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Aug. 6, 2014: Honeywell, StarTex Power Help Texans Save Energy with Wi-Fi Thermostats

Program Will Also Subsidize the Cost of the Thermostat, Which Will Make It a Low or No Cost Device
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Honeywell and StarTex Power, a Constellation company and electricity provider that serves customers across Texas, have teamed up to offer homeowners and small businesses an energy-saving bundle that combines competitive electricity rates with a Wi-Fi, app-driven thermostat from Honeywell.


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Aug. 6, 2014: ASHI, NAR, and USGBC Recognize BPI’s Certificate for Continuing Education

Building Science Helps in Understanding Relationship Between Building Envelope, HVAC, Other Systems of the Home
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Three leading organizations representing the home inspection, real estate, and green building industries have approved the Building Performance Institute’s (BPI’s) Building Science Principles (BSP) Certificate of Knowledge for the continuing education of their members.


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Aug. 6, 2014: DOE Supplies $6 Million in Funding to Support Commercial Building Efficiency

Technologies Include HVAC Optimization, Advanced Ventilation, More Efficient Refrigeration Fan Motors
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The U.S Department of Energy (DOE) has announced up to $6 million in funding to deploy and demonstrate four emerging energy-saving technologies — focused on HVAC, refrigeration, and lighting — in commercial buildings across the country.


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Aug. 5, 2014: Conservation Services Group Names Simpson as Regional VP, West

She Will Lead Regional Team and Continue Responsibilities as West Region Operations Director
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Conservation Services Group (CSG), a leader in residential energy efficiency programs, announced that Kimberly Simpson has been promoted to lead the West division as regional vice president, West.


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Aug. 5, 2014: Hartzell Air Movement Names New Midwest Sales Representative

Brad Bishop Sales Will Offer Customers a Complete Ventilation Solution
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Hartzell Air Movement has announced that Brad Bishop Sales is the company’s new manufacturer’s sales rep for southeastern Indiana, northern Kentucky, and southwestern Ohio. With Hartzell industrial fans, fiberglass ductwork, and other components, the company will offer customers a complete ventilation solution.


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Aug. 5, 2014: Growth in Commercial and Industrial Activity to Drive Cooling Towers Market

Europe and the United States Are the Largest Markets, Asia-Pacific Is the Fastest Growing
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The rise in commercial HVAC installations and growth in industrial activity is expected to drive the global cooling towers market, according to a new report by Global Industry Analysts Inc.


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Aug. 4, 2014: EcoFactor Receives 20th US Patent for Home Energy Management

Company Uses Big Data to Manage Energy Use and Improve Home Automation
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EcoFactor® announced that it has been awarded U.S. Patent 8,751,186 for the use of connected thermostats to calculate the dynamic thermal properties of buildings. The company said it is the 20th patent it has received for its approach to energy management and intelligent home automation.


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Aug. 4, 2014: AHRI Files Petition for Review of DOE’s Walk-in Coolers and Freezers Rule

AHRI Seeks Corrections to the Final Rule
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The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) today filed a petition for review in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) final rule, issued on June 3, 2014, regarding energy efficiency standards for commercial walk-in coolers and freezers.


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Aug. 4, 2014: New Embraco Compressor Handles Two Different Commercial Refrigeration Applications

Unit Provides Energy Efficiency Gains of Up to 9 Percent
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Embraco, a leading supplier of hermetic refrigeration compressors, has announced the launch of the FFU160HAX compressor — what the company says is a two-in-one solution for light commercial refrigeration.


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Aug. 4, 2014: Commercial Energy Efficiency Retrofits to Total $959 Billion from 2014-2023

Payback Periods Remain a Critical Factor for Decision-Makers on Retrofit Projects
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Regulations and policy measures, technological advances, and cost reductions are all driving increased investment in energy efficiency retrofits. According to a report from Navigant Research, cumulative global investment in commercial building energy efficiency retrofits is forecast to total $959 billion from 2014 through 2023.


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