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Emerson’s E360 Examines Refrigerants from All Angles

Event Explores the Evolving HVAC Refrigerant Landscape

The refrigerant landscape is preparing for a regulatory makeover. By 2018, approximately 80 percent of commercial refrigerators and ice machines will have to go through a redesign to meet new DOE standards for efficiency; the EPA is proposing to delist R-404A and R-134a in many commercial refrigeration applications; and more.


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HFC Tax an Unlikely Option for US

Repeal of Australian Legislation a Boost for Opponents of US Tax

Last summer, Australia repealed its carbon tax, which, since July 2012, had been imposed on the country’s leading emitters of synthetic greenhouse gases controlled by the Kyoto Protocol. Could a tax that targets carbon dioxide emissions and refrigerants be headed to U.S. shores?


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Social Media Mishaps

The Web is Changing Customer Expectations

I can’t get over how many HVACR contractors place social media icons prominently at the top of their sites — often next to their phone numbers or the schedule-an-appointment button. Why would you pay money to bring prospects to your website only to direct them to the world of endless distractions that is Facebook, Twitter, etc.?


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Employee Engagement is Key

HVAC Contractors Offer Tips, Advice on Effectively Engaging Employees

Companies that strive to engage employees often report more efficient performance, grander productivity, increased revenue growth, and reduced employee turnover. However, disengaged employees outnumber engaged employees two to one in the U.S.


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Mark Crockett vice president, Crockett Facilities Services, explains the importance of technician training, the value of being a top minority-owned company in the U.S., current projects the company is managing, and much more. Posted on April 24.
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