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Comfort Systems USA Announces Second Quarter 2024 Conference Call and Webcast

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Friday, July 19, 2024

Comfort Systems USA, Inc. (NYSE: FIX), a leading provider of mechanical and electrical contracting services including heating, ventilation, air conditioning, plumbing, electrical, piping and controls, announces that it has scheduled its quarterly conference call and webcast for Friday, July 26, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. Central Time to discuss second quarter 2024 financial results.

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  • Comfort Systems USA, Inc. (NYSE: FIX), a leading provider of mechanical and electrical contracting services including heating, ventilation, air conditioning, plumbing, electrical, piping and controls, announces that it has scheduled its quarterly conference call and webcast for Friday, July 26, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. Central Time to discuss second quarter 2024 financial results.
  • The conference call will be broadcast live in listen-only mode on the Company’s website at https://investors.comfortsystemsusa.com/.
  • The call and the slide presentation to accompany the remarks can be accessed under the “Investors” tab after second quarter 2024 results are released.
  • Comfort Systems USA® is a premier provider of business solutions addressing workplace comfort, with 177 locations in 136 cities around the nation.

InventHelp Inventor Develops Motion-Controlled Thermostat PDK-492

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Friday, July 19, 2024

PITTSBURGH, July 19, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- "I wanted to create a thermostat that would automatically detect one's presence to adjust the temperature accordingly," said an inventor, from Waconia, Minn., "so I invented the DUAL THERMOSTAT WITH MOTION OVERRIDE.

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  • PITTSBURGH, July 19, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- "I wanted to create a thermostat that would automatically detect one's presence to adjust the temperature accordingly," said an inventor, from Waconia, Minn., "so I invented the DUAL THERMOSTAT WITH MOTION OVERRIDE.
  • My design eliminates the need to manually adjust a thermostat when leaving or entering the home or a room."
  • The original design was submitted to the National sales office of InventHelp.
  • 22-PDK-492, InventHelp, 100 Beecham Drive, Suite 110, Pittsburgh, PA 15205-9801, or call (412) 288-1300 ext.

Sports in extreme heat: How high school athletes can safely prepare for the start of practice, and the warning signs of heat illness

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Friday, July 19, 2024

High school sports teams start practices soon in what has been an extremely hot summer in much of the country.

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  • High school sports teams start practices soon in what has been an extremely hot summer in much of the country.
  • Now, before they hit the field, is the time for athletes to start slowly and safely building up strength and stamina.

Why should athletes restart workouts slowly?

  • That’s because how fit you are affects your heart rate and breathing, and also your ability to regulate your body temperature.
  • That’s why it’s important for athletes to gradually and safely ramp up their activity, ideally starting at least three weeks before team practices begin.
  • Acclimatizing to working out in the heat takes time, so start slow and pay close attention to how your body responds.

How hot is too hot for working out outside?

  • A hot day in Maine might be a cool day in Alabama.
  • If it’s significantly hotter outside than you’re used to, you’re more likely to get a heat illness.
  • Work out in the shade, or in the early mornings or evenings when the sun’s rays aren’t as hot.

What does acclimatization look like for teams?

  • Once team practices start, many states require heat acclimatization processes that gradually phase in activity, though their rules vary.
  • Athletes who get a head start on acclimatization can help their bodies adapt faster and more efficiently to the heat.
  • Heat acclimatization involves adding more strain during the workout every few days, but taking care not to add too much.

What are warning signs an athlete is overheating?

  • If a player starts to slow down or gets lethargic, that may be a sign that they’re overheating.
  • You might see evidence of central nervous system problems, such as confusion, irritability and being disoriented.

What should you do if someone appears to have a heat illness?

  • If someone appears to be suffering from heat illness, cool them down as fast as possible.
  • Find a tub you can put the person in with water and ice.
  • Keep their head out of the water, but cool them as fast as possible.

What else can teams do to prepare?

Why the stinky durian really is the ‘king of all fruits’

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Thursday, July 18, 2024

There’s little else in the food world that brings about as much social turbulence as the durian.

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  • There’s little else in the food world that brings about as much social turbulence as the durian.
  • This so-called “king of all fruits” is considered a delicacy across its native Southeast Asia, where durian season is currently in full swing.

Loved and loathed in equal measure

  • This is mainly due to China, where demand has expanded 12-fold since 2017.
  • And although heavy rain and heatwaves have resulted in lower yields, the projected growth for 2024 looks promising.
  • In 2018, a load of durian delayed the departure of an Indonesian flight after travellers insisted the stinky cargo be removed.

Cultural and historical perspectives

  • For centuries, Indigenous peoples across the region have sustainably grown diverse species of the fruit.
  • At Borobudur, a ninth-century Buddhist temple in Java, Indonesia, relief panels depict durian as a symbol of abundance.
  • These trees are cherished, as they provide generations of family members with food, medicine and shelter.
  • Early Western illustrations of the fruit can be found in Dutch spy and cartographer Jan Huygen van Linschoten’s book Itinerario (1596).

A fruit of contradictions

  • Director Fruit Chan’s film Durian Durian (2000) homes in on these polarising tendencies.
  • While the fruit incites revulsion at first, it eventually becomes an object of affection among the family portrayed in the film.
  • In contrast, the Singaporean film Wet Season (2019) by Anthony Chen highlights various traditional views of the fruit.

The future and conservation

  • Unfortunately, the growing demand for this one type is causing harm by displacing native forests, flora and even Indigenous communities.
  • In Indonesian Borneo, or Kalimantan, oil palm plantations threaten durian diversity by leaving less room for diverse species of durian to be cultivated.
  • As such, effective conservation efforts must engage meaningfully with local people and species.

