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Sept. 16, 2014: Fiberglass Duct Board Training Introduced to HVAC Students at Fortis Institute

NAIMA Expands Fiberglass Duct Training
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The North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA) has partnered with the HVACR department of Fortis Institute in Palm Springs, Florida, to provide comprehensive, hands-on training in the fabrication and installation of fiberglass duct board systems.


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Sept. 16, 2014: ACCA, IHACI Comment on California HVAC Impact Evaluation Draft Report

Industry Sees Serious Deficiencies That Were Not Addressed
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ACCA and the Institute of Heating & Air Conditioning Industries (IHACI) announced they have sent a joint letter to the California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) regarding CPUC WO32 (HVAC Impact Evaluation Draft Report) that urges the commission to refrain from releasing the report in its current form.


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Sept. 16, 2014: Johnson Controls Announces Reorganization of Its Building Efficiency Business

North America Branch Business Will Operate Separately from Building Efficiency’s Global Products Business
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Johnson Controls has announced a reorganization of its Building Efficiency business that the company said will better align the division with its long-term strategies and position it for profitable global growth.


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Sept. 15, 2014: Study Examines Energy Efficiency Actions of California Solar Homeowners

Looks at the Synergies Between Solar Adoption and Energy Efficiency Upgrades
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The energy efficiency actions of California homeowners who installed rooftop solar electric systems are providing insights into the connection between solar adoption and energy efficiency upgrades that could help in the design of future residential energy programs.


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Sept. 15, 2014: Most U.S. Companies Project Increased Energy Efficiency Investment in 2015

Schneider Electric Survey Reveals Biggest Trends Impacting Business
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Three quarters of decision-makers at U.S. companies have invested in energy efficiency programs in the past 12 months, and more than half (56 percent) project their investment in energy efficiency next year will be more than last year, according to survey results released by Schneider Electric.


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Sept. 15, 2014: Advanced HVAC Controls Expected to Reach $11.7 Billion in Revenue by 2023

New Codes and Regulations Are Driving Expanded Retrofits in Existing Buildings
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While advancements have been made in the efficiency of HVAC equipment, the actual energy consumption of HVAC systems depends largely on their operation, which can be made much more efficient and less energy-intensive through the application of advanced HVAC controls, says Navigant Research.


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Sept. 12, 2014: Construction Activity Index Reaches Highest Mark Since 2007

All Construction Sectors and Geographic Regions Showing Robust Demand
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The last three months have shown steadily increasing demand for design services and the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) is now at its highest level since 2007, announced the American Institute of Architects (AIA). A leading economic indicator of construction activity, the July ABI score was 55.8, up strongly from 53.5 in June.


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Sept. 12, 2014: Testo Announces Race Weekend Giveaway

Entries Will Be Accepted Through Jan. 28, 2015
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Testo announced that as part of its 2014 fall promotion, the company is running a Race Weekend for Four Sweepstakes. The winner will receive a trip to an auto race of their choice within the continental United States, including race tickets, airfare, and accommodations for four people — valued to $10,000.


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Sept. 12, 2014: Addendum to ACCA Manual J Standard Out for Public Review

Public Review Period Has a Comment Deadline of Oct. 13, 2014
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The Air Conditioning Contractors of America Educational Institute (ACCA-EI) Standards Task Team (STT) has announced an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) public review period for Addendum E to ANSI/ACCA 2 Manual J - 2011.


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Sept. 12, 2014: Compressor Modulation eBook Released to Aid HVAC Contractors

Publication Designed to Help Contractors Sell and Service High Efficiency Systems
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Emerson Climate Technologies Inc. has announced the release of a new eBook to provide helpful information to HVAC contractors and facility managers on the value and impact of compressor modulation. The publication is titled “Understanding Compressor Modulation in Air Conditioning Applications.”


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