TX Contractors Lobby Against Stranded Costs

April 27, 2001
During the week of April 16, 17 contractor-members of the Greater Houston Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA-GH) spent a “lobby day” at the state capitol in Austin, TX.
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Honeywell Plans to Cut 6,500 Jobs

April 27, 2001
Honeywell announced that it plans to cut 6,500 jobs since results for the first quarter that were down sharply from the year before.
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SMACNA Supports Labor Agreements

April 27, 2001
SMACNA) sent a letter to Congress that expressed support for H.R. 1360.
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State Deptartment Orders Performance Contract

April 27, 2001
The United States Department of State has awarded a delivery order for an Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) to The Trane Company.
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Simplex, Grinnell Combine Forces

April 27, 2001
Simplex and Grinnell Fire Protection have combined forces under the name Tyco Fire and Security Services.
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Ozone Layer Gaining Strength?

April 27, 2001
United Nations experts have announced findings that the ozone layer over the North Pole appears to have stabilized, after years of pollution-based thinning.
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2001 Shipments: Ups and Downs

April 23, 2001
According to ARI, combined February U.S. factory shipments of 459,015 central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps were down 10% from last year.
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DOE’s New Software Addresses Energy IAQ

April 19, 2001
Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham released what was called “the next generation building energy simulation computer program that allows architects, engineers, building owners, and managers to minimize energy use and costs and optimize building performance by simulating building energy use."
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National Building Summit Emphasizes Agility

April 18, 2001
The fifth annual National Summit on Building Performance challenged the traditional ways of planning and using workplaces.
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Building Summit Emphasizes Agility

April 18, 2001
At the fifth annual National Summit on Building Performance traditional ways of planning and using workplaces were called into question.
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