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April 23, 2014: Walk-In Refrigeration Unit Controller Offers Remote Monitoring and Control

Master-Bilt Controller Is iOS Compatible, Also Offers New Defrost Function
April 23, 2014

Master-Bilt announced that its Master Controller, featuring Web2Walk-In software, is now Apple iOS compatible, making remote monitoring and adjustment of walk-ins accessible from any device with an Internet connection including a PC, Mac, smartphone, or tablet.


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April 23, 2014: Carrier Transicold Establishes Refrigerant Management Program

Protocols to Help Container Service Centers Better Manage Refrigerants and Refrigerant Supplies
April 23, 2014

Carrier Transicold announced that it has launched the Carrier Refrigerant Management Excellence (CareMAX™) program, a comprehensive refrigerant management program for its authorized service centers designed to help raise the standard of service and quality in refrigerant-handling operations for the container shipping industry.


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April 23, 2014: Smartcool, smartACR Partner on Energy Management for Small Buildings

System Designed to Reduce Energy Consumption of HVACR by an Average of 25 Percent
April 23, 2014

Smartcool Systems Inc. has partnered with smartACR to develop an automated energy management system for small commercial buildings that integrates Smartcool’s software with smartACR’s wireless control sensors and cloud-based thermostat for air conditioning, heat pump, and refrigeration systems.


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April 22, 2014: Mobile Devices Help Boost Home Automation Interest and Awareness

Study Says Interest Continues to Build
April 22, 2014

Mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, and their ability to connect wirelessly have helped drive interest and awareness of home automation products and services, according to The NPD Group’s Home Automation Study.


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April 22, 2014: MiTek Acquires Ellis & Watts Global Industries

Acquisition Will Enable MiTek to Further Expand Its Industrial Business Segment
April 22, 2014

MiTek Industries, a Berkshire Hathaway company, announced that it has acquired Ellis & Watts Global Industries. Ellis & Watts engineers, designs, and fabricates highly customized HVAC and other products sold into the nuclear, military, and other industrial end markets.


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April 22, 2014: Report Reveals Building Energy Management Software Leaders

Analysis Based on Product Demonstrations, Assessment of Suppliers on 130 Criteria, and Interviews
April 22, 2014

In the global market for building energy management software, six suppliers — Envizi, eSight, IBM, Schneider Electric, Siemens, and Verisae — are market leaders, according to independent analyst firm Verdantix.


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April 21, 2014: Optimum Energy Launches New HVAC Energy Optimization Platform

The Platform Communicates with Mechanical Systems and Devices Through a Network of Sensors
April 21, 2014

Optimum Energy, a provider of data-driven HVAC energy optimization for enterprise facilities, has announced the launch of its OptiCx™ Platform. The company said the platform delivers holistic energy management with the option to start with “essential” energy optimization of HVAC systems.


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April 21, 2014: Interest in Renewable Energy Is Growing, Says AHR Expo Survey

Steady Growth in the Number of Exhibitors Showcasing Renewable Energy Products
April 21, 2014

According to a 2014 AHR Expo post-show survey of attendees, 41 percent of the more than 2,000 respondents said they came to the show seeking products related to “renewable energy resources” (geothermal, solar, etc.). 


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April 21, 2014: Building Energy Efficiency Retrofits Market to Surpass $127 Billion by 2023

Voluntary Certification Programs and Regulatory Requirements Are Driving the Market’s Growth
April 21, 2014

Commercial buildings, in particular, consume large amounts of energy related to HVAC, water heating, lighting, and other building systems. Efforts to reduce energy consumption have led to increasing deployments of energy efficiency retrofits for commercial and public buildings.


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April 18, 2014: Reliant and EnTouch Offer Energy Management to Texas Businesses

Small- and Medium-Sized Companies Can Schedule and Control HVAC
April 18, 2014

Reliant has teamed up with EnTouch Controls to bring energy management systems to Texas small and medium-sized businesses. Through an easy-to-use controller, business customers have the potential to reduce their electricity usage by 15 percent, according to EnTouch.


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