Shaheen-Portman Energy Bill Stalls in Senate

Partisan Disagreement Over Amendments Kills Bill, For Now
May 26, 2014

The bill would strengthen energy-saving model building codes and promote energy efficiency in residential, federal, and industrial buildings.

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OESP Honors Dan Holohan

May 26, 2014

OESP honored Dan Holohan, owner,, with a certificate recognizing him for all he’s done on behalf of its scholarship program. 

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Washington Adopts 2013 D.C. Construction Codes

Codes Apply to Non-Residential Projects Greater than 10,000 Square Feet
May 26, 2014

Among these codes is the D.C. Green Construction Code, which was developed with the input and support of local experts and stakeholders, including members of the USGBC and its National Capital Region Chapter.

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Friedrich Opens Advanced HVAC Lab

Multimillion Dollar Lab Includes Product Testing Facility
May 26, 2014

The company is calling it one of the most advanced HVAC labs in North America. 

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WaterFurnace Acquires Chillit Chillers

Chillit Manufactures Specialty Chillers, Commercial and Industrial Geothermal Heat Pumps
May 26, 2014

Chillit Chillers manufactures specialty chillers and geothermal heat pumps for large commercial and industrial applications. 

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AGA Study Supports Natural Gas Use

Residential Customers Could Cut Their Annual Heating Costs Nearly in Half
May 26, 2014

According to estimates, customers can save up to $1,262 on space heating and more than $300 on water heating costs annually by using appliances powered by natural gas instead of other common energy choices. 

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Canadian Organizations Discuss Provisions

CIPH, MCA Canada Hold Parliamentary Day of Awareness in Ottawa
May 26, 2014

The Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH) and the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada (MCA Canada) jointly held a Parliamentary Day of Awareness in Ottawa. 

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MCERF Sponsors Team USA

Donation Will Support Team USA in WorldSkills Foundation Water Innovation Challenge
May 26, 2014

The Mechanical Contracting Education & Research Foundation donated $5,000 to sponsor Team USA in the upcoming WorldSkills Foundation Water Innovation Challenge supported by the World Plumbing Council.

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WinWholesale Honors Portland Winair

Company Receives 2013 HVAC Company of the Year Award
May 26, 2014

WinWholesale Inc. has named Portland Winair in Middletown, Connecticut, as the HVAC Company of the Year for 2013. 

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PHCC Seeks HVAC Apprentice Entrants

Apprentices to Compete in Hands-On Contest in October
May 26, 2014

The PHCC Educational Foundation will host the second annual HVAC Apprentice Contest, Oct. 8-9 in New Orleans.

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2014 ACI Home Performance Conference

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Jeff Hutchinson, Energy Solutions Manager for mechanical contractor Bruner Corp., talks about the ductless market and how it can be profitable for a commercial contractor.

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