Universal Technical Institute-Bloomfield begins enrollment for new Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) program

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Thursday, July 18, 2024

BLOOMFIELD, N.J., July 18, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Technical Institute-Bloomfield today announced that enrollment in their new HVACR program has begun. Classes begin in September.

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  • BLOOMFIELD, N.J., July 18, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Technical Institute-Bloomfield today announced that enrollment in their new HVACR program has begun.
  • This underscores the need for technicians who support the systems that control air quality and temperature in residential, commercial, and industrial settings.
  • The nine-month program covers air handling and hydronics, AC and DC circuits and components, sheet metal ductwork, vent system selection and installation, and mechanical and electronic controls troubleshooting.
  • Universal Technical Institute Division President Tracy Lorenz noted, "Given the need across the nation for skilled HVACR technicians, we have quickly expanded our training program to meet the growing demands of this important industry."

Why we find extreme weather so fascinating

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Thursday, July 18, 2024

Simon Dickinson of the University of Plymouth says the fact Hollywood commissioned a remake is further evidence that “people are fascinated by extreme weather and the devastation it can cause”.

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  • Simon Dickinson of the University of Plymouth says the fact Hollywood commissioned a remake is further evidence that “people are fascinated by extreme weather and the devastation it can cause”.
  • For him, people are interested in extreme weather and watch movies and videos of hurricanes, tornadoes and so on, “because they connect us to people, places and ideas.
  • In the big picture, it’s safe to say a warmer world means more extreme weather.
  • But that “does not mean all extreme weather events are being made stronger or more frequent”, says Friederike Otto, a climate scientist and co-founder of the World Weather Attribution project, which investigates to what extent climate change has influenced particular episodes of extreme weather.
  • Joshua Ettinger, a climate communication expert at the University of Oxford, researches how extreme weather can reduce the “psychological distance” associated with climate change.
  • If we shouldn’t discuss climate change when extreme weather occurs, then when is the right time?

The International District Energy Association Celebrates 2023 District Energy Space Award Winners

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Thursday, July 18, 2024

The International District Energy Association (IDEA) is proud to announce the winners of the 2023 District Energy Space Award at its 115th annual conference in Orlando, Florida.

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  • The International District Energy Association (IDEA) is proud to announce the winners of the 2023 District Energy Space Award at its 115th annual conference in Orlando, Florida.
  • Since 1990, 2.8 billion square feet of building space have been added or renewed to district energy service by IDEA member systems, showing the incredible momentum and value of district energy to communities around the world over the last three decades.
  • “2023 represented another year of outstanding growth by IDEA member district energy systems, and we are thrilled to recognize their achievements with the District Energy Space Awards,” said Rob Thornton, President & CEO, IDEA.
  • You can read the full District Energy Space report for details on building names, types of use (i.e.

Global Heat Pump Market Size to Reach USD 136.2 Billion by 2034, Driven by Increased Investments and Energy Efficiency Regulations | Future Market Insights, Inc.

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Thursday, July 18, 2024

The United States market is anticipated to capture a CAGR of 8.9% in the global market during the forecast period.

Key Points: 
  • The United States market is anticipated to capture a CAGR of 8.9% in the global market during the forecast period.
  • The country's rising residential and commercial sectors are surging the demand for heat pumps in large quantities for advanced energy efficiency.
  • The rising industrialization, commercial, and residential sectors are increasing the demand for energy savings and better performance, bolstering the German heat pump market.
  • The global positive displacement pumps market is expected to garner a market value of nearly USD 14.12 billion in 2023.

Global Heat Pump Market Size to Reach USD 136.2 Billion by 2034, Driven by Increased Investments and Energy Efficiency Regulations | Future Market Insights, Inc.

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Thursday, July 18, 2024

The United States market is anticipated to capture a CAGR of 8.9% in the global market during the forecast period.

Key Points: 
  • The United States market is anticipated to capture a CAGR of 8.9% in the global market during the forecast period.
  • The country's rising residential and commercial sectors are surging the demand for heat pumps in large quantities for advanced energy efficiency.
  • The rising industrialization, commercial, and residential sectors are increasing the demand for energy savings and better performance, bolstering the German heat pump market.
  • The global positive displacement pumps market is expected to garner a market value of nearly USD 14.12 billion in 2023.

Daikin Applied Welcomes Executives to Lead Digital and Corporate Development

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Thursday, July 18, 2024

MINNEAPOLIS, July 18, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Daikin Applied, a leading commercial and industrial HVAC equipment manufacturer and solutions provider, has announced the appointment of two new executives to its leadership team. Accelerating its commitment to modernize and decarbonize buildings, Jeff Shusta, a seasoned business strategist, joins Daikin Applied as Vice President of Corporate Development and Ashish Srivastava, an experienced executive in digital transformation, has been named Vice President of Digital and Information Technology.

Key Points: 
  • Accelerating its commitment to modernize and decarbonize buildings, Jeff Shusta, a seasoned business strategist, joins Daikin Applied as Vice President of Corporate Development and Ashish Srivastava, an experienced executive in digital transformation, has been named Vice President of Digital and Information Technology.
  • In his new role as Vice President of Corporate Development, Shusta will lead Daikin Applied's growth strategy, particularly through M&A and strategic partnerships.
  • "Daikin Applied is going through a period of extraordinary success, and I look forward to helping sustain and accelerate the upward trajectory," said Jeff Shusta, Vice President of Corporate Development for Daikin Applied Americas.
  • To learn more about Daikin Applied, and the full range of commercial and industrial HVAC equipment and solutions, visit www.daikinapplied.com .