HVAC/Roundup May 2019

May 23, 2019 / by Ted Atwood & Jennifer Brosius posted in HVAC/R, Compliance Reporting, Industry Insights, Refrigerant Compliance, HVAC News Roundups, climate change, refrigerants, Regulation, SNAP, invoicing, best practices, carbon offsets, recycling, HFCs, EIA

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Believe it or not, we're getting close to the end of the month. We had a lot to talk about the last few weeks. Let's sum things up...

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The Door is Wide Open & Your Profits are Stepping Out

May 17, 2019 / by Ted Atwood & Jennifer Brosius posted in Facilities Management, HVAC/R, Compliance Reporting, Industry Insights, Refrigerant Management, compliance, refrigerants, private governance, Regulation, best practices, HFCs, EIA

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Together we lose $27 billion dollars (US) - if you own or manage a building, your share is $6,750/year

We regularly share information about how to better manage refrigerants, we talk about their impact, results from our work, and stories we hear from others. This week we’re reviewing a report by the EIA (Environmental Investigation Agency). Yes they are a European environmental group, and their goal of spreading climate change awareness may seem out of touch with the day to day responsibilities of the average building owner/manager in the US. But if you replace the word climate change with lost profit, this story has some revealing results.

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Making an Impact on Refrigerant Emissions: Recycle or Destroy?

May 9, 2019 / by Ted Atwood & Jennifer Brosius posted in Facilities Management, HVAC/R, Compliance Reporting, Refrigerant Management, compliance, refrigerants, Regulation, best practices, carbon offsets, recycling, carbon tax

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Refrigerants have been identified as the Big Bad when it comes to climate change, and therefore the management of those refrigerants has been widely recognized as the No 1 solution. At trakref we know refrigeration management, so we also know that not all management solutions are created equal.

25 years of results have proven to us that leaks and emissions don’t drop either from recycling or from just hoping people will do the right thing.

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10 Invoicing Mistakes Keeping You From Getting Paid

May 2, 2019 / by Ted Atwood posted in Facilities Management, HVAC/R, Compliance Reporting, Industry Insights, Refrigerant Management, compliance, refrigerants, Regulation, invoicing, best practices, customer service

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in·voice /'in vois/
noun

1. a list of goods sent or services provided, with a statement of the sum due for these; a bill.
Synonyms: bill, account, statement, statement of charges, itemization, reckoning, tally;

And likely putting your clients in compliance jeopardy...

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