HVAC Commercial Market

June 17, 2013: High-Efficiency Commercial HVAC to Surpass $33 Billion by 2020

North American Market Will Revive During 2013, See More Substantial Growth During 2014
June 17, 2013
As energy costs, pressure on energy resources, and restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions continue to increase, strong global, national, and local pressure is driving the market for higher-efficiency commercial building HVAC systems, states a new report from Navigant Research.


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Contractors Challenged by Legalization of Marijuana

HVAC Hiring Practices Under Fire as Colorado, Washington Legalize Marijuana
June 17, 2013

Colorado and Washington residents voted to legalize the drug last November and HVAC contractors in both states are examining hiring policies, as well as informing their employees of the dangers and risks of employment under the influence. 


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Big-Box Looks to Solar as PV Prices Fall

Solar Energy Helps Offset Cost of Operating HVAC Systems at Large Retail Stores
June 17, 2013

With the price of photovoltaic (PV) panels falling rapidly, utilizing solar energy has suddenly become a cost-effective choice for many large retailers, who are now embracing the technology with open arms.


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Protecting History with VRF Zoning

New History Colorado Center Finds Way to Stay Cool
June 17, 2013

With the constant heat gain from eight vital nerve centers, the museum needed a bulletproof, mission-critical system to keep the temperature in these rooms at the constant 76˚F required by the State Office of Information Technology (OIT). 


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Project Files: Vanderbilt Flunks Old Air Handler

June 17, 2013

The project goal was to update HVAC equipment for a 17,000-square-foot research facility within the university's 800,000-square-foot medical center north building on its Nashville, Tenn., campus. 


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Warm Weather Indicates Strong HVAC Cooling Season

Contractors Discuss Summer Weather, Storm Preparedness
June 10, 2013

The cooling season has begun and HVAC contractors across the nation are gearing up for what meteorologists predict is going to be a hot summer. 


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Perseverance Key for Captain Mark Kelly

MCAA Annual Convention Includes Notable Keynote Speakers
June 10, 2013

Featured speakers during the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) annual convention conveyed a message about the importance of perseverance to success in professional and personal endeavors. The words of former astronaut and retired naval aviator Capt. Mark Kelly were no exception.


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Commercial Contractors: June 10, 2013

June 10, 2013

Par Mechanical employee named VIP Installation Showcase winner; TDIndustries appoints new Dallas president; more HVAC commercial contractor news briefs.


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Employment Background Checks Drawing Government Scrutiny

Contractors May Face Legal Hurdles When Using Background Checks During Hiring Process
June 3, 2013

This latest guidance from EEOC concerning background checks stems from Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. But there is absolutely no reference made to criminal history, so how can EEOC threaten action based on Title VII?


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Thybar Corp.: Rooftop Unit Curb Adapters

June 3, 2013

Laser cut, the all-welded construction Retro-mate® adapters are available. The Retromate offers a fast, cost-effective method of replacing rooftop HVAC units. 


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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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