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May 2016
EPA Proposes Use of Climate-Friendly Alternatives to HFCs
At the end of March, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed to expand the list of acceptable substitutes and prohibit the use of certain chemicals in the U.S. that significantly contribute to climate change where safer, more climate-friendly alternatives exist.
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Apr 2016
Purdue University to Hold HVAC Conference
This summer Purdue University will be holding a four- day event that includes courses and seminars for HVACR professionals. Short courses will be held on July 10, while the conference itself will go from July 11–14 at the Stewart Center on campus.
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Mar 2015
AHR Draws Record-breaking Crowds Despite Winter Storms
The 2016 AHR Expo came to a close in Orlando, FL this January and brought a record number of attendees, according to a post-show analysis. Approximately 60,926 registered attendees came to the event despite winter storm Jonas shutting down much of the East Coast
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Mar 2016
EPA Revises Recertification Process for Lead Rule
This February, the Environmental Protection Agency announced revisions to refresher training requirements for renovators as part of the Renovation, Repair and Painting program.
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Mar 2016
AHRI Takes a Stand on Refrigerants
AHRI and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) issued a joint letter to the EPA this February showing their support for changing the status of certain refrigerants used in liquid chillers under the Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program effective Jan. 1, 2025.
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Mar 2016
ASHRAE Publishes User’s Manual to Green Buildings Standard
Last month, ASHRAE released an updated user’s manual to ANSI/ASHRAE/USGBC/IES Standard 189.1-2014, Standard for the Design of High-Performance, Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings.
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Feb 2016
Goodman Company Expands Recall of AC and Heating Units
This morning Goodman announced a recall of about 5.300 units of Goodman and York Packaged Terminal Air Conditioner/Heat Pumps (PTAC) and Room Air Conditioners (RAC). Users were noting that the air conditioning and heating units can overheat, posing burn and fire hazards.
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Feb 2016
CMPX Show Coming to Toronto in March
Registration is now open for CMPX 2016, Canada’s national HVACR and plumbing show, which will take place March 16–18, 2016. More than 500 exhibitors will fill the 200,000-sq-ft Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building with new products that showcase the latest technology in the industry
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Feb 2016
DOE Issues Final Ruling on Test Procedures
ASHRAE reports that this December, the DOE issued a final rule on test procedures of small, large, and very large air-cooled commercial package air-conditioning and heating equipment. The rule references and discusses the following ASHRAE standards: ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 37-2009 Methods of Testing for Rating Electrically Driven Unitary Air-Conditioning and Heat Pump Equipment, ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2013 Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, and ANSI/ASHRAE 127-2007 Method of Testing for Rating Computer and Data Processing Room Unitary Air Conditioners.
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Feb 2016
AHRI’s Rees Scholarship Foundation Awards HVACR Students and Veterans
This January, the Clifford H. “Ted” Rees, Jr., Scholarship Foundation announced that it would send out $60,500 in scholarships to HVACR industry veterans and students all over the country. Since the Rees Scholarship Foundation was founded in 2003, it has awarded almost $440,000 in scholarships to more than 250 deserving students and instructors. Following are the list of individuals who will be receiving scholarships
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