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The NEWS’ Advisory Board Selects Favorite Green Products

We asked our HVAC contractor advisory panel to identify their go-to green products. Here are their recommendations.


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Sept. 17, 2013: Code Changes, Green Certifications Drive Demand for Commissioning

Survey Reveals Building Commissioning Trends
Demand for the services of commissioning professionals is rising and will continue to rise into the near future, according to a survey by PECI and the Building Commissioning Association (BCA).


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Sept. 9, 2013: Aeroseal Receives NGBS Green Product Certification

Duct Sealing Technology Approved by Independent Lab
Aeroseal announced that it has been approved by Home Innovations Labs as a National Green Building Standard (NGBS) product. Homebuilders looking to receive NGBS certification may now use Aeroseal to fulfill the standard’s mandatory requirements for HVAC duct sealing.


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USGBC Adopts LEED v4

Council Voted 86 Percent in Favor of Adopting the System

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced its membership has voted to adopt Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) v4, the next update to the green building rating system.


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July 17, 2013: LEED v4 Passes Ballot and Will Launch This Fall

Newest Version of Green Building Rating System to Launch at Greenbuild
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that its membership has voted to adopt LEED v4, the next update to its green building rating system. The final overall vote was 86 percent in favor of adopting LEED v4.


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Contractor Showcases Intelligent Home

Hugh Joyce, owner of James River Air Conditioning in Richmond, Va., initially wanted to create a place to showcase some innovative and energy-efficient products. However, after a year of planning and construction he opened something much greater. What is it?


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Saving Energy With VRF, Geothermal

In 2002, the board authorized the construction of a 25,000-square-foot county conservation learning center using a geothermal cooling and heating system. How did it turn out?


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Contractor Builds Green Enterprise

While Steve Saunders, CEO of Tempo Mechanical, TexEnergy, and U.S. Ecologic, stands at the intersection of green, energy efficiency, and HVAC, he’s truly directing traffic on behalf of planet Earth. What’s the latest in his endeavors? 


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GreenSTAR Contractors Lead the Way

As the green movement continues its forward momentum, numerous contractors are well ahead of the learning curve, thanks to a comprehensive qualification program, courtesy of the Mechanical Service Contractors of America. What is the association’s latest offering?


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Manufacturers Go Green at Greenbuild

A number of manufacturers are greening their product offerings. Several of these manufacturers will be attending Greenbuild 2012. What will they bring to the show?


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Cynthia Hutson, chairperson of ACCA of Central Ohio, talks about the organization’s Heat the Town events, the importance of carbon monoxide checks, and what is coming up for ACCA. Posted on Nov. 21.

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