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Sept. 4, 2014: New Guide Aids in Employee Safety Compliance

Guide Helps in Getting Problem Workers to Comply
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TalentClick Workforce Solutions Inc. announced it has developed a new safety compliance guide — “Your Complete Guide to Getting Problem Workers to Comply” — that is available free online at www.talentclick.com/guide.


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Sept. 4, 2014: Industry Groups Agree to Collaborate on Green Building

Move Will Coordinate Standard 189.1, International Green Construction Code, and LEED
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ASHRAE, the International Code Council (ICC), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES), and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) agreed to collaborate on the development of Standard 189.1, the International Green Construction Code (IgCC), and the LEED green building program.


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Sept. 3, 2014: Thermoelectric Developer Names Scott Rackey as VP of Business Development

As Company Focuses on Commercialization, Rackey Brings Strategic and Technical Expertise
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GMZ Energy, a developer of high temperature thermoelectric generation (TEG) technology, has announced the appointment of Scott Rackey as vice president of business development. One of his responsibilities is to develop strategic partnerships to help the company continue on its path towards commercialization.


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Sept. 3, 2014: New Orleans Cold Storage Teams with Cascade Energy on Efficiency Initiative

Cost Savings from Pilot Project Leads to Company-Wide Program
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Cascade Energy has announced an agreement with New Orleans Cold Storage (NOCS) to maximize energy efficiency at NOCS sites company-wide. Cascade’s energy management services will help reduce facility energy consumption by an estimated 12 percent by the fifth year of the program.


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Sept. 3, 2014: New NIST Lab Aims to Cut Building Energy Use

Intelligent Agent Technologies to be Used to Optimize Building Performance
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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is converting one of its laboratories into the equivalent of a small office building in order to develop and test smart software technologies designed to slash energy use in commercial buildings.


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Sept. 2, 2014: LonMark International Announces New Latin America Affiliate Organization

LonMark Cono Sur to Support New Members, Technology Adoption, and Certified Professionals in South America
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LonMark International, a non-profit association for the certification, education, and promotion of interoperability standards for control networking, announced the formation of a new affiliate organization, LonMark Cono Sur, to support LonMark members and certified professionals in South America.


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Sept. 2, 2014: Aspen Pumps Names RectorSeal Its Canadian Representative

RectorSeal Is Currently the Company’s Exclusive United States Distributor
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RectorSeal® Corp., an international manufacturer of HVACR products, has been named the Canadian representative for Aspen Pumps, East Sussex, United Kingdom, a manufacturer of condensate pumps designed specifically for ductless mini split and variable refrigerant flow (VRF) air conditioners.


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Sept. 2, 2014: Kit to Help HVAC Contractors Bring Energy Management to Small Buildings

Contractors Can Lower Energy Costs for Building Owners with Minimal Financial Investment
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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) has developed a package of simple analytical steps — and a strategy — designed to bring better energy management and efficiency improvements to small buildings by way of the service providers who are already taking care of these buildings: HVAC contractors.


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Sept. 1, 2014: Ice Energy Names Mike Hopkins President

Company’s Key Product, the Ice Bear, Works in Conjunction with a Standard Commercial Rooftop A/C Unit
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Ice Energy, a leading provider of distributed thermal energy storage technology, has announced Mike Hopkins as president of the company. Hopkins previously served as the company’s executive vice president of corporate development and legal.


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Sept. 1, 2014: Schneider Electric Aids in Prop 39 Energy Efficiency Upgrade Project

Company to Deliver More Than 2.3 Million Kwh in Energy Savings across 27 School Sites
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The Vista Unified School District will receive $4.7 million in Proposition 39 funding and will utilize Schneider Electric to make a variety of energy efficiency retrofits including HVAC replacements, programmable thermostats, computer power management, and LED exterior lighting and controls.


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