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April 2, 2014: Ferguson, PHCC Educational Foundation Celebrate Decade of Industry Support

Ferguson Gifts Support Business Management and Technical Education
April 2, 2014

Ferguson and the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors (PHCC) Educational Foundation are celebrating 10 years of educational programs made possible by Ferguson contributions.


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April 2, 2014: Stationary Fuel Cells to Reach $40 Billion in Annual Revenue by 2022

Need for Grid Resiliency, Increasing Financing Options Helping to Drive the Market
April 2, 2014

Stationary fuel cells continue to be at the forefront of the global fuel cell industry, notes Navigant Research. As the focus on grid stability increases and the costs associated with natural disasters rise, the use of fuel cells as small distributed power plants for grid stabilization and backup power is moving forward rapidly.


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April 1, 2014: Pump Products Offers Discounts to PHCC and EASA Member Contractors

Discounts Available to Plumbing, HVAC, and Electrical Contractors
April 1, 2014

Pump Products is offering a new incentive to customers from the plumbing, HVAC, and electrical contracting trades. The company announced that members of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association (PHCC) and Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA) are eligible to receive an additional discount.


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April 1, 2014: ASHRAE Publishes Latest Version of Method of Test for BACnet Conformance

Provides a Comprehensive Set of Procedures for Verifying Correct Implementation
April 1, 2014

ASHRAE announced that new tests and test improvements are included in the newly published ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 135.1-2013, Method of Test for Conformance to BACnet.


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April 1, 2014: Asahi Develops New Low-GWP Refrigerant to Replace HFC-410A

Company Aims to Launch Commercial Production in 2016
April 1, 2014

Asahi Glass Co. Ltd. (AGC) has announced the development of AMOLEA™, a new refrigerant for air conditioning systems that has a global warming potential (GWP) of about one-sixth that of HFC-410A while delivering equivalent performance.


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March 31, 2014: Canadian Solar Announces Opening of Microgrid Testing Centre

Will Facilitate the Development of Both Off-Grid and Grid-Tied Microgrid Projects
March 31, 2014

Canadian Solar Inc. has announced the opening of its Microgrid Testing Centre. The center will focus on microgrid testing as well as system design and smart grid assessment services.


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March 31, 2014: Blackford Capital Acquires Grand Transformers Inc.

Manufacturer Becomes Third Company in Its Michigan Prosperity Fund
March 31, 2014

Blackford Capital has announced the acquisition of Grand Haven, Mich.-based Grand Transformers Inc. (GTI), a designer and manufacturer of transformers and inductive components serving the adjustable speed drives, HVAC, energy/renewables, and other industries.


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March 31, 2014: Building Automation Projects Moving Toward Convergence onto a Common Platform

Almost Half of Today’s Projects Involve Multiple Legacy Control Protocols That Don’t Interoperate
March 31, 2014

Echelon Corp. has released findings from an online survey that shed light on plans for building automation systems of the future. Survey results indicate that a majority of planners intend to integrate HVAC, lighting, and security systems onto a common platform.


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March 28, 2014: New $10 Million Fund to Finance Energy Storage Projects

TIP Capital and Green Charge Networks to Offer Zero-Down Financing
March 28, 2014

TIP Capital, a leader in equipment financing and asset management solutions, and Green Charge Networks (GCN), a provider of intelligent customer-sited energy storage, have announced a program to offer zero-down financing for GCN’s retail, municipal, and industrial customers.


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March 28, 2014: DiversiTech Is WinWholesale’s HVAC Vendor of the Year

Business with DiversiTech Continues to Grow
March 28, 2014

WinWholesale has named DiversiTech Corp. as its 2013 HVAC Vendor of the Year. Jim Kirby accepted the award for DiversiTech at WinWholesale’s Annual Meetings and Vendor Showcase Awards Dinner at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas.


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