Sheet metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association

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Waste Heat to Power Report reveals market potential at 2,900+ industrial sites

Waste heat to power (WHP) is the process of capturing heat discarded by an existing process and using that heat to generate electricity. This U.S. Department of Energy report provides an assessment of the potential market for WHP in the industrial sector in the United States. WHP means jobs in the industrial sector in the future.
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Two SMACNA contractors enable Rider University to save energy, boost building performance

Fume hood conversions lead to energy efficiency, cost savings − In university laboratories, fume hoods help keep scientists, students, instructors, and researchers safe. Fume hoods protect lab workers from fumes, smoke, and hazardous chemical vapors that escape into the air while they work.
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Energy Department issues $12.5B loan solicitation for nuclear projects

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently issued the Advanced Nuclear Energy Projects loan guarantee solicitation, which provides $12.5 billion to support innovative nuclear energy projects.
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SMACNA contractor helps Cleveland plant go clean and green

When Cleveland’s Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District recently constructed a new $170 million energy treatment center, they called upon SMACNA contractor Duct Fabricators to provide the new facility with its extensive air-handling systems. They had a big job to do.
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It’s okay to brag a little. Tell us about your industrial projects!

Are you working on a large-scale industrial project or performed service work on a certain plant? We want to know about it—and it could be featured in SMACNA’s Industrial Insights newsletter.
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Learn about the economic potential of CHP

How combined heat and power can benefit the industrial contractor ─ The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) notes that more than 90 percent of onsite industrial electricity generation is mostly concentrated in the chemical, paper, and petroleum industries.
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Geothermal energy is turning the corner

Advancing economically competitive renewable energy − Discover the newest advances in geothermal energy—from pinpointing heat beneath the earth’s crust to exciting breakthroughs in geothermal science--in the U.S. Department of Energy’s recent geothermal report.
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President orders cuts in federal greenhouse gas emissions

President Obama recently issued an executive order that will cut the federal government’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 40 percent over the next decade from 2008 levels. He also set a goal to increase the share of electricity the federal government consumes from renewable sources to 30 percent by 2025.
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Introducing SMACNA’s Round Industrial Duct Construction App

Now there’s an app for SMACNA’s “Round Industrial Duct Construction Standard” (RIDCS). This powerful app, available today, is actually Web-based. Best of all it is free to SMACNA members. Click here to access the App. Scroll to “SMACNA’s Round Duct Construction App.” Login to your member’s only account and you will automatically arrive on the App landing page.
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Industrial activity along Gulf Coast is growing

Overall industrial project activity continues to grow in the Gulf Coast region. The potential is great, but the execution appears more cautious now, notes the quarterly Industrial Labor Analysis Report on Labor Supply, Demand, and Wages for the Gulf Coast Region by Industrial Info Resources (IRR).
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Manufacturing 2015 outlook looking good

Manufacturers are optimistic about their businesses and the economy as a whole, and are investing accordingly, according to research conducted by Penton Research.
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Staying competitive with ITI’s instructor training programs

Industrial, welding courses offer workers in-demand skills ─ The Industrial and Welding Instructor Training Programs, taught annually by staff from the International Training Institute (ITI) and its partners, are on the forefront of market demand. They teach instructors so they can, in turn, share information with journeymen and prepare apprentices for their careers.
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Industrial market outlook up

Industrial project spending in North America points to growth, according to a recent spending index indicator by Industrial Info Resources Inc. (IIR)
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