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Sept. 15, 2014: Study Examines Energy Efficiency Actions of California Solar Homeowners

Looks at the Synergies Between Solar Adoption and Energy Efficiency Upgrades
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The energy efficiency actions of California homeowners who installed rooftop solar electric systems are providing insights into the connection between solar adoption and energy efficiency upgrades that could help in the design of future residential energy programs.


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Sept. 15, 2014: Most U.S. Companies Project Increased Energy Efficiency Investment in 2015

Schneider Electric Survey Reveals Biggest Trends Impacting Business
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Three quarters of decision-makers at U.S. companies have invested in energy efficiency programs in the past 12 months, and more than half (56 percent) project their investment in energy efficiency next year will be more than last year, according to survey results released by Schneider Electric.


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Sept. 15, 2014: Advanced HVAC Controls Expected to Reach $11.7 Billion in Revenue by 2023

New Codes and Regulations Are Driving Expanded Retrofits in Existing Buildings
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While advancements have been made in the efficiency of HVAC equipment, the actual energy consumption of HVAC systems depends largely on their operation, which can be made much more efficient and less energy-intensive through the application of advanced HVAC controls, says Navigant Research.


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Sept. 12, 2014: Construction Activity Index Reaches Highest Mark Since 2007

All Construction Sectors and Geographic Regions Showing Robust Demand
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The last three months have shown steadily increasing demand for design services and the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) is now at its highest level since 2007, announced the American Institute of Architects (AIA). A leading economic indicator of construction activity, the July ABI score was 55.8, up strongly from 53.5 in June.


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Sept. 12, 2014: Testo Announces Race Weekend Giveaway

Entries Will Be Accepted Through Jan. 28, 2015
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Testo announced that as part of its 2014 fall promotion, the company is running a Race Weekend for Four Sweepstakes. The winner will receive a trip to an auto race of their choice within the continental United States, including race tickets, airfare, and accommodations for four people — valued to $10,000.


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Sept. 12, 2014: Addendum to ACCA Manual J Standard Out for Public Review

Public Review Period Has a Comment Deadline of Oct. 13, 2014
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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 Addendum E to ANSI/ACCA 2 Manual J - 2011.


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Sept. 12, 2014: Compressor Modulation eBook Released to Aid HVAC Contractors

Publication Designed to Help Contractors Sell and Service High Efficiency Systems
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Emerson Climate Technologies Inc. has announced the release of a new eBook to provide helpful information to HVAC contractors and facility managers on the value and impact of compressor modulation. The publication is titled “Understanding Compressor Modulation in Air Conditioning Applications.”


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Sept. 11, 2014: Hawaii Energy Offers State’s First Energy Efficiency Auction

Goal of the Auction Is to Identify and Enable Turnkey Energy Efficiency Projects That Provide the Best Value
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Hawaii Energy is launching the Hawaii Energy Efficiency Auction. The auction is an open call for contractors, developers, energy efficiency solution providers, and others to submit qualified energy efficiency projects to compete for up to $2.1 million in incentive funds to offset project costs.


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Sept. 11, 2014: Johnson Controls Celebrates Opening of New HVAC Supply Center in Chicago Area

Source 1 Is Exclusive Supplier of Factory Authorized Service Parts and Residential Accessories
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Johnson Controls announced the grand opening of its newest Source 1™ HVAC Supply Center in Vernon Hills, Illinois. The first of three new locations opening in the Chicago area, the center handles York, Guardian, and Source 1 products.


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Sept. 11, 2014: Southland Industries Unites Departments to Create Southland Service

New Division Will Provide a More Focused and Aligned Approach
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Southland Industries, one of the nation’s largest mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) contractors, announced that it is uniting its service and building automation controls departments into a single division, called Southland Service.


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