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HARDI Hosts Annual Congressional Fly-in and Plans Emerging Leaders Conference

The past month was an active one for HARDI on the Advocacy front. A few weeks ago, they brought about 100 members and staff to Washington, D.C. for the annual Congressional Fly-in. HARDI members conducted roughly 200 meetings with congressional offices and federal agency officials. Senator Todd Young, at podium, addressing industry leaders, including Bud Mingledorff (far left) Over the course of the event, HARDI showcased an impressive lineup of speakers, including Senator Todd Young… Read More

ACCA Assumes Management of PAHRA

The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) announces that it has assumed management responsibilities of the Partnership for Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration Accreditation (PAHRA). PAHRA, an independent third-party accreditation organization, was formed more than 25 years ago as a partnership between heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) educators and the HVACR industry. PAHRA awards HVACR education and training programs demonstrating a commitment to excellence with a 5-year accreditation. “Contractors are concerned about the competency levels… Read More

Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC Now Serving Ductless Customers

Customary closing conditions complete, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer named Ingersoll-Rand plc (NYSE:IR), a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503), a leading manufacturer of technologically advanced ductless and Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) cooling and heating systems, announced today that its joint venture is now operating and serving customers. The joint venture establishes Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC as a leading provider of ductless and VRF… Read More

The Nudge: A Nobel Winning Solution to Increasing the Recycling of Mercury Containing Thermostats?

By Ryan Kiscaden I have a writer friend who loves the word tripwire. He favors it because it implies immediacy, power and effect. We often think of a tripwire as a device that sets off a bomb or booby trap. I prefer the word nudge. While it lacks the firepower (if you’ll forgive the pun) of tripwire, it has a more realistic feel and is easier and safer to understand and implement. Ryan Kiscaden, TRC… Read More