IKEA flipped the switch on a newly constructed solar energy system at its southwestern United States distribution center in Tejon, Calif. This installation represents the second-largest, single-roof commercial system in the state, and the sixth largest in the nation.
Ace Air has announced the launch of Ace Air Cares, which will provide free air conditioning services for Phoenix-area charities during the hot summer months. The Ace Air Cares initiative is currently taking nominations from local charities that are seeking donations of HVAC unit replacement, repair services, and tune-ups.
AAA Cooling Specialists has recently been presented with two awards from Trane. The contractor, which services Phoenix and surrounding communities, has received the Clean Air Leader Award, which is based on the amount of clean air equipment sold. Also, the company received the Pacesetter Award, which is based on overall performance.
Source Refrigeration & HVAC Inc. announced that its board of directors has named Lauren Abrams as chief executive officer. Abrams was previously the president and chief operating officer of Source and has been a member of the board of directors since October 2010.
EMCOR Group Inc., a leader in mechanical and electrical construction, energy infrastructure, and facilities services, announced that its subsidiary, Trautman & Shreve Inc., has been awarded a contract for the installation of all the mechanical systems at the new Denver Police Crime Laboratory.
Authority HVAC, a licensed HVAC services company serving the metropolitan Phoenix area, announced that it has joined the Salt River Project’s (SRP’s) Energy Efficiency Alliance, an affiliation which will allow the company to help SLP customers improve on energy efficiency.
Irvine Unified School District (IUSD), SPG Solar, and SunEdison “flipped the switch” to initiate 2 megawatts (MW) of solar power for a multi-school program that promises to generate 25 percent to 60 percent of each campus’ electrical consumption.
Blue Earth Inc. announced that it has closed its letter of intent to acquire Castrovilla Inc. Castrovilla serves over 6,000 small businesses and several utilities in Northern California. For its small business customers, the company performs energy audits and comprehensive commercial refrigeration efficiency upgrades.
Bosch Thermotechnology North America, a leading provider of water heating and comfort heating/cooling systems for homes and businesses, has announced the opening of a new Bosch Solutions Center in Irvine, Calif., for the training of HVAC professionals in its product technologies.
Speakman Cooling has launched a new website to introduce its latest product line, the Air2O™ series of evaporative coolers. The site, Speakmancooling.com, highlights this cooling technology, primarily used in the western United States in both residential/light commercial and commercial/industrial applications.