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May 29, 2014: Nest Announces Energy Services Savings from Last Year, Adds New Partners

This Summer, Nest Is Introducing Enhanced Rush Hour Rewards and Seasonal Savings Programs
May 29, 2014

One year after launching Nest energy services, Nest Labs Inc., maker of the Nest Learning Thermostat, has announced the results of its Rush Hour Rewards™ program, noting that in summer 2013 it delivered an average of 55 percent energy reduction in residential air conditioning loads during peak times.


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May 28, 2014: Watts Water Technologies Appoints Pagano as CEO

He Previously Served as Senior Vice President of ITT Corp., and President, ITT Industrial Process
May 28, 2014

Watts Water Technologies Inc. has announced the appointment of Robert J. Pagano Jr. as president and chief executive officer, with Dean P. Freeman resuming his role as executive vice president and chief financial officer.


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May 28, 2014: Southland Energy Selected as Preferred Contractor at Fort Knox

Southland Energy Will Develop and Implement Energy Improvement Projects
May 28, 2014

Southland Energy, the energy services division of Southland Industries, has been selected as Nolin Rural Electric Cooperative Corp.’s preferred contractor for all energy services projects executed at the U.S. Army Post at Fort Knox, Kentucky.


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May 28, 2014: Cloud-Based Home Management Market Set for Rapid Growth

Installed Base Projected to Grow to 44.6 Million at the End of 2018, Up From 5.6 Million at the End of 2013
May 28, 2014

Cloud-based home management systems that allow users to remotely control household features like HVAC and lighting are set for rapid growth in the coming years, with the worldwide installed base set to rise by a factor of eight from 2013 to 2018, according to IHS Technology.


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May 27, 2014: AHRI Petitions for Court Review of Commercial Refrigeration Efficiency Rule

Association Says Rule Does Not Meet Criteria for New Energy Efficiency Standards
May 27, 2014

The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) today filed a petition for review in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit against the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in response to its final rule issued on March 28, 2014, regarding energy efficiency standards for commercial refrigeration equipment. 


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May 27, 2014: Enphase Energy, HERO Program Partner to Finance Solar Systems

Finance Program Measures Community Solar Impact Using Enphase’s Enlighten Software
May 27, 2014

Enphase Energy Inc. announced that its partnership with Home Energy Renovation Opportunity (HERO), a leading residential energy efficiency financing program, has resulted in more than 1,200 financed solar systems.


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May 27, 2014: Nortek Names DeVincent as Group President, Custom and Engineered Solutions

This Business Segment Encompasses a Group of Custom HVAC Brands
May 27, 2014

Nortek Inc. has announced the appointment of Mark DeVincent as group president of its Custom and Engineered Solutions (CES) segment. DeVincent replaces Eric Roberts, who resigned following a five-year career with Nortek.


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May 27, 2014: Surveys Reveal Strong US Support for Energy Efficiency

UT Energy Poll and OurEnergyPolicy.org Poll Released at Event at the National Press Club
May 27, 2014

Four out of five American consumers and energy professionals view energy efficiency as a personal priority and at least two out of three believe it could significantly reduce overall energy use if not for political squabbling, two new surveys indicate.


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May 26, 2014: Vigilent Broadens Cooling Control from Data Centers to Full Building

Single-System Control Generates Energy Savings in Mixed-Use Buildings
May 26, 2014

Vigilent® has announced that its Dynamic Cooling Management® system now provides consolidated HVAC system control to buildings that house changing configurations of data centers, technical, administrative, and central offices.


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May 26, 2014: DOE Recognizes Green Lease Leaders for Spurring Building Efficiency

Green Leases Align the Financial and Energy Incentives of Building Owners and Tenants
May 26, 2014

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) honored 14 organizations, naming them as 2014 Green Lease Leaders for their commitment to reducing energy waste and increasing efficiency in commercial buildings.


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