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New York Legislature adopts bioheat requirement
Tri-State Biodiesel
Following New York City's lead, New York has now passed legislation requiring that all heating oil sold in the state contain at least 2 percent biodiesel, a product also known as bioheat. The legislation calls for all heating oil sold in the City of New York, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester and Rockland counties to contain at least 2 percent biodiesel by Oct. 1, 2014, and all heating oil sold statewide to meet this standard by July 1, 2015. The legislation will become effective upon the governor's signature.
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BPI's Home Performance-Related Data standards published as BPI standards
Building Performance Institute, Inc.
The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) recently announced that its BPI-2100-S-2013: Standard for Home Performance-Related Data Transfer and BPI-2200-S-2013: Standard for Home Performance-Related Data Collection have been published as BPI standards. "These standards should make the entire home performance industry more effective and profitable by dramatically reducing the costs, time and effort involved in transferring information," said Robin LeBaron, Managing Director of the National Home Performance Council.
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Report: Advanced occupancy sensors could save thousands in energy costs
HPAC Engineering
An advanced building control currently in development could reduce the annual energy bill of a large office building by 18 percent with no loss of comfort, a report from the U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory says. The report, "Energy Savings for Occupancy-Based Control (OBC) of Variable-Air-Volume (VAV) Systems," is based on extensive simulations of an advanced building control capable of sensing the number of people in different zones of a building and adjusting fan speed and air movement accordingly.
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  Ductless Mini-Split Kit
Sid Harvey’s introduces a time-saving idea to speed the installation of the most popular mini split systems. The Sid Harvey Mini-Split Installation Kit includes communication cable, drain hose, disconnect, whip, ring terminals, and cable ties to make installation quick and easy and comes in either 25 foot or 50 foot lengths. The Mini-Split Installation Kits are available at all Sid Harvey branches. www.sidharvey.com
 


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OESP welcomes our latest corporate member: Mitsubishi
OES
For the past 30 years, Mitsubishi Electric Cooling and Heating has enhanced people's lives by improving comfort, conserving energy and promoting environmental sustainability. As a leading marketer of intelligent and efficient air-conditioning and heating systems for new construction or renovation, its product lines include CITY MULTI Variable Refrigerant Flow Zoning systems and Split-ductless A/C and Heat Pumps.
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Don't miss an opportunity for training
OESP
July 29 — Ralph Adams and Tim Begoske, Field Controls trainer will be presenting another module of our Home Comfort Specialist Academy.

July 30 — Dan Holohan will be working with our trainers, whether you are a professional, someone who does training for your company or someone that has the technical knowledge but lacks the skill set to share that knowledge.

Both workshops will be held at the ICPA Training Center, 10 Alcap Ridge Road, in Cromwell, Conn. The cost for either workshop is $99 and includes lunch. Both sessions begin at 8 a.m. and end at 4 p.m.

Follow the links above to register and pay for each session.

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He's back by popular demand
OESP
Dan Holohan will be presenting his seminar, Classic Hydronics, on Sept. 10 at the Holiday Inn, Timonium, 9615 Deerco Road, in Timonium, Md. This seminar begins with a buffet dinner at 5 p.m. followed by Dan speaking from 5:30-8:45 p.m. The cost is $129.

This all technical seminar will give you a Liberal Arts education in Classic Hydronics systems. Dan will have you seeing inside the pipes as he gives you a better understanding of how things work, what goes wrong with them and why. He will share with you the secrets he's picked up from the old-timers and he'll make you a better troubleshooter.

This seminar is limited to the first 50 people.

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  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Carlin Upgrades Primary Controls


Following the launch of the Universal Replacement ProMaxx 70200 Primary in 2012, Carlin is pleased to introduce the Series E line of primaries. With an improved look, retrofit terminals, LED lights, pump prime and better protection against water, these revised models are direct replacements for Carlin’s 40230, 48245, 50200, and 60200.
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Where the HVAC customers are
Contracting Business
Pinterest is the hottest new social media site, appeals overwhelmingly to women, is homeowner focused and overlooked by nearly all HVAC contractors. Pinterest is visual, so some HVAC contractors have trouble envisioning how to use Pinterest to promote their business. But used correctly, Pinterest can help drive local, community-based followers.
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Ductless air conditioners
Angie's List via WALA-TV
A ductless system works very traditional to your heating and cooling system without ductwork. For situations where you may not have ductwork or if running duct work is very difficult, these are ideal systems. They are often used to replace window air conditioners and can be found in home additions and to improve comfort in poorly cooled rooms.
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New ways of producing and using greener energy
EarthTechling
U.S. energy researchers have devised a new way to save billions: tailor the air-conditioning to the needs of the people in the room. Scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in the state of Washington have calculated that they could boost energy efficiency by 18 percent simply by customizing air movement according to whether the room is empty or full.

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Common mistakes small businesses make on tax returns that may lead to missed tax benefits
The Huffington Post
Small businesses are the cornerstone of what make America great. In fact, 47.2 percent of all employees in the U.S work for a small business. While starting a small business in the U.S. may be easy, keeping it profitable over the long-term it is not so simple. One way to help is to make sure you make the most out of your tax situation which will help add to your bottom line. Here are some tips to get you started.

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Everything you need to know about Keystone XL: The fundamentals
The Motley Fool
By now, you have probably heard about Transcanada's Keystone XL pipeline. For even the most casual observer of the energy industry, this project has been the spark that has ignited political debates ranging from environmental hazards, emission of greenhouse gasses and North American energy independence. There are clear environmental concerns regarding the construction of this pipeline, but the story is so much more than that.

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This is HVAC work, not a science project
Contracting Business
Each of us in the industry has our own personal creed about energy efficiency. Some of us are efficiency patriots; others are satisfied with the minimums. Good business practice dictates each of us provide evidence that we've delivered the efficiency we have promised our customers. Let's take a closer look at a few things each of us can do to assure efficiency without turning a job into a science project.
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Maine Heroes Fund to benefit Maine veterans
WCSH-TV
A Vietnam veteran living in Old Orchard Beach, Maine, thought there needed to be more ways to recognize and support Maine's veterans — so he started his own organization to do it. The Maine Heroes Fund provides financial support to veterans, and organizes the POW/MIA Recognition Weekend, an annual event in Old Orchard Beach. The fund can help veterans pay for anything from heating oil to gasoline, according to organizer Russ Warriner.
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Paid sick leave laws generate concern, but not much pain
The New York Times
This spring, paid sick leave came up for vigorous debate in cities around the country. Portland, Ore., passed a law in March, and New York followed suit recently when the City Council overrode a veto by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. In Philadelphia, sick-leave legislation died after Mayor Michael Nutter vetoed it. In each case, the same concerns about the bill — that it is unnecessary and intrusive, and especially expensive and burdensome for small businesses — have surfaced.
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