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Nov. 20, 2014: Central A/C and Heat Pump Shipments Up Sharply in September

HVAC Equipment Shipments Increase Almost 30 Percent

United States shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps totaled 539,628 units in September 2014, up 29.7 percent from 416,179 units shipped in September 2013, according to the latest statistics from the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI).

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Nov. 20, 2014: APS Microinverters to be Distributed by CFM Equipment/US Solar

Agreement Strengthens APS’ Position in Key Markets

APS microinverters have joined the product offerings of CFM Equipment Distributors and US Solar Distributing in a new agreement between the companies.

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Nov. 20, 2014: ONEnergy Announces New Leadership for Sunwave Home Comfort

Canadian Heating and Cooling Business Expanding into Select U.S. Residential Markets

ONEnergy Inc. has announced that Claire Vella has joined ONEnergy as vice president, home services. In her new role, Vella assumes leadership of ONEnergy’s Sunwave Home Comfort (SHC) business with responsibility for accelerating SHC’s growth in Canada and the United States.

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Nov. 19, 2014: Acquisition of GEA Heat Exchangers by Triton Is Finalized

A New Brand Name Will Be Rolled Out

Triton announced that it has finalized its acquisition of GEA Heat Exchangers. With this closing, Triton takes over all companies in the former GEA Heat Exchangers Group.

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Nov. 19, 2014: Initiative to Accelerate Deployment of Building Efficiency Technologies in Pacific Northwest

Technical Assistance Funding to be Provided

The Smart Buildings Center (SBC) has announced a new initiative to help launch smart building and energy efficiency technologies in the Pacific Northwest. The SBC will work with companies to match cutting-edge technologies with buildings that are a good fit for initial product deployment and testing.

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Nov. 19, 2014: Trane Adds Water-Source VRF Systems to Growing Ductless Portfolio

Water-Source VRF Provides Cost Efficient Heating and Cooling for Multi-Occupant Buildings

Trane, a brand of Ingersoll Rand, has expanded its ductless portfolio to include new Trane® Water-Source VRF Ductless Systems. The company said the new systems provide energy-efficient solutions for multi-tenant and diversely occupied buildings, including commercial real estate, K-12 and higher education facilities.

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Nov. 18, 2014: F.W. Webb Co. Acquires Watertown Supply

Watertown Supply Specializes in Piping, Plumbing, and Heating

F.W. Webb Co., a major Northeast distributor of plumbing, HVAC, refrigeration, pipes, valves and fittings, and more, has announced the acquisition of Watertown Supply, Watertown, Massachusetts.

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Nov. 18, 2014: Honeywell and USGBC Collaborate to Advance Building Sustainability

Backed by Technology from Honeywell, LEED Dynamic Plaque Helps Measure and Improve Facility Performance

Honeywell and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that they are working together to deepen facility sustainability by integrating USGBC’s new LEED® Dynamic Plaque™, a near-real-time monitoring tool, with integrated building automation technology from Honeywell.

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Nov. 18, 2014: Alfa Laval to Consolidate Its European Manufacturing of Air Heat Exchangers

Company Says Changes Are Needed to Secure Long-Term Competitiveness

Alfa Laval announced that intends to consolidate the European manufacturing footprint of its air heat exchangers for refrigeration applications to existing manufacturing sites in Italy, Poland, and Finland. The intention is to close its site in Groningen, the Netherlands, by September 2015.

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Nov. 18, 2014: Price Increase Announced for Carrier, Bryant, Payne, and ICP Brands

Covers Residential and Commercial HVAC Equipment

UTC Building & Industrial Systems, which manufactures products under the Carrier, Bryant, Payne, and ICP brand names, has announced a price increase of up to 5 percent on residential and commercial HVAC equipment. It will be implemented over the next 60 days.

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