Articles by Mark Skaer

NATE Enters Into Key Agreement With UA

At this year’s Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo), North American Technician Excellence (NATE) signed an agreement designed to give students advanced status in the UA when they graduate from schools accredited by PAHRA and that use the Industry Competency Exam (ICE).
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BIM Designed to Improve Process

BIM. If you are not acclimated with the term or technology, now is the time - especially if your firm is up to creating lean and green buildings. (In truth, BIM is used for all construction.) BIM stands for Building Information Model and Building Information Modeling.
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Contractor, Start Your Engine!

One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning? Bob Kaminsky can do far better than that. The owner of Air Tigers Inc. could be at a customer’s house in seconds flat. Only problem is he is not allowed to go such speed on the streets. Going over 100 miles per hour is only allowed on race tracks, where the contractor is getting quite a name for himself.
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Albuquerque Energy Code Is Challenged

Albuquerque is not the easiest word to spell. Apparently, city officials are not easy to deal with, either. More than a few industry associations are challenging the city’s new Energy Conservation Code, scheduled to go into effect April 1. The code will mandate 15 SEER air conditioning and 90 percent AFUE equipment for all residential and commercial new construction, remodels, and replacements.
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