMakers podcast to discuss his role with the company, the InsideIQ Building Automation Alliance, and current energy-efficiency projects being worked on. Posted on Sept. 26.

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