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ASHRAE Targets Legionnaires’ Disease

Standard Expected to Identify Risk Factors for Growth and Exposure

To help battle Legionellosis, which includes both Legionnaires’ disease and Pontiac Fever, ASHRAE is currently developing Standard 188P: “Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems.” The fourth public review draft of the standard is expected to be approved and made available for public comment soon.


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What Does Green Do For You?

HVAC Contractors Debate Whether ‘Green’ is Still an Effective Selling Point

Green is really more of a grey area, especially for HVAC contractors. While some enthusiastically believe green still means go, others feel the terminology that once created a spark has all but fizzled out.


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Coolerado Corp.: Energy Recovery Ventilator

The Coolerado Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV) supplies ASHRAE Standard 62.1 ventilation rates while reducing energy consumption. 


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Danfoss: Solenoid Valve Coils

The BJ and BX coils have a large pulling force that enables larger AKVH valves to operate in CO2 systems. 


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Family Manufacturer Still Going Strong after 100 Years

Bard Mfg. Co. Celebrates a Century in Business

After looking around at their own families, some might find it difficult to imagine a family-owned operation working for this long. There are fifth-generation members currently working in the business full time or during the summers while going to college, but it’s too early to determine the generation’s long-term interest level and commitment to the business.


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Riverside Co. Acquires Dwyer Group — Again

The Dwyer Group’s Franchise Network Includes more than 1,600 Franchisees

The Dwyer Group, based in Waco, Texas, is a holding company for seven residential and commercial franchise service brands, including Aire Serv, a heating and cooling brand.


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Hydronic Radiant Ceiling Cooling for Smaller Buildings

Though More Expensive, Radiant Trumps Forced Air in Comfort

The combined cost of hydronic radiant panel heating, along with a separate central cooling system, often strains the construction budget to a point where something has to go, and that something is usually the radiant heating option. It gets trumped by a lower-cost forced-air system that delivers both heating and cooling, albeit often at reduced comfort.


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Uponor Inc.: Stainless Steel Manifold

Made of corrosion-resistant stainless steel, the new stainless steel manifold from Uponor Inc. is available in 1- and 1 ¼-inch sizes in 2- through 8-, 10-, and 12-loop configurations. 


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HVAC Industry Lays Out Refrigerant Plan

AHRI Asked the Government to Set the Objectives and Work Together with Industry

HVACR industry associations, manufacturers, end users, and fluorocarbon producers met with senior White House officials to show support and voluntary commitments to phase down HFCs. Industry coalition the Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy and the White House hosted the event Sept. 16 at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.


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Manufacturers Explain Refrigerant Directions

Brochures, Case Studies, Define Refrigerant Technologies, Applications

Commercial refrigeration systems, whether utilized in supermarkets or restaurants, seem to be constantly changing. 


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NEWSMakers: Chris Mathis

Chris Mathis, president of Mathis Consulting Co. and vice chair of ASHRAE’s residential ad hoc committee, talks about ASHRAE’s exploration into the residential market. Posted on Oct. 17.

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