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April 29, 2015: Housing Recovery Slow and Steady in 2015, to Pick Up Pace Next Year

This Should Be a Good Year for Housing, with 2016 Expected to be Even Better

Solid employment gains, attractive mortgage rates, a growing economy, and pent-up demand will help keep the housing market moving forward throughout 2015 and into next year, according to economists participating in the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) 2015 Spring Construction Forecast Webinar.


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April 29, 2015: Bland Solar & Air Partners with Sungage Financial

Partnership to Make Solar Ownership Simple, Easy, and Affordable for California Homeowners

Bland Solar & Air announced it has entered into a strategic partnership with Sungage Financial, a marketplace that provides homeowners with access to low-cost solar financing, to bring the Sungage® Solar Loan to customers in California.


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April 28, 2015: IKEA to Install Biogas-Operated Fuel Cell System at California Store

Combined with Its Solar Power System, It Will Enable the Store to Generate a Majority of Its Energy Onsite

IKEA has announced plans to install a biogas-operated fuel cell system manufactured by Bloom Energy at its location in Emeryville, California, one of two San Francisco-area stores for the company. The fuel cell system will be installed, commissioned, and activated by this summer.


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April 28, 2015: Consumers Say Fix It Right the First Time

New Study Links High Customer Satisfaction with Field Service Providers Who Fix It on the First Visit

Field service organizations need to become more efficient, develop better time-saving approaches, and fix a problem on the first visit in order to meet customer expectations, according to a new study commissioned by Trimble.


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April 27, 2015: Carrier and Midea to Expand Strategic Partnership

The Companies Established Their First Joint Venture in 2008

Carrier Asia Ltd. is acquiring a minority stake in Chongqing Midea General Refrigeration Equipment Co. Ltd. (CQ Midea), an extension of its long-term strategic partnership with Midea Group Co. Ltd., China’s leading manufacturer and wholesaler of electric appliances.


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April 27, 2015: US Building Automation Market to Grow 9 Percent Through 2020

Rising Energy Costs and Stringent Regulatory Policies to Drive US Market

The United States market for building automation system (BAS) products is forecast to grow at over 9 percent through 2020, according to a TechSci Research report, “United States Building Automation & Control Systems Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2020.” Rising energy costs and stringent regulatory policies are the major growth drivers.


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