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June 27, 2012

FASTRACK Features

Maximizing Efficiency With Hydronic Boilers

By ALAN WEDAL, Cleaver-Brooks, Milwaukee, Wis.

Before the introduction of condensing-boiler technology, boilers typically operated at efficiencies of 80 to 85 percent. Today, condensing hydronic boilers can operate at efficiencies in the mid- to high 90s.

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FASTRACK News

ASHRAE Installs Officers and Directors

ASHRAE installed officers and directors for 2012-13 during its Annual Meeting, held June 23-27 in San Antonio.

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Lochinvar Names President

Wallace E. “Eddie” Goodwin, who has served as chief operating officer of Lochinvar LLC since October 2011, recently was named to the additional role of president of the Lebanon, Tenn.-based manufacturer of high-efficiency water heaters, boilers, pool heaters, and commercial solar thermal equipment.

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Greenheck Adds Fan-Construction-Materials Online Course

Greenheck, the Schofield, Wis.-based manufacturer and distributor of air-movement and control equipment, has added a course on fan construction materials to its Fan Fundamentals online training series.

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Honeywell Acquires INNCOM

Honeywell recently announced the acquisition of INNCOM, a privately held Niantic, Conn.-based provider of software-based energy-management solutions and in-room controls for lodging, health-care, and educational facilities. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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'This Old House' Expert Trethewey to Speak at Mechanical Systems Week

Richard Trethewey, plumbing and heating expert on Emmy Award-winning PBS television series “This Old House,” will be the featured General Session speaker for Mechanical Systems Week 2012 Sept. 21 at the Schaumburg Convention Center in Schaumburg, Ill.

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