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Larson Electronics LLC: Telescoping Light Tower

February 27, 2012
The Magnalight LM-16 telescoping light tower is capable of lifting lighting and electrical equipment to heights of 9 to 16 feet. Designed to safely and quickly elevate cameras, lights, speakers, and other similar equipment, the light tower can be easily deployed by a single person and mounted to a variety of platforms.


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School Meets Energy-Reduction Goal

February 20, 2012
Designing a new high school to be 40 percent more efficient than ASHRAE 90.1 – 2001 energy requirements is a feat in itself. To achieve this degree of efficiency on a very limited capital budget while designing a state-of-the-art, energy-demanding technical high school is an even greater feat. 


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Contractors Embrace Energy Star Program

February 6, 2012
HVAC contractors are embracing Energy Star for New Homes Version 3, with many noting that even though they must now become certified to participate in the program its stricter guidelines improve quality, reduce callbacks, and raise the bar for the industry.


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Changes in Store for Energy Star

February 6, 2012
This year will bring plenty of changes to the Energy Star program, including implementation of Version 3 of its New Homes program. Most of the new guidelines became mandatory on Jan. 1. The rest kick in after July 1.


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Play a Role in Building Performance

January 30, 2012
Boosting building energy efficiency has become a trend that won’t be going away soon — and it is a trend worth embracing by HVAC contractors. Here are several reasons why the focus on energy efficiency is not going to go away.


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Knaack LLC: Truck, Van Drawer Units

January 23, 2012
Weather Guard® Products Pack Rat® drawer units for trucks and vans are made from durable 14-gauge steel. The drawer units offer easy access to hundreds of pounds of tools and supplies while leaving floor space open for hauling materials or moving in and out of the vehicle.


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Contractor Installs Arena Equipment

The KFC Yum! Center Gets Comfort and Efficiency
January 9, 2012
The KFC Yum! Center is home to the University of Louisville men’s and women’s basketball programs. Unique energy conservation approaches were incorporated into the HVAC systems, including enthalpy wheels for energy recovery and a high-tech building automation system for customizable control.


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Propelling the Industry Forward:

2011 NEWSmakers Highlighted

December 19, 2011

As 2011 comes to an end, The NEWS is proud to announce this year’s NEWSmakers. While the industry faced many challenges this year, this group of industry members did not sit around and wait to react. Instead, they proactively responded to the biggest issues affecting the HVAC industry.


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Selecting a Partner

December 12, 2011
This article is the third of three in a series about home performance contracting. In this final article of the series, we examine those criteria that require critical investigation in the selection of a home performance contracting partner.


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Industry Optimistic for New Year

December 5, 2011
Manufacturers appear to be very optimistic about the economic outlook for the HVACR industry. According to a recent survey of more than 1,000 AHR Expo exhibitors, nearly three-fourths (72 percent) of the total respondents expect a better year (59 percent) or a much better year (13 percent) in 2012 compared to 2011.


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