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Boiler blast no surprise, union says Questions of plant safety due to poor staffing rise after explosion kills engineer

OTTAWA — Questions about safety in a steam plant near Parliament Hill remained unanswered Tuesday as family and friends grappled with the death of Peter Kennedy, a 50-year-old engineer who was tossed over a railing and badly burned when a boiler blew. (continue) Read More

Germany wins Solar Decathlon 2009

The Solar Dechelon took place on the Washington D.C. Mall, October 9-13 and October 15-18. University of Illinois took 2nd Place, Team California took 3rd Place. Team Germany won. Here is a link to the event brochure. Read More

The World's Strangest Buildings

How would you heat these buildings? And isn't it wonderful what people who have time on their hands can come up with? Read More

Twins die when heating system malfunctions

When Dr. Bryan Kirby and his wife Samantha tried to wake up their 2-year-old twin boys around 8:30 a.m. Monday, they discovered that the toddlers were unconscious and immediately placed a 911 call for help. (continue) Read More

Heating in France

With winter fast approaching, Sophie Turner investigates the best ways to keep warm in your French home. Interesting stuff if you've never been to France. (continue) Read More

Man dies after Ottawa steam plant explosion

A 51-year-old man has died of injuries sustained in a boiler explosion at a plant that heats the Parliament Buildings. (continue) Read More

Rockefeller Introduces Legislation for Energy-Efficient Windows

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., and Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, have introduced legislation that would make it easier for consumers to take advantage of a tax break in the stimulus package intended to encourage the purchase and manufacture of energy-efficient doors, windows, and skylights, according to a news release. (continue) Read More

Heating plant in Sweden burning rabbits killed in city parks to warm homes.

How many Btus in a bunny? (continue) Read More

Students evacuated after heating system collapses

KINGSLEY -- Maintenance crews repaired a collapsed utility system that forced Kingsley Elementary School officials to evacuate and send home about 500 students. (continue) Read More

Upbeat forecast at Johnson Controls

Johnson Controls Inc. (JCI) on Tuesday provided an upbeat forecast on its future, saying it expects to post solid sales and earnings in fiscal 2010. (continue) Read More
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