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April 11, 2014: Chicago Approves ASHRAE Certification as Credential for Energy Benchmarking

BEAP Certification Holders Can Provide Verification for Energy Benchmarking Ordinance
April 11, 2014

The city of Chicago now recognizes ASHRAE’s Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP) certification as a data verifier credential under the city’s new Energy Benchmarking Ordinance.


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April 11, 2014: Advanced Sensors for Smart Buildings to Reach Nearly $3.7 Billion by 2020

New Sensors Are Deploying on Smaller Platforms That Connect Wirelessly
April 11, 2014

A new class of advanced sensors has emerged, allowing building systems to better anticipate and respond to changing conditions, saving significant amounts of energy as a result. According to a report by Navigant Research, worldwide revenue from advanced sensors for smart buildings will reach $3.65 billion by 2020.


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April 10, 2014: Rapid Recovery Is Issued Calif. Carbon Offset Credits

This Is the First Release of Offsets Issued Under the California Cap and Trade Program
April 10, 2014

Rapid Recovery, a nationwide refrigerant recovery and reclaim company, announced that it has been issued carbon offset credits from the California Carbon Exchange. This is the first release of offsets that have been issued under the California Cap and Trade Program. 


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April 10, 2014: Field Controls Acquires Ultra-Sun Technologies

Ultra-Sun’s Flagship Product Features Photocatalytic Oxidation Technology
April 10, 2014

Ultra-Sun Technologies, a research and manufacturing company in Corona, Calif., has been acquired by Field Controls LLC, further expanding the company’s IAQ capabilities. Ultra-Sun is a leading developer of IAQ products to clean and purify the air in homes, offices, clean rooms, and commercial buildings.


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April 10, 2014: Midsized Manufacturers Continue to Expect Growth in 2014

CFOs Predict Increasing Revenues, Capital Investment, and Hiring
April 10, 2014

Prime Advantage, a leading buying consortium for midsized manufacturers, announced the findings of its sixth annual Group CFO Survey, revealing financial projections and top concerns of its member companies’ CFOs in 2014. The survey indicates these CFOs remain optimistic about financial prospects.


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April 9, 2014: ABM Installing 2 MW Solar Array at Cornell University

A Section of the Solar Array Will Be Designated for Academic Use
April 9, 2014

ABM, a leading provider of facility solutions, announced that its energy business has started construction on a 2 MW solar array to be implemented on Cornell University’s campus in Ithaca, N.Y., representing the university’s first large solar installation.


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April 9, 2014: Revised ASHRAE Standard Helps Compare Building Energy Performance

Standard Supports Commonality in Reporting Performance
April 9, 2014

ASHRAE has announced the availability of the newly revised ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 105-2014, Standard Methods of Determining, Expressing, and Comparing Building Energy Performance and Greenhouse Gas Emissions.


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April 9, 2014: Calif. Program to Finance Residential Energy Efficiency, Solar Projects

Program Will Provide Low-Cost Financing Repaid by Homeowners via their Property Tax Bill
April 9, 2014

With the decision to launch the nation’s largest Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing program, the CaliforniaFIRST residential PACE program is expected to make energy and water efficiency projects more affordable and accessible for California homeowners.


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April 8, 2014: STULZ Announces Agreement with Culligan International

Partnership Offers STULZ Customers Water Treatment Options
April 8, 2014

STULZ Air Technology Systems Inc. has announced a new agreement with Culligan Matrix Solutions®, Rosemont, Ill., a division of Culligan International Co. The agreement makes Culligan the single-source provider for all water treatment products and services provided with STULZ ultrasonic humidification systems.


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April 8, 2014: First Solar Sets Thin-Film Module Efficiency World Record of 17 Percent

Highest Thin-Film Panel Conversion Efficiency of Any Technology
April 8, 2014

First Solar Inc. announced that it has set a world record for cadmium-telluride (CdTe) solar photovoltaic (PV) module conversion efficiency, achieving a record 17 percent total area module efficiency in tests performed by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).


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