Articles by Barbara A. Checket-Hanks

Contractors Leading Green by Example

While contractors across the country are hitching onto the green bandwagon, a few have been leading the parade. These are the HVAC contractors, both commercial and residential, who are actively using green technologies and principles in their businesses. These are the contractors that we call “green by example.”
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Air Cleaning Continues to Evolve

Ventilation and filtration technology continues to advance and evolve. From data center ventilation to indoor pool environments, and museums using UV protection to more basic filtration, contractors are finding new ways to apply new technologies to their advantage, and to the benefit of their customers.
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Lennox Dealers Shown New Product Opportunities

Dealers attending the Lennox dealer meeting in Texas are still grappling with the effects of the economy on their customers. The manufacturer did its best to demonstrate that it has the products that will help the dealers’ customers take advantage of tax incentives and major energy savings, which result in lower monthly utility bills and improved comfort.
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How BIM Could Apply to Life

Just getting off the Building Information Modeling (BIM) issue left me with a lot of interesting information and food for thought. Viewing the consequences of changes, of course, is what makes this technique so special. Being able to predict probable consequences in all areas of life would certainly be a great advantage.
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HVAC-Specific BIM Offers Detailed Results

In 1994, Glasgow based Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES) Ltd. was founded. It has now grown to encompass offices in Dublin, Boston, San Francisco, and Melbourne. It’s mission is to provide building performance tools that had previously resided deep in the academic world, and deliver them to the general building market.
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