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Johnson Controls, UW Partner for Better Controls

Project Serves as Foundation for Advancing HVAC Control Systems in General

Despite the availability of data, there is still no standard way to put together an HVAC system for a large building, and, even within one building, that system might be composed of many disparate pieces of equipment and several different software control systems. 


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January CCI Reaches 74

CCI of 50 or Higher Reflects Anticipated Growth

The CCI score registered at 74, showing that contractors are feeling better than they were 12 months earlier, when the CCI was 69.


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GEO Pushes for State Actions

Organization Pushes for Recognition of GHPs as Renewable Energy Source

The Geothermal Exchange Organization is backing efforts in a number of states to change public policies that currently fail to recognize geothermal heat pumps as a renewable source of energy and an efficient way to satisfy the thermal loads of buildings.


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ACCA Honors Contractors of the Year

GAC Services, Hyde-Stone Mechanical Receive Awards

ACCA announced Hyde-Stone Mechanical Inc., Watertown, New York, and GAC Services, Gaithersburg, Maryland, as its 2015 Commercial and Residential Contractors of the Year.


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Organizations Explore Biomass

Biomass Studied for Inclusion in Co-sponsored Green Building Standard

The development of biomass requirements is being explored by ASHRAE, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), for inclusion in their co-sponsored green building standard.


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Can You Solve the Service Ticket?

Winner to Receive Fieldpiece LT-17A Digital Multimeter

There’s still time to get in on the June drawing for a Fieldpiece LT-1A digital meter. Submit your diagnosis to the troubleshooting situation — featured in the Dec. 15 issue of The NEWS — involving an electric furnace and a customer’s complaint of not enough heat.


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Axiom Rep Donates Bicycles

PRBM Provides Refurbished Bikes to Children in the Community

In 2014, PRBM participated in a number of community events in partnership with a local elementary school and the local department of health and welfare to donate more than 25 refurbished bikes to children in the community.


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Taco Facility Earns LEED Gold

Innovation and Development Center Earns 62 of 79 Possible Points

The 24,037-square-foot facility, which houses classrooms and meeting space for hydronic training and educational purposes, achieved 62 points out of a total of 79 possible points for LEED Gold.


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