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HVAC design for government buildings typically involves strict regulatory and budgetary requirements. HPAC Engineering helps system designers cut through the red tape.

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UPDATE: Final Rule to Modernize Davis-Bacon Act Now in Effect

Oct. 23, 2023
Official as of Oct. 23, DOL's most comprehensive update in 40 years for construction wage rates on federally funded projects is now a reality.
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From left: CEC Commissioner Andrew McAllister, Dana Fisher (Mitsubishi), Joshua C. Greene (A. O. Smith), Jason Thomas (Carrier), David Calabrese (Daikin), Mark Lessons (Johnson Controls), Chris Ahn (LG Electronics), Chris Day (Rheem), CEC Chair David Hochschild.

Ten Manufacturers Commit to California Heat Pump Goal

Oct. 11, 2023
Global HVAC group signs an agreement committing to actions aimed at achieving California’s goal to have six million electric heat pumps installed by 2030.
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EPA Initiates Next Steps in HFC Phasedown

Oct. 10, 2023
New actions include final rule to accelerate transition to more efficient refrigeration, plus proposal to better manage, reuse existing HFCs.
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Hudson Technologies Joins Global Climate Advocacy Group

Oct. 9, 2023
Firm signs on to Cool Coalition, a United Nations-led effort to accelerate global transition to efficient, climate-friendly cooling alternatives.
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Construction Spending Up, Job Openings Steady

Oct. 4, 2023
Latest data from Census Bureau, BLS reflect continued stability in marketplace. Contractor confidence climbing, says ABC.
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Construction Hiring Still on Rise

Aug. 7, 2023
Industry employment expanded again in July, according to new federal data. Nonresidential work accounted for most of the increase.
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Rinnai: DOE Should Revise Proposed Tankless Efficiency Standards

July 27, 2023
Manufacturer of tankless water heaters says proposed new standards fall short of environmental goals and adversely impact consumers.
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Study: Updating Building Energy Codes Can Save Many Lives

July 21, 2023
National labs find 2021 International Energy Conservation Code can reduce deaths from extreme heat by as much as 80%.
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Nonresidential Construction Spending Slipped in May

July 6, 2023
New monthly data from Census Bureau sees first overall decline in a year, but contractor confidence remains strong, says ABC.