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Indoor air quality market revenue to surge 80 percent by 2020
Environmental Leader
The global revenue for the indoor air quality monitoring and management market, driven by new building standards and regulations as well as a rebounding economy, will grow 80 percent to $5.6 billion by 2020, according to a forecast from Navigant Research. The report, Indoor Air Quality Monitoring and Management, says the developed markets for indoor air quality-related HVAC markets remain sluggish. However, the North American market will become more robust this year.
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Radon: The silent killer in your home
USA Today
Tobacco smoke in a home is easy to detect as it drifts through the air or leaves its odor in clothes or furniture. Its health toll is equally as obvious as the leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. Less obvious and almost as deadly is radon, an odorless gas that causes 21,000 lung cancer deaths a year. In the U.S., 1 in 15 homes have unsafe radon levels, according to the Environmental Protection Agency website.
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LED retrofits, energy measurement common themes for top Energy Star cities
Forbes
As has been the case since 2008 when the first such ranking was published, Los Angeles sits atop the Environmental Protection Agency's annual list of U.S. cities that are doing the most to improve energy efficiency — at least when it comes to how many local buildings have received Energy Star credentials. To earn an Energy Star rating, buildings are required to perform in the top 25 percent of similar structures in the United States and the owners/managers need to verify that independently.
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Sid Harvey’s Pump Testing Manifold checks pressure and vacuum quickly and accurately on all fuel units up to 300 psi. It features liquid filled gauges, flexible lines, and smooth operating valves. The vacuum side has flare fittings for both 3/8” and ½” lines while the pressure side features color coded lines and fittings for all fuel units including Riello. www.sidharvey.com
 


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More about the winners of our 2014 Dave Nelsen Scholarships
OESP
Believe it or not, this year we have four winners that will be or are already attending the Pennsylvania College of Technology, in Williamsport, Pa.

Thomas "Teddy" Daros, the nephew of Bob Daros, of Heritage Fuel, in North Salem, N.Y., won the OESP & Honeywell Award; Michael Boylston, from Carmel, N.Y., won the OESP & Mid-Atlantic Chapter award. This is the second scholarship Michael won from us. Roger Bruso, from Feeding Hills, Mass., won the OESP & Taco Award. Roger is the son of Len Bruso, of Baystate Fuel. Len is an active member of the association. This is Roger's second award as well. The fourth winner was Evan Aigelding, from Broomall, Pa. Evan will be awarded the OESP & Weil McLain award.

These winners were selected by our independent judges. The duties of the judges require reading all of the resumes and applications. After that they rank each applicant on a point system.

We wish to thank our co-sponsors of these scholarships. Each is $5,000.00 — OESP pays $2,500 and our co-sponsor supports the award with remaining $2,500.

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Raising money for a good cause
OESP
We have one fundraiser for our scholarship program. That happens to be our annual Dave Nelsen Golf Tournament. You can help us by planning to golf on Sunday, Sept. 21. The golf tournament will be held at the Links at Gettysburg, Pa. Can't attend but still want to help? Then consider sponsoring a tee box or other option. This course is rated 4 1/2 stars by Golf Digest.
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Respectfully remembering a pioneer
OESP
On April 29, the New York City and Westchester Chapters hosted their annual Student Competition. Steve Rinaldo, who passed away in December, was quite instrumental in organizing the event. It started with Saunders Technical School. He began to turn over the reins a couple of years ago. Now it is organized by a team of dedicated industry people. Angel Gonzalez, one of our V.P.'s, helped structure it, and now Alex Taliana, from New York City, has taken on much of the work as well.

Together they organize secured the needed materials for the competition, donated prizes, got volunteers and worked with the school and their instructors for the success of this growing event.

As seen in this photo, the guys dedicated the event to Steve. Knowing Steve, I am sure he was looking down on an event that was very important to him.

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A thank you to share
OESP
You might recall back in early March, we shared with you that James Dempsey, a technician of one of our members, Brian Pruiksma, from KOSCO Comfort, in New York had a house fire. Many of you sent them cards of support as well as checks.

Carol Dempsey, sent the association a note we would like to share. "I am sending this on behalf of my whole family. We want to thank you and everyone who has sent money to us to help our family at this time. We are doing okay right now and we really owe a lot of that to the help that all of you had done for us. So please take our sincere thank you. The James Dempsey Family."

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40 HVAC and plumbing mobile apps to make a contractor's life easier
Contracting Business
Are you using mobile phone/tablet apps to market your HVACR and plumbing contracting services? Do you know that there are apps out there that can help you actually manage you business? Do you find yourself confused by the plethora of apps out there? Do you have your own app?

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Reducing HVAC energy consumption
Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Energy costs have risen steadily over the last decade and are expected to continue to increase as worldwide demand grows. The cost of energy is an increasingly important issue, and it is especially true for businesses. Rapidly rising energy costs have forced companies to increase their investment in energy-efficient technologies in an effort to reduce energy usage.

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F-gas set to change the face of cooling in Europe, the world
By Andrew Gaved
The Council of the European Union formally adopted the text of the revised F-Gas Regulation recently, and the regulations to move away from HFCs will take effect Jan. 1, 2015. We should not underestimate what a big deal this is for European refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pumps, since HFCs form the overwhelming majority of the industry's current refrigerant armory. If anybody reading outside Europe thinks this will remain a regional decision only, think again.

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Refreshing: Unico serves up 'Pints with Pete' webinars
Contracting Business
There can be many ways to make learning more interesting and inventive, and Unico has found one. Pete Williams, a 30-year veteran of HVAC installation, training and product development at Unico, Inc. has started a monthly web broadcast for HVAC contractors called, "Pints with Pete," an hour-long interactive discussion on various HVAC topics. The broadcast offers a "refreshing" twist for Pete's fellow beer officianados.
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Marketing with postcards
By Jeffrey Dobkin
Short crisp and to the point, postcards are one of the best ways to market most any kind of product or service. Closing sales isn't the priority for their short format. Postcards are cheap, easy, hard-working marketing tools. What's a client worth to you each year? Here's a proposition: Suppose you sent them a postcard every two weeks — or 26 postcards a year. Your cost? At $1 each, that's $26 for a full year — to generate calls and build a relationship of loyalty, awareness and trust. Is it worth $26 per prospect to get them to call you?
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Radiant heat is more efficient than forced air
Contractor Magazine
Radiant heating practitioners and advocates have long said that radiant heating is more efficient than forced air. The consulting firm reported this last January that annual energy savings of up to 18 percent could be realized with radiant heat. In existing homes, built before 1980, national averages revealed energy savings of 12 percent. In U.S. dollars, the savings range from a low of $36.24 to as much as $210.16.
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The power of using video to grow your company
MSNBC via American Express
VideoBrief If you're looking for a different way to market your company, creating a professional video should be an option. Making one is easier than ever. The process can be as simple as using your phone. John Dankovchik, the president and CEO of Splash Media, tells us why and how you should be using video to enhance your small business.
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5 things you must know about branding your small business
The Huffington Post
Years of experience helping small businesses develop and market engaging brands have taught Ian Mills, co-founder and CEO of Magicdust, some valuable lessons about which strategies are most successful. He has gathered the top five tips you can use right now to make your small business brand distinct.
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