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May 5, 2015: Mountz Offers New Plate Heat Exchanger Tightening, Loosening Tool

Designed to Decrease Bolting Time and Prevent Tightening Failures

Engineered for tightening or loosening heavy bolt connections with spindles or long threads, Mountz said its RG (radial gearing) torque multipliers have been specially developed for plate heat exchanger applications. The electric or pneumatic torque multipliers are designed to reduce maintenance time and expense.

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May 5, 2015: SMACNA Releases New Change Orders Guide

A Contractor’s Biggest Challenge Is the Inevitability of Project Changes

The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) has announced the release of its latest publication, Guidelines for Change Orders. Many factors can result in project changes. A contractor’s biggest challenge is the inevitability of project changes and obtaining proper change orders.

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May 4, 2015: Community of Zero Net Energy Homes to be Built, Evaluated in California

Project is a First in California, Model for State’s ‘Big Bold Goal’

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) will lead an effort by three companies, a utility, and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) in evaluating the energy use and grid integration of a new community of at least 20 zero net energy houses, the first development of a community of highly-efficient homes in the state.

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May 4, 2015: Atlanta and Portland Adopt Building Energy Benchmarking Policies

Gives Building Owners and Renters Information to Make Informed Decisions about How They Use Energy

The Atlanta City Council unanimously passed a building energy benchmarking and disclosure ordinance. Two days later, the Portland, Oregon, City Council unanimously adopted its own benchmarking ordinance, making Atlanta and Portland the 12th and 13th U.S. cities, respectively, to adopt such policies.

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May 4, 2015: DOE Supplies Funding to Develop Next-Generation HVAC Systems

New Solutions Are Expected to Offer Significant Energy and Cost Savings

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced nearly $8 million in funding to advance research and development of next-generation HVAC technologies for buildings. With air conditioning using large and growing amounts of energy, these new solutions are expected to offer significant energy and cost savings in new and existing buildings.

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2015 ACCA Conference

Images from the 2015 ACCA Conference in Grapevine, Texas. Posted on April 8, 2015.


NEWSMakers: Clint Schreck

Clint Schreck, general manager, Columbus Worthington Air, Columbus, Ohio, discusses winning Angie’s List Super Service Award, how to handle online reviews, and much more.

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