Downstate Illinois utility Ameren Illinois is reminding its electric and natural gas business customers looking to reduce their energy expenses that the project deadline is approaching for participation in the 2011-12 ActOnEnergy® efficiency incentives program.
EMCOR Group Inc., a leader in mechanical and electrical construction, energy infrastructure, and facilities services, announced that its subsidiary Central Mechanical Co. Inc. has been awarded a contract for the installation of mechanical systems at an addition to Caterpillar’s work tools campus in Wamego, Kan.
Watkins Heating and Cooling of Springboro, Ohio, announced a two-year commitment to provide free furnace and air conditioner maintenance to Hope House Rescue Mission, a homeless shelter in neighboring Middletown, Ohio.
IKEA has announced plans to install solar panels on five more of its United States locations — all of them in the Midwest. Pending governmental permits, installation is expected to begin this winter, with completion expected in summer 2012.
The Ohio Department of Development has launched the Energy Loan Fund, which provides low-cost financing to manufacturers, small businesses, public entities, and nonprofit organizations for energy-saving projects.
Thompson Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Drain Cleaning announced that it had donated $104,900 since 2009 to the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) on Veterans Day. A breakfast and check presentation took place at Thompson’s headquarters and the company received TV, radio, and newspaper coverage.
Sundberg, a leading provider of more than 75,000 brand name appliance and HVAC parts, announced that it is kicking off a coast-to-coast expansion initiative in Chicago with the opening of a new headquarters facility and two state-of-the-art warehouses.
EnLink Geoenergy Services, a leading builder of geothermal heat pump (GHP) systems, announced that it has won a $3.8 million contract for a portion of the Ball State University GHP system in Muncie, Ind., said to be the largest geothermal energy system in the country.
The Air Conditioning Contractors of America Illinois State Chapter is holding a meeting Oct. 19, 2011. The speaker will be Michael C. DeWein, technical director, BCAP (Building Codes Assistance Project)/Alliance to Save Energy.