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Portable Solutions Offer Reactive, Proactive Response to Bad Weather

Portable Industry Provides Confidence in Case of Emergency
By Matt Bishop
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According to Rob Shortt, vice president, Cold Air Products, Norfolk, Va., the portable heating and cooling sector is widely driven by inclement weather and the impending need for comfort.


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Portable Cooling Offers Permanent Solutions

Ease, Accessibility Make Portable HVAC an Attractive Option
By Matt Bishop
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Even though portable HVAC equipment is often selected as a temporary answer, the units are commonly being cemented as permanent solutions.


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MARS, Heat Controller Merge Operations

Acquisition Positions MARS for Future Growth, Stability
By Herb Woerpel
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Last fall, MARS hired an investment banker and began discussing potential growth options. The company started communicating with potential targets and shortly thereafter had reached an agreement with Heat Controller. 


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Commercial Contractor: July 1, 2013

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B & I Contractors (Fort Myers, Fla.) hires new project manager.


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Service, Maintenance Key to Rooftop Unit Performance

RTU Solutions and Helpful Tips from Contractors, for Contractors
By Jen Anesi
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The phrase “out of sight, out of mind” may as cliché as the day is long, but when HVAC contractors were asked to share their maintenance tips for rooftop units, the overused expression popped up again and again as they described how most building owners treat their rooftop HVAC equipment.


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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
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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
By Matt Bishop
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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
By Jen Anesi
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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
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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

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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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