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Dec. 18, 2014: Dependable Air Supply, Florida Cooling Supply Win Comfortmaker Distributor Awards

Companies Named Top Single-Branch, Multi-Branch Distributors

Florida Cooling Supply and Dependable Air Supply were honored by International Comfort Products (ICP) as the Comfortmaker® distributors of the year. ICP is a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp.


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Dec. 18, 2014: Tecumseh Announces New Leadership for Brazil and Latin America Markets

Furchi and Busnelo Are Promoted

Tecumseh Products Co. has announced a new sales and marketing structure as part of its growth strategy in Brazil and Latin America. The new team is charged with introducing the company’s latest generation of hermetic compressors and condensing units and leading customers through pending refrigerant and energy efficiency changes.


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Dec. 18, 2014: Kenneth Goodrich Awards Two Veterans with HVAC Toolkit Scholarships

Endowment Benefits Graduates of College of Southern Nevada

Kenneth D. Goodrich, an HVAC entrepreneur and CEO of Goettl Air Conditioning, Sonoran Air Conditioning, Honeybee Air Conditioning Experts, and The Sunny Plumber, announced that two Army veterans would be the first beneficiaries of the scholarship endowment he started at the College of Southern Nevada (CSN).


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Dec. 18, 2014: McKinstry, Sabey Build Data Center Environment Simulator

Allows Data Center Owners to Simulate Actual Operating Conditions Prior to Installing Servers

McKinstry, a design-build-operate-and-maintain firm, and Sabey Data Centers, a leading owner, developer, and operator of data center properties, have partnered to develop a product called the Mobile Commissioning Assistant for data center owners, allowing them to simulate actual operating conditions prior to installing servers.


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Dec. 17, 2014: ASHRAE Emphasizes Residential Guidance in Winter Conference Technical Program

More Time and Energy Is Spent in Residential Environments Than Any Other Environment

Guidance to help ensure that homes are energy efficient and have good indoor environmental quality will be featured in several Technical Program sessions at the 2015 ASHRAE Winter Conference, Jan. 24-28, in Chicago.


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Dec. 17, 2014: New Siemens Software Provides Enterprise-Wide Control of Energy Performance

Solution Will Allow Customers to Proactively Identify and Address Issues

Siemens has launched its Site Controls Enterprise Portal platform designed to provide enterprise chain operators with real-time intelligence into and control over the operating conditions of sites and key equipment.


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Dec. 17, 2014: International Code Council and SRCC Finalize Consolidation

Combining Services and Resources to Help Manufacturers, Installers, and Building Safety Professionals

The International Code Council (ICC) and the Solar Rating & Certification Corp. (SRCC) have completed a period of due diligence and formalized the consolidation of the two associations.


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Dec. 17, 2014: Central Air Conditioner and Heat Pump Shipments Remain Strong

After 29.7 Percent Growth in September, Shipments Up 19.3 Percent in October

United States shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps totaled 433,643 units in October 2014, up 19.3 percent from 363,465 units shipped in October 2013, according to the latest statistics from the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI).


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Dec. 16, 2014: NORESCO Selected for $43 Million Performance Contract at Fort Jackson

Contract Focuses on Energy Efficiency and Water Conservation

NORESCO announced that it has won a $43 million energy savings performance contract for work at Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina, the U.S. Army’s largest and most active basic combat training center.


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Dec. 16, 2014: Trane Raises Prices on Commercial HVAC Products

Increase Effective Jan. 17, 2015

Trane Commercial Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) North America, a strategic business unit of Ingersoll Rand, has announced a price increase of up to 5 percent on applied, large and light unitary commercial HVAC equipment. 


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