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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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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The Birth of the Tier 1 Asset

March 15, 2019 / by Ted Atwood and Joel Punausuia posted in Announcements, HVAC/R, Refrigerant Management, standard vs. standardized, tier 1 assets, tier 1

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HVAC/R is not like other assets you have to manage...

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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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The 15 Billion Ton Problem: The U.S. Refrigerant Recycling Market Fails to Stop Leaks

February 25, 2019 / by Ted Atwood and Joel Punausuia posted in Announcements, Facilities Management, HVAC/R, Industry Insights, HVAC News Roundups, Refrigerant Management, performance

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Recently the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) published a white paper titled “Search, Reuse and Destroy: How States Can Take the Lead on the 100 Billion Ton Climate Problem.” 

 

The paper very thoroughly explains the industry challenges related to capturing the massive stockpiles of refrigerant installed in equipment all over the globe (and here at home as well). It also provides some global success stories and potential insight on how we might solve the problem that we all thought the Montreal Protocol was supposed to be fixing. It is worth noting that the team at EIA gathered very insightful perspectives on the issues, it is nothing short of brilliant. 

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The Fine Line Between Reckless and Responsible

February 15, 2019 / by Joel Punausuia posted in Facilities Management, HVAC/R, Industry Insights, Refrigerant Compliance, Refrigerant Management, compliance, epa 608, performance

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A lapsed car registration effects everyone  no matter what you drive, whether it is a gas guzzler producing more smog than a Beijing city street or an emissions-free electric vehicle. You can’t go back to the gas station and blame them because you failed to take care of your car. It wasn’t the gas that caused a failure but owner neglect. The same applies to your HVAC/R units, their owners and the contractors that service them. Do you know what you’re responsible for?

 

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