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2014.04.05

Nest Issues Consumer Safety Notice

04 April 2014 Palo Alto, Calif. -- Nest Labs Inc. has issued a consumer safety notice for its Nest Protect smoke and carbon monoxide detector after recent laboratory testing showed the Nest Wave feature, which enables the user to turn off the alarm with “a wave of the hand,” could be “unintentionally activated,” causing a delay in the alarm going off in the event of a real fire.   In a letter...

2014.04.06

Danfoss Technology Theater Schedules Spring Training Session

04 April 2014 Baltimore -- Danfoss announced that it will bring its Technology Theater to Long Beach, Calif., April 23; Las Vegas, April 24; Boston, May 7; and New York City, May 8.   The free, o...

2014.04.06

New HVAC Products from YELLOW JACKET

04 April 2014 More than 60 years ago, Jack Ritchie set a goal for Ritchie Engineering, Inc.: to become the standard by which all other HVAC hoses are measured. According to company sources, in the las...

2014.04.06

Leading UN report urges immediate action to mitigate climate

03 April 2014 The new report, “Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability” from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the second in a four-part assessment of climate change. It relies on about 12,000 papers and is written by over 300 scientists, who voted on the final version on 30 March 2014 in Japan.   In recent decades, changes in climate have caused impac...

2014.04.05

Honeywell and CPS Energy Help Make The Electrical Grid Smart

Apr 3, 2014 Honeywell will participate in a two-year program with CPS Energy, the community-owned, not-for-profit energy utility in San Antonio, Texas.   The utility will use automated demand res...

2014.04.05

New Home Sales Down in February

Apr 3, 2014 February new home sales were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 440,000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. This rate puts February 2014 3.3% below January 2014’s rate of 455,000 and 1.1% below February 2013’s 445,000. The median price of new homes in February 2014 was $261,800. The average sales price was $317,500. The government’s seasonally adjusted estimate of new houses fo...

2014.04.04

AHRI: No Test Needed on Commercial Water Heater Unfired Stor

Apr 3, 2014 The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) sent its comments to the Department of Energy’s (DOE) in response to a request for information regarding efficiency test procedures for commercial water heating equipment-specifically commercial water heaters and hot water supply boilers.   The comments from AHRI voiced support for changes to update the reference to...

2014.04.05

New Method Proposed for Implementing Green Construction Code

03 April 2014 Washington -- Representatives from across the building industry, including code officials, building owners, manufacturers, designers, and energy efficiency advocates, have come together under the leadership of the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) to develop a new approach to meeting green construction code requirements. This “Outcome-Based Pathway,” which the group subm...

2014.04.05

Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards f

03/28/2014 The Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 (EPCA), as amended, prescribes energy conservation standards for various consumer products and certain commercial and industrial equipment, including commercial refrigeration equipment (CRE). EPCA also requires the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to determine whether more-stringent standards would be technologically feasible and economicall...

2014.04.05

Cool Solutions reports boom in business

03 April 2014 Cool Solutions Distribution says that it saw exceptional levels of business over this winter, following on from three consecutive years of growth in air conditioning sales.   The Leeds-based company has grown rapidly since it was established as a specialist Toshiba Air Conditioning distributor in 2005.   Founder Phil Addy said: “We have achieved double digit growth each yea...

2014.04.04

CLUTCH! Knoxville Johnstone Supply Wins a Harley from JCI/Co

3 April 2014 When M.Todd Cramer, president of Johnstone Supply-Knoxville first laid eyes on the Harley-Davidson 110th Anniversary Road King Motorcycle -- at the Johnstone Supply 2013 Spring Sales Plan...

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