For your information news briefs from a wide variety of categories within the HVAC industry. Price increases, mergers and acquisitions, award winners, and more are highlighted here each week.



Acuity Brands Inc. (Atlanta) announced a definitive agreement to acquire KE2 Therm Solutions Inc. (Washington, Mo.).

M.C. Dean (Tysons, Va.) acquired International Energy Conservation Systems Inc. (Atlanta).

Sila Services LLC (Philadelphia) acquired Absolute Air Services (Portland, Conn.).



Legacy Service Partners (Tampa, Fla.) announced a partnership with Buehler Air Conditioning (Jacksonville Beach, Fla.)



Armstrong Fluid Technology (Toronto) named John Doughty director of global sales enablement.

XOi (Nashville, Tenn.) promoted Strickland Tudor to executive vice president of sales and Stacey Bright to chief marketing officer.

Lennox (Richardson, Texas) was named one of America’s Most Responsible Companies and Most Trustworthy Companies in 2023 by Newsweek (New York).



Air-Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Institute’s (Arlington, Va.) board of trustees named John Lanier president of North American Technician Excellence (Arlington, Va.).

The National Energy Management Institute Committee (Falls Church, Va.) hired Cassandra Kline as director of building construction technology and Vince Alvarado director of implementation.

The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (Alexandria, Va.) awarded Tom Jackson of Jackson Systems & Supply (Indianapolis) with the 2023 Community Leadership Award.



Conduit Tech Inc. (Somerville, Mass.) closed its seed series financing round, led by Breakthrough Energy Ventures (Kirkland, Wash.).