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May 04, 2012
My identity was almost stolen
Identity theft is one of those things that you know happens, but usually you think it won’t happen to you. However, it can happen to you....
Mar 29, 2012
Live burn demonstration is eye-opening
This month I had the opportunity to see, in person, a burn demonstration at Xylem’s Little Red School House. It was a very eye-opening experience to....
Mar 06, 2012
An all-electric vehicle for Precision Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, Electric
Feb 23, 2012
Cars, cars and more cars
From Jan. 14 – Jan. 22, thousands of people will attend the North American International Auto Show in Detroit to see the latest the automakers have....
Feb 16, 2012
Products create buzz among AHR Expo attendees
At the AHR Expo this year, there were many new and exciting products. I saw so many new products that it took me a day to review all my notes and the....
Oct 10, 2011
Finding new niches
The past few weeks have been eye-opening. I attended Connect 2011, WaterSmart Innovations, and interviewed Doug Dougherty of The Geothermal Exchange....
Aug 04, 2011
‘Plunging Into Green’ is a must read
For the August issue of CONTRACTOR, I wrote an article about a variety of educational programs contractors can take to learn about cutting-edge....
Jun 28, 2011
Does U.S. need building efficiency regulations?
Last Friday I had the pleasure to meet with Don McLean, founder and managing director of Integrated Environmental Solutions, based in Glasgow,....
Jun 09, 2011
Everyone has a vested interest, what’s yours?
If you haven’t already heard, Pa. H.B. 377 was signed, repealing the fire sprinkler mandate that I reported on back in March. Click here to read the....
Apr 19, 2011
Residential fire sprinklers: two sides of the coin
There are definitely two sides to every issue, that’s for sure. The article I wrote concerning the Pennsylvania residential fire sprinkler mandate up....
Mar 14, 2011
Greening the Chicago River: A St. Patrick’s Day tradition
There is always a huge St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Chicago the weekend before March 17. This year I had the opportunity to see the Chicago River....
Mar 09, 2011
Work Truck Show highlights sustainability, new vehicles
It’s fitting that The Work Truck Show is highlighting fuel-efficient vehicles this year, especially since gas prices, once again, have been steadily....
Feb 16, 2011
Tradesman 1500, 3500 HD debuts at Chicago Auto Show
At the Chicago Auto Show RAM debuted two new trucks: the Tradesman 1500 and the RAM 3500 HD. The RAM Tradesman 1500 is designed for commercial use....
Feb 07, 2011
AHR Expo turn out is impressive
The turn out for the AHR Expo last week was impressive. Whether an attendee or exhibitor, you couldn’t help but notice how packed the show floor....
Jan 24, 2011
Counting down to AHR Expo, Chicago Auto Show
February is a busy month. In one week, I will be at the AHR Expo in Las Vegas. As usual, I have a jammed packed schedule. I’m excited to learn about....
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