DOC Considers R-134a Sanctions

Actions Aim to 'Level the Playing Field' for Some Imported Refrigerants
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The idea, according to a number of persons within the U.S. refrigerant industry, is to level the playing field for imported refrigerants that some feel are being unfairly subsidized by the Chinese government.

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The NEWS Opens HVAC Best Instructor, Trainer Contests

Online Nominations Must Be Submitted by July 1
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The nomination process is open to anyone who has seen firsthand the work an instructor or trainer has done to better the industry.

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The Best of Extra Edition: May 5, 2014

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The Extra Edition page is home to hundreds of online-exclusive service and maintenance, technical, and business-management articles. 

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ASHRAE Considers Combining Standards

Change Would Affect Multifamily Buildings
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In an effort to provide ventilation requirement consistency, ASHRAE is considering combining two standards into one for dwelling units of multifamily buildings of any height.

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Americans Opting for Renewables

Report Shows Americans Used More Energy in 2013 than in 2012
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Americans used more renewable, fossil, and nuclear energy in 2013, according to the most recent data released by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

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Carrier Honors Contractors at Dealer Conference

Dealer Hall of Fame Award Recognizes Leading Factory-Authorized Dealers
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The Dealer Hall of Fame award is presented annually to select industry-leading contractors. 

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New Era Group Files Appeal

Group Challenges EPA's Production, Importation of HCFC-22
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The appeal challenges a ruling that allows the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to continue to allow production and importation of HCFC-22 refrigerant. 

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Training Track: April 28, 2014

Design & Application of Water Based HVAC Systems Seminar
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This seminar is designed for engineers, mechanical contractors, and others looking for in-depth knowledge of commercial hydronic system design. 

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Napoleon Contributes to Health Centre

Donation to Fund Cardiac, Youth Mental Health Programs
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Napoleon Fireplaces, Grills, and Heating and Cooling donated $125,000 to the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre. 

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Service Experts Partners with Joseph Groh Foundation

Nonprofit Organization Supports Industry Workers with Life-Altering Disabilities
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Service Experts’ first fundraising initiative will be announced shortly, including donations tied to service calls. 

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