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Organizations Explore Biomass

Biomass Studied for Inclusion in Co-sponsored Green Building Standard

The development of biomass requirements is being explored by ASHRAE, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), for inclusion in their co-sponsored green building standard.


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Can You Solve the Service Ticket?

Winner to Receive Fieldpiece LT-17A Digital Multimeter

There’s still time to get in on the June drawing for a Fieldpiece LT-1A digital meter. Submit your diagnosis to the troubleshooting situation — featured in the Dec. 15 issue of The NEWS — involving an electric furnace and a customer’s complaint of not enough heat.


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Axiom Rep Donates Bicycles

PRBM Provides Refurbished Bikes to Children in the Community

In 2014, PRBM participated in a number of community events in partnership with a local elementary school and the local department of health and welfare to donate more than 25 refurbished bikes to children in the community.


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Taco Facility Earns LEED Gold

Innovation and Development Center Earns 62 of 79 Possible Points

The 24,037-square-foot facility, which houses classrooms and meeting space for hydronic training and educational purposes, achieved 62 points out of a total of 79 possible points for LEED Gold.


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Aquatherm, Owens Corning Team Up

Companies Work to Produce AQ Fiberglas Pipe Insulation

The introduction of these solutions will enable insulators and mechanical engineers to confidently and easily work with the Aquatherm metric-sized polypropylene-random (PP-R) piping systems.


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Government Energy Use Declining

Energy Use by Federal Government is Lowest Recorded Since 1975

Total delivered-to-site energy use by the federal government fell to 0.96 quadrillion Btu in fiscal year (FY) 2013, the lowest recorded since 1975.


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EPA Finalizes Wood Heater Standards

Update Limits the Amount of Pollution Wood Heaters Can Emit

These standards, which were last updated in 1988, reflect the significantly improved technologies available to make a range of models cleaner-burning and more efficient. 


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Leslie McDowell, director of communications at the Building Performance Institute Inc., discusses the nonprofit organization's new homeowner centric website. Posted on April 10.

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