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In this issue...
  • New energy efficiency law could be boon for HVAC industry
  • DOE supplies funding to develop next-generation HVAC systems
  • 5 image flaws that can hurt your business
  • Classic Hydronics — May 20
  • NORA Gold — An opportunity to test one of the new specialities
  • Join us at our annual Awards Banquet — May 19
  • Care to Ride for a good cause?
  • Thermal energy storage to see over 18 percent annual growth to 2019
  • US Quadrennial Energy Report shows the will — but not the way — to modernizing the SPR
  • Integration: Lighting and HVAC systems
  • Siegenthaler, Heatspring launch online biomass course
  • 3 post-tax season tips
  • 6 habits to make your small business more productive

  • New energy efficiency law could be boon for HVAC industry
    Energy Manager Today
    President Barack Obama signed into law the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act. The bill includes provisions to promote commercial building energy-use benchmarking and disclosure. Omar Talpur, analyst for Security and Building Technologies at IHS says while it is presently unclear in the current language of the bill how commercial building energy-use information will be accessible to the general public, the heating, ventilation and air conditioning industry could benefit from such disclosure.
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    DOE supplies funding to develop next-generation HVAC systems
    ACHR News
    The U.S. Department of Energy has announced nearly $8 million in funding to advance research and development of next-generation HVAC technologies for buildings. With air conditioning using large and growing amounts of energy in the United States and worldwide, these new solutions are expected to offer significant energy and cost savings in new and existing buildings.
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    5 image flaws that can hurt your business
    By John Rudy
    Although parents often teach their children not to judge a book by its cover, the reality is that most consumers do. In fact, a November 2014 Harris Poll revealed that 81 percent of adults would be more likely to trust a home service professional wearing a uniform. And the first impression is often the most lasting. Harvard Business School social psychologist Amy Cuddy found that when people develop first impressions, they are primarily evaluating the trustworthiness and confidence of that individual. By avoiding the following image flaws, you can help customers feel more secure and confident about doing business with you.
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    Classic Hydronics — May 20
    OESP
    Dan Holohan will be presenting his popular seminar, Classic Hydronics at 2 p.m., May 20, at the Hershey Lodge. Enjoy a pizza party with Dan and friends. Not only will you have a chance to see and hear Dan one more time before he retires, but you will be helping him raise money for the Dan Holohan Grant — set up to support HVAC instructors in their teaching efforts.

    A special thank you to Peerless for sponsoring this event.

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    NORA Gold — An opportunity to test one of the new specialities
    OESP
    Be one of the first to see and experience the new Gold Program. We'll offer either the Warm Air/Air Flow class, presented by Ralph Adams, or the Hydronics class, presented by Taco's Dave Holdorf, on Wednesday. Take the test after the class.

    Register for our convention and trade show. There is no cost to attend this exciting new class but registering is must. To be assured of a seat in your choice of classes, let Judy Garber know.

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    Join us at our annual Awards Banquet — May 19
    OESP
    You can register and pay for this memorable evening during the registration process as well. We will recognize our 2015 Scholarship Winners and Industry Winners, plus more. It starts at 6:15 p.m. with our cocktail party. Dinner follows at 7:15 p.m.
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    Care to Ride for a good cause?
    Oilheat Cares
    Our annual Care to Ride will take place on Monday May 18 Motorcycles depart at 10 a.m., bicycles at 2 p.m., and walkers and runners at 5 p.m. It is a great way to be outdoors and raise money for a good cause.
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    IN THE NEWS


    Thermal energy storage to see over 18 percent annual growth to 2019
    ACHR News
    The growing demand for uninterrupted power supply has resulted in the growth of the global thermal energy storage market, which is expected to post a compound annual growth rate of 18.7 percent from 2015-2019, according to research firm Technavio. The report also highlights vendors who are focusing on upgrading their technology to increase the energy storing capacity of storage systems.
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    US Quadrennial Energy Report shows the will — but not the way — to modernizing the SPR
    Platts
    Last week's much anticipated release of the Department of Energy's Quadrennial Energy Review must have been a disappointment, for people who closely follow the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, as the report, which included a whole chapter devoted to the reserve, merely recommended additional study. Though the report extensively noted how changing global domestic oil markets underscored the need to modernize the SPR, it contained no pronouncements about the future composition, structure, location or size of the reserve.
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    Integration: Lighting and HVAC systems
    Consulting-Specifying Engineer
    What is the most fundamental connection between lighting and HVAC? Daylight and the sun both impact lighting and HVAC. Both require the support of electrical systems for power. But the physics of radiation could be considered the most fundamental link between lighting and HVAC, and of intrinsic importance for building integration possibilities.
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    Siegenthaler, Heatspring launch online biomass course
    Contractor Magazine
    Heatspring Learning Institute, in partnership with the Biomass Thermal Energy Council and John Siegenthaler, will soon launch a new "lite" version of their 10-week online course: Hydronic-Based Biomass Heating Systems. The new course will focus specifically on residential and light commercial building systems that use high efficiency/low emission wood gasification and pellet-fired boilers. The course is designed to be completed in one week, and provides seven AIA continuing education hours.
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    3 post-tax season tips
    Business 2 Community
    The tax deadline has come and gone, but that doesn't mean you should give yourself a pat on the back and move onto the next project. Prepare for next year so you don't run into the same bottlenecks.
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    6 habits to make your small business more productive
    Forbes
    Not enough time in the day? Too much to do? That's the lament of all entrepreneurs and small business owners. There are lots of ways to save time and plenty of tools to help you work faster. But some of the best things you can do to be more productive are simply about habit and intentions.
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