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AHRI Meeting Draws Record Attendance

More than 380 Attendees Participate in Annual Manufacturer Meeting

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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