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USGBC Certifies First LEED Platinum Prefabricated, Modular Home in Washington

Greenfab has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for a new home built in Seattle. The prefabricated, modular home is the first to be certified LEED Platinum in the state of Washington.


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Source Refrigeration Names New President and CEO

Source Refrigeration & HVAC, Anaheim, Calif., announced that Bruce Buchholz has been named president and chief executive officer. Buchholz replaces Lauren Abrams, who resigned as CEO of Source for medical reasons.


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Hobaica Assists Eight Phoenix-Area Families With New HVAC Systems

Over December and January, Hobaica Services presented new heating and cooling systems to eight lower-income, elderly, and disabled families living in metro Phoenix and its surrounding communities.


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Stradford Elected to NADCA Board

Dan Stradford, the chief executive officer of Action Duct Cleaning, has been elected to the board of directors of the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA).


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Discover Ductless Campaign Awards Grand Prize

The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA), in collaboration with regional utilities, including Seattle City Light, announced the winner of the $10,000 grand prize in its Discover Ductless campaign.


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Sheet Metal Competition Set for Las Vegas

The International Training Institute (ITI) announced that 12 of the nation’s top detailers have tested and qualified as finalists to participate in the detailing category at the annual International Sheet Metal Competition, set for March 5-9 in Las Vegas at Caesars Palace and the Sheet Metal Workers Local No. 88 in northeast Las Vegas.


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SMACNA Arizona Elects Allen Hendrix to Board

The Arizona Chapter of the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA Arizona) has elected Allen Hendrix to its board of trustees.


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Hybrid Solar Thermal System Enables Brewing of 'Green Beer'

Net Zero Impact has begun installation of a hybrid solar-thermal system at Hale’s Ales, the company’s largest and most sophisticated solar project to date. Located in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood, the project kicked off with the lowering of a 1,200-gallon storage tank through a temporary opening in the brewery’s roof.


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DMIS Joins With SunRun to Provide Homeowners With Low-Cost Solar

Demand Management Installation Services (DMIS) has announced a new partnership with SunRun, a leading residential solar company.


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College’s Installation Launches CHP Fuel Cell System Initiative

The commissioning of a new combined heat and power (CHP) fuel cell system at Portland Community College is the first of 10 CHP fuel cell systems that will go into operation on the West Coast as part of a $2.8 million combined industry and government award.


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