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Feb. 20, 2014: Dexter + Chaney Appoints New Company President

Norbert Orth Has More Than 25 Years Experience in Strategic Business Management
February 20, 2014

Construction software provider Dexter + Chaney has announced the appointment of Norbert Orth as president. Orth is a member of the company’s board of directors and has been serving as vice president of worldwide sales and marketing.

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Feb. 20, 2014: Dwyer Group Announces Executive Promotions

Dina Dwyer-Owens Appointed Executive Chairwoman, Mike Bidwell Promoted to President and CEO
February 20, 2014

The Dwyer Group Inc., a franchisor of seven service-based brands including the Aire Serv® heating and cooling brand, has announced the promotions of several executive team members to support the continued growth of the company.

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Feb. 20, 2014: ACCA Names Haller Enterprises Its Commercial Contractor of the Year

Contractor Creates Partnerships Within the Industry, the Company, and the Community
February 20, 2014

The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) has named Haller Enterprises, Lititz, Pa., as its 2014 Commercial Contractor of the Year.

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Feb. 20, 2014: Energy Star Seeks to Increase Efficiency, Affordability of Multifamily Buildings

Energy Star Program Signs Agreement with Freddie Mac
February 20, 2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Energy Star program has signed an agreement with the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. (Freddie Mac) aimed at increasing the efficiency and affordability of multifamily housing properties.

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Feb. 19, 2014: New Seminar to Discuss Hydronic Heating Supplied by Renewables

John Siegenthaler to Present Full-Day Seminar
February 19, 2014

Mohawk Valley Community College announced that it is offering a professional development seminar for engineers and contractors in the state of New York called “Hydronic Heating Supplied by Renewable Energy Sources,” presented by John Siegenthaler, P.E.

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Feb. 19, 2014: Moffitt Announces Alliance with Colt Group

Moffitt Will Use Colt’s Global Coverage to Sell Its Products Around the World
February 19, 2014

Moffitt Corp. Inc. has announced a new alliance with Colt Group, a United Kingdom-based provider of ventilation systems. With this new agreement, Moffitt will utilize Colt’s global coverage to enhance its ability to sell Moffitt natural ventilation products, including the MoffittVent natural ventilator, to customers around the world. 

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Feb. 19, 2014: EPA Proposes Transition Plan to Low-GWP Alternative Refrigerants

EPA Announced It Is Planning Two Separate Proposed Rulemakings
February 19, 2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held a public meeting to inform stakeholders of its proposed plan for a transition to “climate-friendly alternatives” to replace high-global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants. 

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Feb. 18, 2014: CertainTeed Introduces New Moisture Managing Insulation

Insulation Lets Walls Breathe to Help Maintain Dry, Healthy Indoor Environments
February 18, 2014

CertainTeed has introduced SMARTBATT™ with MoistureSense™ technology, a new kraft-faced fiberglass batt insulation that the company says contributes to healthier homes and buildings by intelligently managing moisture.

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Feb. 18, 2014: General Filters Completes Acquisition of Air and Energy Products

With the Acquisition, General Filters Has Begun Moving Manufacturing to Its Facilities
February 18, 2014

General Filters Inc. announced that is has completed the acquisition of Air and Energy Products LLC, expanding its offering of whole-house residential dehumidifiers.

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Feb. 18, 2014: Central A/C and Heat Pump Shipments in 2013 Increased 9.9 Percent

February 18, 2014

Total combined United States shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps increased 9.9 percent, to 6,169,700 units in 2013, up from 5,613,665 units shipped in 2012, according to statistics from the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI).

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