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California Energy Commission’s Amendments Challenged

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The California Office of Administrative Law (OAL) recently disapproved the California Energy Commission’s (CEC’s) amendments of its Title 20 Appliance Efficiency Regulations and related amendments of its Title 24 Building Standards.
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First 'Zero Energy Home' Goes Up In California

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced that the first home in the nation to be built under its new “Zero Energy Homes” program is scheduled to be completed soon. The DOE and its National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have joined with Davis Energy Group and Centex Homes to construct the home in the Los Olivos development in Livermore, CA.
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Edwards Air Force Base Goes Green And Saves Big

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Edwards AFB was facing major rate increases and a decision by the California legislature to prohibit customers from obtaining power from an ESP. These events highlighted the urgency of finding an ESP to provide power at a fixed price for a term of 3 to 5 years. Paul Weaver, Energy Manager for Edwards AFB’s 95th Civil Engineer Group, made contact with ESPs that indicated an interest in such an arrangement, and which also offered renewable power at a price comparable to its original frozen tariff rate.
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Postal Service Installs Largest Federal Roof-Integrated Solar Photovoltaic System

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The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) recently installed a landmark photovoltaic (PV) demonstration project at its Marina Processing and Distribution Center in Southern California.
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Performing Labor Of Love

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Sheet metal apprentices, SMACNA members, and retired members of SMWIA Local 359 recently combined to donate and install a new air conditioning system at St. John’s Indian School, located on the Gila Indian Reservation south of Phoenix, AZ.
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Energy Department Awards Weatherization Grant

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The Inter Tribal Council of Arizona was recently awarded $90,231 in weatherization grants by the Department of Energy (DOE).
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New Business Offers Cylinder Management Plan

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When an HVACR contractor needs his refrigerant tank emptied, he either pays a specialist to make a visit or he drops into a distributor, who provides such services and pays them to empty it. In the Phoenix area, HVACR contractors have another option — thanks to the opening of, and services provided by, Efficient Cylinder Management Inc. (ECMI).
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Total Facility Management Show Draws Crowd

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The Total Facility Management Show, held recently at the San Diego Convention Center, was a complete success in the eyes of the show’s producers.
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Seattle SMACNA Hosts IAQ Experts

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The Seattle chapter of the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) recently sponsored a seminar that focused on educating local HVAC contractors about the latest tools and trends to assist them in dealing with indoor air quality (IAQ) threats and safeguards.
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Rooftop Systems Provide Flexibility For Tilt-Up Construction

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Tilt-up concrete construction is very common in Orange County, CA. It’s fast, it’s economical, and it’s adaptable to many different types of low-rise buildings, including warehousing, manufacturing, and, as in the case of Ingram Micro Inc., office facilities.
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