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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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Feb. 17, 2014: Bio-Based Glycol Alternative to be Applied for Solar Thermal Installation

Skyline Innovations Will Utilize Fluid from DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products
February 17, 2014

DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products has collaborated with Skyline Innovations Inc. to launch the company’s first solar thermal installation using a heat transfer fluid based on Susterra® 1,3-propanediol, a bio-based glycol which can improve energy efficiency and reduce maintenance costs.


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Feb. 17, 2014: ASHRAE Publishes New Editions of Refrigerant Safety Standards

Standard 15 and Standard 34 Are Available as a Set
February 17, 2014

ASHRAE has announced that the 2013 editions of its refrigerant safety standards, incorporating 41 new addenda, have been published.


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Feb. 17, 2014: Smart Thermostats to Reach Nearly $1.4 Billion in Annual Revenue by 2020

Worldwide Revenue from Smart Thermostats Is Forecast to Grow from $86 Million in 2013
February 17, 2014

Although the market for smart thermostats has struggled to gain traction, recent developments — particularly the purchase of smart thermostat maker Nest Labs by Google for a reported $3.2 billion — indicate that growth is likely to accelerate, according to Navigant Research.


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Feb. 14, 2014: Honeywell Recipient of Four Control Trends Awards

Awards Honor Top Performers in the HVAC, Controls, and Building Automation Industries
February 14, 2014

Honeywell announced that it won four Control Trends Awards at the organization’s annual ceremony held in New York City. Honeywell won awards in four different categories including: Building Automation System of the Year, Thermostat of the Year, Marketing Tools and Support, and HVAC Controls Executive of the Year.


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Feb. 14, 2014: EnerNOC Updates Energy Intelligence Software Platform

New Release Provides Visibility into Expected Energy Use and Improves Accuracy of Budget and Operating Costs
February 14, 2014

EnerNOC Inc. has announced updates to its energy intelligence software (EIS) platform for enterprise customers. This new release allows customers to view projected energy efficiency baselines, benchmark their buildings against similar facilities, and take action to reduce on-peak versus off-peak energy usage.


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Feb. 14, 2014: PHCC Educational Foundation Scholarships Now Available

Some Awards Are for Plumbing or HVACR Apprentices, Others Are for Students Enrolled in School Programs
February 14, 2014

Applications are now being accepted for scholarships awarded through the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) Educational Foundation Scholarship Program. In 2014, up to 25 scholarships totaling $61,500 are available.


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Feb. 14, 2014: Friedrich, ThinkEco Partner to Bring Customers to Demand Response

Friedrich Room Air Conditioners Will Be Demand Response Ready through the SmartAC Platform
February 14, 2014

Air conditioner manufacturer Friedrich and ThinkEco have announced a partnership to enable utilities to cost effectively bring new customers into demand response programs.


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Feb. 13, 2014: Grundfos Launches Online Pump Training Platform

Increased Focus on Pump Training Complements Company’s Customer Support
February 13, 2014

Grundfos has announced the launch of Ecademy, its online pump training platform, for the United States market.


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Feb. 13, 2014: HARDI Distributors Report 19.5 Percent Revenue Increase in December

Strong Results Were Widespread, with Five of the Seven Reporting Regions Reporting Sales Growth
February 13, 2014

Heating, Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) released its monthly TRENDS report indicating that average sales growth for reporting HVACR distributor members increased by 19.5 percent in December 2013.  


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