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Oct. 2, 2014: University of Industrial Distribution Changes Name

A New UID Logo and Message — ‘Educating the Supply Chain’— Has Been Created to Reflect the New Name

The University of Industrial Distribution (UID), an educational program focused on serving the wholesale distribution industry, announced that it has officially changed its name to the University of Innovative Distribution (UID). Founded in 1994, UID is sponsored and managed by 35 leading industry trade associations.

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Oct. 2, 2014: RectorSeal Announces Acquisition of Evolve Composites

Evolve Manufactures a Range of Products for HVAC Systems

RectorSeal Corp., a leading Houston-based manufacturer of chemical and specialty products for professional tradesmen, has acquired the Polyslab™, Evo-Crete™, and related HVAC brands from Evolve Composites Pty Ltd, based in Queensland, Australia. Evolve manufactures a range of products for HVAC systems.

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Oct. 2, 2014: SCAHACC, Recleim Join Forces to Help HVAC Contractors Dispose of Retired Units

South Carolina HVAC Contractors Reap Financial Rewards While Helping Preserve the Environment

Recleim LLC, a recycling services provider, and the South Carolina Association of Heating and Air Conditioning Contractors (SCAHACC) are working together to offer contractors across the state a convenient and environmentally-friendly solution to dispose of retired HVAC equipment.

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Oct. 1, 2014: Enphase Energy Joins Charitable Partnership to Support Solar Education

Company Will Donate Microinverter Systems to Nonprofit in Support of K-12 Solar Education Program

Enphase Energy Inc. has announced a charitable partnership with the Brian D. Robertson Memorial Solar Schools Fund (BDR Fund) to install solar photovoltaic (PV) systems in more than 25 schools across the nation at the K-12 level.

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Oct. 1, 2014: Study Shows Growing Demand for LEED Professionals Across Building Sector

Study Examines Job Postings That Required a LEED Credential

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced the results of a study of job postings from across the United States, revealing that demand for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP) and LEED Green Associate credentials grew 46 percent over a 12-month period.

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Oct. 1, 2014: Telkonet Energy Efficiency Technology a Finalist in Fierce Innovation Awards

EcoSmart Intelligent Energy Management System Rated Highly Among Major Utility Executives

Telkonet Inc. has announced its selection as a finalist in this year’s Fierce Innovation Awards: Energy Edition, a utility-reviewed awards program from the publishers of FierceEnergy and FierceSmartGrid. Telkonet was recognized as a finalist in the category of Energy Efficiency.

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Sept. 30, 2014: Veolia to Manage Operations of Saddleback College’s Cogeneration Plant

Veolia Will Also Manage Several Capital Improvements

Veolia North America announced the award of a five-year contract with the South Orange County Community College District to provide operation and maintenance (O&M) of its central cogeneration plant at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, California.

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Sept. 30, 2014: Updated Home Evaluation and Performance Improvement Standard Recognized by ANSI

Revised Standard Includes New Procedures/Approaches, Streamlined Instruction Set, Clarified Language

The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) Educational Institute Standards Task Team announced that its updated ANSI/ACCA 12 QH Home Evaluation and Performance Improvement standard has been recognized by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

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Sept. 30, 2014: US Small Business Creation Is at an All-Time Low

Hanna: ‘For the First Time in Over 30 Years, More Businesses Are Dying Off Than Being Created’

The U.S. House of Representatives’ Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce, under the chairmanship of Rep. Richard Hanna, R-New York, conducted a hearing to examine the declining rate of small business creation over the last three decades and the state of entrepreneurship during this latest economic recovery.

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Sept. 29, 2014: NEWS ‘Best Contractor to Work For’ Contest Returns

Four US Contractors and One Canadian Contractor Will Be Selected

The NEWS has announced the launch of its annual “Best Contractor to Work For” contest. Are you an employee who believes your work environment encourages growth, opportunity, recognition, education, and a winning attitude for all employees? Then show off your team by nominating your company.

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