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Contractor Showcases Intelligent Home

By John Conrad
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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

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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

By Herb Woerpel
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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

By Herb Woerpel
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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

By Herb Woerpel
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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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Greenbuild Invades San Francisco

By Herb Woerpel
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The U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) 11th annual Greenbuild International Conference and Expo will take place Nov. 14-16 in San Francisco. What can be expected?


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Twin Maples Embraces Sustainable Future

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Since its construction in 1908, Twin Maples has been a silent witness to history, some of it up close and very personal, including a 2008 top-to-bottom makeover. How did it become a green show house?


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What Green Is in 2012

By Cherie Preville
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Green seemed to be all the rage several years ago, both inside and out of the HVACR industry. But is it the buzzword it once was? In 2012, what does green mean for the HVACR industry and what are customers, especially commercial customers, seeking?


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Marketing Yourself as a Green Company

By Cherie Preville
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You feel your company is more green than it used to be, so now what do you do with that information? The NEWS spoke with two contractors whose companies perform both commercial and residential work about green marketing and promotion of their business.


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AHR Attendees Rank Energy Efficiency Most Important

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According to a post-show survey of 2012 Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Exposition (AHR Expo) attendees, 93 percent of respondents ranked energy efficiency-related areas as the most important products/technology to see at the trade show.


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