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Nov. 18, 2004: Housing Starts Rebound In October

November 18, 2004
WASHINGTON - Housing starts rose 6.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 2.03 million units in October, according to figures released by the U.S. Department of Commerce, offsetting
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Nov. 18, 2004: New Carbon Monoxide Technical Bulletin Offered By ACCA

November 18, 2004
ARLINGTON, Va. - The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) has released a new bulletin on its Web site, "Carbon Monoxide," as a part of its technical reference series.According to
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Nov. 17, 2004: FuelCell Energy Named A Technology Fast 50 Company

November 17, 2004
DANBURY, Conn. - FuelCell Energy has been named to Deloitte's Technology Fast 50 Program for Connecticut, a ranking of the 50 fastest growing technology companies in the area by Deloitte
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Nov. 17, 2004: Russian Ratification To Bring Kyoto Protocol Into Effect

November 17, 2004
BONN, Germany - Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law to ratify the Kyoto Protocol, which will soon bring the international agreement into effect.The Protocol contains legally binding greenhouse
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Nov. 16, 2004: Proposed New Power Grid Architecture Is Unveiled

November 16, 2004
WASHINGTON - A coalition of utilities, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations has unveiled the proposed architecture for a new "smart" power grid that integrates the power delivery system with the
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Nov. 16, 2004: Reed Construction Data Partners With Autodesk

November 16, 2004
ATLANTA - First Source, a business unit of Reed Construction Data, and Autodesk, a leading design software and digital content company, have announced the incorporation of Autodesk® DWF™ to the
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Nov. 15, 2004: MCAA Releases Updated <I>Labor Estimating Manual</I>

November 15, 2004
ROCKVILLE, Md. - The Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) has released its newly revised Labor Estimating Manual (LEM). According to the association, the LEM puts current, accurate, and comprehensive
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Nov. 15, 2004: Agreement On Commercial A/C Efficiency Standard Reached

November 15, 2004
WASHINGTON - Air conditioner manufacturers and energy efficiency advocates announced that they have reached an agreement on a consensus federal efficiency standard for air conditioners and heat pumps used in
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Nov. 15, 2004: Health Care Costs Increase But Show Signs Of Moderating

November 15, 2004
LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. - U.S. health care cost increases escalated sharply again this year, but may begin moderating next year, according to human resources services firm Hewitt Associates. For 2005, Hewitt
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Nov. 12, 2004: ACCA Accepting Nominations For 2005 Awards For Excellence

November 12, 2004
ARLINGTON, Va. - The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) announced that it is now accepting nominations for its 2005 Awards for Excellence.According to ACCA, the awards program honors HVACR
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