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ASHRAE Standard 90, 1: Bad energy policy by design

August 15, 2000
The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has decided on a new energy-efficiency standard for commercial and high-rise residential buildings that would actually result in less energy efficiency and be bad for consumers, bad for businesses, and bad for our air quality.
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A shining symbol of a trade that isn’t all high-tech

August 14, 2000
In our high tech world of estimation systems, two-way communications, and business management software, we tend to forget about what it was like before these conveniences.
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New business practices spawn new staffers

August 10, 2000
While you’ve spent a lot of time and resources trying to patch holes in your field staff, unbeknownst to you, you’ve sprung another leak.
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Letters to the editor

August 10, 2000
Letters to the editor.
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Three new ways to reach us, even if you're Chevy Chase

August 10, 2000
In The News’ case, we are encouraging you, our contractor-subscribers, to provide us with feedback — be it good, bad, or indifferent.
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Letters to the editor

August 3, 2000
Letters to the editor for this week.
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Series conclusion: There's room for improvement — Period.

August 3, 2000
Thanks, period, to all who have responded to The News’ recent three-part series, entitled “Why Techs Leave.”
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The high cost of communication

August 3, 2000
Without knowledge, we open ourselves up to uncertainty and speculation, which results in lost time and more importantly, lost revenue.
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So many problems, but there are solutions

July 28, 2000
It is interesting to note that many technicians had ideas for how to improve their work situations. The question is, why isn’t anyone listening to them?
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Letters to the editor

July 27, 2000
This week's letters to the editor.
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