Bipartisan energy efficiency bill hits delay in Senate

16 September, 2013 The Senate's debate on the Shaheen-Portman bill has been delayed another week. Although last week it was reported that the long-gestating bipartisan Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act was finally poised to enter debate, and possible passage into law, by the Senate...

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End of Session Legislative Update

The North Carolina General Assembly finally finished its 2013 session last Friday with AIA North Carolina having had one of its busiest legislative sessions in recent memory. With almost 60% of the Legislature having two years or less experience, the job of educating new lawmakers about our industr...

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Getting Past the Building-Performance Brick Wall

HPAC EngineeringBy THOMAS HARTMAN, PETue, 2013-09-03 16:17 Fundamental elements are sadly lacking in many building-automation systems. Is it time for the government to set minimum performance standards? It is sobering to read through the studies and statistics that show quite convincingly ...

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