Jen Anesi

Jen Anesi

Jen Anesi is Legislation Editor. She can be contacted at 248-244-6495 or jenanesi@achrnews.com.

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Home Automation Products Gaining HVAC Industry Traction

Ease of Use, Options Improving as Prices Start to Come Down
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In only a few years, the number of connected “smart” products for the home has increased exponentially as homeowners have shown more and more interest in being able to monitor and control their homes from nearly anywhere.


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AHRI, Lennox Petition Court to Review DOE Walk-in Standard

Industry Leaders Challenge Efficiency Standards for Walk-in Coolers, Freezers
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On Aug. 4, the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) and Lennox Intl. Inc. filed a petition asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit to review the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) final rule establishing energy conservation standards for walk-in coolers and freezers (WICF).


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Contractors in Charge of Surging Home Automation Market

Listening, Offering Options Help Contractors Close a Sale
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The home automation market is growing globally at an incredible pace. The prevalence of these products can be seen with a quick trip to the hardware store, where anyone can find an array of Wi-Fi-capable home automation products, including thermostats, door locks, lights, video cameras, and more.


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HVAC Industry Cautious About Microsoft Partnership

Joint Project Supports Home Automation Software Startup Companies
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In June, Microsoft Corp. and American Family Insurance announced the launch of a business accelerator for tech startup companies that are focused on home automation. The goal of the Microsoft Ventures Accelerator is to provide mentorship, resources, and workspace to startups.


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Are You Doing Your Part to Prevent Workplace Suicide?

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Robin Williams' death helped bring the threat of suicide to the foreground. Perhaps it's time to assess the idea of depression with your HVAC crew.
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Man Gets Prison Time for Venting R-22

Ohio Man Pleads Guilty to Violating Federal Clean Air Act
By Jen Anesi
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Martin C. Eldridge III now faces 31 months in federal prison for releasing the refrigerant, which is currently being phased out of production in the U.S. due to its threat to the earth’s ozone layer.


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Schools Strive for Efficiency, Comfort

New HVAC Technologies Help Administrators Meet Indoor Environment Goals
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Across the country, school administrators are realizing the importance of good IAQ and a comfortable indoor environment, which both contribute significantly to student success. 


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Tips for Updating School HVAC Equipment

Financing Options Help Schools Meet HVAC Project Goals
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According to the manufacturers that make equipment for schools, there are often many options available to districts looking to make those much-needed upgrades.


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Bill Could Streamline Energy Efficiency Upgrades in Schools

Bipartisan Legislation Would Provide Financing Resources to Schools
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Despite receiving strong bipartisan support in the House, the bill now faces an uphill battle in the Senate.


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Even the Best Employees Make Mistakes

How You Handle Your Staff Shows What Kind of Leader You Are
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How you help your employees handle their mistakes will determine the kind of leader you are — and what kind of employee they become.


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