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Conversations from The EDGE: Why Acquisitions Can Help HVAC Companies Thrive & Survive

Running a small HVAC business is difficult, relying on a single owner to maintain all aspects of the business. In this new episode of Conversations from The EDGE with...

Conversations from The EDGE: How Do We Attract Young Workers to Skilled Trade Industries?

The US student loan debt hovers at $902 billion. Meanwhile, Millennials and Gen Z’ers are unable to find jobs with their four-year degrees. Their debt continues to mount as...

What Role Can Technology Play in Building and School Security?

Building security continues to be an increasingly important issue for business owners and building managers. Over the last decade, everywhere from commercial office buildings to retail centers and college...

Opening a Car Wash with Help from a Pro

Starting in a new business venture as a novice can be a daunting expedition, but expert consultation and advice can help navigate challenges and make for smoother sailing. On...

How Controlling Spills Can Save Your Business Half A Million Dollars

Half a billion people in the world face severe water scarcity throughout the year. With climate change altering our environments this water scarcity is bound to enhance, making it...

Can Retailers Take a Proactive Approach to Prevent Mass Shootings?

Anytime tragedies the nature of this weekend’s mass shootings at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas and at bars in Dayton, Ohio occur, a reassessment of safety needs to...

What Will Preserving the Past Look Like in the Future?

Archiving historic items has always played an important role in the education of future generations. Keeping documents and images safe and intact is of utmost importance for museums, places...
Bobby Marcus says

Conversation from The EDGE: The Key to High-Tech HVAC Systems? Keep It Simple

A sweltering summer means it’s a busy time for Bobby Marcus, vice president of controls division for Engineered Cooling Services, a division of Service Logic. On this episode of...
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B2B Back to School: Exploring the Linear Communication Strategy

  Key Quotes: 01:12-01:30 - "If you think about it, what is one of the safest environments you can think of?" 03:45-04:09 - "The challenges are, how easy is it...
Erik Berg says

Customer Queues: ‘There’s Got To Be a Better Way to Do This’

If you've ever waited in an unbudging customer line, then you've thought to yourself, "There's got to be a better way to do this." This is an issue that...
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B2B Back to School: How Food Delivery Is Complicating Campus Security

  Key Quotes 02:25-03:16 - " have been assembling the systems over the past twenty years. So if you go back twenty years, no one had a plan in place....
water consumption

Innovations Have Reduced Water Consumption in Car Washes

While car washes are not typically thought to be water-conserving establishments, the truth about them may be surprising. On average, the car wash industry’s water conservation efforts lead communities...

Chemical Customization Positively Impacts Carwashes

They say it’s all about good chemistry, and nowhere is this more true than in modern car washes. From soap, chemicals, and the right equipment, the interaction of these...
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B2B Back to School: A Detailed Approach to Preventative Safety Planning

  Campus safety has been thrust into the spotlight in recent years. Every school from K-12 to universities has been pushed to refocus on its preventative and emergency response plans...
John Cotton says

AirIQ : How Quality HVAC Systems Let Buildings Breathe

Whether it’s in the heat of July, or the chill of January, residential and commercial heating and cooling systems are necessary assets to the operation of our daily lives....
John Shanahan says

Your Gym Habit is Harming Your Health: The Harsh Truth Behind Cleaning Gym Equipment

Picture this: You’ve been going to the gym consistently for a few months and seeing great results. You’re shedding pounds and loving your look. But what if we told...
Adam Bartman says

It’s Time for Plumbing to Get a Virtual Reboot

Historically, plumbing has been the butt of many jokes, or as Adam Bartman of reed said, “plumbing has always been the forgotten little brother.” Over time, as buildings have...
Tim Begoske says

AirIQ: Managing Humidity in Today’s Well-Insulated Homes is Tricky

It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity, right? Living in the south comes with knowing how to handle humidity inside and out, but even facility managers might not realize...
Tim Barton says

AirIQ: How Whole House Fans Keep People Cool While Cutting Costs

When it comes to keeping cool this summer, many people will reluctantly turn on a costly A/C unit. But smart homeowners will activate their whole house fan, designed to...

VENTCOOL DELIVERS ULTRA-QUIET, FREE COOLING

VentCool whole house fans consume 90% less energy than traditional HVAC mechanical cooling. VentCool whole house fans or attics fans depending on what part of the country you live...

Inside The Clean 2019 Experience

Sunday marked the end of one of the biggest events for businesses in the laundry, dry cleaning and textile-care world. Clean 2019, a biennial event, was held in New Orleans...
roof

Look Out for Your Roof and It Will Look Out For Your Business

Every roof is an expensive building asset and should be protected. However, by the time most people show concern for their roof, it’s too late. Protecting it before issues...

Honoring the Best of the Composite Industry at JEC Chicago 2019

Photos courtesy of Nelly Baron, Communication and Marketing Director, JEC Group The composites industry has a wide-ranging set of applications for other fields of work, and these uses were discussed...

The Future of Telehealth and What it Means for Facilities Management

The practice of doctors making house calls to see patients in their own homes was popular back in the 1930s and 40s. In fact, house calls accounted for 40 percent...
employee engagement

Enhance Employee Engagement with Pulse Surveys

Your company’s success and potential for growth are dependent on many factors, but none quite so measurably correctable as employee engagement. Engaged employees are productive, committed, and motivated—passionate about...