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Jan. 5, 2015: TXU Partnership to Provide Location-Based Adjustment for Smart Thermostat

EnergyHub Platform Provides Customers with Greater Control and Savings from Connected Thermostats

TXU Energy has announced a partnership with EnergyHub that gives its TXU iThermostat™ the added capability of location-based thermostat adjustments to enable automated energy savings and comfort.


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Jan. 5, 2015: ETS Teams with Lowe’s and Electrolux on Wireless PTAC Pilot Program

New Generation Wireless HVAC Units Offer Anytime/Anywhere Control through Smartphone Mobile Apps

Energy Technology Savings L.L.C. (ETS), a provider of energy efficiency and smart building technology solutions, announced a first-of-its-kind wireless packaged terminal air conditioner (PTAC) pilot program with Lowe’s and Electrolux to test the new HVAC units in multifamily, high-rise buildings.


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Jan. 5, 2015: Home Automation and Control Market Worth $12.81 Billion by 2020

Centralized Control of HVAC, Lighting, and More Provides for Improved Convenience, Comfort, Energy Efficiency, and Security

The home automation and control market is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.36 percent between 2014 and 2020, and reach $12.81 billion by 2020, according to a new market research report published by MarketsandMarkets.


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Jan. 2, 2015: Phononic Raises $44.5 Million to Develop Its Solid-State Cooling

Funds to be Used to Drive Sales of Company’s Solutions for Refrigeration and Electronics Cooling

Phononic announced that it has secured $44.5 million in Series D funding. The company said the funds will be used to drive sales of the company’s solid-state cooling solutions for refrigeration and electronics cooling, pursue new market opportunities, and expand manufacturing capacity.


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Jan. 2, 2015: ACCA Economic Index Stands at 71 in December

HVACR Index Shows Contractors Are Positive About Growth

ACCA announced that its December Contractor Comfort Index (CCI) shows that HVACR contractors closed out 2014 feeling positive about short-term growth. The CCI for December 2014 was 71. This was up four points over December 2013 when the CCI was 67.


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Jan. 2, 2015: Ecovent to Showcase Smart Thermostat System at Consumer Electronics Show

Its Wireless System of Sensors and Vents Automatically Directs Airflow to Rooms Where It’s Needed

Ecovent, maker of wireless vents and sensors for home HVAC systems, announced that it will showcase its smart thermostat system at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.


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Jan. 1, 2015: SNTech Seeks Strategic Sale Through Chapter 11

The Company Intends for the Chapter 11 Filing to Enable It to Seek an Acquirer

SNTech Inc., a developer of high-efficiency, “smart” electric motors for commercial and residential applications, announced that it filed a voluntary petition for relief under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Arizona. The company intends for the filing to enable it to seek an acquirer.


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Jan. 1, 2015: Burger King Franchisee Implements Energy Management at 59 Locations

TOMS King LLC Reduces Energy Consumption While Maintaining Guest Comfort

GridPoint, a supplier of data-driven energy management systems (EMS), announced that TOMS King LLC, a northern Illinois-based Burger King® franchisee, has deployed GridPoint’s energy management solution at all 59 TOMS King restaurants after a successful six-site pilot.


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Jan. 1, 2015: TE Connectivity Opens Sensor Design and Manufacturing Center in Minnesota

Facility Will Serve Customers Across Several Industries, Including HVAC

TE Connectivity Ltd. has opened a new facility to design and manufacture engineered temperature sensors in Andover, Minnesota. The facility will serve customers across several industries, including HVAC, industrial, and more.


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Dec. 31, 2014: U.S. Green Building Council Announces 2014 Best of Green Schools Honorees

Ten Individuals, Institutions, Projects, and Events Recognized

The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced the 2014 Best of Green Schools recipients, recognizing 10 individuals, institutions, projects, and events representing the national leaders and innovators in school sustainability for the year.


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