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5 common myths and tips when selling heat pump water heaters

While today’s models are a great option for customers, there are still misperceptions. This article debunks five common myths about HPWHs, and provides actionable strategies to help contractors build their sales.

Networked Lighting Controls Specification Gains Traction

A newly updated Networked Lighting Controls specification is gathering momentum with manufacturers and utilities. As resource for utilities in designing rebate programs for networked layers of lighting control, the spec outlines the most basic requirements for an effective system and reports optional capabilities; allowing a focus on luminaire-level, integrated lighting controls.

New Pumps Rating Label Created to Save Energy and Cost

Recognizing that over 25 percent of the electricity used in the US is used to power pumps, the Hydraulic Institute (HI) developed the HI Energy Rating (ER) Label program to help manufacturers differentiate their higher efficiency products and provide ways for commercial and industrial customers to save energy. 

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How many Certified Building Operators are there in the Northwest?

             Building Operator Certification
This report looks at the latest year and cumulative progress of the Building Operator Certification (BOC) program. This program provides technical training to improve energy performance for commercial and industrial buildings through operation and maintenance best practices for HVAC, lighting, and controls systems.

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