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Geothermal System with Variable Technology

GeoStar introduces the Sycamore Series geothermal comfort system, which combines a variable-capacity com-pressor with a variable-speed blower motor and a variable-speed loop pump to provide energy-efficient comfort while protecting the environment.
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Red Schoolhouse adds water-based HVAC systems course

Bell & Gossett’s Little Red Schoolhouse received LEED certification for its “Design & Application of Water-Based HVAC Systems” course, which focuses on teaching the methods of designing commercial hydronic heating and chilled water cooling systems that result in an optimized building comfort system.
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Rheem awarded AHR Expo Product of the Year

Green plumbing practices for World Plumbing Day

This month, in honor of World Plumbing Day — today, March 11 —green building practices and LEED certification guidelines are in the limelight.
This month, in honor of World Plumbing Day — today, March 11 —green building practices and LEED certification guidelines are in the limelight.
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Enhancing Sustainable Design at Southland Industries

Southland Industries uses BIM technology to design and build an energy-efficient hospital at Fort Hood.
The use of building information modeling software when designing green projects is increasing as more engineers and mechanical contractors understand how BIM’s energy simulation and prefabrication components enable sustainable outcomes for large projects such as industrial buildings, schools and hospitals.
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Viessmann offers homeowner rebate on energy-efficient heating equipment

Viessmann Mfg. Co. (U.S.) has partnered with Lifetime TV’s “Designing Spaces” to produce a segment on energy-efficient home heating.
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BPI introduces building science certificate for home performance, energy upgrade industry

The Building Performance Institute launched its Building Science Principles Certificate of Knowledge and companion Reference Guide, responding to strong demand for a method of verifying basic building science knowledge in the home performance and energy-efficiency retrofit fields.


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NAHB unveils updated National Green Building Standard

The National Association of Home Builders introduced its new edition of the ICC 700 National Green Building Standard at the 2013 International Builders' Show in Las Vegas.


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Get The Lead Out Plumbing Consortium conducts educational webinar

On January 16, 2013 the Get The Lead Out Plumbing Consortium launched its industry-wide training initiative with a free webinar attended by more than 300 industry professionals.


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NSF geothermal heat pump standard to be referenced in 2015 International Mechanical Code

NSF International has published the first in a series of American National Standards for Ground-Source Geothermal Piping Systems — NSF/ANSI 358-1.


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Free Webinar: Acoustical Isolation

HOLDRITE will be hosting a free webinar for Acoustical Isolation on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.

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2014 September

In this issue you’ll find The NY Red Bulls soccer team’s radiant system and incoming PHCC President Kevin Tindall.

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