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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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Aire Serv of Las Vegas Honored by Ronald McDonald House Charities

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

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

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

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

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

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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Chris Mathis, president of Mathis Consulting Co. and vice chair of ASHRAE’s residential ad hoc committee, talks about ASHRAE’s exploration into the residential market. Posted on Oct. 17.

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