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November 9, 2012
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  • Propane autogas is fuel of choice for Wash. fleets
    Several fleet operators in Washington state have recently converted vehicles to run on propane autogas. The state Department of Transportation, Seattle Children's Hospital, the city of Edmonds, and MasterPark at Sea-Tac International Airport worked with Alliance AutoGas, Carburetor Connection and Blue Star Gas in converting vehicles. NGT News (11/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Membership grows in green program for roofing contractors
    An initiative that encourages roofing contractors to recycle shingles and become more sustainable in their work is gaining members. The "Certified Green Roofer" program has registered more than 300 professional roofing contractors through GAF, a roofing manufacturer. The program requires contractors to pass a written exam and a sustainability assessment as well as recycle shingles and participate in their local chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council. Home Channel News (11/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Research & Development 
  • Independent Technologies unveils pressure-monitoring device
    Independent Technologies unveiled a pressure-monitoring system with cellular units that can gauge tank levels remotely. The cellular units are powered by an internal battery, which can last for up to five years. The device has hydrostatic pressure sensors, which adjust automatically depending on the tank's atmospheric pressure. (11/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • PERC Updates Energy Pod for Homes
    The Propane Education & Research Council has updated the Propane Energy Pod which instantly compares and provides the data on energy costs, Home Energy Rating System score and carbon dioxide emissions for one year for homes using propane, heating oil and electricity. The Propane Energy Pod adds up the numbers for a homeowner's five most common energy needs -- space heating, water heating, cooking, clothes drying, and fireplaces. Check out the Propane Energy Pod. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Irrigation Engines Covered in Webinar
    This month's Third Thursday webinar will cover propane-fueled stationary irrigation engines and feature Mark Leitman, director of business development with the Propane Education & Research Council. The webinar from PERC will run Nov. 15, starting at 11 a.m. Eastern time. Farm experts have said that one irrigation engine can consume more than 8,000 gallons of propane annually. Register for the webinar. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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