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Oct. 30, 2014: Carrier to Convene Inaugural World Cold Chain Summit to Reduce Food Waste

Event Is Scheduled for Nov. 20

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, more than 800 million people worldwide go to bed hungry, while one-third or more of all food produced never reaches consumers due to spoilage and waste. In response to this issue, Carrier has announced its inaugural “World Cold Chain Summit to Reduce Food Waste.”

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Oct. 30, 2014: Global Energy Efficiency Market Worth $310 Billion Per Year

IEA Report Sees Energy Efficiency Financing Becoming Established Market Segment in Its Own Right

The global energy efficiency market is worth at least $310 billion a year and growing, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA). The report also finds that energy efficiency finance is becoming an established market segment.

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Oct. 29, 2014: RPA, IGSHPA Agree to Cross Promote Ground Source Heat Pumps

The Two Organizations Will Collaborate to Develop Education Courses

The Radiant Professionals Alliance (RPA) and the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) have signed a memorandum of understanding to cross promote the application of ground source heat pump technology where it overlaps with radiant heating and cooling systems.

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Oct. 29, 2014: Ingersoll Rand Leader Honored with Women Worth Watching Award

Winners Are Nominated for Their Passion, Potential, and Positive Influence in the Organization and Community

Maria Blase, president of the HVAC and Transport Solutions Latin America business of Ingersoll Rand, has been announced as a winner of Diversity Journal’s 13th annual Women Worth Watching Award. Blase is among 160 executives chosen for the honor and is featured in Diversity Journal’s September/October issue.

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Oct. 29, 2014: ecovent Launches Room-by-Room Temperature Control for Homes

System Installs in Minutes, Learns How to Keep the Homeowner Comfortable, and Saves on Energy Bills

ecovent, maker of wireless vents and sensors for home heating and cooling systems, announced that the company has closed on $2.2 million in seed funding and has begun accepting pre-orders for its room-by-room temperature control system.

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Oct. 29, 2014: New Study Quantifies Efficiency Losses Due to Improper HVAC Installation

The Report Presents Faulty Installation Practices That Are Commonly Performed

ACCA has announced the availability of a new report that the association says confirms that HVAC equipment requires a quality installation (QI) in order to perform at rated efficiency. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) report found that substantial equipment efficiency is lost due to design and installation deficiencies.

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Oct. 28, 2014: Exact Pipe Tools Establishes Distribution Center, Warranty Repair Center in Canada

Company Offers Line of Saws to Cut Steel, Ductile Iron, and Plastic Pipe

Exact Pipe Tools Inc. announced that it has established a distribution center and warranty repair center in Canada to serve its growing number of Canadian distributors. Exact Pipe Tools is the U.S. wholly owned subsidiary of Finland-based Exact Tools Oy and recently established its North American presence.

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Oct. 28, 2014: STULZ Completes $5 Million Expansion to US Manufacturing Facility

Company Is Seeing Increased Demand

STULZ Air Technology Systems announced the completion of the first phase of its planned expansion to its existing U.S. production facilities in Frederick, Maryland. STULZ manufactures cooling solutions for mission critical applications and data centers.

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Oct. 28, 2014: More Than 1.5 Million Fuel Cell Systems Expected to be Shipped Annually by 2023

Strong Interest in Stationary Fuel Cells

During 2013 and 2014, the fuel cell market continued to see the greatest demand from stationary applications, including utility-scale fuel cells, fuel cells for industrial and commercial buildings, and fuel cells for residential power, noted Navigant Research.

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Oct. 27, 2014: DOE Issues Green Building Certification System Final Rule for Federal Buildings

Agencies Must Use a System That Verifies Enhanced Energy and Water Efficiency

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is pursuing a suite of initiatives to strengthen federal energy management through increased focus on measurement of energy use in federal buildings and energy efficient building design. Principal among the efforts is DOE’s issuance of a final rule that requires verified energy and water performance.

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