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Seattle Initiates ‘Pay for Performance’ Energy Efficiency Program

November 5, 2012
Mayor Mike McGinn has announced a new approach to helping commercial electric utility customers in Seattle achieve energy savings. He introduced a three-year pilot project that will test an energy conservation concept known as “pay for performance.”


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HERO Financing for Energy Efficiency Improvements Hits $50 Million

October 15, 2012
The HERO (home energy renovation opportunity) financing program allows homeowners in Western Riverside County to finance home energy and water efficiency improvements through their property taxes. It was announced that $50 million in home energy retrofits have been financed since the program was launched.


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Aire Serv of Las Vegas Honored by Ronald McDonald House Charities

October 1, 2012
Because of its ongoing support and dedication to the HVAC needs of the local Ronald McDonald House, Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Greater Las Vegas recognized Aire Serv of Las Vegas as a House Hero during the organization’s 14th Annual Gala dinner.


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Request for California Geothermal Heat Pump Bill Sent to Governor

October 1, 2012
Meline Engineering Corp., along with members of the California Geothermal Heat Pump Lobby Coalition, sent a request to Gov. Jerry Brown’s office recently for AB 2339 to be signed into law.


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PHCC Appoints Harrison

September 24, 2012
Scott Harrison, owner of Scott Harrison Plumbing, is the newly appointed president of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors (PHCC) of Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties in California.


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California Geo Bill Passes General Assembly

September 17, 2012
Championed by the new California Geothermal Heat Pump Lobby Coalition (CalGeo), AB 2339 passed in the Senate on Aug. 28 with a 36-0 vote then returned to the Assembly the following day where it also passed unanimously with a 79-0 vote.


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Auction to Offer Construction Equipment and Contractors’ Tools

September 10, 2012
Tiger Remarketing Services is auctioning more than 1,000 lots of construction equipment, building, warehouse, and office equipment and supplies, along with a wide array of contractors' tools and more, in an online sale at www.soldtiger.com. Bidding is underway and will close with a live auction on Sept. 13.


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CCC Offers No-Cost Assessment Toolkit as Benchmarking Deadlines Approach

August 27, 2012
Californians who are buying, selling, or refinancing a commercial building have been tasked by state legislators with complying with state benchmarking regulations, beginning Jan. 1, 2013. The California Commissioning Collaborative (CCC) is offering assistance in the form of a Facilities Operations Assessment (FOA) toolkit.


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Acro Energy Offers Limited-Time 12-Month Free Solar Promotion

August 20, 2012
Acro Energy, a leading solar installation firm, announced that it will offer 12 months of free solar to new customers through Aug. 31, 2012 as part of an expansion campaign in the Southern California market.


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Heat Pipe Technology Appoints New Western Regional Manager

August 13, 2012
Heat Pipe Technology Inc. (HPT), a division of MiTek, a Berkshire Hathaway company, announced that it has appointed a new Western regional manager. Michael Chilingerian, formally of Accuspec Inc., brings more than two decades of experience to HPT.


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