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ACCA's November Contractor Comfort Index Hits 74

Number Measures Contractors' Attitudes Toward Short-term Economic Growth

The CCI also shows that contractors are feeling better than they were 12 months earlier when the CCI was 64.

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Contractors Learn About Home-performance Contracting

Attendees Discuss HPC Do's and Don'ts at Building Performance Forum

Contractors from all around the country recently traveled to Charlotte, North Carolina, for the third annual Building Performance Forum, presented by ACCA and The NEWS.

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Dec. 5, 2014: ACCA Releases New Video Series for Code Officials

Aids in the Enforcement of Code Requirements Related to HVAC System Design

ACCA has released a new video series aimed at helping code officials understand the residential HVAC design process. The three-part series, “What Code Officials Need to Know about HVAC System Design,” gives an overview of the steps involved in doing a load calculation, equipment selection, and duct sizing.

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Nov. 11, 2014: ACCA Releases Addendum to Manual J with New Weather Data

The Addendum Underwent an ANSI Public Review Period and Was ANSI-Recognized

ACCA has announced the release of Addendum E to ANSI/ACCA 2 Manual J – 2011, which updates the weather data contained in Manual J®.

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ACCA Pushes for Universal Diagnostics

Organization Calls for Common Set of Error Codes, Standardized Access Method

In an effort to make it easier for technicians to install, service, diagnose, and troubleshoot HVACR equipment, ACCA’s Board of Directors adopted a motion “to implore the manufacturers of HVAC equipment to develop and implement open [nonproprietary], universal, onboard diagnostic [OBD] communication protocols.”

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Oct. 23, 2014: ACCA Urges HVAC Manufacturers to Develop Universal Communication Protocols

Contractor Organization Says This Would Provide Numerous Benefits

ACCA is urging HVAC industry manufacturers to become engaged in the development and implementation of universal communication protocols for equipment commissioning and ongoing diagnosis for the purposes of ensuring that HVAC equipment is properly installed and maintained.

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Contractor Comfort Index Up in September

A CCI of 50 or Higher Reflects Anticipated Growth

The eight-point increase shows continued contractor confidence heading into fall. 

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Cool Smart Awards HVAC Efficiency Advocates

Awards Presented at New England ACCA Golf Tournament

The awards honor contractors for energy-efficiency practices, leadership, and quality installation of HVAC systems. 

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Oct. 13, 2014: ACCA Develops Manual J Course Curriculum for HVAC Educators and Trainers

ACCA Worked with Educational Specialists to Put Together This Curriculum

ACCA announced that it has developed a curriculum especially for teaching students how to do a load calculation using the Manual J8ae Speedsheet. This new curriculum is available for free download at

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CCI Increases Again in August

Contractor Comfort Index Up 10 Points Over August 2013

ACCA began measuring contractor attitudes toward short-term economic growth with the CCI in February 2010.

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2013 ACCA Service Managers Forum

Sixth annual forum saw a 12 percent increase in attendance over last year.

2012 ACCA Conference & Indoor Air Expo

Highlights from the 2012 ACCA Conference & Indoor Air Expo in Las Vegas.



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2014 World Energy Engineering Congress

Scenes from the 2014 World Energy Engineering Congress in Washington, D.C.


NEWSMakers: Matt Barga

Matt Barga, portfolio manager — a/c and coils, Ingersoll Rand, discusses how the company is working to comply with the new energy conservation standards for heat pumps and air conditioners that go into effect on Jan. 1, 2015. Posted on Dec. 19.

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