Articles by Kimberly Schwartz

NEWS Panel Highlights Smartest Products

Contractor Board Shares Insight into the Most Intelligent Products They Install
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We asked the contractors on our editorial advisory board to share which products they believe truly deserve to be called smart — and why.


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Bringing Work Home:

Contractors Sample Smart Products On Their Own

Hands-on Approach Allows Contractors to Practice What They Preach
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Instead of just reading the literature or talking to their distributor about the product, some contractors are literally bringing their work home with them by installing these products inside their own residences.


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Smart HVAC Products Getting Even Smarter

Consumer Expectations Set Trends for More Data, Connected Solutions
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As technology is becoming increasingly accessible and interconnected, consumer demand is fueling the rise of intelligent products in the HVAC marketplace.


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Green on the Upswing for HVAC Markets

Commercial and Residential Markets Trend Greener Post-Recession
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The pressure is on to go green. As the construction market recaptures its warmth, the move toward greener building is heating up along with it.


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Philadelphia Ready to Ring in Greenbuild 2013

USGBC to Roll Out LEED v4 at Popular Event
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Thirty-thousand people from 90 countries are expected to attend this year’s Greenbuild, which will consist of “three days of extensive educational programming, workshops, a vast exhibition floor, and ample networking events.”


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Busting Customers’ Radiant Heating Myths

Customer Misconceptions Stem from Lack of Awareness, Fear of High Cost
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Some customers consider radiant heating a new and untested technology, while others categorize it as a luxury beyond what they can afford. Either way, industry leaders agree it’s time to bust these myths and introduce radiant heat to the masses

 


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Hydronics Propels Technology Forward

Integration with HVAC, Energy Efficiency, Economy are Key Drivers
By Kimberly Schwartz
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Once upon a time, air and water didn’t mix. But now, according to manufacturers in the hydronic and radiant heat market, there is an increasing move toward integrating hydronic and HVAC systems. 


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RPA Seeks to Expand Radiant Market

New Executive Director Pushes for Awareness, Broader Perspective
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There’s a strong push to grow the hydronic and radiant market, and one of the forces behind that push is Mark Eatherton, the Radiant Professionals Alliance's new executive director.


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Why Bother with Home Performance Contracting?

HVAC Contractors, Consultants Share Insight into Whole-House Success
By Kimberly Schwartz
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Deciding to learn the home performance market will require a commitment of your time, energy, and effort. So why bother? Well, if you listen to those who have made the leap and are at the forefront of home performance contracting (HPC), you just might be convinced that this is a trend you can’t risk ignoring.


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Do You Know When to Grow?

Best Practices for Hiring New Staff
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One of the challenges faced by every contractor who has started a business is figuring out when it’s time to grow. According to industry experts and successful HVAC contractors, there are a few important indicators that company owners should consider when thinking about how to grow their workforce.


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