Government Leaders Talk Energy Efficiency

Most Surveyed Say Energy is Important to Fulfilling Their Agency’s Core Mission
November 4, 2013

A new survey of federal agency purchasing decision makers shows 74 percent agree energy efficiency is among the most powerful means of meeting increasing energy needs, achieving cost savings, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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ASHRAE Awards Grants to Advance HVAC Technology

Winners Will Receive $100,000 or More to Support Their Research
November 4, 2013

The ASHRAE Innovative Research Grant carries a base grant of $50,000 per year for two years, with an additional $25,000 available in the third year if matched by an industrial contributor. 

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Obituary: Skip Snyder

November 4, 2013

Skip Snyder, chairman of Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) in 2004-05 and chairman of North American Technician Excellence (NATE) from 2000-03, passed away after a 13-year battle with cancer.

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Project Files: VRF Works for LifeWorks

November 4, 2013

The goal of the project was to provide energy-efficient HVAC solutions that reduce the client’s energy costs while providing flexible cooling/heating options to a multi-tenant/multiuse facility.

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Safeway Settles With US over Refrigerant Leaks

Safeway to Implement Corporate-Wide Plan to Reduce HCFC-22 Emissions
October 28, 2013

The settlement resolves allegations that Safeway violated the federal Clean Air Act (CAA) by failing to promptly repair leaks of HCFC-22, a hydrochlorofluorocarbon used as a coolant in refrigerators, and failed to keep adequate records of the servicing of its refrigeration equipment.

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Researchers Look to Stop Hacks

SIBASE Project Aims to Create Security Kit for Safeguarding Embedded Systems
October 28, 2013

Researchers from Technische Universität München (TUM) have embarked on the SIBASE research project together with partners from industry and research after finding a security loophole in a mini combined heat and power (CHP) system of a large heating manufacturer.

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Takagi Partners With NASCAR Racer

Cole Whitt to Drive Takagi-Sponsored Vehicle
October 28, 2013

Takagi has partnered with NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Cole Whitt to be the primary sponsor of the No. 44 car for five races this season, including the season finale on Nov. 21.

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TDIndustries Signs Wellness Pledge

Campaign Aims to Promote Physical Activity and Health in the Workplace
October 28, 2013

CEOs who sign The CEO Pledge agree to implement at least six strategies to create and promote a culture of physical activity in their workplaces. 

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Obituary: Alice Roberts

October 28, 2013

Alice Roberts, co-founder of Phoenix-based Chas Roberts Air Conditioning & Plumbing, passed away Sept. 1, 2013, at the age of 95. 

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Obituary: Stephen P. Cole

October 28, 2013

Stephen P. Cole, 59, a partner of the Charles R. Dubay Co. and owner of Pensotti North America, died Sept. 20, 2013, at a Bangor, Maine, hospital. 

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