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In this issue...
  • Commissioning commercial buildings: HVAC
  • Keep HVAC profits rising with summer temperatures
  • Innovative approach to duct sealing turns IAQ problems inside out
  • Still time to register
  • We're open for business
  • US middle distillate demand, exports seen to slow on globally oversupplied market
  • Dozens of New York City buildings illegally burning dirty oil past deadline
  • America's utility-scale solar generation is 31 times higher today than a decade ago
  • Oil dirty? Not anymore
  • The improvement process
  • Working together on a license to chill
  • 12 common sense business tips not commonly practiced

  • Commissioning commercial buildings: HVAC
    Consulting-Specifying Engineer
    Ideally, all nonresidential buildings would be commissioned, and the team would start at the onset of the project. Because that's not always the case, commissioning authorities and experts offer advice HVAC systems in various stages of commissioning, recommissioning or retro-commissioning.
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    Keep HVAC profits rising with summer temperatures
    Contracting Business
    Summer is winding down — but as an HVAC-business owner, that doesn't mean that your profits have to wind down, too. You were likely busy in the spring and early summer when your customers wanted tuneups and servicing on their air-conditioning units before summer's intense heat began. During summer, hopefully you were busy servicing air-conditioner breakdowns and installing replacement units. Yet now with fall approaching, have you met your profit goals? Can you consider this summer a successful one?
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    Innovative approach to duct sealing turns IAQ problems inside out
    Occupational Health & Safety
    Causes of poor indoor air quality can vary from workplace to workplace, but they are almost always tied somehow to the building's HVAC system. Poor ventilation, problems controlling temperature, dust, mold, high or low humidity and even strong odors are more often than not positively or negatively impacted by the effectiveness (or disrepair) of the heating and cooling system.
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    UPDATES FROM OESP


    Still time to register
    OESP
    By this time next month, we'll be in the swing of our fall meeting, the Oil Heat Retreat — Oct. 1-4. It starts with what our mission is all about — a day of education. We are setting up an afternoon of classes to introduce the "locals" to what we are all about. Thursday, we'll continue with a new NORA Class, Hydronics. Dave Holdorf will teach this session during the day.

    For those that prefer relaxing on Friday, George Fantacone will lead the group downtown for a walking tour of the area.

    Our Board Meeting is Saturday at 10 a.m., and that evening we'll enjoy a lobster bake.

    Come for the day or two or the entire time. To register for any of these events, please visit our home page at www.thinkoesp.org.

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    We're open for business
    OESP
    OESP will be partnering with two other groups for our 2016 Convention and Trade Show. We will continue with all of our nightly events, but we'll share the exhibit halls. We have two halls with our traditional outdoor space for live firings. Booth sales have been brisk. Check out what is happening at www.easternenergyexpo.com.
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    IN THE NEWS


    US middle distillate demand, exports seen to slow on globally oversupplied market
    Hellenic Shipping News
    Outlook for U.S. middle distillate demand, which has grown slightly amid rising exports so far in 2015, will look bearish as the Brent/WTI spread narrows in a globally oversupplied market, speakers at Benposium East 2015 said in New York. Robust refining margins and lackluster demand growth in the first half of the year has led to the record-breaking stocks of ULSD in New York Harbor, Ed Morse, head of global commodity research at Citigroup Global Markets, said.
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    Dozens of New York City buildings illegally burning dirty oil past deadline
    DNAinfo
    More than two-dozen buildings across New York City are illegally burning dirty heating oil, nearly two months after a deadline to switch to cleaner fuels, authorities said. Currently, 26 buildings are burning No. 6 oil. All the buildings are using expired permits and had years of notice to make the switch to cleaner heating oils, according to the Department of Environmental Protection.
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    America's utility-scale solar generation is 31 times higher today than a decade ago
    Greentech Solar
    In the second half of 2014, utilities all around the country signed an unprecedented number of contracts for utility-scale PV projects — in large part because the technology had gotten so cheap. utility-scale solar continues to hit cost and generation records. There are now more than 7 gigawatts of PV projects slated for completion around the country next year. In June, Austin Energy revealed that the average bid from developers in the second round of a 600-megawatt procurement were averaging below 4 cents per kilowatt-hour.
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    TRENDING ARTICLES
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    Oil dirty? Not anymore
    Fuel Oil News
    Corbin Fuel Co. started out as an ice and coal delivery service nearly 100 years ago, but now they focus on oil and propane delivery. The company serves northeast Maryland and York County, Pennsylvania. A fleet of 10 fuel trucks keeps their customers' tanks full, while eight service techs keep appliances burning clean.
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    The improvement process
    Contracting Business
    Improving your business isn't a quick item to check off the to-do list. Continual improvement through the ongoing application of this six-step process ensures your organization consistently operates effectively and efficiently. Make sure your company is taking the time to complete each of the following steps.
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    Working together on a license to chill
    By Andrew Gaved
    The recent announcement that AHRI and the United Nations Environment Program had agreed on co-operative development of the so-called "refrigerant driving license" has been greeted favorably in Europe. European cooling contractors body AREA was instrumental in inspiring the search for global engineering standards. Together with other refrigeration bodies, AREA welcomed the prospect of embedding consistency among engineers, from whatever country they hail.
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    12 common sense business tips not commonly practiced
    Contracting Business
    "Why isn't common sense more common?" an old coach used to ask. It's a good question. Here are a dozen common sense business practices that are altogether too uncommon among contractors.
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