Partner News: March 2012
The Rheem H2AC Packaged Rooftop Unit™ with eSync Integration Technology™
In January, Rheem unveiled the first-of-its-kind Rheem H2AC Packaged Rooftop Unit™ with eSync Integration Technology. Designed for full-service restaurants, this integrated system delivers air conditioning and water heating from a single source. The system works by taking the heat removed from the HVAC system—which would normally be rejected into the atmosphere—and then uses it to heat water. Specifically, the unit switches from a refrigerant-to-air system, to a refrigerant-to-water system, when a restaurant has demand for air conditioning and hot water. In a six-month pilot period, a Western Sizzlin buffet restaurant in Northwest Arkansas saved more than $2,300 on its gas utility bills as a result of installing the new Rheem integrated air and water solution. Western Sizzlin expects to hit the payback point on the integrated air and water system in just 1.3 years.
Distracted Driving Program from Federated
In an effort to help make you and your employees safer and more aware of the hazards and consequences of distracted driving, Federated Insurance developed a new driving program called “In the Blink of an Eye” that focuses on the distractions drivers of commercial vehicles face. The program consists of a new training video/CBT package and supplemental materials such as a sample driving policy, an employee pledge, posters, and envelope stuffers. Contact your local Federated representative for more information.
Jackson Systems, LLC Celebrates 15th Anniversary
On January 2 Jackson Systems, LLC Celebrated its 15th Anniversary. Founded in 1997 by the father-son team of Ron and Tom Jackson, Jackson Systems has a unique business model as a leader in direct-to-contractor sales of HVAC control products.
“For 15 years, Jackson Systems has had a simple mission; provide the best quality and most contractor-friendly control products and service in the industry. And while we have grown from working out of our garage to having nearly 40 employees, our commitment to the HVAC contractor has not changed. As we embark on our next 15 years, our passion and commitment to our clients is stronger than ever,” says Tom Jackson.
To kick off its 15th year in business, Jackson Systems introduced a new logo. The new “Controls Done Right” tagline encompasses not only their products, but the superior services which Jackson Systems is known for: Contractor-friendly products, direct sales, same-day shipping, and real time support from their product experts.
NATE Achieves ANSI Accreditation
On December 13, 2011, North American Technician Excellence (NATE) was granted NATE ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 accreditation as a qualified Certification Body by the ANSI Personnel Certification Accreditation Committee (PCAC).
NATE formally applied for ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 accreditation, which involved a review of all practices and processes in place, in early 2011. Based on the 17024 requirements, NATE implemented a wide range of updates and enhancements to strengthen its processes and ensure that the integrity of NATE certification is upheld at all levels.
“The entire NATE family has spent countless hours working towards this accomplishment, and we could not be more proud that NATE has achieved ANSI accreditation,” stated Peter Schwartz, NATE President and CEO. “ANSI accreditation validates NATE’s ongoing commitment to meeting the highest professional standards of examination development, further establishing NATE as an unrivaled certification body in the HVAC/R certification arena.”
Trane to Participate in VISION House in INNOVENTIONS at Epcot
Green Builder Media, announced its plans to construct the VISION House, a green home exhibit in INNOVENTIONS located in the heart of Epcot. Inspired by Green Builder Media’s VISION House demonstration home series, the experiential exhibit will highlight the major themes of whole-home automation, energy efficiency, water conservation, indoor environment quality, security, multi-generational design, and durability.
Trane will provide the high efficiency heating and cooling systems and controls for the VISION House. They will highlight how these areas when made more efficient can create positive change not only in homes, but in the world.
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