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Jan. 14, 2015: ACCA Quality Maintenance of Commercial Refrigeration Systems Standard Out for Review

Public Review Period Has a Comment Deadline of Feb. 16, 2015

The Air Conditioning Contractors of America Educational Institute (ACCA-EI) Standards Task Team (STT) has announced an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) public review period for its BSR/ACCA 14 QMref -201x, “Quality Maintenance of Commercial Refrigeration Systems” as a revised industry standard.


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Jan. 2, 2015: ACCA Economic Index Stands at 71 in December

HVACR Index Shows Contractors Are Positive About Growth

ACCA announced that its December Contractor Comfort Index (CCI) shows that HVACR contractors closed out 2014 feeling positive about short-term growth. The CCI for December 2014 was 71. This was up four points over December 2013 when the CCI was 67.


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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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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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Kari Arfstrom, executive director of the HVACR Workforce Development Foundation, talks about the upcoming HVACR & Mechanical Conference. Posted on Jan. 23.

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