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Aug. 22, 2014: HVACR Professionals Can Now Access Emerson Product Database via Mobile App

Resource for Copeland Compressor Specifications Available as a Free App
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Emerson Climate Technologies announced that on-the-go HVACR professionals now have access to its Online Product Information (OPI) database for Copeland™ compressors from a mobile app.


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Aug. 22, 2014: TruTech Tools Announces Change in Ownership

Bill Spohn and Eric Preston Are the New Owners
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TruTech Tools Ltd., an online distributor of tools and test instruments for the HVAC and building performance markets, has announced a change in ownership. James C. and James L. Bergmann have stepped down and president and CEO, Bill Spohn, and vice president and sales manager, Eric Preston, are now the owners.


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Aug. 22, 2014: ERVs to Reach Nearly $3 Billion in Annual Revenue by 2020

Units Improve IAQ and Provide Energy Savings
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Energy recovery ventilators (ERVs), which use the exhaust air from a building to precondition incoming air, offer many advantages for both improving IAQ and reducing energy consumption, and are one of the fastest-growing segments for improved IAQ management in buildings, says Navigant Research.


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Aug. 21, 2014: DOE Increases Access to Results of Funded Research

Web-Based Portal Will Provide Free Public Access
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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that it is introducing new measures to increase access to scholarly publications and digital data resulting from DOE-funded research.


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Aug. 21, 2014: New Course on Demand Response Part of ASHRAE’s Fall Online Series

Peak Demand Management and Response Are Becoming More Important
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A new ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI) course, Building Demand Response and the Coming Smart Grid, addresses new technologies and design concepts to help lead the way to how buildings and their systems will interact with the coming smart grid. The course is part of the ALI fall online series.


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Aug. 21, 2014: ABM Acquires HVAC Contractor Airco Commercial Services

Company Expands Its HVAC and Energy Solutions Presence in Northern California
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ABM announced that ABM Building & Energy Solutions, a business unit of ABM Facility Solutions Group, has acquired Airco Commercial Services Inc., a Northern California provider of HVAC service, energy solutions, and building controls for commercial and industrial buildings.


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Aug. 20, 2014: Stem Installs Energy Intelligence Systems for Adobe

System Combines Big Data, Predictive Analytics, and Energy Storage
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Stem Inc. announced that it has finalized an agreement to install and manage energy intelligence systems for its first Fortune 500 customer, Adobe. Stem will install its advanced energy storage and real-time data analytics solution in Adobe’s historic Baker and Hamilton Building in San Francisco.


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Aug. 20, 2014: Midea Group Achieves CSA Certification to New Tri-National HVAC Standard

Company Is First Organization to Receive the Certification
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CSA Group, a leading global provider of testing and certification services and a standards development organization, announced that the first certification to the new CSA/UL/ANCE tri-national standard for heating and cooling equipment has been presented to Midea Group’s dehumidifiers.


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Aug. 20, 2014: Construction Backlog Indicator Reaches All-Time High in Second Quarter

‘The Long-Awaited Brisk Nonresidential Construction Recovery May Be Upon Us’
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The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) announced that its Construction Backlog Indicator (CBI) reached an all-time high in the second quarter of 2014. The CBI improved 5.4 percent following a 2.8 percent decline in the first quarter. It currently stands at 8.5, up 3.6 percent on a year-over-year basis.


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Aug. 19, 2014: Distribution International Acquires the State/Allstate Companies

Distribution International Strengthens Its Position in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania
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Distribution International Inc. (DI) announced it has completed the acquisition of certain assets of the State/Allstate Companies. Headquartered in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, with additional locations in New York and Pennsylvania, the State/Allstate Companies are stocking distributors of mechanical insulation and HVAC products.


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