SMACNews April 2019

Volume 53 Number 4

‘Smart’ Buildings Technology Growing More Common in HVAC Designs

‘Smart’ Buildings Technology Growing More Common in HVAC Designs

Energy efficiency is not just about the environment, its about smart business. This Energy Efficiency Issue covers a myriad of energy efficient projects including Pittsburgh’s groundbreaking PNC Tower – and SMACNA contractors were there to bring it to reality.

SMACNews Apr 29 2019

SMACNA Endorses Bipartisan Bill to Speed Hospitality Retrofits

SMACNA has enthusiastically expressed support for the bipartisan bill, Restoring Investments in Improvements Act of 2019 (S. 803), which would amend last year’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act to boost renovations and retrofits for restaurants and retailers.

SMACNews Apr 29 2019

A Green Roof Springs to Life

On top of a pharmaceutical company’s parking garage in Wilmington, Delaware, there grows a thriving patch of countryside, courtesy of SMACNA member Ernest D. Menold Inc.

SMACNews Apr 29 2019

Testing and Balancing: Making a Difference in Energy Efficiency

SMACNA’s testing, adjusting, and balancing contractors are expanding their businesses by focusing on building systems and helping building owners and operators utilize their HVAC systems more efficiently.

SMACNews Apr 29 2019

President’s Column: Building on the Benefits of Energy Efficiency

Today’s emphasis on energy management provides contractors with several opportunities to expand their businesses and help buildings become more energy efficient.

SMACNews Apr 29 2019

Solar Power Harnesses the Sunshine

Roofs can serve multiple purposes besides being the foundation for green roofs. Harnessing the power of the sun, for instance, as a solar energy source for buildings and homes. Some SMACNA contractors are venturing into the solar market, offering their clients a clean, reliable, and cost-effective technology that can reduce utility bills.

SMACNews Apr 29 2019

Developing Leaders Through Feedback

Collectively, companies spend billions of dollars for leader development, utilizing everything from public seminars to executive MBA programs at prestigious universities. While all of these have value, people sometimes overlook one of the simplest tools, available free to everyone—real-time developmental feedback.