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AHRI Meeting Draws Record Attendance

More than 380 Attendees Participate in Annual Manufacturer Meeting
By Mike Murphy
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A record number of attendees visited Arlington, Virginia, in early May to participate in AHRI's annual Spring Meeting. 


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Refrigerants Webinar Updates Contractors

‘Confluence of Initiatives’ Merit Attention
By Peter Powell
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The nearly hourlong presentation was made by Charlie McCrudden, senior vice president for government relations for ACCA.


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DOE Issues Commercial Refrigeration Standards

Refrigeration Equipment Comes Under Review
By Peter Powell
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For service technicians and contractors, the key is to be aware of next-generation equipment coming down the road, any differing servicing techniques that might be required, and the fact that like-for-like equipment may not be easily changed out, even if a customer requests it. 


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Contractors Prepare for Regional Standards

Emerson Survey Examines Contractor Awareness, Preparedness
By Kyle Gargaro
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This is the first in a two-part series of articles summarizing the State of HVAC survey Emerson conducted and is sharing exclusively with The NEWS. 


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Shaheen-Portman Energy Bill Stalls in Senate

Partisan Disagreement Over Amendments Kills Bill, For Now
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The bill would strengthen energy-saving model building codes and promote energy efficiency in residential, federal, and industrial buildings.


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Canadian Organizations Discuss Provisions

CIPH, MCA Canada Hold Parliamentary Day of Awareness in Ottawa
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The Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH) and the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada (MCA Canada) jointly held a Parliamentary Day of Awareness in Ottawa. 


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May 13, 2014: Shaheen-Portman Bill Stalls in Senate

Disagreement on Amendments Halts Progress on Energy Efficiency Bill
By Jen Anesi
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Forward momentum on the Shaheen-Portman energy efficiency bill ground to a halt Monday after Senate Democrats and Republicans failed to reach an agreement on the bill’s amendments.


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Court Accepts Regional Efficiency Standards Settlement

Regional Standards Lawsuit Officially Ends with Court’s Approval
By Jen Anesi
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The court’s order ends the lawsuit and represents a great victory for the industry organizations that were involved in developing the final settlement agreement. 


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Obama’s Overtime Order Draws Skepticism

HVACR Associations, Contractors Question Government-Ordered Overtime Pay Expansion
By Peter Powell
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The motion has left many employers across the labor spectrum, including HVACR contractors, on high alert.


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ASHRAE Considers Combining Standards

Change Would Affect Multifamily Buildings
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In an effort to provide ventilation requirement consistency, ASHRAE is considering combining two standards into one for dwelling units of multifamily buildings of any height.


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