LonMark® International, a non-profit international association recognized for the certification, education, and promotion of interoperability standards for control networking, announced the winners of its “Best of the Year” awards for 2016. LonMark certified products, people, and companies have been the basis for thousands of open, interoperable systems across the globe. These annual awards reflect the vision and innovation shared among the members of the LonMark community.
ServiceTitan, a provider of business management software for HVAC, plumbing, and electrical residential contractors, was named as a finalist in the Customer Service Department of the Year and Front-Line Customer Service Team of the Year categories in the 11th annual Stevie® Awards for Sales & Customer Service. As a Finalist, ServiceTitan will ultimately be a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie Award winner in the program.
Heatcraft Worldwide Refrigeration, a provider of commercial and industrial refrigeration components, systems, and service solutions, is increasing the value of its service-training programs by launching its Certified Contractor Program to qualified service contractors and individual technicians.
MiTek® Industries Inc. a supplier of a wide range of engineered products; proprietary business management and design software; and automated equipment to the construction and industrial markets announced that it has acquired Wrightsoft® Corp.
The Building Performance Institute Inc. (BPI) is seeking nominations for the 2017 Tony Woods Award for Excellence in Advancing the Home Performance Industry. The award recognizes the individual who has most advanced the home performance industry over the past year and who has demonstrated dedication to and activism in the home performance industry. The award will be presented at the HPC National Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, which runs from March 19-22, 2017.
Taco Inc.’s SmartPlug Instant Hot Water Control was announced as the 2017 AHR Expo Innovation Award Product of the Year at the Show’s Innovation Awards ceremony in Las Vegas. The product, which also secured a win in the Innovation Awards’ plumbing category, allows for easy installation onto existing domestic hot water recirculation pump systems, to more efficiently manage on-demand hot water delivery.
Over $415 million in energy-efficient units installed using Hero financing
February 7, 2017
Renovate America, a provider of residential Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing, announced that its HERO® Program has now made possible the installation of energy-efficient home central air conditioning units worth more than $415 million. More than half of the sales volume involves equipment that exceeds the minimum energy-efficiency standards of the federal Energy Star® program.
Responsible for sales and customer service support
February 7, 2017
Hart & Cooley Inc., a business unit of Johnson Controls’ Building Technologies & Solutions, announced the appointment of Michael Braun as vice president — wholesale channel. In his new role, Braun is responsible for sales and customer service support for Hart & Cooley’s wholesale business.
Finch comes to Whalen with over 46 years in the HVAC industry.
February 6, 2017
The Whalen Co., a manufacturer of HVAC vertical stack riser heat-exchanger fan coil units and water-source heat pumps, has appointed Kelvin Finch to its board of directors. In his new role, Finch will be bringing “in the field” experience to the table. His experience as a manufacturer’s representative will add new perspective to the board.