City’s new energy legislation addresses three areas
March 23, 2016
Mayor Ed Murray applauded the Seattle City Council for passing building energy legislation that establishes policies aimed at driving energy efficiency and reducing climate impact. The legislation was first mentioned in Murray’s State of the City on Feb. 17.
Now in its sixth year, the ranking examined the total institutional and commercial square footage of LEED-certified space per resident certified throughout 2015, based on U.S. Census data. Illinois retained its top national position for the third year in a row, with 161 LEED certifications representing 3.43 square feet of certified space per resident.
H 3874 provides an income tax credit to any individual or business installing geothermal
March 21, 2016
The law allows a tax credit against the income tax liability of a taxpayer equal to 25 percent of the costs incurred by the taxpayer in the purchase and installation of geothermal machinery in or on a facility in South Carolina and owned by the taxpayer.
HVAC contractors seem to be feeling cautiously optimistic about short-term growth, at least according to ACCA, whose Contractor Comfort Index (CCI) scored a 76 in January 2016. But, there is still concern about the U.S. economy and conditions around the world, in general.
The hot ticket at the recent Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration (AHR) Expo was a seat at Building Services Research and Information Association’s (BSRIA’s) presentation on global HVAC trends.
While ACCA and its members had a successful year, there were a number of challenges the industry faced as a whole. Some of the biggest were keeping up with the regulatory proposals and bills in Congress.