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There’s an adage attributed to self-help author Robin Sharma that “what gets measured gets improved.”

That’s the concept behind an energy efficiency bench-marking ordinance being considered in Chicago, similar to ones adopted in at least seven other major cities. The ordinance would require about 3,500 large residential, commercial, and municipal buildings to measure and report their energy use annually, with the information made public by the second year.

This July marks ACI’s first ever Helping Hands Month, a celebration that will allow us to reflect on the tremendous value gained through our past charitable efforts; and, because you are the ones who make everything we do possible, we want to share our celebration with you! Visit our Facebook page to learn more about what we’ve already done for our community. Then, leave us a comment and let us know which charity makes you feel just as strongly as we do for ours.

An article recent ran in the US Builders Review on ACI.  Just click the link to view it.



ACI's second annual food drive and company golf outing had 84 + participants on September 7th in Middleton, Wisconsin.  With the help of our vendors, friends and families, TEAM ACI was able to raise the funds to sponsor over 1,400 meals AND provided two barrels of nonperishable food items.

Everyone had a great time for a even greater cause!



Cranston manufacturer starts $18 million project

June 6, 2011 9:23 am By News staff
By Journal Business Staff
John Hazen White, Jr., president and chief executive officer of Taco Inc. , welcomed family members, elected officials, guests and employees on Friday to the start of construction of a state-of-the-art learning and training center at the company at 1160 Cranston St., in Cranston.

Vancouver Sun ProjectVANCOUVER - When Mountain Equipment Co-op opened their new North Vancouver retail space, the focus was as much on the environmental features of the building as the products they sell. The company is a pioneer of green development in the retail sector, and remains a leader in environmentally-conscious construction. Today they are keeping company with some of Canada's leading developers.

ATLANTA– Energy use is one of the highest operating costs for building owners. It is also the most controllable. To help owners reduce their energy costs, a new building labeling program is available that not only rates buildings according to the in-operation energy use but also provides owners with suggested measures that can improve energy efficiency.

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press – Sat Apr 23, 4:48 pm ET

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama says one answer to high gasoline prices is to spend money developing renewable energy sources.

"That's the key to helping families at the pump and reducing our dependence on foreign oil" in the long term, he said Saturday in his weekly radio and Internet address.

Obama raises the issue of rising fuel prices during almost every public appearance and says that he understands the strain higher fuel costs are putting on some family budgets.

Wednesday, February 9 in Madison, WI and Thursday, February 10, 2011 in Brookfield, WI (presented by Bill Bailey and Ryan Hoger) contact for more info: ryan.hoger@hvacsolutions.com


Space heating accounts for more than 40 percent of the annual energy use in a home. Domestic hot water heating contributes another 20 percent. Boilers may be used in both of these systems. Learn the basics of a hydronic system and how to identify energy efficiency improvements.


ATLANTA – Federal legislation signed into law this week will provide training for federal building personnel in the areas of building operations and maintenance, energy management, safety and design functions.

On Tuesday, Dec. 14, President Obama signed the Federal Buildings Personnel Training Act. The Act was introduced in April by Reps. Russ Carnahan (D-Mo.) and Judy Biggert (R-Il.) and Sen. Tom Carper (D-De.) and Susan Collins (R-Me.). It was supported by more than 33 leading organizations involved in the design, construction, operation and maintenance of buildings, including ASHRAE.