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Helping Military Families This Winter

Town of Union, NY (WBNG Binghamton)-The holiday season is a difficult time for families who loved ones serving in the military overseas. A heating company is looking lessen the burden by helping to keep military families warm this winter. (more) Read More

Solar Panel Manufacturers to Benefit from Copenhagen Summit

The future looks bright for solar panel manufacturers, as the 15th United Nations Climate Change Conference is about to get started next week.  Leaders from countries all over the globe will converge in Copenhagen to look for solutions with regard to the dangers of climate change.  This is a major step in the battle against global warming. One sector that would closely monitor the results of the Copenhagen Summit are solar panel manufacturers.  At present China is the world’s top manufacturer of solar cells, with industry leaders Suntech and Trina calling it their home.  Chinese manufacturing plants have increased their production capacity in 2009 to eight gigawatts, which is more than the projected global demand of 7.5 gigawatts. (more) Read More

Bloomberg goes less green

Post-election New York is going to be significantly less energy-efficient than pre-election Mayor Bloomberg promised it was going to be. Bloomberg announced Friday that he's backing down on a major component of the PLANYC Greener, Greater Buildings Plan he announced with great fanfare on Earth Day this year. In the face of opposition from real estate interests, Bloomberg has decided that the owners of buildings his plan identifies as using half the city's energy will no longer be required to make them energy efficient. With Greener, Greater Buildings in place, the city's carbon emissions were supposed to be reduced 30% by 2030. (more) Read More

Downtown Cedar Rapids Out of Steam

CEDAR RAPIDS - A long tradition has ended in Cedar Rapids. For more than a century, a giant steam system heated much of the downtown area. Tuesday, Alliant Energy shut it down. (more) Read More

New roof can pose carbon monoxide danger

Attic furnace venting is coming apart in some homes when the roof is replaced. (story) Read More

Pump Manufacturer to be Under New Leadership

Indianapolis-based Peerless Pump Co. will have a new president in the coming weeks. Andrew Warrington will take over for Dean Douglas, who is leaving to become president and chief executive officer of another company. (more) Read More

Another New Online Learning Opportunity From Taco

Taco is pleased to announce the latest addition to our online educational program for members of the FloPro Team – it's a 4-part series on designing and installing Mutli-Temp, Multi-Load Hydronic Heating Systems.In this presentation, you'll learn how to best pipe, wire and control a system requiring multiple temperatures and multiple loads. You know, one of those jobs. This real world presentation gives you practical, easy to understand solutions for challenging systems. The focus is on putting together a system that is simple, understandable and repeatable, which in turn puts money in your pocket.You'll near the dynamics of primary-secondary piping for cast iron boilers, and "moose-antler" piping for modulating-condensing boilers. You'll learn how to best control different water temperatures using everything from simple tempering valves, to motorized mixing valves, to variable speed injection mixing."Multi-Temp, Multi-Load Systems" is the third addition this fall to the "Videos" section of the FLOPROTEAM website. ... Read More

Viessmann: Replacing More Heating Systems Necessary to Reach Climate Targets

Viessmann Group, Allendorf/Germany, one of the leading international manufacturers of heating systems, says that 13.6 million old heating systems need to be replace by 2020 if Germany wants to reach its climate protection targets. To date only 600,000 heating systems are replaced every year, according to Viessmann.  A company spokesperson said the heating sector with its share of 38% of the total German energy consumption (electricity: 21%, transport: 28%, other sectors: 13%) would be given too little consideration in the climate protection debate. (source) Read More

Grundfos ALPHA2 pump hits the 1 million mark

Grundfos has produced its one millionth ALPHA2 pump at the group’s headquarters in Bjerringbro, Denmark. (more) Read More

Intermountain Gas seeks right to shut off snow-melters on sidewalks, driveways

Customers who use natural gas to power snow-melting equipment on sidewalks and driveways could be subject to service interruptions during periods of high use, if Intermountain Gas Co. sells the Idaho Public Utilities Commission on the idea. (more) Read More
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