This message contains images. If you don't see images, click here to view.
Click here to advertise in this news brief.




  Mobile version   RSS   Subscribe   Unsubscribe   Archive   Media Kit May. 22, 2013

Home   Membership   Convention   Education   Calendar    Contact Us  



 



Department of Energy establishes uniform protocols for determining energy efficiency savings
Mondaq
The Department of Energy has just published a new series of protocols for calculating the savings from energy efficiency upgrades in homes, commercial buildings, and industrial facilities. Although voluntary, the new protocols, issued on May 15, are designed to create a common approach for calculating energy savings based on common residential and commercial efficiency measures used in utility-based energy efficiency programs.
   Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE  




ASHRAE 62.2: A design standard lacking verification?
Contracting Business
While the newest revision of ASHRAE 62.2 is an excellent design standard, its weakness is that it's only a design standard. From an installing contractor's perspective, shouldn't a ventilation standard also direct how you can make certain what's designed is actually achieved in the field?
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE
Looking for similar articles? Search here, keyword: Standards.


How strong is the economic impact of the US oil and gas boom?
By Stefanie Heerwig
Since the fracking boom, the media has been awash with articles about the impacts of the oil and gas industry on the U.S. economy. True, oil and gas extraction has risen by 24 percent since 2009 while the U.S. economy expanded by 7.6 percent, recovering 20 percent of its jobs lost since the financial meltdown. But how strong is the correlation between the oil and gas boom and the economic situation in the U.S. — or more exactly, is it as high as anticipated by so many?
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE

Industry Pulse: Is the oil and gas industry responsible for the U.S. job recovery?
ANSWER NOW

Last week's survey: How do you feel about networking?
SEE RESULTS


PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  Spin-On Oil Filters
Sid Harvey’s Spin-On filters offer exclusive features to improve burner performance and ease installation and service. The extended spud simplifies alignment when replacing the cartridge. This design provides 10 micron filtration, a 40 GPH flow rate and it’s rated for a maximum working pressure of 60 PSI. The higher flow rate is suitable for both residential and many commercial installations. The Model 264-90GB includes the complete filter, mounting bracket, and vacuum gauge; and it’s now priced to compete with older filter technology. Contact your local Sid Harvey Store for more information on this great product. www.sidharvey.com
 


TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Service Clinic: Effective refrigerant recovery techniques (Contracting Business)
Danfoss supports new energy-efficiency legislation (Contracting Business)
As imports wane, US has room to cut strategic oil reserve (The Wall Street Journal)
Yes, we have an app (OESP)
Network your way to a more profitable business (By Sydni Craig-Hart)

Don't be left behind. Click here to see what else you missed.


UPDATES FROM OESP


On the road in 2014
OESP
As you read this, our 60th Annual Convention and Trade Show is coming to a close. One of the major announcements made on Tuesday was the fact that we are taking OESP on the road in 2014. We will be hosting two unique events next year: the first will be May 12-13 at the Mohegan Sun casino in Montville, Conn.; the other will be Sept. 22-23 in Gettysburg, Pa.

We promise you that you'll have the opportunity to see all of the new products on display as well as those you use each and every day and have plenty of opportunity to take a variety of classes and continue earning CEUs and get involved in certification programs.

So stay tuned for more exciting news about the 2014 OESP Roadshow!

Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article




Membership cards
OESP
Members in good standing should have received their new membership card, as well as a couple of others items. We delayed mailing these as long as possible. Have any of you ever been involved in the implementation of new company software? Association software is no different. It all sounds good. But once you get the keys to the product, the issues arise. We are just about ready to launch the first of several modules but with the trade show we had to put on the brakes. Within the next week, though, you will be set up to upload your personal profile. So please be patient!

Later this summer we'll be launching a new website and this new software will allow us to offer more interaction between members and chapters.

Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article


  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Carlin Upgrades Primary Controls


Following the launch of the Universal Replacement ProMaxx 70200 Primary in 2012, Carlin is pleased to introduce the Series E line of primaries. With an improved look, retrofit terminals, LED lights, pump prime and better protection against water, these revised models are direct replacements for Carlin’s 40230, 48245, 50200, and 60200.
FCX Oil-Fired Condensing Boilers Engineered for the North American Market

• Most Efficient Oil-Fired Boiler Sold in the US
• Energy Star Rated 92-97%
• Lower Installation Costs Due to Built-in Features and Zero Clearance Plastic Stacks
• Two Sizes to Choose from 76K BTU & 104K BTU
• Building New? Unsurpassed Performance with Radiant Heat
• Retrofitting an Existing Home? Fuel Savings of 30% to 50%

Visit us at OESP Trade Show Booth # 529

For more information visit www.fcxboilers.com
800-777-5526
Build A Powerful Online Presence

iPage makes it easy and affordable to create a powerful website for your business – no experience necessary. Add to that a 24x7 support team and tons of free marketing tools, and you’ve got the recipe for online success! You can drive more traffic and get more customers than ever before.


