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On August 8, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit vacated the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program Rule 20 which phases-out HFC refrigerants. The word vacate suggests that Rule 20 is no longer valid, however, a rehearing request on the ruling was recently submitted by multiple third parties.
Posted: November 23, 2017, 5:00 pm
Launched Aug. 15, the SMART Heroes Program was established to provide free sheet metal industry training to enlisted U.S. Military men and women who plan to enter civilian life within the year, thereby assisting in a successful transition into the civilian workforce.
Posted: November 22, 2017, 7:00 pm
AGC Asahi Glass (AGC), has announced the acquisition of certification for AMOLEA (TM) 1224yd, a refrigerant with a lower environmental impact. The certification was granted in October 2017 by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), marking the first time for a Japanese company to obtain approval from ASHRAE for a new chemical substance.
Posted: November 22, 2017, 2:00 pm
Rheem is celebrating the grand opening of its newest Innovation Learning Center outside of Dallas. The Center is part of an extensive renovation and expansion of Rheem’s divisional offices, warehouse and distribution facilities at 1875 Waters Ridge Drive in Lewisville.
Posted: November 21, 2017, 7:00 pm
In 2018, for the first time, high school students in FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics competition will be allowed to use Dynamo Brushless DC (BLDC) motors that will be supplied by Nidec Motor Corp.
Posted: November 21, 2017, 3:35 pm
Trane® celebrated its 30-year anniversary at the commercial heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) location in the Pueblo.
Posted: November 20, 2017, 6:00 pm
Leaders from five service contracting companies from the plumbing, heating and cooling, and electrical industry joined contributing NEWS columnist Al Levi at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge in Phoenix on November 15-16, 2017 for The 7-Power Contractor® Build Your Operating Manuals Program Workshop.
Posted: November 20, 2017, 3:59 pm
Customers, guests and employees joined Tecumseh Products Co. LLC and Century management in celebrating CTE’s twenty-year anniversary. CTE (Shanghai, China) is a solely foreign invested enterprise jointly owned by Century Equipment Company Ltd. (Hong Kong, China) and Tecumseh Europe SA (Lyon, France). The company produces commercial refrigeration condensing units and heat transfer coils for sale throughout China.
Posted: November 20, 2017, 2:41 pm
IAQ problems don’t exist just in homes. In fact, there is an increasing awareness about the importance of IAQ among not only commercial building owners and facility managers but also non-industry professionals as well.
Posted: November 20, 2017, 12:37 pm
The internet has changed everything from how people interact with each other to how they get from place to place to even how they shop.
Posted: November 20, 2017, 12:35 pm
On average, Americans spend over 90 percent of their time indoors where concentrations of some pollutants can be two to five times higher than typical outdoor concentrations, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Posted: November 20, 2017, 12:33 pm
Indoor air quality (IAQ) is a tricky thing. Numerous studies and papers on the topic have been published over the years, so benefits of good IAQ in buildings are well known — healthier, more productive workers. However, the symptoms related to poor IAQ can be mistaken for symptoms of other illnesses, such as allergies, stress, colds, and the flu.
Posted: November 20, 2017, 12:32 pm
Pennsylvania is a state rich in history. It was one of the original 13 colonies and is the home of the famous Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, and the 103-year-old HVAC contracting company, HB McClure.
Posted: November 20, 2017, 12:31 pm
This commercial boiler features dual heat exchangers for increased capacity, which includes two 316L stainless steel watertube heat exchangers with easily accessible supply and return connections.
Posted: November 20, 2017, 12:30 pm
Shifting a career focus from soybeans and corn to tilapia and lettuce, the Goodenough family was in “unchartered waters” as they began a new venture into aquaponics farming. An advanced building control system featuring Weil-McLain Evergreen boilers helped ensure smooth sailing for the first growing season.
Posted: November 20, 2017, 12:30 pm
“I don’t think I’ve ever seen a subject area where so many of the strategic questions are being sorted out in the field,” said Robert Cavey, a partner with Praxis Inc., in kicking off Danfoss’ 30th EnVisioneering Symposium, Refrigerants2Sustainability, which was held Sept. 27 in Orlando, Florida.
Posted: November 20, 2017, 12:30 pm
Let’s say I need a new heating system, and I’m calling around (I’m too old to do anything else). I ask you to stop by, take a look at what I need, and tell me why I should choose you over the others.
Posted: November 20, 2017, 12:30 pm
Jonathan Castillo, maintenance manager, PizzaRev, was tasked with finding an affordable, energy-efficient smart thermostat to keep customers and team members comfortable in stores that are using 900°F pizza ovens without incurring huge energy bills.
Posted: November 20, 2017, 12:29 pm
This stainless steel sleeve slides over the fastener to stabilize it as it starts into the material.
Posted: November 20, 2017, 12:29 pm
Evapco Inc. (Taneytown, Maryland) announced price increases for a variety of North American products ranging from 2.5-10 percent, effective immediately
Posted: November 20, 2017, 12:28 pm
Real Time Reviews (San Francisco) announced a partnership with management software provider SkyBoss (Cucamonga, California).
Posted: November 20, 2017, 12:28 pm
Bob and Tim are on their first service call for winter. They are at a retail store that has 4 units to heat and cool the store. They are all 15 on heat pumps. One area of the store is not heating or cooling well and during the heating cycle, the heat pump auxiliary heat light is staying all for long lengths of time.
Posted: November 20, 2017, 12:27 pm
ABC Home and Commercial Services’ (Austin, Texas) owner and CEO, Bobby Jenkins, was named “Austinite of the Year” for 2017 by the Austin, Texas, chamber of commerce.
Posted: November 20, 2017, 12:27 pm
Mestek Inc. (Westfield, Massachusetts) named John Wrobel director of training and development.
Posted: November 20, 2017, 12:26 pm
If you are primarily a residential technician working on equipment under 5 tons, there is a lot of similarities between the systems you are used to and 5 – 20 ton rooftop units that are common to the light commercial market.
Posted: November 20, 2017, 12:26 pm
It should come as no surprise to most employers that today's workplace has come to be regarded as the most regulated place in America. It is so because of one simple fact. The federal government, state government, and even local entities, such as cities, can and do issue workplace rules and regulations that require employers to do or not do a myriad of things.
Posted: November 20, 2017, 12:25 pm
Global developer Taurus Investment Holdings (Boston) has officially opened its $2 billion sustainable community, Whisper Valley, in East Austin, Texas. The company’s vision is to attract buyers who want to lead a socially responsible lifestyle with affordable and energy efficient homes in a sustainable development.
Posted: November 20, 2017, 12:24 pm
This liquid boiler treatment contains special anti-corrosion inhibitors used in all steam and hot water boilers. It protects boiler systems from corrosion, scale formation, and bacterial growth.
Posted: November 20, 2017, 12:15 pm
This ceiling radiation damper is UL-classified for installation in wood truss floor/ceiling assemblies.
Posted: November 20, 2017, 12:14 pm
This line of cold plasma generators (CPGs) for premium IAQ has been expanded to serve residential, commercial, and ductless variable refrigerant flow (VRF) applications.
Posted: November 20, 2017, 12:13 pm