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Oct. 27, 2014: DOE Issues Green Building Certification System Final Rule for Federal Buildings

Agencies Must Use a System That Verifies Enhanced Energy and Water Efficiency

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is pursuing a suite of initiatives to strengthen federal energy management through increased focus on measurement of energy use in federal buildings and energy efficient building design. Principal among the efforts is DOE’s issuance of a final rule that requires verified energy and water performance.

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Oct. 27, 2014: Trane Introduces BAS R’newal Building Controls Upgrade Program

Provides Cost Effective Migration Plan to Access New Technologies

Trane, a brand of Ingersoll Rand, has introduced its BAS R’newal™ building controls upgrade program, which helps update existing control systems and gain access to new technologies to improve overall building performance and operating efficiency.

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Oct. 27, 2014: New NIST Tool Evaluates Building Performance, Trade-offs

Assesses Three Major Determinants of Building Sustainability: Energy, Environmental, and Cost Performance

Designing a building that simply meets local code requirements is not necessarily the optimal way to do it when you consider the long-term costs. Now, building professionals can use a new database developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to evaluate whether it pays to exceed code requirements for energy efficiency.

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Oct. 24, 2014: Emerson Climate Technologies Launches E360 Initiative

Provides Customers with Resources Necessary to Stay Ahead of Issues Impacting Commercial Refrigeration

Emerson Climate Technologies Inc. announced that it has launched E360, an initiative to help commercial refrigeration customers address the many issues and challenges facing them today.

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Oct. 24, 2014: DuPont Introduces New HFO Refrigerants for Commercial Refrigeration

New Refrigerants Offer Low-GWP Alternatives

DuPont Fluorochemicals has announced the introduction of three new refrigerants in its DuPont™ Opteon® family, based on hydrofluoroolefin (HFO) technology. The company said these refrigerants have far lower global warming potential (GWP) than the products they are designed to replace.

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Oct. 24, 2014: EnergyPlus Software Rewritten in New Computer Language for Better Performance

Building Energy Modeling Software Is Brought Up to Date

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that its EnergyPlus™ software, which models whole-building energy and water use, has been rewritten in the C++ programming language for improved performance. EnergyPlus lets users model design and operation alternatives — including HVAC system changes — on building energy performance.

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Oct. 23, 2014: ACCA Urges HVAC Manufacturers to Develop Universal Communication Protocols

Contractor Organization Says This Would Provide Numerous Benefits

ACCA is urging HVAC industry manufacturers to become engaged in the development and implementation of universal communication protocols for equipment commissioning and ongoing diagnosis for the purposes of ensuring that HVAC equipment is properly installed and maintained.

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Oct. 23, 2014: SCHOTT Debuts All-Glass Refrigerated Display Case Door System

Door Expands Merchandise Viewing Area, Cuts Energy Consumption over Open Cases

SCHOTT North America has introduced its new Termofrost® AGD 3 all-glass door system for refrigerated display cases. The Termofrost AGD 3, combined with its new Denali French door system, has no metal frame or border, providing a larger merchandise viewing area with energy-free doors that don’t require a heating system.

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Oct. 23, 2014: Schneider Electric Agrees to Acquire InStep Software

Added Software Solutions Will Complement and Strengthen Schneider’s Capabilities

Schneider Electric has entered into an agreement to acquire InStep Software, a leading provider of real-time performance management and predictive asset analytics software solutions. Schneider said it is the latest acquisition from the company’s growing Software business.

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Oct. 23, 2014: NexRev Introduces Energy Efficiency Solution for Large Applied HVAC Systems

Engineered Solution Delivers Improved Energy Efficiency to Expanded Range of HVAC Applications

NexRev Inc., a leading manufacturer of performance-improving energy efficiency upgrades for HVAC equipment, has announced a new solution to deliver operational cost savings for large applied HVAC systems.

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