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New Vermont Law Encourages Geothermal Installs

New Law Allows State to Offer Monetary Incentives for Heat Pump Installations

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin recently signed S 202, a bill that enables Vermont to encourage the installation of high-efficiency geothermal heat pumps.


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Energy Advocates Gather at EE Global 2014

Alliance to Save Energy Launches ‘Energy 2030 On the Road’ Campaign

Energy-efficiency leaders and advocates from around the world recently came together for the Energy Efficiency Global Forum in Washington, District of Columbia.  


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A Mid-year Update on HVAC Refrigerants

Waiting On Decisions Related to R-22 Phasedown, Legal Actions, HFCs Future

When it comes to refrigerants, the HVACR industry is warily watching the EPA, federal courts, global market place, and Obama administration. Here, as of June 2, is how things look.


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Tech Talks Examine Refrigerant Reduction

Venting Software Also on the Agenda

The IIAR Conference examines some of the latest research in terms of working with equipment running on natural refrigerants.


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Preparing Contractors for 2015 HVAC Regulations

Know Your Borders and the Efficiencies Within

Contractor will not be able to conduct business as usual — at least not without carefully considering regional efficiencies, system matches, high-efficiency motors, impending cost increases, and the penalties associated with the new standards.


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AHRI and Zero Zone Challenge DOE Rulemaking

Petitioners Ask for Review of Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Standards

Petitioners contend DOE didn’t take all stakeholder comments into account when promulgating the rule.


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DOE Seeks Committee Members for Regional Standards Enforcement

Deadline for Negotiating a Proposed Rule is Oct. 30

Written comments and request to be appointed as members of the working group should be submitted within 14 days after the date of publication. 


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HARDI Takes on Legislators in DC

Congressional Fly-In Attendees Discuss Issues, Lobby for Change on Capitol Hill

The Congressional Fly-In gives HARDI members a chance to speak directly to congressional representatives about the legislative and regulatory issues impacting their businesses.


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Many HVAC Contractors Unaware of Pending Chiller Standards

The chiller standard will need to be adopted more on a state-by-state basis, making it highly unlikely it will be evident throughout the country by 2015.


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DOE Touts ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2013

Analysis is First Step in Adopting Standard as Commercial Building Reference Standard

This is the first step by the DOE in issuing a ruling that could establish the 2013 standard as the commercial building reference standard for state building energy codes.


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Matt Barga, portfolio manager — a/c and coils, Ingersoll Rand, discusses how the company is working to comply with the new energy conservation standards for heat pumps and air conditioners that go into effect on Jan. 1, 2015. Posted on Dec. 19.

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