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March 21, 2014: DOE Awards $2.2 Million for Solutions That Reduce Costs of Solar

Awards to Three California-Based Small Businesses to Drive Down Hardware and Non-Hardware Costs
March 21, 2014

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $2.2 million for three projects to help lower the costs of solar electricity and increase deployment nationwide. DOE said this funding will help develop technologies and streamline processes to make solar more accessible for residential and commercial applications.


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March 21, 2014: Patent Granted for Advanced HVAC, Commercial Equipment Diagnostics

Analytics Functionality Is Core to Energy and Asset Management System
March 21, 2014

Powerhouse Dynamics has been awarded a United States patent, US 8,649,987 B2, for remote HVAC and commercial equipment analytics and diagnostics. The patented functionality is a core component of its SiteSage™ enterprise energy and asset management system.


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March 20, 2014: United Rentals to Acquire National Pump

With This Acquisition, United Rentals Enters the Pump Rental Segment
March 20, 2014

United Rentals Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive asset purchase agreement to acquire National Pump, one of the largest specialty pump rental companies in North America.


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March 20, 2014: Epoxy Pipe Lining and Repiping Firms Enter into Joint Marketing Arrangement

Agreement Covers the Commercial and Multifamily Markets
March 20, 2014

ePIPE®, a leader in in-place epoxy pipe lining, and SageWater®, a pipe replacement specialist, have announced a nationwide affiliate agreement. The two companies have teamed to cooperatively offer the commercial and multifamily markets their solutions for rehabilitating or replacing piping systems. 


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March 20, 2014: NREL Aims to Improve Building Energy Performance with Web-Based Tool

Performance Data Provides Apples-to-Apples Comparisons of Products
March 20, 2014

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has developed a web-based tool to help commercial building engineers and designers better understand the energy performance of building-related products, including HVAC.


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March 19, 2014: SolarWorld Invites Students to Apply for Solar Research Prize

The Award Offers Prize Money and Also Helps Open Professional Doors for Young Scientists
March 19, 2014

SolarWorld is now accepting applications for the 2014 SolarWorld Junior Einstein Award. Now in its ninth year, the Junior Einstein Award is for young scientists doing research relevant to the solar photovoltaic industry.


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March 19, 2014: ABM Acquires Service Business of Alpha Mechanical

Alpha’s Design-Build Construction Business Will Continue to Operate Independently
March 19, 2014

ABM, a leading national provider of facility solutions, announced that ABM Building Services, a business unit of ABM Building and Energy Solutions, has acquired the service business of Alpha Mechanical Inc.


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March 19, 2014: Developer of Natural Gas-Driven HVAC Unit Wins Future Energy Competition

Product Is Said to Have the Potential to Reduce Energy Consumption by 30 to 50 Percent
March 19, 2014

New York-based company ThermoLift Inc. has won the 2014 Ultra-Light Startup’s Future Energy Competition, beating out more than 200 competitors. ThermoLift’s highly efficient natural gas-driven thermal air conditioner and heat pump is said to have the potential to reduce energy consumption by 30 to 50 percent. 


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March 18, 2014: Ice Energy Partners with Capstone College on Training Program

The Program Will Augment College’s Existing HVAC and Refrigeration Program
March 18, 2014

Ice Energy, a leading provider of distributed thermal energy storage, has partnered with Capstone College, Pasadena, Calif., to develop an interactive training program designed to educate students, local technicians, and contractors in the disciplines of thermal energy storage, HVAC, and refrigeration.


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March 18, 2014: DOE Offers Funding for Energy Efficient Building Technologies

With Such Technologies, Annual Energy Consumption of Buildings Could Be Reduced by 6 Quads
March 18, 2014

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced a $10 million funding opportunity to help demonstrate and deploy energy efficiency technologies for commercial buildings, including projects that will bring next generation building systems and components to a broader market faster.


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