In an effort to confront global warming and rising energy costs, Bacharach has joined the Green Mechanical Council as a founding member.

The council aims to address the issues of reducing energy in existing mechanical systems through education and certification of technicians, as well as through equipment maintenance and performance verifications.

In handling how to make systems more energy efficient and greener, the Green Mechanical Council has undertaken several actions, such as educating the public about the benefits and value of green mechanical systems and bringing these concepts into the mainstream for new construction and existing building upgrade decisions.
The council also plans to establish and adopt standards and certifications for products, technicians, and processes that reduce energy consumption. Members will also work with government agencies and code writers to develop reasonable and enforceable standards for environmentally sustainable mechanical systems.

The founding members of the Green Mechanical Council include Carrier Corp., the Mechanical Service Contractors of America, HVAC Excellence, the Mechanical Contractors Association of America, Abco Refrigeration, Watts-Radiant, United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices, Legend Valve, Floor Heat Co., Ferris State University, Air Doctors, Common Ground, the Carbon Monoxide Safety Association, Legend Hydronics, Esco Institute, and the Mechanical Contracting Education and Research Foundation.

For more information on the organization, visit www.greenmech.org.