HVAC Commercial Market

HVACR Industry Cruising Through First Half of 2013

HVACR Contractors, Distributors, Associations Report All-Around Growth
August 5, 2013

With research metrics rising and economic uncertainty settling, many in the industry are boasting prerecession returns heading into the second half of 2013.


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Net-Zero Schools Lead the Green Pack

More Districts Utilizing High-Efficiency HVAC Equipment to Reach Energy Goals
August 5, 2013

Many schools are turning to highly efficient HVAC solutions for both new-build and retrofit projects, indicating that the once-novel concept of LEED-certified and zero-energy schools may soon become commonplace in school districts across the U.S.


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School Ventilation, IAQ, and Energy Loss

Studies Show Many Students Not Receiving Enough Fresh Air
August 5, 2013

Though ASHRAE recommends bringing in 15 cfm of outside air per occupant in a commercial building, a growing number of studies show that many U.S. schools are falling significantly short of that goal, which can translate to lower test scores, increased absences, and other health issues caused by poor IAQ.


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Outdated Factory Transformed into LEED-Certified School

Active Chilled Beams, Dedicated Outdoor Air Help Building Achieve LEED Gold Certification
August 5, 2013

Engineers and architects took the seemingly impossible task of recycling an outdated industrial factory into a LEED-Gold showcase of some of the HVAC industry’s most innovative equipment for Asheboro, N.C.-based Randolph Community College (RCC).


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USGBC: Schools Need $500B for Updates

HVACR Contractors Can Work with Schools to Improve Buildings
August 5, 2013

It would take roughly $271 billion to bring public school buildings across the U.S. up to working order to gain compliance with the law, and a staggering $542 billion to meet current health, safety, and education standards. 


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United CoolAir Corp.: Commercial Air Conditioning

August 5, 2013

The company’s equipment mounts entirely indoors, requiring no roof or pad space. 


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Commercial Contractor: July 29, 2013

July 29, 2013

Lt. Col. Elliot Cecil Chandler posthumously receives award from Pro-Air Services for heroic actions during the Korean War.

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Caring for Commercial Customers

Goodway Technologies Takes Gold in the HVAC Commercial Equipment Category
July 22, 2013

It is important to keep HVAC equipment clean so it runs efficiently and as it’s designed to run. One place where dirt and grime collects in HVACR equipment, affecting system efficiency, is in the coils.


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Commercial Contractor: July 22, 2013

July 22, 2013

Brady's Tim Gasper accepts new position; S.A. Comunale wins award; more HVAC commercial contractor news briefs.


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Commercial Market Aspires to Improve Indoor Environment

Hospitals, Schools, Offices Guided by Health, Safety Needs
July 15, 2013

The trend to improve the indoor environment in commercial spaces is growing, according to experts in the field. Yet health and safety may not always be foremost in discussions between HVAC contractors and commercial clients. 


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Kyle Gargaro, editor-in-chief of The NEWS, hosted the 2014 ACCA CEO Forum. At the event, six well-known, highly respected company executives, Gary Michel, Ingersoll Rand/Trane; Chris Nelson, Carrier Corp.; Chris Peel, Rheem Mfg. Co.; Rod Rushing, Johnson Controls; Brent Schroeder, Emerson Climate Technologies; and Doug Young, Lennox; provided individual industry outlooks and fielded questions directly from attending contractors. Listen to the entire event on the NEWSMakers podcast. Posted on April 14.

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