Author Archives: The Staff

ASHRAE Proposes Alternate Compliance Path for Existing Buildings in IAQ Standard

Recognizing that the ventilation rate procedure in its indoor air quality standard may be difficult to apply in existing buildings, ASHRAE is proposing an alternate compliance path. Proposed addendum b is one of six addenda to ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2013, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality currently open for public comment from Sept. 5 to Oct. 5, 2014. To comment or learn more, visit www.ashrae.org/publicreviews.  

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Testo Announces Race Weekend Giveaway

As part of Testo's 2014 Fall Promotion, they are running a Race Weekend for Four Sweepstakes. The winner will receive race tickets, travel and accommodations for four people ' valued to $10,000'for a car race of your choice within the continental United States.  Register and get details at www.testo.com/promo.  Entries will be accepted from September 1, 2014 through January 28, 2015.

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From AEC: Can Natural Gas Prices Remain Low?

Utilities would like consumers to believe that natural gas prices will remain lower than oil prices for at least the next few years, but one analyst pokes holes in that belief in a recent article posted on The Motley Fool website.

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The Fights that Needs Fighting!

I always remember a scene from the movie 'The American President" where Martin Sheen (chief of staff) tells Michael Douglass (president): 'You fight the fights you can win? You fight the fights that need fighting!"

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Steam Flooding

One of the most difficult service calls for many is the flooded boiler and the results. It's not unusual for this problem to require more than one visit to the customer, so let them know up front that you may not get it right the first or second time, but you will get it right!

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VI-SION (

In June the 2014 VISIONS Conference was held in Worcester, Massachusetts, and given the time of year and the regular rush to provide programs, the program offered an excellent seminar on markets and hedging strategies entitled Hedging in the Ultra-Low Sulfur Marketplace.

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The ‘Cloud’ Above All

The energy industry is in the midst of a revolutionary transformation. Strong words to be sure, but accurate ones too, because this change is a technological one; fueled, pun intended, by mobile communications, real-time intelligence.

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