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Manufacturers Bringing the Heat this Fall

New Products Save Energy, Keep Customers Warm
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Every year, The NEWS introduces the latest residential heating equipment that is available for the upcoming winter season. Here is an alphabetical listing of those products.


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Rooftop Retrofits Put HVAC Contractors in Control

Advanced Controls Help Improve Comfort, Save Money and Energy
By Joanna R. Turpin
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Replacing older RTUs can be expensive, so the answer may be for contractors to retrofit these units with advanced controls that can help save energy costs as well as improve comfort.


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Utilities Debate Value of Energy Efficiency

Providers Believe Rebates and Reward Programs Have Become Too Expensive
By Nick Kostora
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What kind of energy-efficiency goals are realistic, what types of rebates and reward programs should energy providers have in place for consumers, and how great is the demand for these conservation programs?


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Sept. 2, 2014: Kit to Help HVAC Contractors Bring Energy Management to Small Buildings

Contractors Can Lower Energy Costs for Building Owners with Minimal Financial Investment
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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) has developed a package of simple analytical steps — and a strategy — designed to bring better energy management and efficiency improvements to small buildings by way of the service providers who are already taking care of these buildings: HVAC contractors.


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Solar Applications Finding a Home in Residential HVAC

Photovoltaic Investment Paying Dividends in All Corners of the Nation
By Nicole Krawcke
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With all of the different solar applications available, determining the best option for homeowners is not a one-size-fits-all approach; it’s something often done on a case-by-case basis.


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Geothermal Industry Striving for Inclusion

Leaders Work for Federal Definition by End of 2014
By Matt Bishop
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Doug Dougherty said that even though getting GHPs included in the federal definition of renewable energy is one of GEO’s major issues, its efforts at the state level will not be deterred by a lack of recognition at the federal level.


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HVAC Energy Solutions that Sell

Finding the Right Customers Plays Big Role in Making Sales
By Matt Bishop
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Although renewable energy solutions generally boast a great return on investment, finding the right customer often plays a big role in making a sale.


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Savvy HVAC Contractors Turn to Solar

Contractors Use the Sun to Offset HVAC System Energy Use
By Matt Bishop
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For contractors looking for new business opportunities, offering solar energy might be the wave of the future.


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LEED Certification Boosts Hotel Revenue

Certified Hotels Boast 'Substantial Increases' in Daily Rates, Revenue
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The study found substantial increases in average daily rates and revenue per available room for the LEED hotels by comparing LEED-certified hotels with a competitive set of noncertified hotels.

 


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Direct Energy Partnership to Bring Smart Home to Texas Customers

Direct Energy Will Offer Smart Home Starter Kits from SmartThings
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Direct Energy, one of the largest retail providers of electricity, natural gas, and home services in North America, has launched a partnership with SmartThings to bring the smart home to energy customers in Texas.


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2014 Energy Efficiency Forum

Highlights from the 25th annual Energy Efficiency Forum in Washington, D.C.

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NEWSMakers: Jeremy Begley

Jeremy Begley, home-performance specialist and Web and social media manager with National Heating and Air Conditioning Co. in Cincinnati discusses how and why you should add home-performance philosophies to your contracting repertoire. Posted on Sept. 12.

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Venting R-22

The NEWS reported that a man received prison time for venting R-22. Should EPA step up enforcement?
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2014 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

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