Volume 5, Issue Number 8 August  20, 2009

July Construction Jumps 8 Percent

The value of new construction starts climbed 8% in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $420.3 billion, it was reported by McGraw-Hill Construction, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies. Nonresidential building strengthened after a very weak June, while residential building continued to edge upward from its depressed performance at the outset of 2009.

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Greenheck Introduces The Vari-Green Motor

Greenheck’s new Vari-Green motor is a brushless DC (electronically commutated) high-efficiency motor that runs off a 115 volt single-phase input.

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Major Reduction In Production Of Ozone-Depleting Refrigerants Is Near

The Nation Is Months Away from Major Reduction In Production Of Ozone-Depleting Refrigerants Used Widely In Central AC Systems

Homeowners Should Understand Impact on their Cooling Systems, Future Equipment Decisions

At the height of air conditioning season, the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute wants homeowners to be aware that in just six months, the United States will significantly reduce its production of a refrigerant used as the coolant in the majority of air conditioning systems operating today.

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QuickPen Asks: Looking For The Right Fit?

Since 1936, Iowa Precision, Lockformer and QuickPen have given HVAC Contractors the Best & Most Reliable Solutions to meet their CAD, Estimating, Fabrication and Project Management Needs.

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Architecture Billings Index Bounces Back In July

Exhibiting a welcome rebound following a 5-point dip the month prior, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) was up almost 6 points in July. As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate nine to twelve month lag time between architecture billings and construction spending.

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