Thermostats

Mercury Collection Underway in Michigan

Great Lakes Mercury Collection Program Provides Free Recycling Services
April 7, 2014

The Great Lakes Mercury Collection Program is providing free mercury collection services to residents and businesses in the state of Michigan. 


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Venstar Inc.: Residential-Commercial Thermostat

March 31, 2014

Residential and commercial programmable thermostat ColorTouch’s firmware has been updated. 


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My Two Cents: You Say You Want a Revolution?

Simple Thermostats Are Morphing in Ways We Never Imagined
March 17, 2014

I believe it is clear that we are just at the beginning of this revolution, and it is likely that the changes and improvements in these devices are going to be released nearly as frequently as new cell phones enter the market. 


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Feb. 17, 2014: Smart Thermostats to Reach Nearly $1.4 Billion in Annual Revenue by 2020

Worldwide Revenue from Smart Thermostats Is Forecast to Grow from $86 Million in 2013
February 17, 2014

Although the market for smart thermostats has struggled to gain traction, recent developments — particularly the purchase of smart thermostat maker Nest Labs by Google for a reported $3.2 billion — indicate that growth is likely to accelerate, according to Navigant Research.


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2014 AHR Expo: HVAC Residential Controls

February 17, 2014

The NEWS was very busy at the AHR Expo in New York City, visiting as many booths as possible in search of new products. Below is a comprehensive list of all the residential control products we found on the show floor.


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Google to Buy Nest for $3.2 Billion

Nest to Retain Brand Identity, Leadership
January 27, 2014

On Jan. 13, Google Inc. announced it had entered into an agreement to buy smart thermostat manufacturer Nest Labs, Inc. for $3.2 billion in cash. 


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SmartWay Solutions Inc.: Touchscreen Thermostat

January 20, 2014

With a touch of the help button, the VT4000 Audioaire™ thermostat plays the service company’s custom audio message. 


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NY Enacts Thermostat Recycling Law

New Law Mandates Mercury Thermostat Recycling
January 20, 2014

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill that requires any person or contractor who replaces a thermostat that contains mercury to deliver it to an appropriate collection site to be recycled.


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Google to Buy Nest for $3.2 Billion

Nest to Retain Brand Identity, Company Leadership
January 14, 2014

On Jan. 13, Google Inc. announced it had entered into an agreement to buy smart thermostat manufacturer Nest Labs Inc. for $3.2 billion in cash. 


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Jan. 14, 2014: Google to Acquire Smart Thermostat Maker Nest

Nest Also Offers Smoke/CO Alarm
January 14, 2014

Google Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement to buy Nest Labs Inc., manufacturer of the Nest Learning Thermostat, for $3.2 billion in cash. 


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2014 MCAA Annual Convention

Scenes from the 2014 MCAA Annual Convention in Scottsdale, Ariz.

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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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