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May 16, 2014: Hartzell Air Movement Consolidates Manufacturing Locations

Company Expects the Consolidation to be Completed by the End of August
May 16, 2014

Hartzell Air Movement has announced plans to consolidate its Portland, Indiana, manufacturing facility into its Piqua, Ohio, operations. The company stated the consolidation will result in customer lead-time reduction, increased efficiencies, and better utilization of resources.

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May 16, 2014: World HVAC Equipment Demand to Reach $120 Billion by 2018

In the US, Recovery in Housing Market and Rebounding Consumer Confidence Will Support Sales Gains
May 16, 2014

Global demand for HVAC equipment is forecast to increase 5.7 percent annually to $120 billion by 2018, according to a new study from The Freedonia Group Inc., a Cleveland-based market research firm.

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May 15, 2014: USGBC Launches Real-Time Green Building Data for US States

Online State Market Briefs Provide Information Transparency
May 15, 2014

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has launched a new online resource that highlights real-time green building data for each state in the United States. The state market briefs highlight Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) projects, LEED-credentialed professionals, and USGBC membership in each state.

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May 15, 2014: Office Depot Selects Coolerado for Its HVAC Systems

Company Expects Significant Energy Efficiency Savings
May 15, 2014

Coolerado announced that Office Depot Inc., a leading provider of office supplies and services, has selected Coolerado’s line of air conditioners to be part of its stores’ HVAC system design.

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May 15, 2014: Unitary HVAC System Shipments Up by Double Digits

March Shipments and Year-to-Date Shipments Are Both Up
May 15, 2014

Combined United States shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps totaled 638,572 units in March 2014, up 11.9 percent from 570,434 units shipped in March 2013, according to Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) statistics.

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May 14, 2014: TSSP and SMi-Enerpro Launch Energy Efficiency Joint Venture

Venture to Make SMi-Enerpro’s Technology Suite Available on a Fully Financed Turnkey Basis
May 14, 2014

TPG Special Situations Partners (TSSP), the credit arm of TPG, and SMi-Enerpro, a division of The SM Group Inc., have announced the launch of a new joint venture to provide financing for the SMi-Enerpro energy efficiency platform.

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May 14, 2014: First Power and Light Changes Name to VOLT Solar, Opens Mass. Office

Company Has Goal of Becoming a Leading Wholesale Solar Panel Distributor
May 14, 2014

First Power and Light Inc. has formally changed its name to VOLT Solar Systems Inc. The company also announced the opening of a new office in Wakefield, Massachusetts.

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May 14, 2014: Building Integrated Photovoltaics Expected to Grow at 18.7 Percent to 2019

Key Product Segments Include Rooftop, Curtain Wall, and BIPV Window
May 14, 2014

Annual installations of building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) were 343.1 MW in 2012 and are expected to reach 1,152.3 MW by 2019, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18.7 percent from 2013 to 2019, according to a new report from Transparency Market Research.

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May 13, 2014: WATT Fuel Cell Acquires Pittsburgh Electric Engines

Acquisition to Expand WATT’s System Power Range, Market Application Capabilities
May 13, 2014

WATT Fuel Cell Corp., a developer and manufacturer of solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) components and systems, has announced its purchase of tubular SOFC developer Pittsburgh Electric Engines Inc. (PEEI), Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania. 

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May 13, 2014: Shaheen-Portman Bill Stalls in Senate

Disagreement on Amendments Halts Progress on Energy Efficiency Bill
May 13, 2014

Forward momentum on the Shaheen-Portman energy efficiency bill ground to a halt Monday after Senate Democrats and Republicans failed to reach an agreement on the bill’s amendments.

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