Joel Punausuia


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It's Hard Out Here for a PMP (Preventative Maintenance Program)

April 10, 2019 / by Joel Punausuia posted in Facilities Management, HVAC/R, Industry Insights, Refrigerant Management, climate change, refrigerants, private governance, vanderbilt university

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Performance management (plan) isn’t some phrase reserved for late night TV ads but rather an important part of success to any business, especially in the HVAC/R industry since your job is tied to equipment performance. Compliance is a measurement of the success of your PMP. Whether you’re looking to improve your current processes or instill a new culture of success (not to mention making your job easier), there are some common challenges you’ll face. 

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What is Success if You Don’t Know What’s Expected of You?

March 29, 2019 / by Joel Punausuia posted in Facilities Management, GreenChill, HVAC/R, Industry Insights, Refrigerant Management, climate change, refrigerants, private governance, vanderbilt university, grocery

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we interrupt this blog for a brief thank you

Service providers, technicians, contractors, all of you are the front line soldiers on the emissions issue. You are incredibly important and valued. Fixing the refrigerant leaks, spending late nights retrofitting equipment, reclaiming/destroying instead of venting no matter how small an amount. Thank you for everything you do. You matter and things can change. There is hope!

 

Want to be better? Want to learn how to become the good guy? Read on...

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Humiliation vs. Compliance Education:    Rules Change, Why Don’t You?

March 20, 2019 / by Joel Punausuia posted in HVAC/R, Compliance Reporting, Refrigerant Compliance, compliance, HVAC/R training, training, HVAC training

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Compliance training is an easy, cost-effective way to succeed (and avoid being fined by the government), but many companies fail to invest in it. Would you rather commit to 8 hours of learning or $80,000 in fines? The choice is yours, but we have a feeling you don't know as much as you think. Read on and test your knowledge

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Paper's the Past: HVAC/R Industry Trends and How They Affect You!

March 8, 2019 / by Joel Punausuia posted in Announcements, Facilities Management, HVAC/R, Industry Insights, HVAC News Roundups, Refrigerant Management, performance

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The world of refrigerants is “cool” yet complex with an overwhelming amount of information out there to discomfort you more than an EPA regulator’s call. This can lead to a lot of uncertainty but worry not! The HVAC/R industry is forecasted to grow over 6% by 2023 with more attention being paid to regulation and the adaptation of technology to the diverse needs around the world. While this is exciting (and we’re excited about it), there may be some confusion amongst owners and technicians on how these changes will affect them. Well you lucked out, so read on as we explore this brave new world.

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HVAC/Roundup: Top News of February 2019

February 27, 2019 / by Joel Punausuia posted in HVAC News Roundups

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Welcome to the monthly roundup of the most interesting industry news you may have missed from your friendly folks here at Trakref!

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