FOCUS THE HVACR CONTRACTOR’S WEEKLY NEWSMAGAZINE SINCE 1926 SEPTEMBER 27, 2010 ■ $5.00 ■ VISIT US ONLINE AT WWW.ACHRNEWS.COM ■ fyi ■ EmpireGas & Electric Equipment Co. (Denver) became the wholesale dealer for Daikin AC (Americas) Inc. (Carrollton, Texas) serving the Rocky Mountain region. Distributors ■ The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) announced an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) public review period for its “BSR/ACCA 5 QI -201x, HVAC Quality Installation Specification.” The deadline for comments is Oct. 4. Organizations ■ The Building Performance Institute Inc. (BPI) is seeking applications from individuals interested in serving on its Standards Technical Committee. Interested parties should submit an application by Oct. 14. ■ The Heating, Airconditioning and Refrig-eration Distributors International (HARDI) will hold its annual conference Oct. 23-26 in Houston. ■ The Air Conditioning Contractors of Amer-ica (ACCA), Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Con-tractors — National Association (PHCC), and Refrigeration Service four-year Engineers Society (RSES) collaborated to produce a comprehensive textbook series; the first three apprenticeship manuals — HVACR 101, 201, and 301 — are now available for sale. —compiledbyKimberlySchwartz INDUSTRY BRIEFS ■ MainstreamEngineering (Rockledge, Fla.) named Roy F. Goethe as sales manager of its new trade school division. ■ M&G Group (Assen, Manufacturers Netherlands) ac-quired Simpson Dura-Vent (Vacaville, Calif.). ■ Advanced Telemetry’s (San Diego) Eco View™ Residential energy management system was adopted by General Electric Co. (Fairfield, Conn.) for its energy-con-scious home building program. NATE Names Peter Schwartz President and Chief Executive its new president and CEO. He replaces David R. Pannier, who has servedas interim president since January. Schwartz comes from associations in A the home building and design industries, where he has more than 30 years of experi-ence. Most recently he was president and CEO of the Construction Financial Man-agement Association, an organization of 7,000 members and 90 chapters through-out the United States that serves construc-tion financial professionals. He has also served as CEO of such organizations as the American Supply Association and the National Apartment Association. “North American Technician Excellence has done an outstanding and stellar job of establishing itself as the leader in testing and certification,” he said. “The efficiency of the product is certainly enhanced by the better ■ See NEW NATE PRESIDENT page 16 LEFT: Peter W. Schwartz (seated), recently named president and CEO of NATE, gets down to work with staffers Liz Dominguez, accounting/ human resources specialist, and Tony Spagnoli, customer service specialist. RLINGTON, Va. — North American Technician Excellence (NATE) named veteran associa-tion executive Peter Schwartz as AIR MOVEMENT & CONTROL PRODUCTS BEGINS ON PAGE 10 Energy Star to Require Third-Party Testing Products Will no Longer Be Self-Certified by Manufacturers By Kimberly Schwartz Of TheNEWSStaff E DIGITAL EDITION THIS ISSUE SPONSORED BY: nergy Star, the popular program administered by the Environ-mental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE), has been labeling energy-efficient products with its logo since 1992. Now, the EPA has announced that the program is moving in a new direction, away from its current practice of self-certification. According to EPA’s website, the goal of the new initiative is “to ensure that Energy FREE WEBINAR! DATE: OCT. 5 • TIME: 2 PM ET Star remains a trusted symbol for environ-mental protection through superior effi-ciency.” To achieve this, EPA and DOE are requiring manufacturers to have their prod-ucts third-party certified. All products carrying an Energy Star ■ See THIRD-PARTY TESTING page 16 Micro-Channel Heat Exchangers: Application and Technology Benefits Register for FREE at webinars.achrnews.com.