BAS, Energy Efficiency Expertise Results in Comfort, Savings for Health Care Providers
October 20, 2014
InsideIQ Building Automation Alliance member firms MC2 and CM3 have completed building automation system (BAS) and energy efficiency projects for two Florida Hospitals. Both firms are experienced providers of automation and energy management systems for a variety of commercial buildings, including health care facilities.
Homeowners Are Looking for Ways to Save Energy and Money; Here’s How HVAC Professionals Can Help
October 6, 2014
Homeowners want ways to save energy and cut costs. HVAC contractors are looking for new business opportunities. And technologies like thermal imaging enable you to see and do more than ever before. Why not bring customer needs, technology, and your skills together by offering home energy audit services? Here’s how.
A growing number of household and building operations can be managed via the Internet. Today’s smart homes and smart buildings promise convenient, efficient building management. But often these systems are not secure. Scientists are working on a software product that defends against hacker attacks before they reach the building.
As an HVAC contractor, your focus is likely on everything but your website. This is completely understandable, especially when the phones are ringing. Here are some easy tips to get your website working for you, building your business every day of the year.
NREL Identified Advanced Plug Load Controls and Whole-Building Energy Efficiency Retrofits as Good Investments
October 6, 2014
Field demonstrations of newly proven energy efficiency technologies are yielding valuable results for the U.S. Navy, helping it meet energy goals. The initial results have encouraged the Navy to move forward with broader implementation of several of the energy efficiency technologies.
Bob and Tim were on their way to a service call with a new customer. When they got to the job, the customer explained, "The unit was not cooling and I had a company come out for a service call. The unit seemed to work OK last week when it was a little cooler outside, but this week it has warmed up and the unit is not functioning as well."
Thirty-nine percent of the total energy used in a building is wasted. But 84 percent of a building’s total energy consumption could be efficiently controlled through an effective building energy management system (BEMS).
Both Franchisees and the Franchisor Could Be Potentially Liable Together
September 22, 2014
With the recent decision that McDonald’s and its franchisees could be joint employers, the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) general counsel has continued a series of far-reaching actions that could upend how many American companies conduct business.
The marketing used by heating and air conditioning firms still plays to traditional gender stereotypes, new research has revealed. A study conducted by PH Media Group has found the typical voice profile used in their audio branding is male and aged 35 to 45.