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).
In separate, simultaneous meetings on October 7, members of the Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Wholesalers International (ARWI) and the Northamerican Heating, Refrigeration, and Airconditioning Wholesalers Association (NHRAW) voted in favor of consolidation.
Standard Air & Lite of Pittsburgh, PA, recently held its sixth annual engineering conference. The conference brought together over 150 consulting engineers and building owners, and used Carrier Corporation’s new Mobile Innovation Center — an 18-wheeled, self-contained, traveling exhibition trailer.
The Pennsylvania Petroleum Marketers & Convenience Store Association (PPMCSA) awarded the National Association of Oil Heating Service Managers (NAOHSM) with $6,200 for the Dave Nelsen Scholarship Fund.
The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International recently released the results of its national survey on terrorism insurance coverage. According to BOMA, the survey documents the significant difficulties many commercial real estate professionals are facing in their attempts to obtain adequate coverage.
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), in conjunction with the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), has filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the right of workers who choose not to join a union — but who are covered by a collective bargaining agreement — to refrain from paying dues for causes they do not support, including organizing campaigns.
Nordyne began production of its Maytag HVAC products line in August 2002. The company says it will maintain a two-step distribution chain and is currently selecting distributors and dealers to carry the Maytag products.
The Fair Contracting Coalition, which partners the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA), the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA), and several other contractors, is urging the administration and the Congress to stop stalling major construction bills.
Combined U.S. factory shipments of 600,759 central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps in August represented an 11% increase over August 2001, according to Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI) statistics.