How to Calculate Your Refrigerant Leak Rates Like A Pro

June 20, 2018 / by Elizabeth Ortlieb posted in Facilities Management, Refrigerant Compliance


Are you wondering how to properly calculate your refrigerant leak rate in accordance to EPA 608?

Knowing how much your HVAC/R equipment is leaking is crucial to comply with these regulatory requirements and operate within budget.

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5 Surprising Things to Consider About Your Data Center Cooling Systems

June 13, 2018 / by Elizabeth Ortlieb posted in Facilities Management, HVAC/R, Industry Insights, Refrigerant Compliance


Are you looking for ways to reduce your data center's environmental impact and energy consumption?

Well, have you looked closely at the activity of your data center cooling systems (i.e., CRAC cooling)? 

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Announcement: Ernest Glynn Joins Team, and We Have A New Software Solution to Meet SF6 Reporting Requirements

June 6, 2018 / by Elizabeth Ortlieb posted in SF6 management


To help you better meet SF6 reporting requirements, we have two major announcements: 

1. Ernest Glynn, specialty gas handling expert with over 20 years of experience, joined the team. PLUS, 

2. We have a new SF6 solution that provides comprehensive SF6 tracking for techs, engineers, and managers.

As regulations in certain markets become more complex, stakeholders are looking for ways to manage their SF6 gas more effectively.

And, now, we have the most up-to-date solution to meet your needs and the most qualified person to answer your gas handling questions!

Read on for more information about our new team member Ernest, an SF6 handling expert, and our new SF6 tracking solution.

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Commercial HVAC News Roundup - May 2018

May 30, 2018 / by Elizabeth Ortlieb posted in Commercial HVAC News Roundups


Thanks for joining our monthly commercial HVAC news roundup for April 2018. A lot has happened this month, including an international public awareness campaign for building safety, new Trakref insights from the 2018 JLL ESC, and a new EPA guidance document on SNAP Rule 20. 

Let's get started. 

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Section 179 Deduction Now Includes HVAC Equipment Purchases

May 23, 2018 / by Elizabeth Ortlieb posted in Facilities Management, Industry Insights


The Section 179 tax deduction now includes HVAC equipment purchases as a qualifying property. 

So, you can now immediately expense the cost of an HVAC equipment purchase and deduct it in the year it is placed in service.


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