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April 24, 2014: Triatek Controllers Receive BTL Certification

To Qualify, Products Are Rigorously Tested by an Official BACnet Testing Laboratory
April 24, 2014

Triatek’s newest line of isolation room controllers and fume hood controllers have been awarded the BACnet Testing Laboratories (BTL) Mark from BACnet International, and are now registered in the online BTL Product Listing.

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April 24, 2014: Enphase Energy Expands National Low-Income Solar Partnership

Partnership with Nonprofit GRID Alternatives Generates Savings for Working Families
April 24, 2014

Enphase Energy Inc. has announced a major expansion of its philanthropic partnership with GRID Alternatives, a nonprofit that makes solar power and solar job training available to underserved communities.

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April 24, 2014: DOE Awards $3 Million for Fuel Cell Development

Project Has the Potential to Improve Fuel Cell Output and Double Service Life
April 24, 2014

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded more than $3 million to Connecticut-based FuelCell Energy for a development project to enhance the performance, increase the lifespan, and decrease the cost of stationary fuel cells being used for distributed generation and combined heat and power (CHP) applications.

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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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