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Sept. 2, 2014: LonMark International Announces New Latin America Affiliate Organization

LonMark Cono Sur to Support New Members, Technology Adoption, and Certified Professionals in South America
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LonMark International, a non-profit association for the certification, education, and promotion of interoperability standards for control networking, announced the formation of a new affiliate organization, LonMark Cono Sur, to support LonMark members and certified professionals in South America.


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Sept. 2, 2014: Aspen Pumps Names RectorSeal Its Canadian Representative

RectorSeal Is Currently the Company’s Exclusive United States Distributor
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RectorSeal® Corp., an international manufacturer of HVACR products, has been named the Canadian representative for Aspen Pumps, East Sussex, United Kingdom, a manufacturer of condensate pumps designed specifically for ductless mini split and variable refrigerant flow (VRF) air conditioners.


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Sept. 2, 2014: Kit to Help HVAC Contractors Bring Energy Management to Small Buildings

Contractors Can Lower Energy Costs for Building Owners with Minimal Financial Investment
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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) has developed a package of simple analytical steps — and a strategy — designed to bring better energy management and efficiency improvements to small buildings by way of the service providers who are already taking care of these buildings: HVAC contractors.


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Sept. 1, 2014: Ice Energy Names Mike Hopkins President

Company’s Key Product, the Ice Bear, Works in Conjunction with a Standard Commercial Rooftop A/C Unit
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Ice Energy, a leading provider of distributed thermal energy storage technology, has announced Mike Hopkins as president of the company. Hopkins previously served as the company’s executive vice president of corporate development and legal.


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Sept. 1, 2014: Schneider Electric Aids in Prop 39 Energy Efficiency Upgrade Project

Company to Deliver More Than 2.3 Million Kwh in Energy Savings across 27 School Sites
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The Vista Unified School District will receive $4.7 million in Proposition 39 funding and will utilize Schneider Electric to make a variety of energy efficiency retrofits including HVAC replacements, programmable thermostats, computer power management, and LED exterior lighting and controls.


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Sept. 1, 2014: Energy Efficiency, Advanced Features to Transform Building Automation Market

Intelligent Controls, Fault Detection, and Remote Correction on the Cloud Encourage Building Owners to Invest
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Building owners across the globe are increasingly adopting building automation systems to tackle rising energy costs, according to a report from Frost & Sullivan. Opportunities for manufacturers will be particularly promising in the stabilizing economies of Brazil, China, Germany, India, Russia, and the United States due to high infrastructure spending.


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Aug. 29, 2014: NY-GEO to Represent Geothermal Heat Pump Interests in New York

Organization Has 67 Founding Members
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Geothermal heat pump (GHP) stakeholders have announced a new trade association to help increase market penetration and sales in New York state — the New York Geothermal Energy Organization (NY-GEO).


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Aug. 29, 2014: Survey Shows Some HVAC Contractors Optimistic about 2015 Efficiency Standards

Opportunity for Higher Revenues Seen as Upside of Increasing Efficiency Standards
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While a number of HVAC contractors remain uninformed about changes in energy efficiency regulations coming in 2015, some are thinking ahead to how these changes will affect their businesses. A survey by Emerson finds that 40 percent of commercial contractors and 42 percent of residential contractors in the North see upsell opportunities.


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Aug. 29, 2014: HVAC Service Franchises Industry Forecast to See Growth

Strong Performance from 2012 to 2014 Is Not Anticipated to Fully Bring the Industry to Pre-Recessionary Levels
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The HVAC service franchises market has seen improved performance over the last two years, and can expect industry growth to 2019, according to a report from IBISWorld.


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Aug. 28, 2014: Study Says 70 Percent of Internet of Things Devices Vulnerable to Attack

As Number of Connected Devices Constantly Increases, Security Concerns Are Also Multiplied
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HP has announced the release of its Internet of Things State of the Union Study, which indicates that 70 percent of the most commonly used Internet of Things (IoT) devices exhibit serious vulnerabilities to attack by hackers.


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