Can HVAC Systems Help Prevent Spread of COVID-19?

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As the novel coronavirus and accompanying COVID-19 infection continue to dominate headlines – and rightfully so – many around the world still seek any additional information scientists can learn about the virus and how it is transmitted. After all, beneficial preventative measures can only be developed based on data. Why are some seemingly immune while […]

Property Owners Can Look to Sustainable Skyscrapers When Going Green

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Reduce global emissions by 45 percent within 12 years or else. That’s the warning the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued in 2018, and those scientists meant business. Should society fail to meet the deadline, the cataclysmic damage to the Earth’s climate could be irreversible. “We are the last generation that can prevent […]

HVAC Industry Begins Adoption of R-32 Refrigerant

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The U.S. HVAC industry has remained in limbo waiting to learn if the federal government will take further action regulating the use of hydrofluorocarbons. In lieu of government action, various manufacturers have transitioned to alternative refrigerants on their own. After the 1987 Montreal Protocol, moves began to phase out refrigerants most harmful to the ozone. […]

Russ Williams, Single-Family VP, Appears on Think Realty Radio

Last week one of our single-family real estate experts had an opportunity to sit down with Think Realty Radio host Abhi Golhar to talk about real estate investing, asset management and optimizing every dollar investors spend on “behind the wall” costs like HVAC and hot water, among other building systems.

Future HVAC Technology Will Focus on Sustainability, Automation and Data

Since the first electric furnace was developed in 1861, HVAC technology has forever transformed the way we live. No longer are we huddled next to the fire to keep warm in winter or sleeping outside in the hot summer months. The first century or so in HVAC technology was dominated by mechanical developments, but electronics […]

Why Should Property Managers Upgrade with Smart Technology?

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Ever since Amazon’s Alexa launched the idea of a smart home into the galactic lexicon, we’ve seen a race to conquer any and every task with technology. These advancements enable a variety of devices to be connected and controlled by a single gadget. In smart homes, lighting, heating and air conditioning units, surveillance cameras, televisions, […]