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ASHRAE Reaches Highest Membership in 14 Years

ASHRAE, long known for its contributions to the built environment technology industry, now boasts more than 56,000 members. ASHRAE membership is individual based, reflecting the Society’s diverse representation of building system design and industrial processes professionals around the world. “This growth reflects ASHRAE’s influence on building standards and best practices around the world,” Tim Wentz, ASHRAE president, said. “Our members ...

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Weil-McLain Open House: Sept. 14 in Mount Laurel, N.J.

Weil-McLain will hold an open house at its Mid-Atlantic Office 17000 Commerce Parkway, Suite B Mount Laurel, N.J. Scheduled Seminars and Highlights Seminars: “Consultative Selling” of Weil-McLain high efficiency gas boilers including Ultra™ Gas, WM97+®, GV90+® and ECO™; Learn about boiler application and design parameters ECO and WM97+ wall mount condensing gas boiler installation, piping, trouble-shooting and service Evergreen™ boiler ...

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Weil-McLain Launches New ‘Boiler Bucks’ Promotion

Weil-McLain has launched a new promotion for its “Boiler Bucks” contractor loyalty program members. For a limited time, contractors who are signed up for the program will receive a free pair of Carhartt® 6-inch Rugged Flex® boots with the purchase of any Weil-McLain designated high-efficiency boiler. Contractors can participate by visiting www.weil-mclain.com/boiler-bucks and registering a qualifying boiler online. After registration, ...

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Grundfos USA Appoints New General Manager

Grundfos has elevated Jonathan Hamp-Adams to the newly-created role of general manager of Grundfos USA. In this role, Hamp-Adams will lead all Grundfos sales organizations in the United States. “We have excellent growth opportunities in each of our U.S. sales organizations and are excited to have Jonathan lead the next steps,” says Poul Due Jensen, Grundfos Group executive vice president. ...

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NORA Technical Workshop: Sept. 14 in Newport, R.I.

The National Oilheat Research Alliance will hold a Technical Workshop in Newport, R.I., in conjunction with the Southern New England Energy Conference. It will be held Sept. 14, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is the first NORA Technical Meeting following the Alliance’s reauthorization and it is an opportunity to share detailed information on the latest results of the ...

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Taco Comfort Solutions Hires Ken Watson as Marketing Brand Manager

Taco Comfort Solutions announced the appointment of Ken Watson to the new position of marketing and brand manager. Watson brings more than 20 years of advertising and marketing experience to Taco, having served in both agency and client-side roles over the course of his career. He spent 16 years working for Fahlgren Advertising and then Fitzgerald+Co/McCann Worldgroup, both in Atlanta. ...

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North Shore Oil Heat Association Lining Up Speakers

North Shore Oil Heat Association meets on the third Tuesday of each month at Angelica’s Restaurant in Middleton, Mass., at 6:30 p.m. The organization conducts education on hazmat regulations, oil burner codes and discusses new products in the heating equipment line. It also discusses problems encountered in the field. Each month, beginning in September, a speaker talks to the group. ...

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CleanFund, Soligent, Aim to Help Solar Installers Target Commercial Building Market

CleanFund, a direct provider of long-term PACE financing for renewable energy, energy efficiency, water conservation and seismic improvements to commercial properties in the U.S., and Soligent, a B-to-B pure play distributor of solar system products in the U.S., have entered a partnership to help solar equipment dealers sell more solar energy systems to commercial building owners. As part of the ...

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Health Issues & Domestic Hot Water


by George Lanthier*   The production of domestic hot water is an important issue in controlling the spread of disease in humans and animals. DHW is essential today in residential, commercial and industrial applications, not only in the preparation of foodstuffs, but also as a key element of most local, state and national health codes. In this article we will ...

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FAS 2.0


A major upgrade to NORA’s highly successful Fuel Savings Analysis Calculator By Keith Reid   NORA’s Fuel Savings Analysis calculator has been a useful tool throughout the industry since 2008. A salesperson or technician can use the calculator to provide a homeowner with an estimate of the cost savings involved with upgrading to more efficient oil heat equipment. However, as ...

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