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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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March 6, 2014: OpenADR Alliance and Wi-SUN Alliance Form Strategic Relationship

New Industry Collaboration to Improve Smart Grid System Interoperability
March 6, 2014

The OpenADR Alliance and Wi-SUN Alliance have announced a liaison agreement to work together to enable interoperability between Wi-SUN smart utility networks and demand response programs based on the OpenADR specification.


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March 6, 2014: New Energy Management Association Advances Services for Building Owners

The Foundation of the Association Is Its Certified Energy Management Professional Program
March 6, 2014

The newly-created Energy Management Association (EMA) is dedicated to advancing energy management services for the benefit of building owners. According to the EMA, it is responding to a need created by the growing importance of managing and reducing energy consumption in buildings.


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March 5, 2014: Program Announced for High Performance Buildings Conference

Conference Will Provide Design and Operational Guidance to Improve Building Performance
March 5, 2014

ASHRAE announced that its third High Performance Buildings Conference, scheduled for April 7-8, 2014, at Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco, will highlight proven methods for improving building operation to optimize energy efficiency and indoor environmental quality.


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March 5, 2014: NN Inc. Acquires Assets of V-S Industries

V-S Produces Components for the HVACR Industry
March 5, 2014

NN Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of the assets of V-S Industries, a privately held manufacturer of precision metal components with operations in Wheeling, Ill., and Juarez, Mexico.


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March 5, 2014: January Construction Spending Posts Biggest Increase Since 2006

Growth Comes Despite Harsh Winter Weather
March 5, 2014

Total construction spending in January posted the largest year-over-year increase since 2006, with growth in public construction as well as private residential and nonresidential spending, according to an analysis of new Census Bureau data by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).


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March 4, 2014: New Energy Research Lab to be Built at PNNL

Facility Will House Work on Power Grid, Energy Efficiency, Sustainability, and More
March 4, 2014

Construction on a new energy research facility at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) campus will start this April. Research conducted there will address the smart grid, integration of renewable energy into the grid, reducing energy use in buildings, and more.


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March 4, 2014: LA Testing Provides Mold, IAQ Testing of Crawl Spaces

California Residents Get Testing Services to Identify Contamination Issues
March 4, 2014

LA Testing announced that it is providing testing for mold and indoor air quality (IAQ) issues in crawl spaces. The company offers the sampling equipment and analysis to identify mold and other IAQ contaminants.


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March 4, 2014: Shipments of Smart Building Networking Devices Expanding, Says Report

Building Owners and Operators Are Realizing the Cost Savings Offered by Automated, Real-Time Control
March 4, 2014

Building automation systems rely on networks of sensors, switches, and other devices, along with software tools, to provide a real-time view of the current state of a building. The market for networked building controls is expanding as building owners and operators realize the cost savings offered by automated, real-time control.


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