The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that the emissions generated by energy use at the USGBC’s First Annual International Green Building Conference and Exposition (in Austin, TX, November 11-15, 2002) are being offset, and the event is being certified as a Cleaner and Greener Event by Leonardo Academy.
In a press release issued in November 2002, the American Subcontractors Association (ASA) reported that it is becoming involved in a lawsuit in Tennessee regarding change orders for construction subcontractors.
Goodman Manufacturing Company, L.P., recently received Maintenance Warehouse's "Partner of the Year" award. Goodman supplies Maintenance Warehouse with Janitrol® heating and air conditioning equipment and Amana® brand packaged terminal air conditioning units (PTACs).
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.