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Ecova and Powerhouse Dynamics Expand Energy Management Partnership

Businesses are increasingly implementing energy management systems and services

Ecova, an energy and sustainability management company, and Powerhouse Dynamics, a supplier of enterprise energy and asset management systems, announced they have expanded their partnership to provide energy management and managed services to retailers, restaurants, and convenience stores.

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Mike Agugliaro Releases Second Book, Secrets of Leadership Mastery

Home services business owner and coach publishes second book focusing on best practices of leadership

Mike Agugliaro, home services entrepreneur and founder of consulting company ServiceKey, has announced the release of a second book, Secrets of Leadership Mastery: 22 Powerful Keys to Unlock Your Team’s Potential and Get Greater Results.

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Shipments of Central Air Conditioners Increased 5.3 Percent in April

Year-to-date combined shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps up 12.2 percent

United States shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps totaled 673,360 units in April 2015, up 3.8 percent from 648,404 units shipped in April 2014, according to the latest statistics from the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI).

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Campaign Awards Organizations for Excellence in HVAC Rooftop Unit Efficiency

Combined, the award winners achieved energy savings of over 100 million kWh and $10 million per year

The organizing partners of the Advanced Rooftop Unit (RTU) Campaign (ARC) have announced their award winners for excellence in RTU efficiency. ASHRAE, Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), and the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Better Buildings Alliance and Federal Energy Management Program launched the campaign in 2013.

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House Members Urge DOE to Revise 92% Furnace Rule

New standard would place 'unnecessary burden' on homeowners

On June 8, 121 members of the U.S. House of Representatives sent a letter to U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Ernest Moniz urging him and his agency to reconsider DOE’s recent proposed 92 percent AFUE nationwide residential furnace standard. 

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Renewable Energy’s Share of US Energy Consumption Highest Since 1930s

Renewable energy use grew an average of 5 percent per year over 2001-2014

Renewable energy accounted for 9.8 percent of total domestic energy consumption in 2014, according to a new report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). This marks the highest renewable energy share since the 1930s, when wood was a much larger contributor to domestic energy supply.

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Monarch Power Granted Patent for Solar Powered Turbine

The turbine uses solar energy stored in molten salt for power generation day or night

Monarch Power announced it has been granted a U.S. patent for a new turbine that can power, heat, and cool homes and businesses using solar energy or natural gas. The Hui turbine is the invention of Monarch CEO Joseph Hui, professor emeritus at Arizona State University.

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New CHP Plant Expected to Save US Army $113 Million

Johnson Controls helps improve energy resiliency at Aberdeen Proving Ground

Johnson Controls joined with U.S. Army senior commanders at Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) in Maryland to break ground on a new combined heat and power (CHP) plant designed to save the Army nearly $113 million over 19 years and provide reliable energy service to mission-critical facilities.

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