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Jan. 28, 2015: Study Examines Value and Return on Investment of Sustainable Buildings

UL White Paper Predicts Disruption in the Building Market over the Next Five to 10 Years

UL has conducted a study to learn where value and return on investment lie in the area of sustainable buildings. The study and its result is available in a free white paper titled “The Dawn of the Building Performance Era” written by UL’s chief economist, Erin Grossi.

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Jan. 28, 2015: Oak Ridge National Laboratory Develops Next-Generation Insulation

Proposed 2-Inch Board Will Feature Modified Atmosphere Insulation and Target an R-Value of 25

A composite foam insulation panel being developed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory and partners could reduce wall-generated heating and cooling loads in buildings by 38 to 50 percent, potentially saving homeowners $150 or more per year.

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Jan. 28, 2015: ABM Names Industry Veteran Scott Salmirs as Next CEO

Salmirs Has Been with the Company Since 2003

ABM, a leading provider of facility solutions including facilities engineering, energy solutions, HVAC, electrical, and more, announced that its board of directors has named executive vice president Scott Salmirs to succeed current president and chief executive officer Henrik Slipsager, effective March 31, 2015.

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Jan. 27, 2015: Carrier and ecobee Expand Their Strategic Relationship

Combines Carrier’s Heating and Cooling Expertise with ecobee’s Leadership in Smart Thermostats

Carrier Corp. announced that it has made a minority equity investment in ecobee Inc., marking an expansion in the parties’ strategic relationship following their collaboration to create the new Wi-Fi-enabled Carrier® Côr™ thermostat.

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Jan. 27, 2015: HARDI Distributors Report 9.4 Percent Revenue Increase in November

Annualized Growth Through November Is Now 6.9 Percent

Heating, Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) released its monthly TRENDS report, showing average sales for HARDI distributor members increased 9.4 percent in November 2014.

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Jan. 27, 2015: CoorsTek Sensors Acquires Finnish Sensor Company Pegasor

Acquisition to Enable Expansion into Air Quality Monitoring Market

CoorsTek Sensors, a developer of smart sensors across diverse markets including HVAC, announced that it has acquired sensor company Pegasor Oy of Tampere, Finland. Pegasor produces fine and nanoparticle sensor technologies.

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Jan. 27, 2015: MacroAir Adds Three New Regional Sales Managers

Will Serve Growing Territories in the Northeast, Southwest, and Southeast

MacroAir, manufacturer of high volume, low speed (HVLS) fans, has named three new regional sales managers to serve its growing territories in the Northeast, Southwest, and Southeast. The company has announced the hiring of Brad Bishop, Brent Field, and Michael Post.

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Jan. 26, 2015: Air Innovations Introduces New Specialty HVAC Systems at AHR Expo

Systems Are Pre-Engineered Specifically for Niche Applications and Hot Spots

Air Innovations is featuring its new specialty environment HVAC systems at the 2015 AHR Expo at McCormick Place in Chicago, Jan. 26-28, in booth 6819. The Split and Pack Series are engineered specifically to meet the needs of niche applications.

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Jan. 26, 2015: New Cloud-Based Remote Monitoring System Protects HVACR Equipment

Sensaphone’s Sentinel Monitors HVACR Units and Environment to Prevent Costly System Downtime

Sensaphone®, a leader in environment monitoring and alerting technology, has introduced its new Sentinel™ system that provides 24/7 remote monitoring of unattended HVAC units, freezers, and refrigerators.

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Jan. 26, 2015: Nordyne Becomes Nortek Global HVAC

New Name Signifies Strategy for Accelerated Global Growth, Expanded Product Offerings

Nortek Inc. announced that its heating and cooling subsidiary Nordyne LLC and its Nordyne International subsidiary have changed their names to Nortek Global HVAC LLC and Nortek Global HVAC Latin America Inc., respectively. Nortek said the new names signify a unified strategy for accelerated global growth.

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