HVAC Commercial Market

Multitasking Contractors Share Expertise with Peers

Contractors Find Success in Consulting

No matter the means, there does seem to be a market for contractors who are interested in helping other contractors. 


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HVAC Training Track: July 21, 2014

Hydronic-based Biomass Heating Systems

This new, self-paced, online course covers the unique operating characteristics of several wood-fired boilers and goes on to show several examples of complete systems for both residential and commercial/institutional applications. 


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‘It’s Too Noisy:’ Addressing Acoustics

Good Design Prevents Noise Complaints

While there are a variety of HVAC system issues that can negatively affect building acoustics, experts say that minimizing noise and vibration is easiest to achieve when starting with a good design.


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My Two Cents: Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail

Develop a Routine and Implement it

As a contractor, you need to have systems in place to ensure the proper planning is done for every job. 


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School Wins EPA's Battle of the Buildings

More than 3,000 Buildings Compete for Greatest Energy Reduction

Teams representing more than 3,000 buildings across the country spent the past year competing to obtain the greatest reduction in energy use. 


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ACCA Publishes HVAC Checklist

Checklist Helps Customers Select a Contractor to Perform Maintenance

ACCA’s Commercial Quality Maintenance Checklist features seven questions building owners and operators should ask contractors submitting maintenance proposals. 


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Canada LEEDs the Way in Building Efficiency

Canada Boasts Largest International Market for LEED Green Buildings

Canada has 1,633 LEED-certified projects, which total more than 22 million gross square meters of real estate.


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Project Files: Office Park Upgrades Efficiency and Comfort

The project aimed to improve the infrastructure of five 10-story buildings at Westbrook Corporate Center in order to save energy and improve occupant comfort and satisfaction.


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Swedish Manufacturer NIBE to Acquire WaterFurnace

WaterFurnace to Expand Commercial Geothermal Offerings in US, Abroad

Before announcing the purchase, WaterFurnace had been courted by other potential buyers for several months.


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Energy Advocates Gather at EE Global 2014

Alliance to Save Energy Launches ‘Energy 2030 On the Road’ Campaign

Energy-efficiency leaders and advocates from around the world recently came together for the Energy Efficiency Global Forum in Washington, District of Columbia.  


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Chris Mathis, president of Mathis Consulting Co. and vice chair of ASHRAE’s residential ad hoc committee, talks about ASHRAE’s exploration into the residential market. Posted on Oct. 17.

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