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Optimal Building Efficiency is More of a Marathon than a Sprint

By Herb Woerpel
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A building, much like a runner’s body, must be prepared, trained, tested, and pushed to the limit of exhaustion before advancing to the next step. 


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Podcasts: June 23, 2014

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Brian Cranney, president and CEO of Cranney Cos. Inc., talks about how he’s attracting young people to the HVAC industry. 


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Make Sure You Execute Simple Concepts Correctly

By Matt Bishop
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No matter how great the idea is, or how awesome it may look, if the execution is lacking, it makes your business look tacky.


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Letters From Our Readers: June 16, 2014

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Readers discuss how to appeal to an economically diverse customer base, especially as the economy is still recovering.


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Your Company Is Always in the Public Eye

By Kyle Gargaro
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We live in a technological world where everyone is walking around with a camera and digital recorder in their pockets. Our behavior, at all times and in all places, is a legitimate concern.


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Survey: Are You Concerned About Expanded Overtime Pay?

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The president signed an executive order expanding the number of people who qualify for overtime pay. Are you concerned?


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Bad Reviews Are a Good Thing

Responding Responsibly to Negative Reviews Boosts Credibility, Visibility
By Jen Anesi
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For contractors, bad reviews present an incredible opportunity to turn a dissatisfied customer into a satisfied repeat customer who might even refer his friends and family. 


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Podcasts: June 2, 2014

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Rusty Cochran, owner, We Care Plumbing, Heating, and Air, joins the NEWSmakers podcast to discuss his company being named the 2014 ACCA Residential Contractor of the Year. Posted on March 28.


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R-22’s Murky Run to the End

Timelines, Scenarios Abound
By Peter Powell
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Well, the adventures of HCFC-22 have certainly gotten interesting. For seemingly forever, we’ve known the final phaseout for the production and importation of R-22 was going to be Dec. 31, 2019. But then the EPA called for a more aggressive reduction, set to end in 2018. Then, some industry folks entered into the fray this year.


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Podcasts: May 26, 2014

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Ray Isaac, president, Isaac Heating & Air Conditioning, Rochester, New York, discusses his father Jim Isaac, who was honored with the inaugural Skip Snyder Humanitarian Award. Ray Isaac accepted the award for his father at the 2014 ACCA Conference. 


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NEWSMakers: Rajan Rajendran

Rajan Rajendran, newly appointed director of the Emerson Innovation Center, talks about the new $35 million facility and how it will function on the University of Dayton campus. Posted on Aug. 29.

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