Volume 6, Issue Number 2 February  24, 2010

Obama Administration Launches $130 Million Building Energy Efficiency Effort

On Feb. 12, 2010, the Obama Administration announced a multi-agency initiative to spur regional economic growth while making buildings more energy efficient. Seven federal agencies issued a combined Funding Opportunity Announcement of up to $129.7 million over five years to create a regional research center that will develop new building efficiency technologies and work with local partners to implement the technologies in area buildings.

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Housing Starts Show Signs Of Life In January

New construction rises 2.8% to highest level since July

Housing starts showed signs of life in January, rising to their highest level in seven months, according to Commerce Department data released Feb. 17, 2010. Starts rose 2.8% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 591,000, the highest level since July.

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Sheet Metal Connectors Safety Seal Fittings

Sheet Metal Connectors, Inc. is a fabricator of standard and custom commercial and industrial sheet metal products. For more information go to Sheet Metal Connectors, Inc.

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McQuay Extends 100% Outdoor Air Solution Into Proven Maverick II Platform

McQuay announces that it has extended the company’s expertise in 100 percent outdoor air from its applied rooftops to its premier line of Maverick II commercial rooftop systems. The new optimized Maverick II rooftop system provides building owners with unmatched room temperature control and comfort through the use of modulating hot gas reheat and precise controls.

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Armacell’s AP Coilflex™ Duct Liner Is Engineered Specifically For Brake Presses And Coil Lines

Armacell’s AP Coilflex Duct Liner is labor-saving, fiber-free, incredibly conformable duct liner. For more information call 1-888-570-DUCT, visit Armacell, or email info.duct@armacell.com.

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