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Protecting the Water Supply, and Why It Starts at the Storm Drain

On a rainy day, it's common for storm drains to to fill up with trash and chemicals. But does that trash actually end up in the water supply? Not...

Roof Talks: Commercial Building Roofs Can Make or Break a Sale

Commercial building roofs are one of the most negotiated points when transacting a building, and can be the difference between a handsome profit or painful loss. On this episode...

Conversations from The EDGE: From HVAC to Internet, Great Service Is All About Attitude

Great customer service is about delivering in a timely manner with the least amount of roadblocks possible. But is service also a soft skill? "You bet," said Greg Crumpton,...

Buildings Can Implement “Layered Security” to Protect Against Active Shooters with Greg Schreiber of...

Active shooter incidents in the US are a tragic reality and a brewing concern for almost everyone, whether you’re a teacher at a school or an employee at a...

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...

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...
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...
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...
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...
John Shanahan says

Is Bleach the Best Disinfectant? Yes and No

There’s a commercial that says something to the effect, ‘When you think of clean, you think of bleach.” That’s certainly true for its use as an effective disinfectant. But...
Rick Lewis says

Roof Talks: For Roof Warranties, It’s All About the Guarantee

Any building owner wants a guarantee on the performance of roof repairs. They also desire warranties on the management of a long-range asset, their budget, and transferrable solutions that...
Michael Berg says

The Evolution of Queuing, and Modern Solutions for Age-Old Challenges

As a world of consumers, we understand the necessity of lines, but at the end of the day no one likes to wait. Companies, from retailers to DMVs to...
Rick Lewis says

Roof Talks: Commercial Roofing Reconditioning Supported by Data-Driven Process

When talking about the commercial roofing industry, the phrase data-driven probably isn’t used too often. However, that’s not the way that Fortis Warranty sees the industry. Fortis has been...
Rick Lewis says

Roof Talks: A Leaking Roof Doesn’t Always Mean it’s Time to Re-Roof

There are home warranties, car warranties, and service warranties, but what about coverage for one of the single largest capital expenditures in a building? On this episode of Roof...
Summer Street says

The Art and Tech of Preserving the Written Word

Much of our nation’s most important history is documented on what many would assume is the most fragile medium: paper. In this episode of the MarketScale Building Management podcast,...
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AirIQ with Field Controls: Why Indoor Air Quality Matters to Everyone, Even You

Residential air quality affects more than your family's health; it costs time, money, and resources. On this episode of AirIQ brought to you by Field Controls, host Tyler Kern...
Dominic Lewinsohn says

Iron Fox Job Opportunity: Finding Your Voice in the Car Wash Industry as a...

The car wash industry involves far more than cleaning customer vehicles. Every community has a need for a car wash, making car wash professionals focus on real estate, architecture,...
Bryce Betteridge says

When it Comes to Floors, is Softer Really Better?

Though the collective consciousness around "going to work" brings up images of sitting at a desk in front of a computer, it's not representative of reality. According to the...