IN THE NEWS


Indoor air quality: 1 of the EPA's top 5 environmental risks to public health
The Times of Northwest Indiana
When it comes to air sealing and ventilating, new residential building codes are now in place to ensure energy efficiency as well as the comfort of the homeowner. With a host of indoor air pollutants contributing to poor indoor quality that causes or contributes to a variety of health concerns, it's extremely important to understand the role of proper ventilation or air exchanges.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Crude oil supplies down slightly
UPI
U.S. crude oil inventories remain historically high, despite a slight draw down in the week ending May 10, the Energy Information Administration said. Crude oil stockpiles dropped 600,000 barrels to 394.9 million barrels. Supplies, however, are near levels unseen for 82 years and remain above the upper limit of the average range for this time of year. Supplies of distillate fuels, which include home heating oil, rose 2.3 million barrels to 119.9 million barrels.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Integration: HVAC fans and smoke control
Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Smoke control systems using mechanical equipment, such as fans and dampers, rely on the integrity of this equipment to control the spread of smoke within a building. Fire/life safety and HVAC systems must be carefully integrated to ensure reliability in smoke control systems.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


FEATURED ARTICLE
TRENDING ARTICLE
MOST POPULAR ARTICLE
Geothermal guide 1st in RSES 'Sustainability Series'
Contracting Business
Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES) has published "Understanding Geothermal Systems," the first title in the RSES Sustainability Series. A comprehensive study and resource manual that serves as a best practices guide for the design, installation and maintenance of geothermal systems, this book draws on the author's more than 30 years of hands-on geothermal field experience.

Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
read more
Iran oil sanctions push up global price
BoilerJuice
Iran's inability to export its large oil stores is pushing up the global price of oil. The situation in the Middle-Eastern country has become so dire that it has had to use oil tankers as floating storage facilities, with land-based tanks completely full of oil that, if utilized, would reduce the global price significantly.

Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
read more
Service clinic: Make the most of pre-season A/C tune-ups
Contracting Business
As temperatures moderate, spring is often a "slow season" for contractors, compared to winter and summer, so offering special pre-season check-ups for residential ducted air conditioning systems can provide a steady stream of income at a time when there are fewer emergency service calls.

Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
read more




Solar power is getting much easier to store — and at a much cheaper price
The Week
The total solar energy hitting Earth each year is equivalent to 12.2 trillion watt-hours. That's over 20,000 times more than the total energy all of humanity consumes each year. And yet photovoltaic solar panels, the instruments that convert solar radiation into electricity, produce only 0.7 percent of the energy the world uses. But thanks to huge advances, solar's cost and technology problems are increasingly closer to being solved.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Research and Markets: Analysis of the North American HVAC equipment market
Rock Hill Herald
Research and Markets has announced the addition of Frost & Sullivan's new report "Analysis of the North American HVAC Equipment Market" to their offering. This research is primarily driven by the energy savings that can be achieved by upgrading to high-efficiency products and equipment replacements. This research service provides an in-depth analysis of the North American HVAC equipment market. It provides revenue forecasts for the total market and considers the various drivers and restraints that affect the market in North America.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Alternate home heating and cooling systems discussed at property owner's meeting
Levittown Patch
As many residents are aware, heating and cooling options available in Levittown, N.Y., can be frustratingly limited, due in part to construction issues and the lack of basements. However, at a recent meeting of the Levittown Property Owners Association, President Jim Morrow presented a possible solution for locals to modernize their climate control capabilities in time for the fast-approaching summer season.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


   
Follow OESP on Facebook
 

The Advantage
Colby Horton, Vice President of Publishing, 469.420.2601
View Media kit

Jason Zimmerman, Content Editor, 469.420.2686   
Contribute news

This edition of The Advantage was sent to ##Email##. To unsubscribe, click here. Did someone forward this edition to you? Subscribe here -- it's free!
Recent issues

May 15, 2013
May 8, 2013
May 1, 2013
April 24, 2013



7701 Las Colinas Ridge, Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063