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April 18, 2014: NYSERDA’s HVAC Business Partners Program Doubled Its 2013 Goals

Contractors Participating in HVAC Program Completed 1,227 Quality Maintenance Projects in 2013
April 18, 2014

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announced that its HVAC Business Partners program has more than doubled its 2013 project goal for implementing the national ANSI/ASHRAE/ACCA Standard 180 for Quality Maintenance (Standard 180 for QM).


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April 17, 2014: Camfil APC Expands Corporate Headquarters

Headquarters Expansion Is the Latest Step in a Global Development Program
April 17, 2014

Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC) has expanded its corporate headquarters with the opening of a 13,600-square-foot office facility for sales and administrative staff. The facility includes space for 85 employees and a training center to be used for customer and internal training and education programs. 


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April 17, 2014: Johnson Controls to Acquire Air Distribution Technologies

Acquisition Adds a Broad Range of Air Distribution Products to Johnson Controls Portfolio
April 17, 2014

Johnson Controls announced that it has reached a definitive agreement with the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board to acquire its Air Distribution Technologies business, one of the largest providers of air distribution and ventilation products in North America, for approximately $1.6 billion.


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April 17, 2014: Support for Solar Energy Has Climbed to Nearly 80 Percent of Americans

Consumer Favorability Has Rebounded After Several Years of Decline
April 17, 2014

Between 2009 and 2012, there were steady declines in consumer favorability for energy and environmental concepts such as solar and wind energy, according to an annual national survey by Navigant Research. In the latest consumer survey, however, favorability has rebounded.


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April 16, 2014: New Era Continues Pressure on EPA over R-22 Production

Appeal Seeks to Overturn HCFC-22 Production Allowances
April 16, 2014

New Era Group Inc. announced that it has filed an appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia over a ruling issued in mid-2013 allowing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to continue to allow production and importation of HCFC-22 refrigerant.


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April 16, 2014: GridPoint Named One of Most Promising Enterprise Software Companies

Firm Honored as a Leader in Energy Management
April 16, 2014

GridPoint, a supplier of energy management solutions, announced that it has been named one of CIOReview’s “20 Most Promising Enterprise Software Companies.”


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April 16, 2014: Americans Used More Energy in 2013

Majority of Energy Use Was for Electricity Generation, Followed by Transportation, Industrial, Residential, and Commercial
April 16, 2014

Americans used more energy in 2013 than the prior year, according to the latest energy flow charts released by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). Americans had used less energy in 2012 and 2011 than the previous year, but that trend has been reversed.


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April 16, 2014: ABB and Philips Join Forces in Commercial Building Automation

ABB Building Automation Will Connect Seamlessly with Philips Lighting Systems
April 16, 2014

ABB and Philips have announced a collaboration to simplify the integration of building automation and connected lighting systems for commercial buildings. 


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April 15, 2014: AT&T, Cisco, GE, IBM, and Intel Form Industrial Internet Consortium

Group’s Goal Is to Enable Organizations to More Easily Connect and Optimize Assets, Operations, and Data
April 15, 2014

AT&T, Cisco, GE, IBM and Intel have announced the formation of the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), an open membership group focused on breaking down the barriers of technology silos to support better access to data with improved integration of the physical and digital worlds.


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April 15, 2014: Bell & Gossett Announces Hydronics Seminar Schedule for Second Quarter

The Seminars Are Tailored to Contractors, Engineers, and Wholesalers
April 15, 2014

Bell & Gossett®, a brand of Xylem Inc., has announced the second quarter 2014 seminar schedule for its Little Red Schoolhouse®, offering HVAC hydronic and plumbing courses.


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