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Maine's largest city switches 18 buildings to natural gas

PORTLAND, Maine — Maine's largest city is spending $9.5 million to convert 10 schools and eight other buildings to natural gas. Once it's completed, natural gas will represent 85 percent of the fuel load in Portland. Ian Houseal, Portland's sustainability coordinator, tells WCSH-TV (http://bit.ly/q5bwjQ ) that the city will save about $900,000 a year if heating oil remains at $3 a gallon. (more) Read More

Lawsuit against LEED dismissed

The United States District Court in New York City today dismissed in its entirety the lawsuit brought against the U.S. Green Building Council by Henry Gifford and others, holding that none of the plaintiffs in the action had alleged or could allege any legal interest to be protected by their lawsuit. (more) Read More

A. O. Smith and PHCC Educational Foundation Award College Scholarships

Falls Church, Va., Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today A. O. Smith (www.hotwater.com) announced the winners of two $2,500 scholarships for students pursuing plumbing-heating-cooling related studies. (more) Read More

Bangor Natural Gas expecting to take on 1,000 new customers this year

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) --- With winter not far off, more Mainers are looking to switch to natural gas to heat their homes. Officials with Bangor Natural Gas say that the company is expecting to take on about 1,000 new customers during this year. Crews have been working for the company hooking up new households in the Queen City and installing gas lines on two dozen more city streets. Company officials say that more consumers are looking to get away from unpredictable prices for heating oil. Right now it is averaging about $3.55 a gallon in the Bangor area. Natural gas costs about $1.35 a therm, which can produce about 70 percent of the same amount of heat. (more) Read More

Maine Passes Historic Law to Reduce Oil Use

Oil dependence is an issue that can bring together people from all over the political spectrum, as it touches on national security, economics and the environment. So it’s not terribly surprising – although it is encouraging -- that the nation’s first oil-savings bill was passed in a state led by a Tea Party governor and a Republican-dominated legislature. This summer, Maine passed a law requiring the state to reduce its overall oil consumption 30 percent by 2030 and 50 percent by 2050, based on 2009 levels. (more) Read More

GE Capital Retail Finance and Bryant Heating & Cooling Systems Extend Their Consumer Financing Program

KETTERING, Ohio and INDIANAPOLISGE - News), and Bryant Heating & Cooling Systems have announced a multi-year renewal on their consumer lending program, which originated in 1998.The Bryant® Comfort Credit Card is available to qualified customers through more than 1,400 authorized Bryant dealers nationwide.“Heating and cooling equipment costs can be unexpected expenses, so it’s important for our customers to have the option of paying for service or installation with manageable payments over time,” said Tom Archer, brand manager for Bryant Heating & Cooling Systems. (more) Read More

Maker of space heater sued after house fire

TYLER - The manufacturer of a space heater is being sued for negligence following a fire that destroyed a Canton woman's home. Succeeding the rights of its subrogor Temple Bolt, Texas Farm Bureau Management Corp. filed the lawsuit against Suarez Corp. In dustries, also known as Sci Direct, on Aug. 10 in the Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division.  According to the lawsuit, Bolt's house, which was located in Canton, sustained significant damage on Dec. 27, 2010, due to a fire allegedly caused by an EdenPURE infrared space heater, model 1000XL. The house was considered a total loss. (more) Read More

Carrier Acquires Major Stake in Chinese Company

Carrier Corp. said Wednesday it had acquired a controlling interest in a Chinese company that develops and manufactures heating and cooling systems that pump heat to and from the ground. (more) Read More

Retrofitting Affordable Housing: HUD, Fannie Increase Loan Amounts to Increase Energy Efficiency

A new lending programs hold promise to open the doors for financing improvements to the energy efficiency of existing multifamily properties. Commercial lenders see potential to originate loans for that purpose under a program launched by Fannie Mae and HUD’s Federal Housing Administration (FHA) called Green Refinance Plus. (more) Read More

Honeywell Recalls Electric Baseboard and Fan Heater Thermostats Due to Burn Hazard

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