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How to determine HVAC exhaust fan airflow
Contracting Business
While industry standards specifying ventilation rates are coming out of the woodwork, a practical standard describing how to measure ventilation airflows that can be applied in the field is hard to find. Let's take a look how you can determine residential and commercial exhaust fan airflow in the field.
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API: US fuel demand highest for may in six years
Bloomberg
U.S. fuel consumption in May increased to the highest level for the month since 2008 as the economy grew, the American Petroleum Institute said. Total deliveries of petroleum products, a measure of demand, climbed 1.9 percent from a year earlier to 18.9 million barrels a day last month, the industry-funded group said. Demand for distillate fuel, which includes diesel and heating oil, surged 5.2 percent to 3.97 million barrels per day.
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More regulations for cooling industry to accommodate
By Andrew Gaved
Readers outside of Europe may be forgiven for thinking that the European policymakers have got something against the cooling industry. Just look at all the legislation and standards-setting underway that are directed squarely at refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pumps. The F-gas regulation has enshrined stricter rules about refrigerants largely because of concern about the industry's ability to reduce direct emissions. But the next swath of important legislation — the Ecodesign directive — comes more from the European Commission's general desire to reduce energy across the continent.
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OESP Summer School
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We are on the road in 2014. We have a mix of classes that we are sponsoring throughout the summer. Check out our website to view the complete schedule and outlines for each class. One session being presented in three locations. Ralph Adams, from Parker Fuel, and one of our national VPs is teaming up with Tim Begoske, a trainer for Field Controls. They will be presenting the poplar workshop – "Home Comfort Specialist Academy & Health Home Systems."
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New whitepaper on sustainable air filters
Filtration + Separation
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, residential and commercial buildings account for nearly 40 percent of all energy use within the United States, with more than a third of that amount directly attributable to the HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) systems. Camfil has published a new whitepaper detailing how choosing low energy air filters can improve both energy consumption and indoor air quality.

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What do you want from your HVAC contracting business?
Contracting Business
This is a fundamental question that is so obvious most of us overlook it. When we first think about what we want from our HVAC contracting businesses, we don't know how to answer it. Ultimately, the answer is the business should support a lifestyle now and in the future. Here are five ideas to help you answer this very important question.

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Energy experts: Iraq-driven oil price rise likely temporary
Voice of America
World oil prices are at their highest levels of the year as escalating violence in Iraq threatens to disrupt exports. As a major oil-producing nation, Iraq's political stability is crucial keeping energy prices steady. But energy analysts say there’s no reason to panic — yet. Depending on how long the conflict lasts, only a small increase in gasoline and heating oil prices are anticipated.

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Initiative introduces greener heating oil standards in Vermont
Rutland Herald
As of July 1, Vermont heating oil will have markedly fewer parts per million of sulfur, per the 2011 Vermont Energy Act. The Clean and Green Oilheat portion of the act states that on July 1, Vermont fuel dealers are required to sell heating oil with less than 500 parts per million of sulfur. By 2018, the limit on sulfur in heating oil will be reduced to less than 15 parts per million. The sulfur will be replaced by biodiesel, which the Vermont Fuel Dealers Association Executive Director Matt Cota said is greener than sulfur, and is produced in the United States.
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ASHRAE's BAS guideline published, open for public review
Consulting-Specifying Engineer
ASHRAE Guideline 13-2014: Specifying Building Automation Systems (BAS), provides designers of BAS with background information, recommendations for good practice, project considerations and detailed discussion of options with respect to the design of a BAS. The guideline includes online access to an example specification that illustrates the concepts described throughout the document.
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New USGBC report shows growth in demand for green homes: 150,000 now LEED certified
Contractor Magazine
The U.S. Green Building Council now estimates that there are as many as 150,000 LEED-certified green housing units worldwide, a number that more than doubled between 2011 and 2012 and continues to grow steadily, according to the organization's "LEED in Motion: Residential" report released June 19. LEED-certified homes provide 20 percent to 30 percent savings in energy and water use compared to code-built homes, and they maximize fresh air indoors while minimizing exposure to airborne toxins and pollutants.
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Workflow automation and Green Button data cut soft costs from residential solar
Greentech Media
The solar industry's drive to reduce soft costs has produced a new variation on sales workflow automation. EnACT, a just-launched software-as-a-service offering for solar, aims to streamline interactions between potential customers and providers of residential solar or energy efficiency.
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Shifting cooling control from the rack to the case
Contracting Business
For the majority of commercial retailers, an "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" approach drives the selection of conventional refrigeration system architecture — one that centrally controls cases out on the floor, away from the rack house or refrigeration room in the back of the store. From start-up and installation to day-to-day operations and maintenance, these tried-and-true systems offer retailers a degree of predictability. But an increasingly competitive environment has forced them to seek alternatives to the status quo.
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Wait list is long for New Jersey fund that pays to remove old underground oil tanks
The Star-Ledger
A popular New Jersey-funded grant program that reimburses residents and businesses to remove old underground heating oil storage tanks comes with a long waiting list of applicants. Tom and Joann Sudo of Somerset are still waiting for the state to pay the $50,000 they shelled out in 2010 to remove their tank. And Marty Lipp of Maplewood also found himself paying for the removal after the fund dried up that year.
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