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Cooper Oates Air Conditioning Joins The Unified Group

tug_logo_proud_mbr_fThe Unified Group is a national organization of commercial HVAC companies. Founded in August 1998 by a core group of quality driven, independent mechanical contractors. They believed in order to thrive, they needed an organization in which they could work together with other like-minded commercial contractors, while at the same time retaining their independence.

Today, the Unified Group is made up of the best contractors from all over the United States. Through their sharing of information, best practices and training, members are able to provide the finest possible service.

Cooper Oates Air Conditioning is very proud to have been chosen to join this prestigious alliance of mechanical contractors. We will endeavor to continue this tradition and increase the standards of excellence in our industry.


Bob Plotner Promoted to Vice President, Service Division

Robert Plotner Vice President Service Division

Bob Plotner,
Vice President, Service Div.

We are very pleased to announce the promotion of Bob Plotner (rplotner@coacair.com) to Vice President of the Service Division. For over 6 years, Bob’s efforts have significantly raised the bar on our service quality and to the continuous skills improvement of our technicians.  His professionalism and commitment to continuous education will help develop our field teams’ skill levels to be able to take on more and different types of work.

REGULATORY UPDATE: AB-1103 delayed until Jan 1, 2014

AB-1103, the Commercial Building Energy Benchmarking Regulation, has been delayed until Jan 1, 2014.

On August 14th, the California Energy Commission issued a postponement (again) of AB-1103, the Commercial Building Energy Use Disclosure Program, for buildings 50,000 sq. ft and larger until Jan. 1, 2014. These regulations require building owners to disclose the building’s energy use benchmark score to potential buyers, leasers of the entire building and/or upon refinancing the building. CEC Announces Delays in the AB1103 enforcement

Benchmark scores are derived from comparing the energy use profile of your building to that of similar buildings (in size, usage type and location). The postponement is due to the technical problems integrating the national Energy Star Portfolio Manager database with various energy providers.

The current CA Energy Commission schedule for AB1103 implementation is:
 — For buildings larger than 50,000 sq. ft. enforcement begins Jan. 1, 2014.

— For buildings from 10,000 to 50,000 sq. ft. enforcement begins Jan. 1, 2014.

— For buildings from 5,000 to 10,000 sq. ft. enforcement begins July 1, 2014.

California Energy Commission Postponement Notice

California Energy Commission AB1103 information page


Data Loggers Identify Hidden Energy Waste

Monitor with COAC LogoYour utility bill is a great indication of energy consumption, but it says very little about energy usage. If you want to get a clearer picture of that, add a new device to your toolbox. Low cost data loggers show specific system-by-system statistics, allowing you to hone in on inefficiencies and make informed, data-driven decisions that can save energy dollars everyday.  (Read More)