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Sept. 25, 2014: PPC Launches Energy Management Services with Enerit Partner Agreement

PPC to Deliver Energy Management-as-a-Service Model

PPC has announced plans for a comprehensive suite of energy management services for industry and public sector clients, called EMneXus. As a part of these plans, PPC signed a partner agreement with energy management software company Enerit to offer clients an energy management-as-a-service model.

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Sept. 25, 2014: HVACR Associations Organize Global Refrigerant Management Initiative

Initiative Will Work to Improve the Management of Refrigerants and Reduce Leaks

Three of the world’s leading HVACR associations, the Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy, Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), and Brazilian Association for HVAC-R (ABRAVA), announced the formation of the Global Refrigerant Management Initiative at the United Nations Secretary-General’s Climate Summit.

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Sept. 24, 2014: Buehler’s Fresh Foods Recognized by EPA’s Greenchill Partnership

Becky Foster of Buehler’s Received the Awards Based on Her Efforts with Dan Steffen of Harrison Refrigeration

Buehler’s Fresh Foods announced that it has been recognized with two U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) GreenChill Partnership Awards for 2013. The company received the Most Improved Emissions Rate award and the Superior Goal Achievement award.

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Sept. 24, 2014: ASHRAE Explores Getting Involved in Residential Market

Research Shows Residential Sector Is of Growing Importance

ASHRAE announced that it is exploring its role in the residential market, looking at how it can contribute most effectively to improve the performance of residential buildings. The organization released a report, “ASHRAE and the Residential Construction Market,” which contains a series of recommendations to the board of directors.

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Sept. 24, 2014: Ingersoll Rand Commits to Cutting Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Half by 2020

Company to Invest $500 Million in Product R&D to Fund Long-Term Reduction in Emissions

Ingersoll Rand announced that it is committing at the 2014 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting and United Nations Climate Summit to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by half by 2020. The company said its commitment will avoid the same amount of CO2 emissions that can result from powering nearly 2 million homes for a year.

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Sept. 23, 2014: Florida Institute Funds Sarasota-based Cool Flow Dynamics

Company’s Retrofit Device Creates a Wall of Fast Moving Air Over Open Refrigerated Display Cases

The Florida Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research announced that it has finalized a funding agreement with Cool Flow Dynamics, a Sarasota, Florida-based company that is developing an energy efficiency solution for open refrigerated display cases used by food and beverage retailers.

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Sept. 23, 2014: Service Experts Acquires A-Plus Air Conditioning & Heating

Company Offers Residential Heating and Air Conditioning Repairs, Maintenance, and New Equipment Sales and Installation

Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning has announced the acquisition of Bryans Road, Maryland-based A-Plus Air Conditioning & Heating Co. The multimillion dollar purchase allows Service Experts to expand its footprint into northeast Virginia and south central Maryland.

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Sept. 22, 2014: ASHRAE Announces 2014-15 HVACR Scholarships

Applications Are Now Being Accepted for the 2015-16 School Year

ASHRAE has announced that 25 students are receiving nearly $130,000 in financial assistance for the 2014-15 school year through the organization’s scholarship program.

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Sept. 22, 2014: The Dwyer Group Named Among Top Innovative Franchises

Company Recognized for Its Women in the Trades Program

Entrepreneur Magazine listed The Dwyer Group as one of its Top Innovative Franchises. The parent company for seven home service brands including Aire Serv®, a heating and cooling brand, The Dwyer Group was recognized on the list for a program initiated by Dina Dwyer-Owens, co-chairman.

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Sept. 22, 2014: Natural Refrigerants Make Sense in Supermarket Applications, Says Carrier Study

Survey Provides Insights from European Food Retail Professionals

Almost two-thirds of large supermarkets surveyed in northern and western European countries now use natural refrigerants in their stores, according to a new report issued by Carrier Commercial Refrigeration, Europe. The research finds that this trend is being driven by industrywide sustainability policies that are outpacing legislation.

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