Solar Is Nearly Competitive With Traditional Energy in Select Locations

August 17, 2009
Solar energy has had an image as an impractical high-cost luxury. However, falling costs and time-of-use electricity pricing have now begun to help solar become competitive in select locations. Proximity to “grid parity” varies by location, and is closest for commercial rooftop installations in California, according to a new research report.
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Money Masters Seminar Shows How to Achieve Success in a Service Business

July 27, 2009
Nexstar® has announced that the Money Masters® touring seminar will be coming to the Denver area Aug. 21-22. The seminar provides an opportunity for service contractor owners in the plumbing, heating, cooling, and electrical trades to learn how to more profitably run the business-side of a company.
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Companies Partner to Bring Wi-Fi-enabled Thermostats to Market

July 6, 2009
GainSpan® Corp., a provider of Wi-Fi semiconductor solutions, Radio Thermostat Company of America (RTCOA), a provider of programmable communicating thermostats, and Our Home Spaces, a supplier of energy management solutions for homeowners and developer of iPhone™ applications, have joined forces to bring Wi-Fi-enabled thermostats to market.
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Alliance Environmental Group Offers Coil Cleaning Services

June 8, 2009
Alliance Environmental Group, a provider of indoor air quality remediation and mold/asbestos removal services throughout California, has announced the expansion of its offering to include commercial and residential coil cleaning services aimed at increasing energy efficiency and air quality for its customers.
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Seattle Refrigeration, RETA to Hold Ammonia Safety and Awareness Conference

May 25, 2009
Seattle Refrigeration Co. and the Seattle Chapter of the Refrigeration Engineers and Technicians Association (RETA), in conjunction with the Ammonia Safety and Training Institute (ASTI), are offering an NH3 (ammonia) safety class for their inaugural Ammonia Safety and Awareness Day.
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Goettl and Mix 96.9 Seek to Cool Off Phoenix's Hottest Moms

May 18, 2009
Goettl Air Conditioning and radio station Mix 96.9 (KMXP) are partnering to cool down Phoenix’s hottest moms this summer. From May 8 through June 1, Mix 96.9 listeners are invited to nominate a mother they feel deserves a new air conditioning unit by uploading a picture of her onto the station’s Website.
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NATE Contractors Benefit From Southern California Quality Installation Program

April 27, 2009
Southern California Edison (SCE) has launched its Energy Star® Residential Quality Installation program, and only contractors eligible for the North American Technician Excellence (NATE) Consumer Contractor Connection (C3) program are able to offer these incentives to their customers.
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Study Shows Growing Need for Energy Efficiency Occupations in Bay Area

April 6, 2009
The California Community College’s Workforce and Economic Development Centers of Excellence (COE) has produced a study indicating that California’s persistent move towards energy efficiency has spurred a rising need for eight energy efficiency occupations that is likely to create thousands of well-paying jobs.
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ACCA Arizona Chapter to Hold Industry Tradeshow and Career Fair

March 30, 2009
In celebration of its 56th year anniversary, the Arizona Chapter of the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA-AZ) will conduct its second annual HVACR Industry Tradeshow & Career Fair. It will be held Thursday, April 9, 2009 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Mesa Convention Center.
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Global Water Technologies Announces New Office, New Executives

March 2, 2009
Global Water Technologies Inc., a Denver-based water treatment and services company serving several markets including HVAC, has announced the opening of a new office in Indianapolis and the appointment of a new chief executive officer and chief financial officer.
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