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OutToday Plumbing, Heating, and Electrical Announces Seattle Location

Bellevue, Wash.-based OutToday Plumbing, Heating, and Electrical has announced the expansion of its services with the opening of a new Seattle location.


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NEEA Releases Comprehensive Residential Energy Study

The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) has published the first two in a series of reports that it said will impact the future of residential energy efficiency in the Northwest. 


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Avista Offers Free Duct Sealing for Customers Residing In Manufactured Homes

Avista Utilities has announced its new Manufactured Home Duct Sealing Program, which enables qualifying customers in Washington to have their home’s ductwork sealed and receive other energy efficiency products at no cost. Avista said the service, a $500 value, can help customers save up to 30 percent on their energy bill.


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‘Howe’ Healthy Is Your Heart Kick-Off Party a Success

Vanessa Spencer, a San Diego resident, was the winner of the iPad mini raffle prize given out at the American Heart Association and Bill Howe Plumbing’s “Howe” Healthy is Your Heart Kick-Off Party held at The New Children’s Museum.


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Energy Trust of Oregon Awards ICF International $16 Million Energy Efficiency Contract

ICF International has been awarded a new contract to provide energy efficiency services to Energy Trust of Oregon for its Existing Buildings program. The contract has a value of $16 million and a term of two years. Additionally, the contract allows for a potential three option years. 


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CPUC Approves Significant Increase in Solar Water Heating Rebates

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has approved an increase in rebates offered through the California Solar Initiative (CSI)-Thermal Program of up to 45 percent. CPUC authorized the higher rebates to help boost adoption of solar water heating technology and encourage involvement in the statewide program.


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Mason Mechanical a Finalist for 2012 BBB Ethics Award

Mason Mechanical Heating and Cooling of Mesa, Ariz., announced that it is a finalist for the BBB Ethics Award presented by the Better Business Bureau of Greater Arizona. This award, with 15 finalists and five winners, judges customer-recommended businesses based on a number of criteria.


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Grant to Help Transform Vacant Hotel into Community for Women and Children

David Clark of CertainTeed Corp.’s Chowchilla, Calif., insulation plant, recently secured a $50,000 grant from Saint-Gobain, parent company of CertainTeed, to help local nonprofit Fresno Rescue Mission convert a vacant hotel into a community for women and children as part of its Rescue the Children project.


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Seattle Initiates ‘Pay for Performance’ Energy Efficiency Program

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

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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