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Georgia School District Learns Value of Preventive Maintenance

Ensuring energy efficiency, cost effectiveness, and comfort

Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS), located in the Atlanta metro area, is the largest school system in Georgia. The school district runs a full preventive maintenance program on most of its mechanical equipment. And it continues to add new preventive maintenance job plans for pieces of equipment that didn’t have one before.


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Why You Always Test for Gas Leaks When Touching any Part of a Building

Who would have thought that an unsightly chimney provided clues to the source of a hidden gas leak?

On a recent call to replace an aging gas boiler, the owners reported a persistent gas smell. The gas company had previously inspected the building and couldn’t find a leak. Yet the smell continued. The point is, if you smell gas, however subtle the smell, there is a gas leak. Somewhere. The challenge can indeed be where to find it.


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Safe Driving Practices for Employees

Stay focused and avoid aggressive driving

Your employees are your company’s most valuable assets. The way that your employees drive says a lot about them and your company, notes the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Be sure they make a positive statement by following these work-related safe driving practices. 


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Cooling Environmental Challenge Greater Than Thought

Globally, the number of refrigerated vehicles on the road is rapidly expanding

A new report has found that the environmental challenge caused by booming global demand for refrigeration could be far greater than previously thought. Due to changing demographics, particularly in Asia, the number of refrigerated vehicles on the road could feasibly reach 15.5 million by 2025, up from less than 3 million in 2013.


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2015 HARDI Fly-In

Highlights from HARDI's Congressional Fly-In in Washington, D.C. Post date: May 28, 2015.

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NEWSMakers: Kevin Conrad
Kevin Conrad, president, Kevin Conrad Heating and Cooling Inc., Nantucket, Massachusetts, breaks down working in the New England climate, the benefits of insulation foam, and more.


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