The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) Confined Spaces in Construction final rule, issued May 4, 2015, created confusion in the HVAC industry. ACCA announced that, after months of negotiations with OSHA, an agreement clarifies that the rule has very limited application in the residential HVAC industry.
Judy Garber to retire on Aug. 1 after 16 years of service to the association
July 6, 2016
The membership of the National Association of Oil and Energy Service Professionals (OESP) has unanimously voted to hire Jaffe Communications of Newark, New Jersey, to serve as its next executive director, following the retirement of Judy Garber on Aug. 1.
Regulation in the EU and U.S., increasing construction in Asia Pacific and the Middle East are driving growth
July 5, 2016
The global insulation market is forecast to reach $93.34 billion by 2024, according to a new report by Grand View Research Inc. The rising importance of energy efficient buildings owing to escalating energy costs is expected to remain a key driving factor for the global insulation market.
Wind and solar PV had record additions for the second consecutive year
July 4, 2016
Renewable energy accounted for nearly 25 percent of global electrical capacity in 2015, according to a new study, Renewables 2016 Global Status Report, by REN21. The power sector experienced its largest annual increase in capacity ever, with significant growth in all regions.
Company awards five $1,000 scholarships to veterans for training
July 4, 2016
The Dwyer Group has been active in helping military veterans as the originator of the VetFran program that offers veterans a discount on the purchase of a franchise. Now the franchisor of trade service brands announced it is awarding five veterans a $1,000 scholarship for franchise training or other franchise opening costs.
Will help contractors in understanding and implementing BIM, 3D design and visualization, and more
June 30, 2016
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and Autodesk, a leading global 3D design and engineering software company, have announced a strategic partnership to enable construction professionals to work smarter by harnessing digital solutions to increase productivity, reduce redundancy, and eliminate waste.
It is expected to close on two acquisitions shortly
June 28, 2016
Sitestar Corp. has announced the creation of the HVAC Value Fund LLC along with JNJ Investments. Sitestar has committed an initial $1 million investment to the HVAC Value Fund for the purpose of acquiring and managing HVAC companies in Arizona and throughout the Southwest.
Gives students the ability to add valuable field experience to their classroom curriculum
June 27, 2016
HomeServe USA, a provider of home repair service plans, announced a pilot program with Lincoln Technical Institute, Union, New Jersey, that will enable students to gain real-world experience in the HVAC field by allowing them to shadow HomeServe certified technicians.