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

April 10, 2019 / by Joel Punausuia posted in Announcements, Facilities Management, HVAC/R, Industry Insights, HVAC News Roundups, 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. 

*Spolier alert*

Trakref solves these problems 😉

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The Great Refrigerant Leak Conundrum:      AI & IOT

April 4, 2019 / by Ted Atwood and Joel Punausuia posted in Announcements, Facilities Management, HVAC/R, Industry Insights, HVAC News Roundups, Refrigerant Management, climate change, refrigerants, private governance, vanderbilt university

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We began to focus solely on refrigerant leak tracking in 2014. The Internet of Things (IoT) was an existing trend that was supposed to help track refrigerant leaks and wind down 50 years of uncontrolled leaks. There were 15 BILLION IoT devices in 2015 and today there’s nearly 27 billion devices. Leak rates still continue to average 25%, though. More connectivity has not yielded better results. Why?

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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 Announcements, Facilities Management, GreenChill, HVAC/R, Industry Insights, HVAC News Roundups, Refrigerant Management, climate change, refrigerants, private governance, vanderbilt university

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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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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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