Articles by Barbara A. Checket-Hanks

85 Years of Leadership: Today’s Contractors Redefine Normal

September 19, 2011
If the 1920s readers of The Electric Refrigeration News and today’s NEWS contractor subscribers could see each other, they would probably be unrecognizable to each other.


Read More

85 Years of Leadership: Wholesalers Customize With a Broad Brush

More Data Leads to More Categories
September 19, 2011
If we look too far back, we could say that the greatest innovations in HVACR wholesale-distribution came from something as big as the end of World War II. We decided to look back a more reasonable 20 years.


Read More

Contractor Champions Solar

August 29, 2011
Champion AC, a veteran-owned and operated HVAC contracting company, recently added solar air conditioners to its list of product offerings.


Read More

Rebates are Nice, But Comfort is Crucial

August 29, 2011
For many in the HVAC industry, this is not the first time they have been involved with renewable energy technologies like solar and geothermal systems.


Read More

Home Reaches Net Zero

August 29, 2011
Sara and Gareth Ross contacted Coldham & Hartman Architects, a firm that makes “ecologically intelligent design” a focal point of its efforts.


Read More

Contractor Won’t Forget Comfort

Savings Don’t Always Make the Sale
August 29, 2011
What are the chief concerns of your customers? Many HVACR contractors hope their concerns have a green tendency, both in terms of ecological impact and financially.


Read More

The Renewable Questions of Sustainability

August 8, 2011
One of the side effects of writing about the history of the industry is that you start seeing its footprints in a lot of current topics.


Read More

Smaller Budgets Still Have Space for Sustainability

August 1, 2011
In one sense, schools face shrinking budgets like everyone else. From another angle, however, it appears that they are still more likely to allocate significant portions of those budgets for projects that a) look good in the community, and b) save money.
Read More

On Celebrations, Milestones, and Getting Older

July 11, 2011
The NEWS is continuing to celebrate the 85th anniversary of our commitment to publishing excellence this year. We have been celebrating so far by looking at how our history syncs with that of the HVACR industry. Now we would like to learn how it syncs with your history.
Read More

85 Years of Leadership: Values Link NEWS Generations

NEWS 85th Anniversary
June 27, 2011
After 85 years, it takes more than cosmetics to keep a publication fresh; the right attitude needs to permeate the organization. “This publication, The NEWS, was started by my great-grandfather in 1926,” said BNP Media co-CEO Taggart Henderson.
Read More

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

2014 MCAA Annual Convention

Scenes from the 2014 MCAA Annual Convention in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Podcasts

NEWSmakers: Julian Scadden

Training is an ongoing process. Julian will discuss how you can generate maximum return on time and energy invested training by following a three part process. Listen to this podcast to get expert tips on training, tracking and follow up. 

More Podcasts

THE MAGAZINE

ACHRNEWS

NEWS 04-14-14 cover

2014 April 14

Check out the weekly edition of The NEWS today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

SERVICE CALLS POLL

Which statement on service calls best applies to your business?
View Results Poll Archive

HVACR INDUSTRY STORE

plumbing-hvac.gif
2014 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

More Products

Clear Seas Research

 

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

DON'T MISS A THING

Magazine image
 
Register today for complete access to ACHRNews.com. Get full access to the latest features, Extra Edition, and more.

STAY CONNECTED

facebook icontwitter iconyoutube iconLinkedIn i con