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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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Feb. 25, 2014: ASHRAE Offers HVACR Professionals 13 Spring Online Courses

Courses Provide Continuing Education Units/Professional Development Hours
February 25, 2014

ASHRAE has announced that it will be offering 13 online courses this spring through its ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI) to enable HVACR professionals to keep up with the latest industry trends.


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Feb. 25, 2014: DOE Publishes Request for Information on Efficiency Test Procedures for Commercial Boilers

DOE Will Consider Amendments Focusing on Two Main Areas
February 25, 2014

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has officially published a request for information (RFI) in the Federal Register regarding efficiency test procedures for commercial boilers. 


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Feb. 25, 2014: Seventy-Four Percent of HVAC Contractors Unaware of 2015 Efficiency Standards

Many HVAC Contractors Are Not Prepared to Address Changes with Customers
February 25, 2014

Seventy-four percent of HVAC contractors are unaware of the upcoming 2015 regional standards for residential unitary air conditioning and heat pump systems, according to a survey by Emerson Climate Technologies Inc.


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Feb. 24, 2014: Education Will Be Largest Market for Energy Service Companies Through 2020

K-12 Schools Will Be Largest Single Market, While Universities and Colleges Will Be Fastest Growing Segment
February 24, 2014

Rebounding from a tough two years of slowing growth, the energy service company (ESCO) market in the United States is expected to resume its expansion in the coming years.


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Feb. 24, 2014: Trane Raises Prices on Commercial HVAC Products

Prices to Increase 1 to 3 Percent
February 24, 2014

Trane Commercial Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) North America, a strategic business unit of Ingersoll Rand, has announced a price increase of 1 to 3 percent on select commercial HVAC equipment.


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Feb. 24, 2014: Direct Energy Introduces Smart Thermostat in Partnership with Honeywell, Opower

Launched in Texas, Wi-Fi Thermostat Provides up to 10 Percent Savings on Energy Costs
February 24, 2014

Direct Energy, one of North America’s largest energy and energy-related services providers, in partnership with Honeywell and Opower, has announced the launch of the Meridian smart thermostat in Texas, including an advanced mobile app that enables remote management of home energy use.


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Feb. 24, 2014: Alliance Supports Covering HFCs under Montreal Protocol

Measure Could Provide Global Commitment to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions from HFCs
February 24, 2014

The Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy has announced its support for the negotiation of an amendment to the Montreal Protocol which would curtail the global growth of greenhouse gas emissions from HFCs.


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Feb. 21, 2014: US Solar Jobs Grew 20 Percent in 2013

Solar Employment Grew 10 Times Faster Than the National Average Employment Rate
February 21, 2014

The Solar Foundation has released its National Solar Jobs Census 2013, which found that the United States solar industry employed 142,698 people as of November 2013. This figure includes the addition of 23,682 solar workers over the previous year, representing 19.9 percent growth in employment since September 2012.


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Feb. 21, 2014: Energy Management Firms Genability and EnerNOC Partner

Genability Will Be Able to Expand Its Team, Accelerate Product Development
February 21, 2014

Genability Inc., a provider of energy cost software for applications including solar and home energy management, has announced both a strategic investment and a technology licensing partnership with EnerNOC Inc., a provider of energy intelligence software (EIS).


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