Mechanical Contractors Education and Research Foundation recently released a
new study that describes green building technologies being
implemented in Europe that could be used in the United States, especially
chilled beams and active or dynamic façades.
Bob receives a call from a customer who says her house is so dry that the wood is shrinking. Bob finds that the humidity level in the home is extremely low. Btu Buddy explains why this is happening in this older home and guides Bob in providing a solution.
A recent survey found that a substantial number of employees admitted to stealing confidential employer information. Your proprietary company information is vital and there are a number of steps you can take to greatly reduce your risk of theft.
Cloud (Minn.) Municipal Athletic Center (MAC) found a way to go green and save
taxpayer dollars in the process. With the installation of a new GeoExchange
system, the MAC is using the earth to maintain the arena ice and heat the
facility, saving electricity and gas as well as reducing greenhouse gas
Even on small boilers,
the prevention of scale formation can produce substantial energy savings. Scale
deposits occur when calcium, magnesium, and silica, commonly found in most
water supplies, react to form a continuous layer of material on the waterside
of the boiler heat exchange tubes.
One of the old sayings in the pubic relations field is “Do good
and then take credit for it.” HVACR contractors should take this to heart. When
you do something good for the community, make sure they know about it.
For New Yorkers bracing against high home energy costs this heating season, relief is available through the Home Performance with Energy Star® Program. Implemented by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), the program aims to improve the energy efficiency, comfort, and safety of existing homes.
The previously distinct systems within buildings are converging on standard platforms, applications, and infrastructures. And the synergy created by that convergence is translating into lower construction costs along with increased efficiencies in operations and energy usage.
Bob gets a call about a new customer who has complained about their gas package unit smoking and smelling bad. In checking the unit, Btu Buddy suggests that Bob take off the vent cover and see if there could be a blockage at the fan outlet. Bob removes the cover and finds that the fan wheel is all torn up.
In the old days, a background check consisted of a couple phone calls to a former employer and a reference check. Modern background checks involve a comprehensive investigation. But the law draws some clear limitations on what can be considered valid criteria and what crosses the line into unfair discrimination.