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March 24, 2014: Tecumseh Opens Condensing Unit Rewards Program

Contractors Who Enroll Before March 30, 2014 Will Receive 10 Bonus Points
March 24, 2014

Tecumseh Products Co. is now accepting enrollments for its 2014 Big Chill3 Condensing Unit Promotion, which includes a rewards program for commercial refrigeration and air conditioning contractors and installers.


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March 24, 2014: Netop Provides Secure Remote Access for Building Automation, HVAC

Provides Port-Specific Access, Which Makes It Ideal for Use by Vendors
March 24, 2014

Netop has announced that its solution for secure remote access to devices – SecureM2M – is available in both software and hardware formats. According to the company, SecureM2M enables easy-to-deploy secure entry into building automation, HVAC, industrial controls, and other systems.


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March 24, 2014: Nortek to Acquire Thomas & Betts' HVAC Business

Nortek Will Pay Approximately $260 Million in an All-Cash Transaction
March 24, 2014

Nortek Inc., a global diversified manufacturer of heating and cooling products, ventilation products, and more, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the HVAC business of Thomas & Betts Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of ABB.


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March 21, 2014: BPI Consumer Campaign to Include USA Science & Engineering Festival

BPI Will Showcase Use of Infrared Cameras to Understand House-as-a-System Building Science
March 21, 2014

As part of its consumer outreach, the Building Performance Institute Inc. (BPI) announced that it will participate in the third USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo, April 26-27 in Washington, D.C. The free, family-friendly expo allows kids and adults to participate in more than 3,000 hands-on activities.


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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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