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Feb. 28, 2014: Energy Efficiency Standardization Roadmap Draft Open for Comment

Standardization Aims to Advance Energy Efficiency in the Built Environment
February 28, 2014

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Energy Efficiency Standardization Coordination Collaborative (EESCC) is inviting experts on energy efficiency issues, members of the standardization community, and other stakeholders to submit input on the EESCC Roadmap V1.0 by March 15, 2014.


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Feb. 28, 2014: HeatCAD and LoopCAD Recognized by ACCA as ‘Powered by Manual J’

Review of the Functionality and Capabilities of the Software Ensures Compliance
February 28, 2014

ACCA has recognized Avenir Software’s HeatCAD® (for residential heating and cooling load calculations) and LoopCAD® (for radiant and snow melt system designs) as “Powered by Manual J®.” This is the sixth software provider to earn this designation from ACCA for its product offerings.


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Feb. 28, 2014: ZigBee and IEEE 802.15.4 Standards to Drive Wireless Solutions

They’re Expected to Make Up 43 Percent of Wireless Chipsets Used for Home/Building Energy Management, and More
February 28, 2014

The ZigBee and IEEE 802.15.4 standards are driving wireless smart energy solutions worldwide, according to technology research firm ON World. Between 2012 and 2018, ZigBee and 802.15.4 based systems are expected to make up 43 percent of the wireless chipsets used for home and building energy management, and more.


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Feb. 27, 2014: DuPont Settles Counterfeit Refrigerants Case in Philippines

Illegal Ozone-Depleting Substances Found in Counterfeit Investigation
February 27, 2014

DuPont Refrigerants has announced a successful settlement with T.A. Fresco, a company in the Philippines, in a case involving the packaging and sale of counterfeit illegal DuPont™ Suva® 134a refrigerant.


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Feb. 27, 2014: NYPA Launches Collaborative to Promote Energy Efficiency in New York

New Public-Private Collaborative Launches Website and Seeks Information from Manufacturers
February 27, 2014

The Energy Efficiency Innovation Collaborative (EE-INC), a public-private partnership spearheaded by the New York Power Authority (NYPA), is looking to improve energy efficiency in New York State buildings and spur economic growth in emerging technologies, bringing new and expanding businesses to the state.


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Feb. 27, 2014: Mayors from 10 Major US Cities Unite to Improve Efficiency, Cut Emissions

City Energy Project Expected to Bring Significant Economic and Environmental Benefits
February 27, 2014

The mayors from 10 major United States cities announced they will undertake a united effort to significantly boost energy efficiency in their buildings, a move that combined could lower energy bills by nearly $1 billion annually and cut emissions equal to taking more than a million cars off the road.


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Feb. 26, 2014: Camfil to Acquire Handte

German Company to Become Part of Camfil Air Pollution Control
February 26, 2014

Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC) announced that its parent, Camfil, Stockholm, Sweden, has signed an agreement to acquire 100 percent of Handte Umwelttechnik GmbH in Germany and Handte’s operations in Switzerland, the Czech Republic, and China.


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Feb. 26, 2014: ACCA Publishes Technical Bulletin on ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.2-2013

The 2013 Update to the Standard Incorporates Major Modifications
February 26, 2014

ACCA has published a new technical bulletin entitled “Ensuring ASHRAE 62.2-2013 Ventilation Compliance for Residential Structures.”


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Feb. 26, 2014: BPI Launches Home Rating Program Using DOE's Home Energy Score

BPI Now Accepting Applications to Become a BPI Rater
February 26, 2014

The Building Performance Institute Inc. (BPI) has announced the launch of a national rating program to provide customers with an affordable, easy to understand rating of their home that can be combined with a comprehensive home energy audit.


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Feb. 25, 2014: Los Angeles Recognized for Leadership in Energy Efficiency

City Is Working to Benchmark Its Most Energy-Intensive Facilities and Improve Building Performance
February 25, 2014

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recognized the city of Los Angeles for its leadership in DOE’s Better Buildings Challenge, helping the city save on energy costs and cut greenhouse gas emissions.


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