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April 7, 2014: Carrier Presents Dealer Hall of Fame and President’s Awards

Hall of Fame Awards Go to Tommy Estes, Mario Taylor, and James Lane
April 7, 2014

Carrier presented its annual Dealer Hall of Fame and President’s Awards at the 2014 Carrier® Factory Authorized Dealer conference in Nashville, Tenn. The Dealer Hall of Fame Award is presented annually to select industry-leading contractors.


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April 7, 2014: Smart Building Technology Market to Reach $21.9 Billion in 2018

Forecast Projects a 28.4 Percent Compound Annual Growth Rate
April 7, 2014

A new report, Global Smart Buildings Forecast 2013-2018, which presents the state of the market, drivers for technology adoption, and the business value generated by developing smart buildings, has been released by IDC Energy Insights.


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April 4, 2014: MacroAir Announces License Agreement with 4Front Industries

Company Discontinues Private Label Manufacturing Agreement
April 4, 2014

MacroAir will end its manufacturing relationship with 4Front Industries by granting the company a license to manufacture its own line of high volume, low speed (HVLS) fans under the Kelley and Serco brands. As part of the agreement, MacroAir will also stop manufacturing HVLS fans on behalf of Kelley and Serco.


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April 4, 2014: Nest Issues Consumer Safety Notice

Feature on Nest Protect Smoke + CO Alarm Could Cause Alarm Delay
April 4, 2014

Recent laboratory testing showed the Nest Wave feature, which enables the user to turn off the alarm with “a wave of the hand,” could be “unintentionally activated."


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April 4, 2014: Danfoss Technology Theater Schedules Spring Training Sessions

Technology Courses Offered on East and West Coasts
April 4, 2014

Danfoss announced that it will bring its Technology Theater to Long Beach, Calif., April 23; Las Vegas, April 24; Boston, May 7; and New York City, May 8. The free, one-day technology sessions are aimed at HVACR contractors, OEMs, and consulting-specifying engineers.


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April 4, 2014: Construction Index Shows Slight Improvement

Unusually Severe Weather Conditions Have Held Back Design and Construction Activity
April 4, 2014

After starting out the year on a positive note, there was another minor increase in the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) in February. A leading economic indicator of construction activity, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the February ABI score was 50.7, up slightly from a mark of 50.4 in January.


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April 3, 2014: WinWholesale Opens New Regional Distribution Center in Colorado

New 256,000-Square-Foot Facility Serves Western States
April 3, 2014

WinWholesale Inc. has opened a new 256,000-square-foot regional distribution center in Denver to serve operating locations mainly in the western United States. The opening is five months after another newly constructed 200,000-square-foot regional distribution center began operation in Middletown, Conn.


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April 3, 2014: Victaulic Announces New Seminar, Dates for Hydronic Balancing Series

New Seminar Covers ‘Energy Insights – Optimizing Hydronic Systems for Energy Savings’
April 3, 2014

Victaulic and Tour & Andersson (TA) have announced new dates and a new session topic for their series of hydronic balancing seminars, known as the TA Hydronic College. The new seminar topic is “Energy Insights – Optimizing Hydronic Systems for Energy Savings.”


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April 3, 2014: New Method Proposed for Implementing Green Construction Code

Outcome-Based Pathway Submitted as Proposed Code Change to International Green Construction Code
April 3, 2014

Representatives from across the building industry, including code officials, building owners, manufacturers, designers, and energy efficiency advocates, have come together under the leadership of the National Institute of Building Sciences to develop a new approach to meeting green construction code requirements.


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April 2, 2014: RESNET Cross Border Builder Challenge Winners Announced

Competition Between American and Canadian Home Builders to Determine How Energy Efficient They Can Build
April 2, 2014

Winners of the 2014 Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) Cross Border Home Builder Challenge, which promotes the use of the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index, have been announced by Steve Baden, executive director of RESNET, and John Godden, president of the Canadian counterpart CRESNET.


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