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April 16, 2014: New Era Continues Pressure on EPA over R-22 Production

Appeal Seeks to Overturn HCFC-22 Production Allowances
April 16, 2014

New Era Group Inc. announced that it has filed an appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia over a ruling issued in mid-2013 allowing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to continue to allow production and importation of HCFC-22 refrigerant.


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April 16, 2014: GridPoint Named One of Most Promising Enterprise Software Companies

Firm Honored as a Leader in Energy Management
April 16, 2014

GridPoint, a supplier of energy management solutions, announced that it has been named one of CIOReview’s “20 Most Promising Enterprise Software Companies.”


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April 16, 2014: Americans Used More Energy in 2013

Majority of Energy Use Was for Electricity Generation, Followed by Transportation, Industrial, Residential, and Commercial
April 16, 2014

Americans used more energy in 2013 than the prior year, according to the latest energy flow charts released by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). Americans had used less energy in 2012 and 2011 than the previous year, but that trend has been reversed.


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April 16, 2014: ABB and Philips Join Forces in Commercial Building Automation

ABB Building Automation Will Connect Seamlessly with Philips Lighting Systems
April 16, 2014

ABB and Philips have announced a collaboration to simplify the integration of building automation and connected lighting systems for commercial buildings. 


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April 15, 2014: AT&T, Cisco, GE, IBM, and Intel Form Industrial Internet Consortium

Group’s Goal Is to Enable Organizations to More Easily Connect and Optimize Assets, Operations, and Data
April 15, 2014

AT&T, Cisco, GE, IBM and Intel have announced the formation of the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), an open membership group focused on breaking down the barriers of technology silos to support better access to data with improved integration of the physical and digital worlds.


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April 15, 2014: Bell & Gossett Announces Hydronics Seminar Schedule for Second Quarter

The Seminars Are Tailored to Contractors, Engineers, and Wholesalers
April 15, 2014

Bell & Gossett®, a brand of Xylem Inc., has announced the second quarter 2014 seminar schedule for its Little Red Schoolhouse®, offering HVAC hydronic and plumbing courses.


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April 15, 2014: Snappy Consolidates Facilities at Four Strategic Locations

Locations Will Better Serve Its Distributor Network and Contractor Installers
April 15, 2014

Snappy, a leading supplier of galvanized pipe and fittings for the residential HVAC industry, announced that it is consolidating and upgrading its capabilities at four strategic locations around the country.


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April 14, 2014: Siemens Is First Founding Industry Partner of Energy Management Association

The Association’s Formal Launch and Creation of Its Board Takes Place April 22
April 14, 2014

The Energy Management Association (EMA) announced today that Siemens Industry has become the organization’s first Founding Industry Partner. The relationship will be formalized during EMA’s organizational meeting at the Cx Energy 2014 Conference & Expo.


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April 14, 2014: Comfort Systems USA to Acquire Dyna Ten Corp.

Dyna Ten Provides a Range of Mechanical Contracting Services, HVAC Service, and Controls
April 14, 2014

Comfort Systems USA Inc., a leading provider of commercial, industrial, and institutional HVAC services, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Dyna Ten Corp., a mechanical contractor based in Fort Worth, Texas.


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April 14, 2014: ASHRAE, NAHB, ICC to Develop New Edition of National Green Building Standard

This Is Third Edition of the Standard and First Time That ASHRAE Has Partnered in Its Development
April 14, 2014

ASHRAE, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), and the International Code Council (ICC) have agreed to jointly develop the 2015 edition of the ICC/ASHRAE 700 National Green Building Standard. This is the third edition of the standard and the first time that ASHRAE has partnered in its development.


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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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