NEWSmakers: Page 1. THE HVACR CONTRACTOR’S WEEKLY NE WSMAGA ZINE SINCE 1926 December 22, 2014 | $5.00 | Visit us online at www.achrnews.com, Twitter, Facebook + LinkedIn 2014 NEWSmakers Define HVAC’s Future A Honorees Shift the Industry’s Landscape through Litigation, Regulation, and More s nears, The NEWS is proud to honor those who made a significant impact on the HVAC industry in . This diverse class of NEWSmakers represents government regulation, distribution, contracting, and more. Each honoree instituted a noticeable shift in the industry’s future. One NEWSmaker, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), altered the entire industry’s future through the regulation of one of the trade’s most popular refrigerants. Due to the substance’s ozone deplet-ing potential, the hydrochlorofluorocarbon is being phased out. No new R-will manufactured beyond . Despite the adverse impacts of the Great Recession, a second NEWSmaker, Ken Goodrich, owner, Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning Repairmen, Tempe, Arizona, demonstrated that longevity and growth in this industry is attainable. A third NEWSmaker, Talbot Gee, CEO, Heating, Air-conditioning, and Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI), led his organization in a legal battle against the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) regarding regional energy-efficiency standards. Gee and HARDI fought for what they believed in and emerged victorious, despite pessimism from many in the industry. Our final NEWSmaker, Rocco DiBenedetto, owner of Homestead, Florida-based All Air of South Dade, is so passionate about battling crooked contractors that he founded a Southern Florida organization devoted to the matter. While each selection paints a different portrait, they all exemplify the pride and passion it takes to be successful in the HVACR industry. The NEWS is proud to honor its NEWSmaker class of . Turn to page to see full-feature articles on each. As shown above from left to right: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Washington, District of Columbia; Ken Goodrich, owner, Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning Repairmen, Tempe, Arizona; Talbot Gee, CEO, Heating, Air-conditioning, and Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI), Columbus, Ohio; and Rocco DiBenedetto, owner, All Air of South Dade, Homestead, Florida. California Implements Bypass Duct Regulation C By Nick Kostora Of The NEWS Staff ontroversy and confusion reign as contractors in the state of California work to decipher new regulations limiting the use of bypass ducts in residential zoned heating and cooling systems. The code change is part of the state’s Title regulations implemented July , , and while the rule is not a complete ban on the use of bypass ducts, it greatly limits their usage in newly constructed residential buildings. The Rule According to the Title rules, any newly constructed low-rise residential building including zonally controlled central forced-air cooling systems must be capable of simul-taneously delivering, in every zonal control mode, an airflow from the dwelling through the air-handler fan and to the dwelling, of greater than or equal to cfm per ton of nominal cooling capacity. The air-handling unit fan efficacy must also operate at a value of less than or equal to . watts per cfm as confirmed by field verification and diagnos-• See BYPASS | page 9 FROSTlines eNewsletter FROSTlines is a FREE monthly eNewsletter, brought to you by the editors of The NEWS, developed specifically for refrigeration A end this FREE Webinar! # achrnewswebinars ws.com contractors and distributors. eNewsletters / achrne Sign Up Today! HVACFan&BlowerDrive Eﬃ ciencyandUnlocking the Hidden Savings within Commercial Buildings WEDNESDAYJAN •PMEST Register for FREE at webinars.achrnews.com.