Nearly 2,000 middle and high school students from Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware recently attended the Associated Builders and Contractors’ (ABC) Careers in Construction Expo at the National Building Museum.
According to the Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration Institute (ARI), combined U.S. factory shipments of 670,358 central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps for March 2002 were down 5% compared to the same month last year.
The Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute’s (ARI’s) General Standards Committee recently approved the release of two updated ARI Guidelines. They are: Guideline G-2002, “Mechanical Balance of Fans and Blowers,” and Guideline T-2002, “Specifying the Thermal Performance of Cool Storage Equipment.”
The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) has already scheduled its 2003 Annual Conference. The theme of the event is “Out of the Comfort Zone,” and will take place March 12-15, 2003, at the Wyndham Palm Springs in Palm Springs, CA.
The third annual “Home Performance Strategies – New York 2002 Conference” will be held May 20-21, 2002, at the Wyndham Syracuse Hotel in East Syracuse, NY. The conference highlights energy-efficient technologies, as well as sustainable design and affordable housing.
The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) presented James Asbury of Bell Products Inc. (Napa, CA) with the organization’s Legislative Contractor of the Year Award during its recent annual legislative awards dinner.