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March 11, 2014: New Publication Provides Background on PUE Data Center Metric

For This Book, All Previously Published Material Related to PUE Was Consolidated and Augmented
March 11, 2014

Power usage effectiveness (PUE™) has become the industry-preferred and globally adopted metric for measuring the energy efficiency of data centers. To provide detailed guidance, ASHRAE and The Green Grid have published PUE: A Comprehensive Examination of the Metric.


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March 11, 2014: Countywide Mechanical Systems Hires New President

Paul Duke, Formerly of Comfort Systems, Joins Leadership Team at Countywide
March 11, 2014

Countywide Mechanical Systems announced that Paul Duke has joined the company as president. In his new role, Duke is responsible for the entire operations of Countywide Mechanical Systems, located in Santee, Calif.


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March 11, 2014: Report Says 50 Million Wireless Smart Homes and Buildings by 2018

Wireless Technologies Have Been Instrumental in Making Smart Homes and Buildings a Reality
March 11, 2014

By 2018, there will be 50 million smart homes and buildings enabled by wireless sensor network (WSN) technology worldwide, according to technology research firm ON World.


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March 10, 2014: New Mobile Training Reinforcement System Is Introduced

Service Provides Notifications to Computers, Tablets, and Smartphones to Reinforce Training
March 10, 2014

Signature Worldwide, a provider of customer service and sales training, has launched a new mobile training reinforcement system. The new product, “Signature Cue Tips,” provides customers with a convenient way to deliver reminders to employees to keep training fresh.


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March 10, 2014: University of Maryland Program Approves Technology Development Projects

Two Projects Are HVAC Related
March 10, 2014

The Maryland Industrial Partnerships (MIPS) program, an initiative of the Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute in the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland, has approved research projects combining Maryland companies with state university researchers. Two of the projects are HVAC related.


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March 10, 2014: Americans Strongly Support Energy Efficiency

Nine in 10 Likely Voters Support Energy Efficiency as Solution to US Energy Challenges
March 10, 2014

Efforts to promote energy efficiency enjoy overwhelming support among Americans, according to a poll released by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM).


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March 7, 2014: ACCA’s Manual S Out for Third ANSI Public Review

The Public Review Period Has a Comment Deadline of April 7, 2014
March 7, 2014

The ACCA Educational Institute (ACCA-EI) Standards Task Team (STT) has announced a third American National Standards Institute (ANSI) public review period for BSR/ACCA 3 Manual S - 201x, Residential Equipment Selection as a revised and redesignated industry standard.


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March 7, 2014: BravePoint Partners with McClain & Co.

McClain Will Provide Consulting to Support BravePoint’s Service Automation Software
March 7, 2014

BravePoint® Inc. has partnered with McClain & Co. P.C., a leader in accounting, tax, and financial consulting, to provide its ProfitZoom™ customers with enhanced consulting services bolstered by McClain & Co.’s expertise. BravePoint’s ProfitZoom is a service automation software program for industries including HVAC.


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March 7, 2014: Demand Response Feature Added to HVAC Rooftop Unit Optimizer

Accepts Demand Response Load Limit Factor Signal from Any Third Party’s Demand Response Controller
March 7, 2014

Bes-Tech Inc. has announced a demand response option for its Digi-RTU™ HVAC rooftop unit optimization technology. The new feature accepts the demand response load limit factor signal from any third party’s demand response controller.


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March 6, 2014: ACCA Introduces New Member Service Center

ACCA Members Will Now Have Access to an Extensive Video Library
March 6, 2014

ACCA, an association of HVACR, hydronics, and building performance contractors, has announced the launch of a new Member Service Center at http://members.acca.org, which provides a collection of online training resources for contracting business owners and managers.


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