A commodity approach for manufacturing is good. On the other hand, a commodity approach for marketing is bad. If the consumer views your product as a commodity, your product is just the same as anybody else’s product, and the consumer buys on price alone. The key is to differentiate yourself.
Warning over remote manipulation of office a/c systems to create a demand surge and grid shut down
December 5, 2016
According to WIRED magazine, researchers have highlighted the issue of remotely manipulating home and office air conditioners to create a surge and take down the power grid. The hack targets remote shut-off devices that utilities install on air conditioners to conserve energy during peak summer periods.
The ESPC will guarantee first year savings of more than $151,000
December 5, 2016
Energy efficiency upgrades to 13 U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) buildings in Michigan will generate more than $3.9 million in savings to taxpayers, as part of a GSA contract awarded to Green Generation Solutions LLC (GreenGen).
Bob and Tim were on their way to a no heating call. When they arrived, they looked at the house and saw that it had a package unit. They talked to the housewife and she told them that the unit stopped running sometime in the middle of the night last night.
In just a few days millions more American workers will be eligible for overtime, thanks to a new U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) rule that takes effect on Dec. 1. And the estimated 4 million workers who become are just the beginning — every three years, the pay levels will automatically update.
The European collaborative Poseidon project says it has developed a scanner that can detect Legionella bacteria in under one hour, rather than the 10 days of cultivation and analysis normally required.
Company is providing temperature control and power generation assistance
November 21, 2016
When 2 million tons of ice arrived in October to help build Moody Gardens’ Ice Land: A Caribbean Christmas, Aggreko’s team of technicians were on hand to keep it frozen for the holiday destination held in one of the southern United States’ warmest climates.
In this troubleshooting situation, the equipment that needs servicing is a condensing gas furnace in a relatively small home of approximately 1,200 square feet. The capacity of the unit is 40,000 Btu and it is equipped with an LED readout system.
Contractors need to make sure these 10 things happen
November 7, 2016
In conjunction with the release of its latest soldering procedure, the Mechanical Contractors Association of America’s (MCAA’s) National Certified Pipe Welding Bureau (NCPWB) encourages contractors to make sure the following 10 things happen when their workers are making soldered joints.