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Sept. 22, 2014: ASHRAE Announces 2014-15 HVACR Scholarships

Applications Are Now Being Accepted for the 2015-16 School Year
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ASHRAE has announced that 25 students are receiving nearly $130,000 in financial assistance for the 2014-15 school year through the organization’s scholarship program.

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Sept. 22, 2014: The Dwyer Group Named Among Top Innovative Franchises

Company Recognized for Its Women in the Trades Program
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Entrepreneur Magazine listed The Dwyer Group as one of its Top Innovative Franchises. The parent company for seven home service brands including Aire Serv®, a heating and cooling brand, The Dwyer Group was recognized on the list for a program initiated by Dina Dwyer-Owens, co-chairman.

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Sept. 22, 2014: Natural Refrigerants Make Sense in Supermarket Applications, Says Carrier Study

Survey Provides Insights from European Food Retail Professionals
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Almost two-thirds of large supermarkets surveyed in northern and western European countries now use natural refrigerants in their stores, according to a new report issued by Carrier Commercial Refrigeration, Europe. The research finds that this trend is being driven by industrywide sustainability policies that are outpacing legislation.

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Sept. 19, 2014: Institute of Refrigeration Seeks Nominations for J&E Hall Gold Medal

The Award Is Open to Individuals or Teams with Recent Outstanding Achievements
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The Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) has announced that nominations for the 2014 J&E Hall Gold Medal are now open. This international award recognizes the most noteworthy practical contribution to the field of refrigeration and air conditioning.

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Sept. 19, 2014: Danfoss President to Address Energy Productivity at Energy 2030 On the Road

Event Is Hosted by the Alliance to Save Energy
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Danfoss has announced that John Galyen, president of Danfoss North America, will address energy productivity at Energy 2030 On the Road, which takes place Monday, Sept. 29, 2014 in New York City.

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Sept. 19, 2014: Verification Requirements Proposed for ASHRAE/IES Energy Standard

Addendum Is One of 14 Proposed to ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2013
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Multiple compliance options to ensure verification of delivered building envelope performance are being proposed for the ASHRAE/IES energy standard.

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Sept. 18, 2014: DOE Recognizes University of Utah in Better Buildings Challenge

Health Professions Education Building Showcases Substantial Energy Efficiency Improvement
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As part of the Better Buildings Challenge, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has recognized the University of Utah for its leadership in energy efficiency and for reducing energy use by 40 percent in a historic campus building, saving the university $57,000 a year.

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Sept. 18, 2014: New Report Shows US Solar Industry Nearing 16 GW of Installed Capacity

The Residential Market Has Seen the Most Consistent Growth of Any Segment for Years
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The United States’ solar market hit a new milestone in the second quarter of this year, with more than half a million homes and businesses now generating solar energy. According to the Q2 2014 U.S. Solar Market Insight Report, the U.S. installed 1,133 megawatts (MW) of solar photovoltaics (PV) in the second quarter of this year.

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Sept. 18, 2014: DOE Proposes Rulemaking on Energy Efficiency Standards for PTACs and PTHPs

DOE Will Hold a Public Meeting/Webinar on the Proposed Rulemaking on Oct. 29, 2014
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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published a Federal Register notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) and public meeting for energy conservation standards for packaged terminal air conditioners (PTACs) and packaged terminal heat pumps (PTHPs).

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Sept. 18, 2014: ASHRAE Proposes Alternate Compliance Path for Existing Buildings in IAQ Standard

Standard 62.1 Is Cited Frequently as a Criterion for Evaluating Ventilation Systems in Existing Buildings
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Recognizing that the ventilation rate procedure in its IAQ standard may be difficult to apply in existing buildings, ASHRAE is proposing an alternate compliance path. Proposed addendum b is one of six addenda to ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2013, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality, open for public comment until Oct. 5, 2014.

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