Steve Spaulding

Sr. Production Editor
A crowded field drives fleet software companies closer to their users 
As more and more companies have adopted the telematics the competition has turned fierce.
Geothermal install delivers net-zero for the newest Proud Green Home 
The intent is to use the buildings to show what is possible with current energy- and water-saving technology; to inspire and educate professionals and consumers about the benefits of sustainable, high-performance home strategies.
California Comfort Systems brings radiant solutions to ARTIC transport hub 
Part of what made the installation different was the high demands of the mechanical system. The building was certified as LEED Platinum.
Internet of Things: Mobile tech and the future of field service 1
Nothing over the past 15 years has done more to increase the scope and efficiency of mobile service operations than advances in mobile technology, and the coming decade is going to make those gains look like small potatoes.
Mansion converts from steam to hot water heating 
For decades the mansion’s real source of heat was a gigantic oil-fired Smith 350 1.2 million Btu boiler that fed steam to 67 cast iron radiators.
Energy 1 retrofits open-loop geo system for Montana ranch 1
Energy 1 prides itself on being a full-service contractor that can take a project from the drawing board to completion, and then provide full service and maintenance. During the last two years, they’ve brought all their plumbing and electrical design in-house.
Koegel Plumbing & Heating brings passion and know-how to church overhaul 
By the time Kurt Koegel of Koegel Plumbing and Heating Solutions was brought in things had reached a crisis point.
Rawlins Mechanical collaborates, coordinates for Clayton State science building project 
For many builders working in the public sector, budgets over the last decade have been moving targets. Case in point, the new 64,000-sq.ft. science and technology building at Clayton State University.
Telematics and the future of fleet management 1
Telematics is the integrated use of telecommunications and informatics as it applies to vehicles on the move. Most fleet management systems fall under the telematics umbrella, but so do mobile data systems, wireless safety and communication systems, intelligent vehicle control systems and much more.
GSU goes for LEED Silver with new Law Building 1
Over the course of its 91-year history, Georgia State University has been constantly updating and expanding its facilities.
Appalachian State Sets Out to Win Solar Decathlon Europe 2014
Twenty teams from 16 different countries will compete for awards in such categories as energy efficiency, materials sustainability, innovation, livability and even public communications and outreach.
Manhattan tankless heater retrofit saves hassles, energy  5
The Caroline is a residential apartment building located on 23rd St., between 5th and 6th Ave., smack in the Flatiron District of Manhattan. Back in May of 2012, it also had a plumbing emergency in the making.
Natural gas comes to Gorham 1
Mainely Plumbing and Heating has been in business for 28 years, first in Portland, Maine, but in Gorham for the last five.
McKinstry combines LEED Gold, historic preservation at its new SIERR Building HQ  1
That vision was of a spacious, comfortable, state-of-the art green office space, both for McKinstry and its tenants: McKinstry Station. Standing in the way of that vision was decades of neglect, a building envelope that had never been designed for heating and cooling, and a spot on the list of the National Register of Historic places.
CONTRACTOR expands its digital offerings

CHICAGO -- On March 1, CONTRACTOR Magazine’s Twitter page ( hit 17,000 followers. We, the editorial staff, thought that milestone made for a good opportunity not just to thank our followers, but to talk to all our readers about our expanded digital offerings, and how the world of business-to-business publishing is changing.

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