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A.O. Smith Awards 2014 HVAC Scholarships

Winners Selected Based on Academics, Community Involvement, More

The recipients, sons or daughters of A.O. Smith Corp. employees, were selected based on their academic records, participation in school and community activities, work experience, and honors.

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Regional HVAC Standards Impact Surveyed

Many Contractors Still Uninformed About Coming Changes, Survey Shows

A survey by Emerson Climate Technologies Inc. found that 40 percent of commercial contractors and 42 percent of residential contractors in the Northern region foresee upsell opportunities, while only approximately 30 percent of residential contractors in the South and Southwest look forward to higher revenue or higher margins. 

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Shurtape Fleet Gets a Makeover

New Truck Wraps Showcase Versatility of Shurtape Products

The company’s 11 53-foot trucks have been wrapped in custom graphics that highlight some of the company’s tape solutions, including HVAC. 

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SEMCO LLC Awards School Sustainability

Kentucky High School Saves 35 Percent in Energy Costs

The state-of-the-art building is recording a 35 percent reduction in monthly utility costs versus the 30 percent smaller conventional high school it replaced. 

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HRAI Presents Awards at Annual Luncheon

Individuals, Companies, Organizations Honored for Outstanding Contributions to Industry

At a luncheon, HRAI acknowledged the outstanding contributions made by several individuals, companies, and organizations.

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ASHRAE Supports NCEES Requirement Change

Change Eliminates Additional Professional Engineer Credit Requirement

NCEES voted to modify that approach and instead develop an official NCEES position statement that supports additional engineering education beyond a bachelor’s degree.

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Illinois Examines GHP Amendment

Groups Collaborating to Amend Illinois Technical Reference Manual

The group’s amendment would allow GHPs to be compared to 80 percent efficient natural gas furnaces; include the desuperheater water heating efficiencies of GHPs; recognize the true cost of air-source heat pumps; raise the average by 54 percent; and extend the useful life of a GHP from 18 to 25 years.

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The Best of Extra Edition: Sept. 22, 2014

At, The NEWS’ Extra Edition page is home to hundreds of online-exclusive service and maintenance, technical, and business-management articles. Here are some of the best.

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Obituary: Rick Lee Wise

Rick Lee Wise, 56, of Pendleton, Indiana, died June 26 after a long battle against cancer.

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OESP Hosts Charity Events

2014 Roadshow to Visit The Links of Gettysburg for Charity Events

OESP will also host its Care to Ride event on Sept. 21. Care to Ride is the organization’s main fundraiser for its nonprofit, Oil Heat Cares. 

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NEWSMakers: Chris Mathis

Chris Mathis, president of Mathis Consulting Co. and vice chair of ASHRAE’s residential ad hoc committee, talks about ASHRAE’s exploration into the residential market. Posted on Oct. 17.

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