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March 12, 2014: Army Awards 20 Contracts for Renewable Energy

The Base Contracts Enable Third-Party-Financed Renewable Energy Projects
March 12, 2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced the award of 20 base contracts to companies for renewable energy-related technologies. The contracts include 15 for solar energy, three for wind energy, and two for biomass energy.


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March 12, 2014: David Myers Elected President of Electrocoat Association

Returning as President for a Third Term
March 12, 2014

Luvata announced that David Myers, director of manufacturing and technology for Luvata ElectroFin, has been elected president of The Electrocoat Association. Myers was instrumental in the founding of the association and previously served two consecutive terms from 1999 through 2005 as president.


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March 12, 2014: EGIA Financing Surpasses $1 Billion for Energy Efficiency and Solar Loans

GEOSmart Financing Clearinghouse Provides Contractors with a Central Source of Financing Solutions
March 12, 2014

Through its GEOSmart Financing Clearinghouse, the Electric & Gas Industries Association (EGIA), a national nonprofit energy efficiency and renewable energy contractor association, announced that it has exceeded $1 billion in funded loans for energy efficiency upgrades and solar projects.


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March 11, 2014: New Publication Provides Background on PUE Data Center Metric

For This Book, All Previously Published Material Related to PUE Was Consolidated and Augmented
March 11, 2014

Power usage effectiveness (PUE™) has become the industry-preferred and globally adopted metric for measuring the energy efficiency of data centers. To provide detailed guidance, ASHRAE and The Green Grid have published PUE: A Comprehensive Examination of the Metric.


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March 11, 2014: Countywide Mechanical Systems Hires New President

Paul Duke, Formerly of Comfort Systems, Joins Leadership Team at Countywide
March 11, 2014

Countywide Mechanical Systems announced that Paul Duke has joined the company as president. In his new role, Duke is responsible for the entire operations of Countywide Mechanical Systems, located in Santee, Calif.


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March 11, 2014: Report Says 50 Million Wireless Smart Homes and Buildings by 2018

Wireless Technologies Have Been Instrumental in Making Smart Homes and Buildings a Reality
March 11, 2014

By 2018, there will be 50 million smart homes and buildings enabled by wireless sensor network (WSN) technology worldwide, according to technology research firm ON World.


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March 10, 2014: New Mobile Training Reinforcement System Is Introduced

Service Provides Notifications to Computers, Tablets, and Smartphones to Reinforce Training
March 10, 2014

Signature Worldwide, a provider of customer service and sales training, has launched a new mobile training reinforcement system. The new product, “Signature Cue Tips,” provides customers with a convenient way to deliver reminders to employees to keep training fresh.


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March 10, 2014: University of Maryland Program Approves Technology Development Projects

Two Projects Are HVAC Related
March 10, 2014

The Maryland Industrial Partnerships (MIPS) program, an initiative of the Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute in the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland, has approved research projects combining Maryland companies with state university researchers. Two of the projects are HVAC related.


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March 10, 2014: Americans Strongly Support Energy Efficiency

Nine in 10 Likely Voters Support Energy Efficiency as Solution to US Energy Challenges
March 10, 2014

Efforts to promote energy efficiency enjoy overwhelming support among Americans, according to a poll released by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM).


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March 7, 2014: ACCA’s Manual S Out for Third ANSI Public Review

The Public Review Period Has a Comment Deadline of April 7, 2014
March 7, 2014

The ACCA Educational Institute (ACCA-EI) Standards Task Team (STT) has announced a third American National Standards Institute (ANSI) public review period for BSR/ACCA 3 Manual S - 201x, Residential Equipment Selection as a revised and redesignated industry standard.


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Kyle Gargaro, editor-in-chief of The NEWS, hosted the 2014 ACCA CEO Forum. At the event, six well-known, highly respected company executives, Gary Michel, Ingersoll Rand/Trane; Chris Nelson, Carrier Corp.; Chris Peel, Rheem Mfg. Co.; Rod Rushing, Johnson Controls; Brent Schroeder, Emerson Climate Technologies; and Doug Young, Lennox; provided individual industry outlooks and fielded questions directly from attending contractors. Listen to the entire event on the NEWSMakers podcast. Posted on April 14.

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