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Industry Needs to Prepare Those Who Want to Participate

While plenty of attention needs to be spent making sure students know what a great industry HVAC is to work in, it is also imperative the industry give the same amount of attention to training those interested in making HVAC their career.


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Survey Says: Will There Be Enough R-22 in 2015?

Now that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized its R-22 phaseout plan, announcing a large drop in 2015, do you think there will be an adequate supply next year?


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Testing the Legal Boundaries of a Rule-breaking Government

HVAC Industry Prepared to Play Litigation Limbo with the Government

It's important for you to keep an eye on what the DOE is proposing, and, when applicable, let the government know how and why its energy-saving laws could have a devastating impact on the cash savings of your business.


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Letters From Our Readers: Dec. 1, 2014

Steve Kshywonis, HVACR instructor at Portage Lakes Career Center in Uniontown, Ohio, discusses technician training and hiring.


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Veterans Can Be an Answer to the Workforce Problem

As contractors look to expand or simply replace a worker, those with U.S. military experience may have just the skills and attitude you’re looking for.


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Podcasts: Nov. 24, 2014

Chris Mathis, president of Mathis Consulting Co. and vice chair of ASHRAE’s residential ad hoc committee, talks about ASHRAE’s exploration into the residential market.


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Finding New Talent is a Group Effort

Direct, Early Intervention with Potential Technicians is Key

I know, I know. I’m beating a dead horse by writing about recruitment again. But, you know what? It’s important, and we need to keep talking about it.


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Podcasts: Nov. 17, 2014

Steve Baden Discusses the RESNET Cross Border Challenge

Steve Baden, executive director of RESNET discusses the RESNET Cross Border Challenge and explains why the HERS Index plays an important role in the industry’s future.


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The Biggest Risk is Not Taking a Risk at All

Predict What’s Next and Have the Courage to Evolve

Regardless of the line of work, a company’s biggest and most persistent challenge often revolves around adapting to and implementing technology.


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Survey: Is It Getting Harder to Reach Consensus on Efficiency Standards?

DOE has denied AHRI’s petition for reconsideration of walk-in standards. Is it getting harder to reach consensus on efficiency standards?


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NEWSMakers: Kari Arfstrom

Kari Arfstrom, executive director of the HVACR Workforce Development Foundation, talks about the upcoming HVACR & Mechanical Conference. Posted on Jan. 23.

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