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Trane ‘Acceleration Now’ tour launches in April

January 31, 2014

Trane has announced that it is hitting the road in 2014 to bring its commercial HVAC products to building owners and operators, architects, and engineers across North America.


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AHR Expo touts record breaking 2014 show

January 30, 2014

Despite a storm that dropped 10 in of snow on New York City, organizers of the AHR Expo say its 2014 show at the Javits Convention Center broke records.


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NFPA names new president

January 29, 2014

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has appointed Jim Pauley as its next president.


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BACnet committee approves web services updates

January 28, 2014

The ASHRAE BACnet committee has approved an update to BACnet/web services (WS) in an effort to better support more sophisticated needs such as smart grid and energy management.


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CABA provides free life cycle costing report

January 27, 2014

In an effort to improve the energy efficiency of buildings, the Continental Automated Buildings Association says it has released a research report called  "Life Cycle Costing of Intelligent Buildings."


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NEBB offers fume hood testing seminar in Kansas City

January 23, 2014

The National Environmental Balancing Bureau will provide a fume hood testing seminar for certified professionals, Feb. 24-28, in Kansas City, MO.


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AHRI conference examines low-GWP refrigerants

January 22, 2014

The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) discussed the findings of a three-year research program on alternative refrigerants.


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New ASHRAE GreenGuide explores sustainability evolution

January 21, 2014

According to ASHRAE, when the first edition of  its "GreenGuide” was first published 10 years ago, guidance on the practice of green building design was not so readily available.


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ASHRAE Winter Conference to discuss façades, energy savings

January 17, 2014

Building façades play an important role in energy savings, and ASHRAE will address the topic at its Winter Conference, Jan. 18-22, in New York City.


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Tax credit helps Carrier expand production

January 16, 2014

Carrier was recently provided with a $5.1 million Qualifying Advanced Energy Project tax credit to expand production at its Indianapolis facility to meet the demand for its high-efficiency gas furnace line.


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