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Seattle Opera House Gets HVAC Upgrade

The 75-year-old Seattle Opera House is undergoing some major transformations. Now known as Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, one of the most important improvements to the opera house will be a new HVAC system designed with comfort, acoustics, and energy efficiency in mind.
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Arizona SMACNA Sends Care Packages To Troops

In support of American troops overseas, the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) of Arizona recently compiled care packages to send to soldiers in Iraq and Kuwait.
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Portland Office Building Adopts Distributed Energy

The 200 Market Street Building in Portland, OR, recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony and awards presentation marking the installation of a new mircroturbine — a first for an Oregon office building. Building owner John Russell received awards from the Bonneville Power Administration and other participants.
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California College Gets Hi-Tech HVACR Labs

The construction of two new state-of-the-art educational laboratories is near completion at the Antelope Valley College in Los Angeles County. Completion of the refrigeration and HVAC labs, which will open inside the newly constructed Technical Education Building on campus, is expected in early 2003.
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Arizona Registrar Of Contractors Offers Free Brochure

The State of Arizona Registrar of Contractors is offering the public a free brochure to advise consumers on how to select and hire licensed contractors for remodeling or construction projects, including HVACR projects.
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Bay Area Contractors Invest In New Horizons Foundation

The Bay Area Association of SMACNA Chapters (Oakland, CA) will invest $100,000 in a research and educational program to benefit sheet metal and HVAC contractors.
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California's Motion Picture Hospital Goes ‘Green’

The Motion Picture & Television Fund Hospital, in Woodland Hills, CA , recently ordered six natural gas-driven cogeneration modules from Tecogen (Waltham, MA) to compliment a Tecochill® natural gas-driven cooling system that was shipped earlier this summer. In the eyes of company president Bob Panora, Tecogen demonstrated that it can supply technology “with three significant benefits” for the hospital.
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PG&E, American Standard Offer Cash Back

This summer, Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) customers in Northern California may earn as much as $500 in cash-back rebates on new installations of American Standard cooling and heating systems in their homes.
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AZ Registrar’s Enforcement Efforts Are In Process

The Arizona Registrar of Contractors has begun issuing warning letters and citations to contractors who are not in compliance with the new contractor advertising laws. A notification will also be sent to the publication where the non-compliant advertising appears.
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Colorado Student Awarded SMACNA Scholarship

Helping to educate the leaders of tomorrow, the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) College of Fellows awarded a $1,200 scholarship for the 2002-2003 academic year to Sarah Keating, who resides in nearby Littleton, CO.
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