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Maine putting its energy behind efficiency project

AUGUSTA - Maine is preparing to spend $180 million over the next three years on a far-reaching plan to help residents and businesses use less energy. The plan would greatly expand efficiency programs, in line with meeting a 20-year legislative goal of weatherizing every home and half of the businesses in the state. That law also aims to cut consumption of electricity and natural gas by nearly one-third over the next decade, and use of heating oil by 20 percent. Officials are calling it the most ambitious energy-saving goal in the nation. (more) Read More

When water becomes sustainable business

By pairing existing technologies with an innovative business model, Grundfos LIFELINK responsibly changes the way of operating and managing rural water supply systems. (more) Read More

Phony products win Energy Star label

WASHINGTON — Fifteen phony products — including a gasoline-powered alarm clock — won the Energy Star label in a test of the program's vulnerability to fraud. A report released Friday says government investigators tried to pass off 20 fake products as energy efficient, and only two were rejected. Three others didn't get a response. (more) Read More

EPA Issues Second Annual Ranking of U.S. Cities with the Most Energy Efficient Buildings: List shows continued growth in saving money and energy

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a list of U.S. metropolitan areas with the largest number of energy efficient buildings that earned EPA’s Energy Star in 2009. The list is headed by Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Denver, Chicago, Houston, Lakeland, Dallas-Fort Worth, Atlanta and New York. Energy efficiency saves building owners money and fights climate change. (more) Read More

Building services team on top of Kilimanjaro

A team of six workers from the building services industry has reached the summit of Kilimanjaro, raising more than £33,000 for charity.  Staff from Worcester Bosch, Wolseley, Grundfos and Keston boilers came to aid SACRED (South African Children's Resource for Educational Development) and climbed the boilers set off to climb the Kilimanjaro mountain on March 8 .(more) Read More

If you are into radiant heating, you DON'T want to miss this

From our friend, Mark Eatherton:The Annual Radiant Panel Association meeting and educational conference will be held this year in Reno Nevada. Show information at For the vendors, there are still a few great booth locations available. The Keynote speaker this year is Mark Mathesson. Siggy will be there doing his full day Radiant Precision class, along with renowned electric radiant expert, Ada Cryer, who will be doing a class on electric radiant. I will be there helping out where I can and displaying the Radiant Window product line. For more information, go to If you are not a member of the RPA, you should be. It's the only game in town when it comes to dealing with radiant heat (floors, walls, ceilings, windows, radiators etc) Who's planning on going this year? Thanks for the opportunity to post this Dan and TLM. Much appreciated. ME Read More

New Law Coming For MA Homes Heated By Oil

Starting July, 2010 there will be a new law in place regarding the compliance rules for any Massachusetts homes heated with oil. The Homeowner Oil Heating System Upgrade and Insurance Law is not only changing the regulations for home heating systems, but also includes new legislation for insurance companies that offer homeowner policies. Although the law may require some people to upgrade their systems, costing anywhere from $150 to $350, the hope is to end the possibility of oil leaks which have reeked havoc on dozens of Massachusetts homes each year.  The cost of an oil leak cleanup can be anywhere from a couple thousand to $200,000 depending on the severity of the case. Even “simple” leaks have been found to cost as much as $15,000. When oil leaks seep into a water source or reach other properties the situation can become much more complicated.  The new law requires the installation ... Read More


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Minneapolis nursing home blamed in resident's death from radiator

A Minneapolis nursing home has been found negligent for allowing a resident with dementia to sustain severe burns on his legs and feet from a radiator next to his bed. The resident at Redeemer Health and Rehab on Lake Street suffered second- and third-degree burns. He was taken to a hospital emergency room and died about four weeks later, the state Health Department said Tuesday. State investigators ruled that Redeemer was negligent in the Jan. 2 incident because the resident was known to wedge his feet between the bed and heater and because the radiator cover was known to come loose. (more) Read More

China to ban sales of energy-wasting air conditioners

BEIJING – China's top economic planner said Wednesday it would ban sales of energy-wasting air conditioners from June 1 by raising the market threshold based on their energy efficiency. New standards will evaluate each model according to their coefficient of performance (COP), the efficiency ratio of the amount of heating or cooling provided by a heating or cooling unit to the energy consumed by the system. The higher the COP, the more efficient the system.  (more) Read More
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