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Michigan Offers Free Mercury Collection

Program Will Run Through Sept. 30, 2014
March 17, 2014

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Mercury Collection Project and The Environmental Quality Co. (EQ) have again partnered to facilitate the collection of mercury.


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Michigan Homes, Businesses Save $575 Million via Energy Efficiency Programs

Consumers Energy’s Energy Efficiency Programs Were Launched in 2009
February 10, 2014

Michigan households and businesses have saved $575 million through 2013 by taking advantage of Consumers Energy’s energy efficiency programs, lowering their natural gas and electric bills, and providing a boost to the state’s economic recovery.


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Preferred Utilities Upgrades Boiler Controls at Ford Motor Co.

Local Representative D.J. Conley Assoc. Inc. Helps Upgrade Several Multi-Burner Boilers
January 13, 2014

Preferred Utilities Manufacturing Corp., with the support of local representative D.J. Conley Assoc. Inc., successfully assisted Ford Motor Co. with the upgrade of its burner management and combustion control systems at its research and engineering powerhouse in Dearborn, Mich.


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WaterFurnace Donates $25,000 to USO of Indiana

Company Remains Largest Single Contributor to USO in the State of Indiana
December 16, 2013
WaterFurnace International Inc., a leading manufacturer of geothermal and water source heat pumps, donated $25,000 to the United Service Organization (USO) of Indiana, making the company the largest single contributor to the nonprofit military support organization.


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Walgreens Debuts Nation’s First Net Zero Energy Retail Store in Evanston, Ill.

Walgreens Plans to Generate Electricity and Reduce Energy Usage in the Store by More Than 50 Percent
December 9, 2013
With its solar panels, wind turbines, and a geothermal system, Walgreens celebrated the official opening of what is believed to be the nation’s first net zero energy retail store, anticipated to produce energy equal to or greater than it consumes.


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New Chicago-Area HVAC Contractor Emphasizes Green

Anderson Climate Solutions to Serve Northern Illinois Region with Plans to Expand Throughout Midwest
November 25, 2013
The greater Chicago area has a new heating and cooling service company, Anderson Climate Solutions. The company, with offices in Wheeling, Elmhurst, and Libertyville, Ill., will initially provide repair, maintenance, and installation services to residential, commercial, and light industrial customers in northern Illinois.


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Gov. John Kasich Visits Hartzell Air Movement

Hartzell Participates in State’s Workforce Training Program
October 28, 2013
Hartzell Air Movement announced that Ohio Gov. John Kasich visited its new large fan facility. The reason for the visit was to celebrate the successful first year of the Ohio Incumbent Workforce Training Voucher Program (OIWTVP) and to kick off the second year of the program.


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Business Brokerage Firm Opens in Indiana

Transworld’s Advisors Have Experience in Multiple Industries, Including HVAC
October 21, 2013
Transworld Business Advisors of Indiana has opened as a state-wide, locally-owned business brokerage firm. The company is led by Michael Berry, president, with advisors experienced in multiple industries, including HVAC. 


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ASA Midwest Council Hosts ‘Partners in Construction’ Event

How to Manage a Project While Promoting Harmony between General Contractor and Subcontractors
October 7, 2013
The American Subcontractors Association (ASA) Midwest Council has partnered with several St. Louis-area general contractors for the association’s second Partners in Construction event, “How to Manage the Construction Process,” scheduled for Oct. 24.


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Lennox Announces Heat U.P. Wisconsin Is Set for Oct. 5

Dealers Provide Free Installations of Lennox Gas Furnaces for Individuals and Families in Need
September 23, 2013
Started in 2010, Heat U.P. Wisconsin has become an annual event for independent Lennox dealers across Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to help people in need.


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2014 ACI Home Performance Conference

The 2014 ACI National Home Performance Conference & Trade Show was held in Detroit.

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NEWSMakers: Doug Dougherty

Doug Dougherty, president and CEO of the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) joins the program to discuss the latest happenings with GEO, including the drive to get included in state and federal definitions of renewable energy, plus the future of geothermal.  Posted on July 25.

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