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Greenstar Home Services Raises $20,000 for Local Charities

Greenstar Contributes $1 for Every Service Call Run; Customers Have Opportunity to Match It

Greenstar Home Services and its Greenstar Cares Program strives to improve the lives of individuals within the communities they serve. Through financial contributions, in-kind donations, and volunteerism, the program supports initiatives focused on enhancing opportunities in education, environment, advocacy, and health and wellness.


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California Businesswoman Wins HVAC Contractor of the Year

Mary Jean Anderson Recognized for Excellence in the HVACR Industry

The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC), in conjunction with Trane, a brand of Ingersoll Rand, presented Mary Jean Anderson, owner of Anderson Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc., El Cajon, Calif., with the PHCC HVAC Contractor of the Year Award.


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Aire Serv Adds Locations in Oregon and Arizona

Organization Helps Franchisees with the Business Side of Their Company

Aire Serv announced the purchase of eight new franchise locations in the third quarter of 2014. Year to date, Aire Serv has welcomed the addition of 19 new franchise locations.


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PHCC of California Receives Awards

Organization Is Presented 2014 Legislative Excellence Award

The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors of California (CAPHCC) received numerous awards at the PHCC CONNECT 2014 Convention in New Orleans.


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AC Pro Opens New California Location

Company Distributes HVAC Equipment, Parts, and Supplies

Less than one year after opening its new Anaheim, California, location, AC Pro (formerly MSI HVAC), a wholesale supplier in Southern California and Nevada, announced the addition of a new location in Riverside, California.


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Hercules Industries Receives Award

Top Company Award Is Considered One of the Most Competitive Professional Awards in the State

Hercules Industries, a Colorado-based HVAC manufacturer and distributor, has been honored as “Top Company” in Manufacturing by Colorado Biz magazine for 2014.  


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Los Angeles Building Goes Another Shade Greener

HVAC Optimization Software to Cut Annual Energy Use

Constellation Place in Century City, California, is known for its progressive environmental efforts. From solar panels and fuel cells to high-efficiency plumbing and lighting, the 35-story JMB Realty Corp. architectural landmark is setting the bar in efficiency.


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First Net-Zero Classrooms Installed in San Diego

The $2 Million Project Replaces Six 25-Year-Old Temporary Classrooms

In collaboration with the Oak Park Unified School District, Balfour Beatty Construction installed seven net-zero modular classroom buildings made of single use containers used for ocean shipping at Oak Park High School. The project marks the first use of this type of modular building approved by the California Division of State Architect.


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America’s Data Centers Have Potential to Cut Energy Waste by 40 Percent

Improved Energy Efficiency Could Save Over $3 Billion Annually

Much of the massive amounts of electricity that America’s data centers use to support our business and online activity is being wasted running computer servers doing little or no work most of the time, according to a report released in August by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).


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Hartzell Announces New Sales Rep Offices in Arizona, New Mexico, Texas

Climatec Adds Hartzell Industrial Fans to Its Product Lines

Hartzell Air Movement announced that Climatec Engineered HVAC Solutions is now its new manufacturer’s sales rep office in Arizona, New Mexico, and El Paso, Texas. Selling Hartzell industrial fans will be a smooth transition for the firm, which already sells other complementary products such as dampers, louvers, and air handling equipment.


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