The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) announced that its annual statistics forecast for the year 2003 projects that residential air conditioning shipments and residential furnace shipments will decrease by 6% and 3% respectively compared to the projected 2002 figures.
The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors of New Jersey (PHCC-NJ) is calling on the state Board of Public Utilities (BPU) to take a closer look at possible cross-subsidization between electric and gas utilities and their unregulated subsidiaries in the appliance installation and repair business.
The Hilton Hawaiian Village announced that it has hired a firm to strip all furniture, soft goods, and other items from all 453 guestrooms of the Kalia Tower, where indoor mold was discovered (The News, Sept. 2, 2002).
International Comfort Products Corporation (ICP) announced that it will be the exclusive original equipment manufacturer of Kenmore brand residential central heating and cooling equipment for Sears, Roebuck and Co.
After participating in a multi-year effort to produce a single set of national model building codes aimed at ensuring public health and safety while preserving housing affordability, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is urging regulators not to adopt a competing code recently released by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), which NAHB says would impose new costs on home buyers.
Refrigerant Services Inc. has announced that its HFC refrigerant RS-24 that works with mineral oil has received approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Significant New Alternatives Program (SNAP).