Americans Opting for Renewables

Report Shows Americans Used More Energy in 2013 than in 2012
April 28, 2014

Americans used more renewable, fossil, and nuclear energy in 2013, according to the most recent data released by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

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Carrier Honors Contractors at Dealer Conference

Dealer Hall of Fame Award Recognizes Leading Factory-Authorized Dealers
April 28, 2014

The Dealer Hall of Fame award is presented annually to select industry-leading contractors. 

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New Era Group Files Appeal

Group Challenges EPA's Production, Importation of HCFC-22
April 28, 2014

The appeal challenges a ruling that allows the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to continue to allow production and importation of HCFC-22 refrigerant. 

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Training Track: April 28, 2014

Design & Application of Water Based HVAC Systems Seminar
April 28, 2014

This seminar is designed for engineers, mechanical contractors, and others looking for in-depth knowledge of commercial hydronic system design. 

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Napoleon Contributes to Health Centre

Donation to Fund Cardiac, Youth Mental Health Programs
April 21, 2014

Napoleon Fireplaces, Grills, and Heating and Cooling donated $125,000 to the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre. 

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Service Experts Partners with Joseph Groh Foundation

Nonprofit Organization Supports Industry Workers with Life-Altering Disabilities
April 21, 2014

Service Experts’ first fundraising initiative will be announced shortly, including donations tied to service calls. 

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ACCA Releases Latest CCI

A CCI of 50+ Reflects Anticipated Growth in HVAC Market
April 21, 2014

The score is calculated based on a survey of the association’s contractor members, who are asked how positive they feel about new business prospects, existing business activity, and expected staffing decisions in the short-term future. 

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Project Files: Cooling Buildings in Hot ‘Lanta

April 21, 2014

The goal was provide cooling to residents of several mixed-use commercial retail and residential buildings in Atlanta.

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NEWS Hosts Webinar on Hybrid GeoExchange Systems

Hybrid Systems Can Help Reduce Upfront, Long-Term Operating Costs
April 14, 2014

Hosts will discuss how engineers and contractors have difficulty implementing GeoExchange systems when a building has a significant load imbalance due primarily to the significant cost increase of the ground heat exchanger, which may eliminate GeoExchange as a viable option.

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Nest Issues Consumer Safety Notice

Feature on Nest Protect Smoke + CO Alarm Could Cause Alarm Delay
April 14, 2014

Nest Labs Inc. has issued a consumer safety notice for its Nest Protect smoke and carbon monoxide detector after recent laboratory testing showed the Nest Wave feature could be unintentionally activated.

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Jeff Nusz, president, Reitmeier HVAC Services, Tualatin, Oregon, joins the program to discuss how he modernized his website and gained new clients and more money because of it. We’ll go through the process of the change and much more.  Posted on Aug. 1.

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