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Goodman Names Takeshi Ebisu CEO

Ebisu Replaces Dave Swift, Who Served as Goodman CEO for 6 Years
April 21, 2014

Prior to this assignment, Ebisu was executive vice president, director, and member of the board for Daikin.


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Marketing Magic: Victors, Victims, and Volunteers

Match Your Marketing Message to Your True Buyers
April 21, 2014

Stuff happens — quickly and without notice — and there are accidents, so named because there’s no one to blame for their occurrence. 


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Manufacturers Bring Concerns, Ideas to D.C.

AHRI Members Lobby Senators, Representatives at Annual Public Policy Symposium
April 21, 2014

From atop the Hay-Adams hotel overlooking the White House, attendees took in presentations and discussed the regulatory and legislative issues affecting the industry before heading to Capitol Hill, where they interacted directly with members of Congress.


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IOR Conference Examines the State of Refrigerants

Programs Established to Reinforce Importance of Leakage and System Performance
April 21, 2014

The IOR chose the subject of refrigerant containment for the re-launch of its annual conference, enabling it to assess progress and examine technology. 


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ERVs Gain Traction in New and Old Projects

Energy Recovery Ventilation Products Help Mitigate Energy Loss Due to Increasing Ventilation Needs
April 21, 2014

Advances in heat and energy recovery ventilation technology, driven largely by industry standards and increasingly stringent building codes, have pushed manufacturers to offer multiple energy-saving ventilation solutions contractors can choose from for new and retrofit projects on residential and commercial structures.


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Safety, Security Top 2014 IIAR Conference

Industry Experts, Former Astronaut, Homeland Security Official Offer Comments
April 21, 2014

The IIAR Industrial Refrigeration Conference and Heavy Equipment Show featured messages from industry experts, a former astronaut, and an official with the Department of Homeland Security.


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Intelligent Products Efficiently Circulate Air

Building Codes Still Lag Behind Home Ventilation Needs
April 21, 2014

Increasingly demanding standards and regulations are having a clear impact on the energy efficiency and effectiveness of products used in residential ventilation and air movement.


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EPA Pushed To Explain R-22 Phaseout Plans

New Era Seeks Faster HCFC Phaseout Solution
April 21, 2014

In a written statement, New Era said it wants a satisfactory response from the EPA by early June or litigation will be initiated.


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Balancing Home-Performance Demands with Ventilation Needs

Properly Ventilating Tight Homes a Priority for Home-Performance Contractors
April 21, 2014

As contractors seal up homes, they also need to consider proper ventilation, avoid common mistakes, and follow industry protocols to ensure occupant health and safety.


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HVAC Commercial Contractor: April 21, 2014

April 21, 2014

TDIndustries named National Diversity Excellence award winner for subcontractors over $14 million.


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HVAC Contractor Service: April 21, 2014

April 21, 2014

Rapid Recovery receives carbon offset credits from California Carbon Exchange.


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HVAC Manufacturers: April 21, 2014

April 21, 2014

Knipex Tools LP appoints key account sales manager; Quietside Corp. names director of technical support and training; more HVAC manufacturer news briefs.


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HVAC Residential Contractor: April 21, 2014

April 21, 2014

Black Diamond Plumbing & Mechanical Inc. (Crystal Lake, Ill.) acquired Axberg Heating (Rockford, Ill.).


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Service Experts Partners with Joseph Groh Foundation

Nonprofit Organization Supports Industry Workers with Life-Altering Disabilities
April 21, 2014

Service Experts’ first fundraising initiative will be announced shortly, including donations tied to service calls. 


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Project Files: Cooling Buildings in Hot ‘Lanta

April 21, 2014

The goal was provide cooling to residents of several mixed-use commercial retail and residential buildings in Atlanta.


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ACCA Releases Latest CCI

A CCI of 50+ Reflects Anticipated Growth in HVAC Market
April 21, 2014

The score is calculated based on a survey of the association’s contractor members, who are asked how positive they feel about new business prospects, existing business activity, and expected staffing decisions in the short-term future. 


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Napoleon Contributes to Health Centre

Donation to Fund Cardiac, Youth Mental Health Programs
April 21, 2014

Napoleon Fireplaces, Grills, and Heating and Cooling donated $125,000 to the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre. 


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Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp.: Laser Distance Meters

April 21, 2014

Two laser distance meters are designed with a simplified, intuitive interface and universal icons for faster measurements and increased productivity. 


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RectorSeal Corp.: Ductless Mini-Split, A/C Lineset

April 21, 2014

Pre-insulated, Paircoil™ is a malleable lineset designed specifically to expedite installations of ductless mini-split and conventional air conditioning systems.


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Heat Pipe Technology Inc.: Heat Pipe Software

April 21, 2014

Cloud-based, SelectPlus™ is a heat pipe design, pricing, drawing-creation, and plan-submittal software program.


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Continental Fan Mfg. Inc.: Plug Fans

April 21, 2014

The TEK Plug Fans combine precision injection molding techniques with modern high-strength plastics to produce a wheel that is stronger than steel, yet half its weight.


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Quietside Corp.: Variable-Refrigerant Flow System

April 21, 2014

The Samsung DVM S system has been developed to enhance comfort and reduce energy consumption by utilizing variable-refrigerant flow technology. 


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Fuji Electric Corp. of America: HVAC Drive

April 21, 2014

The drive features a slim, space-saving design, real-time clock, embedded BACnet, and all other functions required to independently operate fans and pumps in air conditioning equipment.


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Robur Corp.: Gas Absorption Chiller

April 21, 2014

Model ACF60-HR is a 5-ton chiller with heat recovery that combines a low-environmental-impact gas absorption chiller with heat recovery. 


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Honeywell Building Controls: Wall Module

April 21, 2014

The Zio® product portfolio has expanded to include the Zio Lite wall module, which utilizes Sylk™ technology, making it easy for contractors to add peripheral devices to controllers, such as wall modules, sensors, actuators, and input and output (I/O) modules. 


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