Field Service Management: Better Solutions Using Mobile Devices

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Field Service Management: Better Solutions Using Mobile Devices

The use of mobile devices in field service has provided multiple conveniences for HVACR contractors. Tools as basic as GPS locators pinpointing customer homes and businesses, calendars and reminders that help manage appointments and accessible ...

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The Uncurable Soot Mystery

Author: Zolton Cohen
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May 01, 1998

On a recent investigation, I discovered two causes of carbon monoxide (CO) and soot stains in a home. Once I found those first two problems, along with reasons to rule out the other likely sources of pollution, I was blind to the actual culprit. [continue reading]

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5 Steps to Tract Home Success

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March 01, 1998

Making energy efficiency improvements in a tract home development isn't easy. Not only does the builder have to know how any changes will affect all of the house systems, but all of the subcontractors have to be re-educated. [continue reading]

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ENERGY-CONSCIOUS CONSTRUCTION: Litigation Insurance?

Author: Stan Luhr
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November 01, 1997

The term "construction defect" was little known among builders just a few years ago. Today, cases are popping up all over the country, and class action lawsuits involving defective houses are becoming commonplace. [continue reading]

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The Rise of Water Service Companies

Author: Linda Berlin
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July 01, 1994

With water supply a major resource problem in areas scattered across the United States, private water service companies--following in the footsteps of energy service companies (ESCos)--are springing up to retrofit buildings for water savings. [continue reading]

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Performance Contracting: An ESCo Perspective

Author: Greg Thomas
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November 01, 1992

Residential performance contracting presents great opportunities and great risks for both the utility and the energy service company (ESCo). [continue reading]

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Performance Contracting: Advice To Utilities

Author: Gil Peach
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November 01, 1992

Many utilities are using, or considering using, residential performance contracting to carry out energy conservation programs. [continue reading]

Confessions of an Insulation Installer: What I Love About Wool

Travis Weeks

Confessions of an Insulation Installer: What I Love About Wool

Last month, we (the crew at Performance Insulation) completed a project on Bainbridge Island, about a 30-minute ferry ride from ...

RaterFest! Or How I Spent My Summer Vacation

Shawna Henderson

RaterFest! Or How I Spent My Summer Vacation

The setting is stunning, 8,000 feet up in the Rockies. Colorado in September, aspen, screaming blue skies, bright clear nights. Who ...

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