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NAECA Changes will Impact the Design of Water Heaters


The U.S. Department of Energy regulates minimum energy efficiency requirements for water heaters. The first set of regulations – known as the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act (NAECA) – were created in 1990 and later updated in 2004 to the current standards. A new update to the rules for...


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Installation of 2015 Officers and Board of Directors


The Wilmington-Cape Fear Home Builders Association (WCFHBA) announces the installation of its 2015 president, Shawn Horton, who along with the North Carolina Home Builders Association region one Vice President, Hiram Williams, swore in the 2015 officers and board of directors at a meeting in mid-December. The new individuals will...


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New OSHA Reporting Requirements Start January 1


Beginning Jan. 1, 2015*, employers will be required to report all work-related fatalities to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration within eight hours, and allin-patient hospitalizations, amputations and losses of an eye within 24 hours of finding about the incident. Previously, employers were only required to report workplace fatalities and...


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