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March 26, 2015: ABB and Doosan Extend Agreement to Produce Fuel Cells

ABB Is Supplying Specialized Electrical Modules for the Doosan Fuel Cell Power Plants

ABB and Doosan Fuel Cell, a Connecticut-based provider of fuel cell power systems, announced that the two companies have extended their partnership agreement through 2016. Switzerland-based ABB is supplying specialized electrical modules that serve as the control system for the Doosan fuel cell power plants.


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March 25, 2015: Ingersoll Rand Acquires FRIGOBLOCK

Acquisition Broadens Company’s Portfolio of Transport Refrigeration Products and Services

Ingersoll-Rand plc announced that it has completed the acquisition of FRIGOBLOCK. The transaction was closed for €100 million. FRIGOBLOCK manufactures and designs transport refrigeration units for trucks and trailers in Europe, primarily sold in Northern Europe. 


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March 25, 2015: enVerid Receives Frost & Sullivan Award for HVAC Load-Reduction Technology

HLR System Recognized for Significantly Reducing HVAC Energy Consumption

enVerid Systems announced that it has received Frost & Sullivan’s 2015 North American HVAC Technology Innovation Award for its HVAC Load Reduction (HLR) solution. Frost & Sullivan recognized enVerid’s HLR system for its ability to deliver substantial energy savings by solving a major cause of HVAC energy waste in commercial buildings.


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March 25, 2015: HARDI Member Provides Testimony Supporting Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015

Madonia Tells House Ways and Means Committee That Estate Tax Is “Fundamentally Flawed”

Heating, Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) member Karen Madonia, chief financial officer of ILLCO Inc., joined two others representing small businesses and farms to testify before a House Ways and Means Committee hearing and urge Congress to pass the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015.


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March 24, 2015: Mitsubishi Electric Introduces Consumer Solar Financing Program

Contractors Can Now Offer More Financial Flexibility to Their Residential Customers

The Photovoltaic Division of Mitsubishi Electric US Inc. has announced the introduction of a new consumer solar financing program for its contractors. The company said the financing program gives homeowners affordable options for purchasing solar, and helps contractors boost their sales by providing their customers with alternatives.


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March 24, 2015: Trane Offers New Building Energy Services

Energy Can Be the Single Largest Operating Expense in a Typical Commercial Building

Trane, a brand of Ingersoll Rand, has introduced its new Trane Building Advantage brand, a suite of energy services offerings to assist building owners and managers with managing and operating efficient and sustainable buildings.


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March 24, 2015: DOE, EPA Rules Are Harming Industry, Says HVACR Manufacturer

AHRI Member Structural Concepts Testifies Before House Small Business Committee

In testimony before the House Small Business Committee, Viktor Anderson, chief engineer for Muskegon, Michigan-based Structural Concepts, a commercial refrigeration manufacturer, said that, left unchecked, the inability or unwillingness of the DOE and EPA to coordinate rulemakings will “devastate” the HVACR industry.


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March 23, 2015: Los Angeles County Votes to Adopt Residential Energy Efficiency Program

84 Cities Including Los Angeles to Help Homeowners Save on Energy and Water Bills

The county of Los Angeles has voted to make the Home Energy Renovation Opportunity (HERO) Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program available to local residents. Los Angeles County and 84 cities within the county, including the city of Los Angeles, join more than 200 other cities and counties that have adopted HERO.


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