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The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) announced that Jerry Mannix of Mannix Heating and Cooling in Chantilly, Virginia received Federated Insurance’s ACCA Super S.T.A.R. Award.
Posted: February 16, 2018, 3:15 pm
In response to the growing retirement uncertainty faced by millions of Americans who participate in the Multiemployer Pension Plan system, U.S. Representatives Phil Roe (R-1st-Tenn.) and Donald Norcross (D-1st-N.J.) have introduced bipartisan legislation called the Give Retirement Options to Workers Act (GROW), H.R. 4997.
Posted: February 16, 2018, 3:08 pm
The Council of Refrigeration Educators (CARE) and HVAC Excellence announced the winners of the D. Brian Baker Memorial Scholarship. Congratulations to Jason Hoard of St Georges Technical High School in Middletown, Delaware and David Brannen of Texas State Technical College in Waco, Texas.
Posted: February 15, 2018, 7:16 pm
Smappee announced that the Smappee app has joined the “Works with Nest” ecosystem, allowing homeowners to monitor and control heating and other energy consumption via one app.
Posted: February 15, 2018, 3:07 pm
Regal Beloit Corporation announced that it has launched a microsite dedicated to providing resources and tools related to a product’s Fan Energy Rating (FER). Disclosing FER information was mandated by the U.S. Department of Energy in 2014 and will take effect in 2019.
Posted: February 15, 2018, 1:00 pm
ASHRAE announced the launch of a new, redesigned version of its website, ashrae.org. This website offers quick and easy access to essential information and simplified navigation through mega-menus.
Posted: February 14, 2018, 8:03 pm
NEBB announced today that the latest edition of its publication ANSI/NEBB Whole Building Technical Commissioning of New Construction Standard S110-2018 is an Approved American National Standard, now available for sale in both print and electronic versions.
Posted: February 14, 2018, 5:12 pm
General Plumbing Supply recently announced it has signed an agreement with Johnson Controls Inc. (NYSE:JCI) to become a distributor of its Luxaire® and Guardian® brands of products and Source 1™ parts throughout the mid-Atlantic region, effective February 2018.
Posted: February 14, 2018, 2:44 pm

Johnstone Supply, Inc. and the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) announce a national HVAC training partnership with Johnstone University. The JohnstoneUniversity.com online training portal now includes ACCA’s entire training library and features ACCA’s Qtech® training courses which are designed around ACCA’s  HVAC design, installation, and maintenance standards.

Posted: February 13, 2018, 6:08 pm
The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global deep water source cooling systems market for 2018-2022. To calculate the market size, the report presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.
Posted: February 13, 2018, 2:41 pm
The International Code Council applauds the inclusion of the Federal Cost Share Reform Incentive as a provision of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, passed by the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate on February 9. This provision encourages states to adopt the latest building codes, incentivizes states to invest in the resiliency of their communities, and includes additional disaster relief funds of nearly $90 billion.
Posted: February 12, 2018, 8:16 pm

RSES has released its Preparing for the Nate Exam: Commercial Refrigeration Instructor CD and a new Service Application Manual Chapter.  

RSES has also released a new SAM Chapter 650-018, Section 6B, “Relays, Contactors, and Starters,” written by John Lattuca, CMS, Tecumseh Products Company LLC.   

Posted: February 12, 2018, 3:25 pm
In this troubleshooting situation, the customer is complaining that their comfort cooling system isn’t performing as it should. Their description of the problem is that the house always seems to be too “sticky”. They also say that the problem seems to be especially evident when the outdoor ambient reaches its highest level in mid-afternoon.
Posted: February 12, 2018, 2:51 pm
This flame-free press-fit solution is designed for air conditioning and refrigeration field services (ACR) copper pipe joints.
Posted: February 12, 2018, 2:47 pm
The full Ex9M series line now covers six frame sizes, starting from M1 through M6 in a variety of breaking capacity options. Each frame size offers a range of interrupting voltage ratings and are compliant with global standards.
Posted: February 12, 2018, 2:43 pm
This knife is designed for cutting flexible duct and duct board with a contoured wooden handle for comfortable use. It has a full tang and solid stainless-steel rivets for long-lasting durability.
Posted: February 12, 2018, 2:40 pm
Capable of covering commercial, multi-family, and residential applications, PipeBurst Pro 4 is a leak protection solution that adapts to a wide variety of platforms.
Posted: February 12, 2018, 2:35 pm
Equipped with sensors that output accurate pressure and temperature readings, this digital manifold has a 3/8-inch center port, easy grip handles, double o-ring piston valves, and easy-access front hose holders.
Posted: February 12, 2018, 2:31 pm
This system is engineered to operate at the intersection of IAQ, energy efficiency, and occupant comfort and optimally address both the ASHRAE 62.1 ventilation standard and ASHRAE 90.1 energy standard.
Posted: February 12, 2018, 2:29 pm
This past year was seen as a largely positive one for the HVACR industry with a new Trump administration taking control and freezing some of the pending regulations that would have impacted the industry.
Posted: February 12, 2018, 12:40 pm
Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) are on again, and the HFC ban is off again – at least from a legal standpoint -- as a United States court of appeals has ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cannot ban their use under Section 612 of the Clean Air Act.  
Posted: February 12, 2018, 12:39 pm
ACCA is upping the ante this year with the return of its Annual Conference and IE3 Show, which will be held Feb. 12-14 at the Gaylord National Harbor in Washington, D.C.
Posted: February 12, 2018, 12:33 pm
Steve Schmidt, president of Frederick, Maryland-based Frederick Air Inc., founded his business in 1992 on his personal convictions of honesty, integrity, and faith in God. And since day one as a business owner, Schmidt has been a member of ACCA.
Posted: February 12, 2018, 12:31 pm
After making the “big leap” into a mortgage to secure a 60-acre parcel in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, farmers Keith and Jenessa Frey considered all the options for a home.
Posted: February 12, 2018, 12:29 pm
HB Global LLC (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) announced its IT Landes division acquired R + R Mechanical Associates (Lansdale, Pennsylvania).
Posted: February 12, 2018, 12:26 pm
The Tennessee College of Applied Technology (Pulaski, Tennessee) was granted accreditation of its HVACR program by HVAC Excellence (Mount Prospect, Illinois).
Posted: February 12, 2018, 12:26 pm
Vertiv (Columbus, Ohio), formerly Emerson Network Power, reached an agreement to purchase Geist (Lincoln, Nebraska), a manufacturer of rack power distribution units.
Posted: February 12, 2018, 12:26 pm
Bush Supply Inc. (Phoenix) was named the International Comfort Products (Lewisburg, Tennessee) commercial distributor of the year for 2017.
Posted: February 12, 2018, 12:26 pm
The National Association of Oil and Energy Service Professionals (OESP) welcomed four new corporate members: Advanced Fuel Solutions (North Andover, Massachusetts), Fuel Ox (Hackettstown, New Jersey), Plimpton & Hills (Meriden, Connecticut), and Rinnai (Peachtree, Georgia).
Posted: February 12, 2018, 12:26 pm
HVAC Investigators (Charlotte, North Carolina) announced the acquisition of Donan Engineering’s (Strongsville, Ohio) HVAC Forensics division.
Posted: February 12, 2018, 12:26 pm