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




Text Version   RSS   Subscribe   Unsubscribe   Archive   Media Kit October 01, 2014

Home   Membership   Convention   Education   Calendar    Contact Us  

  OESP Online Resource Guide:   
 



In this issue...
  • Best practices for mixed-use buildings: HVAC
  • 5 reasons why local SEO works for HVACR contractors
  • Why peak-oil predictions haven't come true
  • ASHRAE explores getting involved in residential market
  • New Hampshire attorney general monitoring heating oil lawsuit
  • IEA: Solar power could be world's top electricity source by 2050
  • 5 things small businesses need to know this fall
  • New England HVAC contractors receive 'COOL SMART' awards
  • Renewable thermal energy heats up
  • US small business creation is at an all-time low



  • Best practices for mixed-use buildings: HVAC
    Consulting-Specifying Engineer
    Taking on a mixed-use structure — such as one that includes retail and residential portions — can be an engineering challenge. With all the different engineered systems involved, it can be like working on and integrating several different projects at once. HVAC systems and indoor air quality (IAQ) challenge engineers on many levels.
       Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    READ MORE  


    SPONSORED CONTENT


    5 reasons why local SEO works for HVACR contractors
    Contracting Business
    The Internet has provided us with the opportunity to reach people on the other side of the globe with a single mouse click. We used to think of it as a way to "visit" and learn about far away places. But as technology has grown more ubiquitous, so have our uses for the Internet. Today, the Internet is designed to help us find even those things, which are closest to us, like local businesses and brick-and-mortar stores. As a HVAC contractor, your business is the very definition of local. Here are some of local SEO's main benefits.
    Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    READ MORE


    New Hampshire attorney general monitoring heating oil lawsuit
    The Associated Press via Portland Press Herald
    New Hampshire's attorney general is closely monitoring a lawsuit filed by a major supplier of home heating oil against a dealer who supplies about 30,000 customers with fuel to be sure the dealer can fulfill its obligations. Senior Assistant Attorney General James Boffetti said that he will meet with lawyers for Hudson-based Fred Fuller Oil, in light of a lawsuit filed by Sprague Energy. The company claims Fuller owes $4.7 million in unpaid bills and is seeking to seize Fuller's delivery trucks and other assets.
    Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    READ MORE


    PRODUCT SHOWCASE
      Sid Harvey's Pump Testing Manifold
    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
     


    FEATURED ARTICLE
    TRENDING ARTICLE
    MOST POPULAR ARTICLE
    ASHRAE explores getting involved in residential market
    ACHR News
    ASHRAE announced that it is exploring its role in the residential market, looking at how it can contribute most effectively to improve the performance of residential buildings. "Our members do work on buildings all day and then go home, failing to effectively bring the best of ASHRAE home with us to improve energy efficiency and indoor air quality," said Tom Phoenix, ASHRAE president.

    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    read more
    Good outlook for heating oil prices
    WGGB-TV
    With the cold weather right around the corner, many people in Massachusetts are already starting to prepare for the winter season by locking in their heating oil prices. Many people can look forward to saving some extra cash this season. Bob Kiera, owner of Kiera Oil, believes the biggest reason for lower prices is because of an increased supply.

    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    read more
    How to use an air balance hood
    Contracting Business
    While an air-balancing hood is the most popular instrument used to verify the performance of an HVAC system, it could never get the job done alone. Those who use a hood once or twice by itself can easily lose confidence in it. The art of using these test instruments together to verify system performance requires a significant sustained commitment to testing. Good science requires more than a single test in almost every situation.

    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    read more


    IN THE NEWS


    IEA: Solar power could be world's top electricity source by 2050
    Reuters via The Guardian
    Solar energy could be the top source of electricity by 2050, aided by plummeting costs of the equipment to generate it, a report from the International Energy Agency (IEA), the West's energy watchdog, said. IEA Reports said solar photovoltaic (PV) systems could generate up to 16 percent of the world's electricity by 2050, while solar thermal electricity (STE) — from "concentrating" solar power plants — could provide a further 11 percent.
    Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    READ MORE


    PRODUCT SHOWCASE
     
    NEW RAUBOARD™ RADIANT HEATING SYSTEMS

    RAUBOARD low-profile heat transfer panels are used in floors, walls and ceilings to efficiently and evenly distribute heat from REHAU RAUPEX® (PEXa) pipe into the room. Panels are installed between the subfloor and the finished floor or between the joists and the wall/ceiling coverings. After screwing the panels to the subfloor or wall/ceiling joists, the 10.1 mm RAUPEX (PEXa) pipe snaps into the groove for convenient installation.
     


    5 things small businesses need to know this fall
    The Associated Press via Times Record
    What do small-business owners need to pay attention to this fall? Heath care, Internet security and new technology make the list. Here are five things that small businesses need to be on top of over the next several months.
    Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    READ MORE
    Looking for similar articles? Search here, keyword: Small Businesses.


    New England HVAC contractors receive 'COOL SMART' awards
    Contracting Business
    A dozen HVAC contracting firms in the Northeastern U.S. received "COOL SMART" awards during the New England Air Conditioning Contractors of America golf tournament this month. Sponsored by the Massachusetts/Rhode Island COOL SMART program, these awards honor contractors for energy efficiency practices, leadership and quality installation of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems.
    Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    READ MORE


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

        The myth of the 40-hour work week (Inc.)
    Give your HVAC customers an emergency contact list (Contracting Business)
    Manager or leader — which is best? (By Anne Rose)
    NATE Magazine highlights benefits of education, training and certification to Industry (Contractor Magazine)

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


    Renewable thermal energy heats up
    The National Law Review
    Using renewable fuels to heat and cool buildings has many virtues, but their use for this purpose is low. Despite valuable benefits, high initial capital costs or differences in fuel costs often discourage energy consumers from committing to them. While a number of states have proposed to create incentive programs that would overcome these barriers, few have been able to enact the legislation needed to do so. However, in the summer of 2014, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts enacted legislation that guarantees the award of tradable credits for the operation of systems that use renewable fuels to generate thermal energy.
    Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    READ MORE


    US small business creation is at an all-time low
    ACHR News
    The U.S. House of Representatives' Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce, under the chairmanship of Rep. Richard Hanna, R-New York, conducted a hearing to examine the declining rate of small business creation over the last three decades and the state of entrepreneurship during this latest economic recovery. The rate of new business creation has dropped by nearly 50 percent from 1978. In 1978, there were 12 new businesses created for each existing business while in 2011 this dropped to 6.2 new firms.
    Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    READ MORE


     

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

    Jason Zimmerman, Assistant Executive 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

    Sept. 24, 2014
    Sept. 17, 2014
    Sept. 10, 2014
    Sept. 3, 2014



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