The Wayne County Airport Authority has announced that its 18-month, $14.6 million energy conservation improvement contract with Siemens Building Technologies is complete, on time and on budget. To date, the project has saved Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) $1.8 million in energy costs.
The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors' National Association (SMACNA) College of Fellows has awarded three $1,200 scholarships for the 2003-2004 academic year. Among the winners is Natalie Dvorak, of Kohler, Wis.
A fire, which officials believe began when a window air conditioner, plugged into a strip outlet, overheated and caught the nearby carpet and couch on fire, killed a mother and her five children in Pontiac, Mich., north of Detroit.
Wisconsin’s Special Olympics soccer team, part of TEAM USA at the recent World Summer Games, beat the Ireland team to earn a silver medal. The 16 players, drawn from an array of Wisconsin teams, were chosen to be the only traditional “11-a-side” TEAM USA World Games soccer team to compete at the games, held in Dublin, Ireland.
A Minneapolis-based nonprofit group is confronting the mold problem with a new inspection standard, according to an article in Finance & Commerce magazine. The Indoor Environmental Standards Organization (IESO) is providing mold-related training, certification programs, and technical information for home inspectors, real estate agents, and others concerned about household mold.
Retired tech Lonny Sise recently contacted News’ contractor consultant Mary Marble to see if she could help get some media coverage for the work that he and his friends at Comfort Temp (Ray, Mich.) were doing with the local Habitat for Humanity organization.