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(Baltimore) has an-nounced a price increase of 3-5 percent on all new equipment and accessories manu-factured in North America, and aftermar-ket parts have increased up to 7 percent, and equipment controls have increased up to 10 percent, effective immediately. Energy Star Guidelines Become More Rigorous By Joanna R. Turpin of The NEWS Staff ince its inception in 1995, the goal of the Energy Star for New Homes program has been to help homebuyers identify homes that are sig-nificantly more energy efficient than typical homes in the mar-ketplace. As code requirements have become more rigorous over the years, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has responded by modifying the Energy Star guidelines periodically to ensure that new homes that earn the label continue to represent a meaningful improvement in efficiency, comfort, and quality over non-labeled homes. In 2010, EPA released new guidelines required for homes to earn the Energy Star label (called Version 3). The new guidelines were needed to ensure that Energy Star-qualified homes continued to out-perform homes built to minimum code and standard building practices and to address key building science improve-ments to enhance home quality and durability. Certain elements of the Version 3 guidelines are being phased in during 2011 — under the auspices of Ver-sion 2.5 — but they become fully mandatory on Jan. 1, 2012. At that point, EPA will require that the HVAC systems in all homes that earn the Energy Star label be installed accord-S Manufacturers ■ LG Electronics USA (At-lanta) named Kevin McNamara vice president of Commercial Air Condi-tioning. ■ Purafil (Doraville, Ga.) appointed Thomas Ram-sey director of business development. ■ John Guest ® USA (Fair-field, N.J.) has added three manufacturer rep agencies to its sales roster for the Speedfit ® push-fit line of fittings: The Walter S. Morris Co. (Foxboro, Mass.), BWA South (Hilliard, Ohio), and Triangle Sales (Bridgeville, Pa.). ■ Emerson Climate Tech-nologies (St. Louis) ap-pointed Kent Hiland as president of Emerson Climate Technologies – Latin America. ■ ICOR International Inc. (In-dianapolis) has named Jamie Magee national ac-count manager within its refrigerant reclamation division, Refri-Claim ® . ■ Geosystems LLC (Maple Grove, Minn.) added Stephen Kesler as quality man-ager, Jennifer Holden as customer service manager, and Nic Wahlquist as technical support representative. ■ See FYI page 7 ■ See ENERGY STAR page 54 Showcase Helps Prep for Cooling Season very year The NEWS intro-duces the latest air conditioning units available for the upcoming summer season. The intent is to help contractors prepare for this busy period by doing the research that will help them to distinguish between brands. Like last year, this year’s Cooling Show-case is split into two parts — commercial and residential. The commercial informa-E tion will be published in the May 2 issue, while this issue will focus on the residential/ light commercial side of the air condition-ing industry. The coverage features specific information about each individual product as submitted by the manufacturers. Included in the coverage is the product grid, which includes technical facts, such as unit tonnage, refrigerant type, efficiency rating, and cooling capacity. The photo feature, which begins on page 8, provides more in-depth information on the features of each individual unit and also includes technical support information from the manufacturer. The manufacturers provided all of the data included in the product grid, as well as in the photo feature. Therefore, any questions should be directed to them via the contact information provided in the photo feature section. ■ Attend this FREE webinar! 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