HVAC Commercial Market

Bill Could Streamline Energy Efficiency Upgrades in Schools

Bipartisan Legislation Would Provide Financing Resources to Schools
By Jen Anesi
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Despite receiving strong bipartisan support in the House, the bill now faces an uphill battle in the Senate.


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Daikin Industries: Magnetic Bearing Chiller

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Magnetic Bearing Chiller Technology is now available on chillers up to 1,500 ton in capacity through an expansion of its popular Magnitude centrifugal chiller line.


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Kansas City IKEA Goes Geothermal

IKEA Merriam will be 2nd US IKEA Store with Geothermal
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It is reported the store will become the largest single building with a geothermal heating/cooling system in either Kansas or Missouri.


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My Two Cents: I Fought the Law and the Law Won

If You Can’t Beat Them, Join Them and Lead Them
By Butch Welsch
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As we all know, today’s HVAC equipment is not our forefather’s HVAC equipment, and the need to have trained and tested workers is more important than it has ever been.


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HVAC: Let’s Make a Deal

Acquisitions Growing More Attractive as HVAC Market Swings Upward
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With strengthening economic conditions, access to inexpensive financing, and the leading players’ never-ending desire to grow, it is no surprise to anyone serving the HVAC industry that big-ticket acquisitions continue to hit the newswire with regular frequency. 


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Canadian Groups Assess Hydronics Training Programs

CHC to Administer Certification Exam in Partnership with NAIT
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Moving forward, all partner organizations will seek to train or support training to the agreed learning standards, culminating in a certification exam that will be administered by the CHC in partnership with NAIT. 


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A Look at Today’s Geothermal Heat Pumps

New Residential Geothermal Products Feature Higher Efficiencies, Renewable Qualities
By Joanna R. Turpin
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Geothermal heat pumps are among the most efficient and comfortable heating and cooling technologies currently available because they use the earth’s natural heat to provide heating, cooling, and, often, water heating. 


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Expansion Tank Pressurization

Improper Air-side Pressurization ‘Wastes’ some of the Internal Volume
By John Siegenthaler, PE
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Having the proper air-side pre-pressurization prevents system water from entering the expansion tank, until the water begins expanding due to heating. 


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HVAC Commercial Equipment: Winners Invest in Design

Mitsubishi Electric Cooling and Heating Earns Gold
By Angela D. Harris
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The NEWS honors the 2014 Dealer Design Award winners in the HVAC Commercial Equipment category.


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Multitasking Contractors Share Expertise with Peers

Contractors Find Success in Consulting
By Matt Bishop
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No matter the means, there does seem to be a market for contractors who are interested in helping other contractors. 


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NEWSMakers: Joseph Groh

Joseph Groh, an industry veteran boasting 35 years of HVAC experience, discusses the 2008 bicycle accident that cut his career tragically short, and how the Joseph S. Groh Foundation is his way of giving back to the construction trade. Posted on Aug. 22.

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