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VF Outlet Achieves Average 26 Percent Energy Savings with Energy Management

National Retailer Reduces Energy Consumption with GridPoint Solution

GridPoint, a provider of energy management systems (EMS), announced that its submetering, monitoring, and intelligent building control technology, combined with its cloud-based analytics software and service offerings, has helped national retailer VF Outlet achieve an average savings of 26 percent across its installed sites.


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Chimney Fundamentals: The Science of Venting Flue Gases - Part 2

How to Keep Your Customers Safe as Well as Comfortable

Gas appliances are divided into four venting categories based on vent operating pressure and whether they are condensing or non-condensing. Category I is negative pressure, non-condensing. Category II is negative pressure, condensing. Category III is positive pressure, non-condensing. Category IV is positive pressure, condensing.


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Addressing Profanity in the Workplace

Employers Need to Carefully Consider Their Responses to Profane Language in the Workplace

When employees curse excessively in the workplace, or even a little bit, some companies may want to use their own “f-word” — as in “firing.” Others may barely notice, and some may not want to deal with it. Yet employers need to carefully consider their responses to profane and obscene language in the workplace. 


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Echo Barrier Quiets A/C Unit Noise at Event for the President

The Company Custom Designed Barriers to Absorb the Noise

Echo Barrier USA announced that it solved a critical noise challenge for Aggreko, a leader in temporary power and temperature control. The firm’s acoustic barriers mitigated excessive noise coming from an Aggreko air conditioning unit that threatened the success of an event with the president of the United States.


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The HVAC Contractor’s Guide to Estimating Software

The Most Important Things to Consider to be Sure You’re Getting the Best Solution

One thing is certain in small- to mid-sized businesses today: the need for sales force automation is top of mind. Too many small- to mid-sized companies — HVAC contractors, specifically — are facing the challenge of implementing streamlined, sales-friendly software to aid customer relationships.


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Building Your HVAC Business: Non-Traditional Marketing Techniques That Work - Part 2

Be Sure to Measure Your Efforts

In Part 1 of this series, I discussed some outside-of-the-box marketing techniques that I have tried with my HVAC business that have proven to be successful. The bottom line is that, whatever marketing techniques you try, you will only find success if you measure these efforts and determine if they are truly helping your business.


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Frigesco Awarded DECC Funding for Flash Defrost Technology

Flash Defrost Can Reduce Supermarket Cooling Energy Costs by Up to 20 Percent

Frigesco has been awarded new UK Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) funding of £102,000 to develop a flash defrost system for use in air-source heat pumps (ASHPs). Flash defrost can reduce supermarket cooling energy costs by up to 20 percent. Field trials in working supermarkets are currently underway.


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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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