Agreement Will Help Promote Better IAQ in the Built Environment
December 23, 2013

Through a memorandum of understanding, ASHRAE and the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) are working together to promote better IAQ in the built environment, ASHRAE announced.

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RSES Enters Into Agreement with College

Training Courses Count for College Credit at Pennsylvania School
December 23, 2013

RSES has entered into an articulation agreement with Pennsylvania State University affiliate, Pennsylvania College of Technology (PCT) based in Williamsport, Pa., that provides college credit for students who have completed RSES training courses. 

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Uponor Expands Minnesota Headquarters

Expansion Helps Company Grow Workforce by 25 Percent in 2013
December 23, 2013

Uponor North America recently celebrated the fifth expansion to its 230,000-square-foot corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility, more than quadrupling its size since its opening in 1990.

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ACCA Releases Latest Contractor Comfort Index

CCI of 50 or Higher Reflects Anticipated Growth
December 23, 2013

The score is calculated based on a survey of the association’s contractor members, who are asked how positive they feel about new business prospects, existing business activity, and expected staffing decisions in the short-term future. 

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ICC Approves Updated Code

Update Aims to Reduce Energy Waste, Strengthen Code
December 23, 2013

Building code officials approved an updated code to reduce energy waste in new homes while overcoming attempts to roll back the current code’s energy-saving measures at the 2013 International Code Council (ICC) Annual Conference and Public Comment Hearings.

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Armstrong Creates New Carbon Policy

'Planet Proposition' Increases Company's Carbon Reduction Commitment
December 23, 2013

Armstrong Fluid Technology has announced the creation of Planet Proposition, a plan to increase the company’s carbon reduction commitment that describes to its customers and employees how environmental stewardship is ingrained in the Armstrong business.

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Ask The Experts: Dec. 23, 2013

December 23, 2013

My technicians constantly complain about the amount of paperwork they are required to complete. How can I help them understand why this paperwork is so important?

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Mitsubishi Electric Donates Cooling and Heating System

Donation Benefits Ronald McDonald House in Buffalo, NY
December 23, 2013

Mitsubishi Electric US Cooling & Heating Division donated a cooling and heating system to Ronald McDonald House® of Buffalo, N.Y., for its renovated family room. 

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HARDI and Halo Build Home for Veterans

Hopes are Specially Adapted for Severely Injured Servicemembers
December 23, 2013

The mission of Homes for Our Troops (HFOT) is to build specially adapted homes for service members who have been severely injured in combat operations.

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Johnstone Supply Contributes to Habitat for Humanity

Supplier Helps Provide Heating, Hot Water Systems for Home
December 23, 2013

Johnstone Supply teamed up with Flower City Habitat for Humanity to provide the heating and hot water systems for The PGA Habitat for Humanity blitz build home. 

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