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.
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.
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.
W.J. Maloney Plumbing, Heating & Cooling has been recognized with a Best of the Best Award for safety from SCF Arizona for the second consecutive year. The Phoenix plumbing, heating and cooling contractor was honored for being among the top 120 companies in a pool of nearly 25,000 businesses.
The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation has inaugurated a new 250-kilowatt solar photovoltaic (PV) power system donated by First Solar Inc., which will help power the historic Taliesin West campus. The commissioning marks the successful completion of the first phase of the Energizing Taliesin West™ initiative.
AtmosAir Solutions announced that it has opened a Phoenix regional office to provide sales, research and development, and engineering support to meet the growing demand and interest for its clean air products. The announcement was made by Steve Levine, president and CEO of AtmosAir Solutions.
Stanford University announced that it is offering a new professional certificate program in renewable energy. The online program, Energy Innovation and Emerging Technologies, explores various emerging renewable energy technologies.
Johnstone Supply Inc., has announced a new partnership with Operation Homefront, a national non-profit providing American military families with critically needed support, emergency assistance, and financial aid. Since its inception in 2002, Operation Homefront has taken care of over 590,000 needs of military families.
Building Doctors announced that it has attained an “unmeasurable,” or zero, duct leakage rate for its last three installations. This achievement has allowed Building Doctors to be the first Southern California member in the Ring4Club, a group of HVAC installers that go above and beyond code requirements.
Green Code Pro has launched an online course covering the Residential Mandatory sections of the California Green Building Standards Code. Targeted to architects, contractors, engineers, and other industry professionals, the organization says the self-paced course provides a detailed learning experience on the residential code.