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In this issue...
  • Report: New, existing building projects for HVAC systems in the US
  • US oil prices snap losing streak
  • Geothermal heat pumps market to be driven by rising electricity and oil prices
  • 61st Annual Convention and Trade Show comes to a close
  • New Director?
  • Who may attend the forum?
  • Selecting an HVAC pump
  • Report: New York City ranks no. 2 in energy efficiency
  • The 12,000 BTU/ton assumption
  • Uncertainty looms for cooling industry as F-Gas Regulation takes effect
  • Your massive guide to small business marketing on a budget
  • Students design efficient home with central air cost of only $38 annually
  • 6 email marketing tips for small businesses

  • Report: New, existing building projects for HVAC systems in the US
    Consulting-Specifying Engineer
    While total construction market in the United States has grown at a modest CAGR of 2.4 percent from 2012 to 2014, IHS found in its recent report "World Market for HVAC Equipment" that 65.2 percent of total HVAC units sold into nonresidential buildings were retrofit sales.
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    US oil prices snap losing streak
    The Wall Street Journal
    U.S. oil prices snapped a five-session losing streak May 20 after weekly government data showed unexpectedly large drops in U.S. supplies of crude oil and petroleum products. Distillate stocks, which include heating oil and diesel fuel, fell by 500,000 barrels. Analysts had expected a 100,000-barrel weekly increase.
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    Geothermal heat pumps market to be driven by rising electricity and oil prices
    ACHR News
    The global geothermal heat pumps market is forecast to reach $130.5 billion by the end of 2020, exhibiting a 13.1 percent compound annual growth rate from 2014 to 2020, according to a new market research report from Transparency Market Research. Increasing electricity and oil prices are shifting consumer preference towards cost-effective energy substitutes, states the report. The highly reliable nature of the system and easy financial options for consumers are fueling demand for geothermal heat pumps.
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    61st Annual Convention and Trade Show comes to a close
    OESP
    Many of us spent last week in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Between social media and news releases, you'll read all about the happenings in Hershey. If you weren't there though, you missed some great education and networking.

    As my last OESP trade show, it was "bittersweet." Lots and lots of memories. As I shared in the show guide, the industry has dramatically changed over the past 15 years and that is exciting, scary and challenging all rolled into one package. Many of you asked me what I planned to do after the show. Well, I'll be around until June of 2016. We will be working with AREE (Atlantic Region Energy Expo) next year. I, along with our convention and education committee, will be working with them to create one major show. OESP will maintain our own identify — with our evening hospitality, technical education, Awards Banquet and more. Throughout this upcoming year you will be hearing more about this exciting new event.

    Judy Garber
    Executive Director

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    New Director?
    OESP
    This summer we will be hosting an Industry Forum. This will be a two-day event held at the new Kalahari Resort in Pennsylvania. You can read about this on our home page. An agenda for this meeting will be available in June.

    What happens at a forum? Basically it is a chance to participate in a plan for the future of our association. We'll have four major topics — one will be the direction of our association. Where do we want to go? How will we get there? That direction will help us frame the Job Description for the next director. Since I was hired in 1999, lots has happened but our mission of Education has never wavered. Another topic will be the pieces that will go into our three- to five-year business plan. And of course we will have two other topics that are geared more towards education.

    Once we have a job description, we'll publicize the job and the search committee, comprised of past presidents and me, will set-up interviews. Our goal is to have the new director announced early March.

    Judy Garber
    Executive Director

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    Who may attend the forum?
    OESP
    We invite anyone that is a member to participate. Corporate Members and Regular Members are invited to join our Executive Board.
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    IN THE NEWS


    Selecting an HVAC pump
    Consulting-Specifying Engineer
    The flow rate, pressure losses, best efficiency point compared to the duty point, and the operating cost are all important factors when selecting a pump for HVAC applications.
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    Report: New York City ranks no. 2 in energy efficiency
    New York Daily News
    New York City is the second most energy-efficient city in the country, behind only Boston, according to a new report. The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy listed Washington, DC, as the third best in terms of energy use, followed by San Francisco and Seattle. New York earned high praise for its governmental and community initiatives in support of improved energy usage. It also scored points for progressive buildings policies, including stringent energy codes and incentives for energy-efficient building.
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    The 12,000 BTU/ton assumption
    Contracting Business
    When it comes to rated equipment capacity, is it 12,000 BTU/ton? Or, is it 9,200 BTU/ ton? Actually, sometimes it’s 14,300 BTU/ ton. In reality, equipment capacity will change for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. almost every day this summer. Let’s take a look at how you can determine the current rated capacity of the equipment you sell, install and service at any time of the day.
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    Uncertainty looms for cooling industry as F-Gas Regulation takes effect
    By Andrew Gaved
    The F-Gas Regulation marks a new strategy for European policymakers as far as the cooling industry is concerned. They are using an untested combination of proposed bans and quotas to drive the industry in the direction that they want. Now that the F-Gas Regulation is in force, the conversation has moved on to how to cope with the inevitable consequences of a quota system — one that will ultimately see HFC production reduced by 70 percent in the European community.
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    Your massive guide to small business marketing on a budget
    Small Business Trends
    You likely have an online presence, and perhaps a brick and mortar location too, and you want to establish online visibility for best results and so people can find you. It's pretty important to consider a variety of factors, many of which you may not have heard about before, in order to successfully build your online visibility as a small business.
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    Students design efficient home with central air cost of only $38 annually
    ACHR News
    The winning entry in the U.S. Department of Energy's 2015 Race to Zero Student Design Competition includes a HVAC system that is so efficient, it would generate only $282 in annual heating costs, and $38 for cooling. Energy modeling shows that adding solar power would more than offset the energy costs, reducing the energy bills to zero and qualifying it as a DOE Zero Energy Ready Home.
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    6 email marketing tips for small businesses
    Business 2 Community
    If you have some automated email plans chalked out already and a rock star digital team to execute them, you might be well aware of small things to take note of in email marketing. The case is a little convoluted for small businesses and budding entrepreneurs. With a powerful small set-up trying to set milestones, small businesses sometimes are not completely aware about the dos and don'ts of effective email marketing.
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