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ACCA Releases Latest Contractor Comfort Index

A CCI of 50 or Above Reflects Anticipated Industry Growth
July 28, 2014

ACCA began measuring contractor attitudes toward short-term economic growth with the CCI in February 2010.


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EPA Announces Refrigerant Action

Proposed Action Would Expand List of SNAP-Approved Substitutes
July 28, 2014

This is the agency’s first action that addresses refrigerants under the Climate Action Plan.


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The Best of Extra Edition: July 28, 2014

July 28, 2014

The NEWS’ Extra Edition page is home to hundreds of online-exclusive service and maintenance, technical, and business-management articles. 


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New Vermont Law Encourages Geothermal Installs

New Law Allows State to Offer Monetary Incentives for Heat Pump Installations
July 21, 2014

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin recently signed S 202, a bill that enables Vermont to encourage the installation of high-efficiency geothermal heat pumps.


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hilmor Opens Retool Your Future Scholarship Contest

Six Winners Will Receive Scholarships, Tools, Trip to AHR Expo
July 21, 2014

Each winner will receive a $5,000 scholarship, hilmor tools, and a trip to the 2015 AHR Expo in Chicago. 


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bEQ Qualifies as Rating Option in Florida

ASHRAE Rating Program Now Qualifies Under New Law
July 21, 2014

The provisions in the bill amend a 2013 Florida law specifying requirements for energy ratings for all residential, commercial, and state-owned buildings.


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State Water Heaters Funds Foundation

Company Donates More Than $22K to Armed Forces Foundation
July 21, 2014

State Water Heaters is donating $22,650 to the Armed Forces Foundation — $25 for each mile Busch completed during his recent “double” attempt.


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MCAA Holds Mid-year Event

More Than 200 Attend Conference in Indianapolis
July 21, 2014

More than 200 industry professionals attended the Mechanical Contractors Association of America’s (MCAA) 2014 Mid-year conference in Indianapolis.


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HVAC Training Track: July 21, 2014

Hydronic-based Biomass Heating Systems
July 21, 2014

This new, self-paced, online course covers the unique operating characteristics of several wood-fired boilers and goes on to show several examples of complete systems for both residential and commercial/institutional applications. 


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Obituary: Wayne T. Day

July 21, 2014

Former Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) president Wayne T. Day passed away June 17 at the age of 70.


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NEWSMakers: Doug Dougherty

Doug Dougherty, president and CEO of the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) joins the program to discuss the latest happenings with GEO, including the drive to get included in state and federal definitions of renewable energy, plus the future of geothermal.  Posted on July 25.

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