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Global demand for HVAC equipment to rise
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Global demand for HVAC equipment is projected to rise 6.1 percent per year through 2016 to $107 billion. This growth rate is an increase from the gains of the 2006-2011 period, reflecting in part the reduced 2011 bases of the developed countries as the global recession of 2009 restrained construction spending and reduced access to financing. Economic recovery and the corresponding improvement in construction activity in several key markets, particularly the large U.S. market, will aid gains through 2016. More



Senate moves on small-business bill
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The Senate moved forward on a small-business tax credit bill. In a vote of 80 to 14, the Senate voted to end debate on the motion to proceed to the Small Business Jobs and Tax Relief Act (S. 2237). The legislation offers a 10 percent tax credit for companies whose payroll salaries increased in 2012 compared to 2011. The bill's maximum amount for that credit is $5 million. It also includes deductions for companies that buy new major equipment. More

Big comfort hunter
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In some cases, great projects start with demanding customers. Demanding doesn't have to mean difficult: It can simply mean customers who know what they want, and are willing to seek out the HVAC contractor who can help them achieve it. More

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Education, learning and training
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As you look at the various ways to deliver information, you really have to explore how you want your intended audience to receive it. What worked 25 years ago — or even 10 — doesn't exactly work the same today. We all process the information differently.

For example, how many products that you install are supported with apps? If you ask the more mature technician if he or she prefers having this option, he or she would no doubt look at you as though you had three heads. Some service managers have reported that their techs have been bypassing them because of apps. Good or bad, it is happening and it is a way to use technology as part of the overall learning experience.

Soon, we will be launching a Virtual Trade Show. The overall plan is to make this easy for anyone who uses an Apple or Android device to be able to get this information quickly and easily.




Oil Heat Retreat registration is open
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For those that are planning to spend a couple of days in Scranton, Pa., Sept. 27-30, you can now register and pay online. Just visit the retreat page.

Refresh after a hot summer and take advantage of two educational opportunities. From noon-6 p.m. on Thursday, Ralph Adams will be teaching the first workshop of our new Home Comfort Specialist Academy — that module is "Selling a Warm Air Furnace with AC." Because it is tied with our retreat, there is no cost. You only need to register.

After the Saturday's board meeting, directors and others can relax and learn from a master. Dan Holohan will provide tips and advice to those involved in training. It is always good to bounce ideas and thoughts about training off of someone who's a professional and willing to share his talent.
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Coming soon
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A number of people have asked about our annual trip to ISH. Yes, we will be going and soon you will see what the plan is for 2013. The plan is to visit Normandy and Paris at the front end of our trip. And, something else to consider — for those of you who only want to visit the show, that option will be available as well. Pricing will be introduced very soon. The tentative dates are March 7-16 — ISH dates are March 12-16.

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Alternative energy finds powerful support in new coalition
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A coalition comprised of 36 organizations spanning several different industries has formed to work towards the establishment of a new American Clean Energy Agenda. Many of the organizations that make up the coalition have been working to promote alternative energy for several years. With the U.S. government still divided on the issue of alternative energy and rising concerns regarding the environment, these organizations have come together to affect change in the country, hoping to keep the country's alternative energy plans on track. More

5 customer-centric tips for small businesses
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Marketing for a small business is hard. Not only do you have to be proficient at every traditional practice (outdoor, email, direct, event, print, digital, etc.) but now you're expected to put social on top of that as well. The good news is there are some basic blocking and tackling moves that can make your job a little easier that should encompass any platform that you decide to embrace. Here are five small business tips that can make it easier to reach your marketing goals. More

Big solar projects ignite backlash
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Sustainability has become the mantra of the new millennium, and nowhere has this been more true than in efforts over the last decade to champion the widespread use of solar power as a sustainable solution to long-term energy needs. But as recent proposals in several New Jersey towns have shown, not everyone agrees with turning productive farmland over for large-scale solar projects, nor do they agree with government policies that seek to finance solar energy through taxpayer-funded subsidies or with efforts by public schools to promote it. More

Debt management for the small business
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As your company grows, or as the economy declines, you may run in to the problem of dealing with debt. Small businesses and startups may have the toughest time with debt management because of a lack of related experience or a tighter budget. The best debt management differs depending on the size of your business. More

NREL helps cut building energy use in half
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Hospitals use a lot of energy to save lives. In fact, they use more than 836 trillion BTUs of energy every year and produce more than 2.5 times the carbon dioxide emissions of commercial office buildings. The U.S. Department of Energy's Commercial Buildings Program and DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory are working with the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers and the buildings industry to find ways to reduce the energy intensity of large hospitals, schools and retail buildings by 50 percent. More

Report ranks countries based on energy efficiency
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The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy has released its first International Energy Efficiency Scorecard report. The report aims to identify the countries that boast of strong energy efficiency policies and ranks these countries accordingly. The report may have a limited scope — accounting for only 12 countries — but the countries analyzed are the largest and most developed in the world. These countries have been making strides in making themselves more energy efficient for varying purposes, ranging from economic growth to environmental concerns. More


 

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