Eddie Hollub of Modern Plumbing Co., Pasadena, TX, was installed as president of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) during PHCC's recent national convention in Toronto, ON, Canada.
A merger by two Florida chapters of the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) has formed a larger, stronger chapter that is expected to better represent the unionized sheet metal industry in the region, according to a story in SMACNews.
Honeywell Automation and Controls Solutions has announced that Del-Air Heating, Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration of Lake Mary, FL, is the grand prize winner of $5,000 in Honeywell’s POWERContractor sweepstakes.
As part of its continuing celebration of the 100th anniversary of modern air conditioning by its founder, Dr. Willis H. Carrier, Carrier Corporation recognized an energy-efficient HVAC investment in a prominent Austin, TX, building with a Carrier “Regional Environmental Leadership Award.”
A Texas state judge levied a $500,000 fine against lawyers of Provost & Umphrey, a Beaumont, TX, law firm representing workers at Alcoa Inc.’s Reynolds Metal unit, according to a story in The Detroit News. The fine is reported to be due to duplicate filings of asbestos lawsuits.
With the heat load produced by broadcast operations servers and associated high-tech equipment at the corporate headquarters of Scripps Networks in Knoxville, TN, mechanical engineer Greg Farmer needed a reliable means to cool and dehumidify the space.
When asked why they come to the Woodland Hills Mall — which some have rated as Oklahoma’s number one shopping mall — consumers will most likely cite size and diversity, shopping convenience, and the pleasant atmosphere. The thousands who visit each day do not realize, however, that they are being treated to something innovative in a regional mall or other retailing center. It’s pure, fresh-smelling indoor air that is continuously cleansed by leading-edge technology ultraviolet (UVC) devices.
"We were looking for new approaches in the energy market and were ready to consider a lot of new ideas.” In this way Jeffrey Hinson of Clemson University in South Carolina describes the process followed by the university in establishing a central electric generation and chilled water facility.
The shift toward more environmentally responsible construction practices is slowly gaining speed. One company that has committed to the program is Lee Air Conditioners Inc., Durham, NC, which provides HVAC systems for laboratories, offices, and homes. Lee AC, which has an in-house engineering department, has employed a new construction trend called “environmental sustainability.”